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Ocean Key Resort & Spa



Key West, FL

Now is the time to discover, or re-discover, the beauty, romance, and captivating spirit of Key West. Discovering the beautifully renovated light and bright Ocean Key Resort and Spa was our #1 checking all the boxes. It topped as the best in location conveniently next to Mallory Square on one side and boasting its coveted Zero Duval Street address marking the historic point at pier’s end where the famed Duval Street magic begins. Ocean Key also is the best in capturing the Key West vibe and memorable charm in historic oceanfront architecture and decor; top in spa and dining experiences; and the ultimate in sundowner cocktails and views at Sunset Pier where tourists and locals gather at days end. Ocean Key Resort offers all that we hoped for, relaxation in a premier boutique luxury getaway, and a gateway to fun on an island bursting with vibrant energy, bars and restaurants, shopping and sightseeing, galleries and entertainment, with endless beach and water activities, excursions and adventures.

Impeccably designed to create a modern garden retreat while embracing the action of Key West, Ocean Key has its own magic carpet of hanging blue vine, its greenery and flowers forming both a floor and ceiling and an imaginative courtyard effect linking its two wings. Each of the guest rooms and suites has been designed as a tranquil oasis for relaxed comfort in style, with whimsical Key West sunny charm and palette. Each luxurious option offers inviting seating and sumptuous bedding, spacious baths in marble and stone with shower and separate jetted tub, high end amenities, Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, and furnished balcony to enjoy morning coffee or sunset cocktails. The premier wing offers designer suites optimally meeting discerning guest needs and choice Old Town, Harbor, or Gulf and Atlantic views.

Ocean Key offers an incomparable spa experience at SpaTerre, the resort’s enchanting island boutique spa revealed behind a quaint, unassuming door. It is all encompassing in providing a talented staff and menu of massage, body treatments, and pampering that emphasizes harmony and calm, renewal and exhilaration in mind, body and spirit. Leaving tensions and everyday stresses behind at that quaint door, you will find new energy to enjoy every aspect of Key West.

Beginning your stay at Ocean Key Resort with a welcoming cocktail in the cozy lobby, you are introduced to the helpful concierge who offers insider tips and suggestions for maximizing your Key West visit. Here you will discover the wonders of Madda Fella Boutique for the ultimate in Key West shopping, designer fashions and casual wear for men and women and kids along with uniquely Key West accents and irresistible decor take-aways to brighten your home and inspire your return.

As you are led to your room, you will learn about all Ocean Key offers, beginning each day with breakfast on the verandah at premier dining venue, Hot Tin Roof, overlooking the harbor, pool and terrace, choosing from a selection of coffees, delicious fresh favorites and healthy choices. And you will want to end your day in gourmet style and romantic ambience, when Hot Tin Roof dining showcases a sophisticated menu of culinary delights from beginning to end. Seafood delicacies, craft cocktails and canapes, enticing mains and divine desserts are richly satisfying and bring guests back for more.

Sunset Pier pops with live music entertainment and signature cocktails and craft beers to refresh under umbrella shade for the best in casual oceanfront dining. Renowned for its sunset viewing, Sunset Pier offers a top notch menu of taste treats for any time of day. Just thinking of the ceviche is a mouthwatering memory and the cocktails are creative with inspiring names and flavors.

Your stay at Ocean Key Resort and Spa will open the magic and myth of Key West that beckons travelers from around the world. Founded on centuries of legends and lore, the island has been lending timeless inspiration to countless artists and authors, poets and playwrights who have claimed Key West and have been captivated and catapulted by its energy and spirit. Perhaps there truly is magic in the water, possibly foretold in 1521 by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon on his quest to discover the fabled Fountain of Youth when he first saw Key West. Undoubtedly it has been, and remains, a flourishing colony for writers, artists and musicians seeking a creative sanctuary. Renowned as the home of Ernest Hemingway now a museum attraction, the list of those famous names past and present who have called Key West home includes Tennessee Williams, Tom Corcoran, and Jimmy Buffet. Imagine that Robert Frost and Shel Silverstein, John Dos Passos and Judy Blume, President Truman and Truman Capote all walked these streets and have left their mark. The mystique of Key West notably draws an esteemed list of uniquely talented characters, venerated voices and colorful celebrities across time. Pulitzer Prize winner playwright of “A Chorus Line” acclaim, James Kirkwood, famously describes Key West as “a place for lost people who are a little tilted.” We are delighted by them all.

There remains within the Key West mystique an ever present romance to be discovered, captured in the legends of famed sunken Spanish galleons filled with gold pillaged from the Americas, treasure hunters across eras of pirates and rum runners, a parade of heroes and villains. Endless stories and histories are brought to life woven through the walkways, memorable bars, hangouts, and lodgings of the famous and infamous, through noteworthy museums and protected national historical sites. Attractions and personalities have made Key West a prized tourist destination for cruise ships and vacationers dedicated to discover its special wonders.

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