Last picture for 2016! This is the South Coaling Dock Ruins at Dry Tortugas National Park. I could not get over the colors in the water! 2016, you've been fun, but I cannot wait for 2017!! I have a feeling the new year is going to bring a lot of adventures! Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park. Dry Tortugas is west of Key West and you can only visit by private plans or the Yankee Freedom III ferry. The fort is spectacular & the water is stunning. The place gets its name from the lack of fresh water (Dry) and the abundance of turtles (Tortugas). You have the option to camp overnight on the island. Key West. , Sunset Pier, famous Every sunset is cause for celebration at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. From the buskers to the live music to the parade of people and boats along the waterfront, it's a party you don't want to miss.
See more of my Key West visit via my blog at http://www.aplacecalledroam.com/home/7-reasons-to-love-key-west. 
Yes, this really is just a mile marker sign. just like all of the others you pass on the side of the road, except, mile Marker 0 represents the end of the line. It is the furthest south you can get from the lower 48 continental states, and still be in the USA. It's the end of Highway One, which starts way up in Maine, 2,337 miles away. It's an iconic sign for key west. Mentioned in Hemingway novels, jimmy buffet songs, and is the end of the line for many tourists. Arguably the best place to sit and watch the sunset in Key West--situated right next to the Mallory Square daily sunset celebration as well. #WeekendGetaway Enjoying a beautiful #sunset from Mallory Square #KeyWest #Florida, #USA
#goldenhour #FL #gulfcoast #floridakeys Some of the cool knick knacks you can find in Key West. #localgem #roadtrip Nation's only at sea national park Picture from the harbour waiting to go to the Dry Tortugas National Park 68 miles west from the Key West We met these fellow Canadians while exploring the butterfly conservatory. Although the conservatory is small, it has a lot of butterflies and greenery. Take your camera and enjoy yourself :)
#keywest #florida #flamingo #bird #butterfly #rain Watching the sailboats set out against the beautiful sunsets viewed from Key West. #roadtrip #goldenhour #waterlust #beachbound Sun setting over the lowest point of the U.S. as the boats set sail for the night. #goldenhour #waterlust #beachbound Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, FL in the keys florida, USA. This center is great it is dedicated to reasearch and helping the marine animals. The show or presentation is very small and you get up close to the dolphins and get to ask questions about them and watch some of the recovery ones get fed and nursed back to health. Great if kids as they do cater to passing knowledge to the young and old. These barrel trees are all over the island. #nature #explore #green #vacation #keywest #florida #wanderlust #adventurePacked #NikonD7100 #Sigma1020mm The famous sunset viewing on Mallory Square, Key West. Absolutely gorgeous views of the sun setting over the ocean. Be sure to arrive early if you want a decent view as it becomes quite crowded.
#keywest #sunset #islandlife #BeachBound
Hemingway House, Key West, Florida, USA, Ernest Hemingway's home from 1931 to 1939. Everyone gathers in Key West at Sunset and this is the reason why! Life is just more colorful in the Florida Keys! Looking for somewhere to watch the sunset in the Florida Keys? Look no further than Mallory Square, where you can watch the sun set beautifully over Sunset Key.
Then, if you're lucky, you might even be treated to a storm like this ;) The Cuban coffee Queen is a great local spot in Key West near the main harbor. They have a great cafe con leche, bucci expresso shot and breakfast burrito/sandwiches.
#localgem Green Iguana. Found this little guy by the beach. #wildlife #lizard #animals #travel #green #nature #vacation #explore #NikonD7100 Nation's only at sea national park Everyone heads to Mallory Square to see the sunset and street performers before finding a bar for the night. You can get some great views from land, or you can jump on a sailboat for a dinner cruise. Here you can eat the best lime pie of your life, really! The Sunset Celebration is a nightly arts festival at Mallory Square Dock in Key West, Florida. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. When in Key West be sure to have some Oysters. The Turtle Kraal restaurant and bar has a happy hour from 4:30pm-6:30pm where the oysters are 75cents and half priced bottle beers.
The views of the main harbor are great and it has a relaxed atmosphere especially on the second floor. #localgem Be sure to try out the original Cuban Sandwich. Definitely one of my favorites in the South of Florida. Get your sandwich to go and sit at the beach or pier east of the restaurant.
Sandy's is a great place to meet the locals and have a delicious Bucci espresso shot.
#localgem Bridges, bridges, bridges. Popular sign in Key West, Fl. Right on the beach in a nice state park This is where the sky and the water meets. #nature #blue #green #vacations #beach #waterlust #explore #adventure #NikonD7100 #Sigma1020 This sunset from the Florida Keys (Key West, actually) is a reminder how great the sunsets in Key West can be. Now is the time to get away from cold and snow. Key West awaits! Key West Lighthouse. 88 steps to climb to the top. Great views of island and ocean.
#lighthouse Sunset over the ocean in Key West! Key West sunsets... #goldenhour Florida flats of boca! #waterlust #red Even after hurricane Maria hammered the keys we still had a great time in Key West in October. Here was the sunset off Sunset Pier where there's a nightly sunset celebration. Sunset! Taken with like 10,000 other people 😕 Duval Street - Key West This is the most vibrant Walgreens® I've ever seen. You can see it too on Duval Street in sunny Key West, Florida. The sunrise was worth the early rise. Key West, FL #BeachBound The #NomadicSoul #TravelinLight
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#Blue The best beach in Key West is in the state park. We brought beach towels and sunblock, rented an umbrella and chairs, and bought lunch (and alcohol) at the cabana. Perfectly relaxing. Key West Home of Ernest Hemingway in Key West. There are still hundreds of cats roaming the grounds. #architecture #Roadtrip through Florida. If you're ever in Key West, be sure and stop by the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square. You won't regret it! Read more about Mallory Square at www.gonewanderingweb.com #Wanderlust #Travel #Explore #Sunset #Beach #Florida #KeyWest #BestOf5 You can walk all the way up to the top. 88 steps, seems easy but I felt every step. Got into Key West about 5am, picked up a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant with a Cuban coffee from Sandy's Cafe, and headed down White Street to enjoy a scenic sunrise from one of the picnic tables along the beach. The local wild roosters were crowing like crazy, which reminded me of home in Oregon. Skip breakfast on the boat/hotel and come here for great coffee, pastries and sandwiches. Key West is pretty much only good for drinking all day/night and laying by the pool. Beaches aren't great, but you can still find fun. No other sunset compares to a Key West Sunset
Birthplace of key lime pie; Key West, Florida 1856 Beautiful sunset in Key West Manatee swimming in a canal. The Sunset Celebration is a nightly arts festival at Mallory Square Dock in Key West, Florida. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. Mallory Square in Key West a beautiful sunset taken by my wife Sue. The best way to get around Key West, FL. Spotted near the Schooner Wharf Bar on a quiet afternoon. Pano of a wicked storm brewing across the Keys #Roadtrip to Key West, Florida, a place where you can forget your worries and drink up with the locals. Seriously, this is an awesome town that will make anyone shake off the stress of their daily lives. A must stop photo op when in Key West! Amazing doughnuts created by CIA trained chefs. Just wow. #doughnuts #keywest RIP. One of the more humorous epitaphs. Located at entrance to Jewish section. There is a great Butterflly and nature conservitory in Key West on Duval Street.. Butterflies land on you and there are so many to see and take shots of. You can also see them in cacoons. It was well worth the visit. Dinner with a view. Key West. On the top of Florida Key #1. View from the airplane's window to Yucatan, Mexico Just 90 miles from Cuba.... When in Key West....#FoodieFinds Yes, it is a Walgreens...but it is in the old Strand Theater building. Originally, the theater opened in 1920 and closed in 2002. The inside is the pharmacy, but the outside is still art, as well as the sidewalks leading up to the doors. Another beautiful Key West sunset Adorable cafe and boutique on the waterfront. Signs point to all destinations relative to the southernmost point of the USA. #roadtrip #waterlust #scenicdrive #miami2keys #bestviews #besttripever Eating Key Lime Pie at BlueHeaven
Have some nice lunch her, we went with the cheese sandwich delicious and of course a piece of the Key Lime Pie, no more explanation needed.
Make room for the Key Lime Pie!!!
10 Highlights
From the Road Trip in the Keys
http://paulinetravels.com/road-trip-in-the-keys/ You're own private island, just a short water taxi ride to Key West. funky sticker covered truck outside the restaurant - which is a driftwood shack doling out fried fish, conch fritters & fast food such as burgers. Cash only September sunset. Guess the cocktail Turtle Kraals is a great spot for lunch or dinner in Key West's historic seaport. The atmosphere is awesome, the food is tasty, the price is right, and the view is unbeatable. Smathers Beach is a great public access beach in #KeyWest. #Florida #Wanderlust #Travel #Explore #Beach #Adventure #Tropical Every year we are blessed to go on a family adventure! This year was Key West #AquaTrove #NomadicSoul #TravelinLight
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Sunset from a boat, on a cool winter evening. Watched the sunset here on a Saturday night. One of the best ones I've seen in Florida. Many shops to see as well. Enjoyed Fort Zachary , very educational and the view is beautiful . It wasn't open when we passed. Cruising the Keys Great food, amazing atmosphere. I can't wait to come back Every morning the wonderful ladies at KW B&B make this delicous fruit display. There is everything from grapefruit, kiwi, watermelon, grapes, and more! Not to mention the delicious baked breakfast goodies they make too. Definitely a great part about staying at this B&B is the wonderful free breakfast! #delicious Cuban Coffee Queen is a local favorite for good reason! This tiny, yet incredible, shop sits on the edge of a parking lot so it is easy to miss if you do not pay attention. They have great coffee, cuban coffee, and food! It is a must visit for anyone who goes to Key West - and I don't even like coffee! Amazing what some water can do for a photo! Key West Magic This is definitely one of my favorite photos from Key West. I wouldn't recommend swimming at this beach though. The water is very murky and bleh. Who knows what is lurking in there waiting to chomp on your ankles! #BeachBound Wanted to see this place for awhile. You can take a tour or just walk around. We chose to walk around. Guess the lunchtime cocktail Beautiful beach down in Key West, Florida. White sand, clear water and not many people is my ideal beach ! #keywest #florida #beach Gorgeous water You know you love summer when sand, the ocean, the palm trees and even the sweltering heat and scorching sun put a smile on your face! The best Key Lime pie in the Keys, hands down. I had a slice with whipped cream and then got a chocolate-covered frozen wedge on a stick for the road. So incredibly delicious, and you can buy the lime juice concentrate and bring it home to make your own pies! Seriously considering bringing some to China with me to impress my new friends haha. #TroveOn
Hemingway's home with his self portrait
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Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free

Next to Mallory Square

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico from the western edge of Duval Street, this Key West resort adjacent to Mallory Square provides prime sunset viewing from its rooftop deck.

Pool with Gulf view

Guests enjoy panoramic views and Mallory Square proximity from Ocean Key Resort located on the Gulf with a water-sports center, rooftop pool deck, and seaside bar and grill.

Island-style décor

Ocean Key Resort's 100 guestrooms and suites offer island-style furnishings, wireless Internet access, minibars, and satellite LCD TVs. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Languages Spoken

Ocean Key Resort - A Noble House Resort

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Ocean Key Resort is adjacent to Mallory Square in downtown Key West. The property features 870 square feet of meeting space and banquet facilities. The resort also provides event catering and audio-visual equipment. A watersports center and a sundeck with a blue-tiled pool and sun loungers are on site, as well as a high-end retail outlet and two restaurants. The hotel also features the Spaterre full-service spa, offering body and facial treatments, beauty services and massages. Newspapers and luggage storage are provided for free. Paid parking is available nearby.

  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 81 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 870 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Total number of rooms - 100 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • LCD TV 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Pay movies 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Sunset Pier Bar and Grill - Casual, open-air spot features a long pier furnished with umbrella tables extending over the Gulf and offering sunset views. Open for lunch and dinner with tropical drinks served all day. Live music nightly.

Hot Tin Roof - Second-floor upscale restaurant offering sunset and Gulf views. Air-conditioned dining room and outside tables on L-shape veranda. Conch fusion cuisine, featuring Caribbean, Key West, and American dishes is served at breakfast and dinner. Dinner menu features seafood, steaks, and chops. Live jazz in the bar on Thursday nights and keyboardist other nights.

Nearby Things to Do

A water-activities center within the resort rents Jet Skis and jet boats and arranges parasailing flights, snorkeling trips, party-boat excursions, and other activities.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Thai massage 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16 
  • Sports massage 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Spring Break deposit: USD 500 per stay (for guests under 25 years old)
  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 23 per day (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Key Ocean
  • Ocean Key
  • Ocean Key Resort
  • Ocean Key Resort Key West
  • Ocean Key Key West

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Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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