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Santa Maria Suites
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Andalucia
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159 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Tranquil, friendly and luxurious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

GM Steve and his team are very welcoming. Our suite was well presented with very comfortable bed with soft linens, bathroom with large double rainforest shower and a full size open plan kitchen with everything from temperature controlled wine cave to a freezer stocked with complementary ice cream 'Dove bars'.
The vintage exterior of the Santa Maria is deceptive as the suites are modern and upscale.
The Santa Maria is within a few minutes walk of Duval but in an elegant area away from the crowds. Dusty the concierge is excellent and gave us some useful insights and ideas. (she also made some great smoothies that are on the house from the pool bar!)
Really pleased we discovered this friendly and luxuriously appointed place.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

I'm glad Dusti took care of you while at the resort.

Thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

All we could ask for and more. Quiet, Quirky, superbly equipped with full kitchen and laundry. Magnificent bathrooms and beds. Friendliest and most helpful staff. Bent over backwards for us.lots of little extras eg free smoothies all day, fresh muffins and chockies at night,
happy hour wine. And best of all.....glorious sgrounds and pool. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

Thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Wonderful place to stay and Dusti was an amazing concierge! She lined everything up. From dinner reservations to cocktails to a sunset cruise. Dusti made our trip a relaxing, fun vacation. The hotel was very clean with super nice finishes. The private beach was so nice too! Close enough to the night life, but just out of reach if you wanted quiet time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

Thank you for mentioning Dusti in your review...and thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Very happy we found this gem of a hotel!! .........The staff were great, rooms beat our expectations......... Complete with modern kitchen and laundry. Great location near all the action but far enough away to be quite. We were going to stay somewhere else and very glad we didn't. Highly recommend this small luxury hotel. My kids loved it. The morning sun hits the pool perfectly. Oh yeah....the turn down service with fresh muffins and ice cream in the freezer is a wonderful touch!! They also have beach access. We will be regulars here from now on. Hats off to the staff and management. You are the bomb!!!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

I'm glad too that you found us...and thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We were touring Florida and picking hotels as we went. It was our second visit to Key West having first visited 10 years ago. Saw this place on the net and booked ahead by phone. Glad we did as it was by far the best place we stayed in.
The suites are clustered round two small landscaped pools. You get unlimited free bottled water and fruit smoothies there. Additionally in a late afternoon happy hour you get free wine and snacks. That obviously is attractive but not a reason to stay in itself.
The whole place is very stylish and modern and the rooms in particular were very well equipped. The 1 bed room we had was on two levels with the bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The entrance itself was on what we Brits call the first floor although it would be floor two to US residents. There was a steep flight of stairs to climb to the front door. That means we would not recommend it to people of limited mobility. Don't know if all the suites are like that.
The free parking is a boon and the location good - next to "Southernmost on the Beach". It’s close to Duval Street but if it's action you want it's a fair trek as all the lively stuff is at the far end.
We probably will not be returning to Key West - been there and done it (twice). We would recommend the Santa Maria suites to others though.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

Thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Mold, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed as a party of 2 couples in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. The apartment itself was spacious, clean, well equipped and basically perfect for our needs. They are ideally situated in the heart of Key West within easy access of some fantastic bars, restaurants etc. We hired some bikes from across the road which were around $20 dollars per bike and were well worth it. We covered a huge amount of the lower part of Key West and really enjoyed every minute of it. The Santa Maria Suites were perfect in every way, staff were helpful, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. The pool area was clean and quiet. Happy hour was from 4 to 5.30(I think) free wine etc :-), fresh muffins and mini ice creams delivered to your room at night time. I would highly recommend these apartments for location, service, staff, cleanliness, amenities. You won't find anything better!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

Thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

We have spent 2 night, with our 3 kids.
Staff was very nice, welcoming, helpful.
The rooms are spacious, comfortable, quiet.
The kitchen was great, I would have loved to have an expresso machine ;-)
Muffins are great too.

The hotel is perfectly located, the swimming pools are not the biggest I know, but very nice and pleasant.

We loved the bar next to the swimming pool, with complimentary drinks, smoothies, lemonade and sun blockers.

We'll be back

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Pascal_Lux
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

Thank you very much for the 5 Star rating!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Additional Information about Santa Maria Suites

Property: Santa Maria Suites
Address: 1401 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040-3116
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
#2 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Maria Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the eclectic and sophisticated charm of Key West with out the hustle & bustle of a large hotel at the Santa Maria Suites Resort. Barely a block from Duval Street and the Atlantic Ocean, the Santa Maria is an elegantly refined all suites hotel designed for the discriminating traveler. ... more   less 
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