Strolling down Truman Avenue in Key West, it may be easy to miss this hidden gem that's located just steps from the action of Duval Street. The front façade of the building is inconspicuous, but upon entering the lobby you’ll have uncovered an oasis. Trickling water fountains set the tone in the peaceful courtyard, as well as in the pool area that's lined with cushioned sun chairs, palm trees and tropical plants.Quiet pool area at the Truman Hotel — Photo courtesy of Truman Hotel Key West
The boutique inn features three floors with several room and suite options to choose from, each fitted with offbeat décor (think zebra carpets and bright, colorful walls) and modern artwork from local artists. Some rooms feature balconies overlooking the pool area – which sparkles in the evening – or Truman Avenue. Spacious bathrooms consist of chic, tiled showers with glass doors and marble countertops.Modern decor at the Truman Hotel — Photo courtesy of Truman Hotel
Continental breakfast, WiFi access throughout, covered parking, attendants in the pool area and nightly turn-down service with bottled water and chocolates are just a few amenities that set the Truman Hotel apart. Its central location (halfway between the historic seaport and Higgs Beach) means you can park the car and forget about it for the duration of your stay.
Nearby is the popular Better Than Sex dessert restaurant that is ideal for a late-night treat and a glass of wine, and several breakfast and brunch hot spots – like La Creperie and Blue Heaven – are just a few blocks away.