Love is in the Air at These Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Key West

Whether celebrating your honeymoon or years of happiness together, Key West hotels offer romantic retreats amidst an island paradise. From moonlit strolls on the beach at larger resorts like Casa Marina to intimate breakfasts at B&Bs like The Gardens, couples can easily find that perfect escape. Most of the lodgings are located within the historic district. Here you can spend the day exploring the charming architecture (don’t miss the “Wedding Cake House” on Elizabeth Street) and sink into the rhythms of the Caribbean vibe. Watch out for the chickens!

When picking your ideal getaway, look to their romance and honeymoon packages for inspiration. Everything from champagne with souvenir engraved flutes to flowers and chocolate covered strawberries can be delivered to your room. Book a couples massage on the beach at Sunset Key Resort or private cabana by the pool at Ocean Key Resort for a languid afternoon. Then head out to dinner where waterfront eateries provide panoramic sunset vistas and high-end cuisine, featuring the fresh local catch. Of course, you could just stay in and order room service. Private balconies, comfy decor, whirlpool tubs, ocean views and spacious rooms make it hard for lovebirds to leave. As the moon rises into the heavens, let the peaceful sound of the sea lull you to sleep in the arms of your sweetheart at these top ten romantic hotels in Key West.



A cross between an inn and B&B, this charming gem is hidden in plain sight at Old Town's busiest intersection--Truman Avenue and Duval Street. Couples can hide away behind the verdant gardens, tranquil waterfall and a privacy wall. This ensures...  Read More

Parrot Key Hotel & Resort
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Opened in 2008, this five-acre property located on the Gulf of Mexico is an ideal setting for a fairytale holiday. Resonating with a "Floribbian" vibe, the 148-room resort features spacious rooms and suites with a choice of garden and water...  Read More



The Pier House has all the ingredients for a seductive escape: waterfront views, private sandy beach, variety of dining options, award-winning spa and prime location near Mallory Square. You and yours can enjoy champagne and a couple's massage...  Read More



Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa offers 118 rooms with private balconies--many with water views. The Blue Mojito Bar and Grill downstairs is the perfect place to cuddle with your honey as you sip their namesake...  Read More



On the less-crowded end of quirky Duval Street, rests Southernmost Beach Resort, an upscale (yet unpretentious) hotel. It boasts a private pier, sandy beach dotted with hammocks, oceanfront pool, Shores Bar and on-site restaurant. Their most...  Read More



This elegant boutique hotel, located on the quiet end of Duval Street, boasts a large natural-sand beach and a picturesque pier. The gazebo that extends over the ocean is a fun spot to sneak away for a kiss. A Waldorf Astoria Resort, The Reach...  Read More



Toast to your love with champagne upon arrival at this timeless beauty. Not far from Higgs Beach, and its lengthy pier (perfect for a hand-holding walk at sunrise) is Casa Marina, which boasts 1,100 feet of private beach. Listed on the National...  Read More

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The Gardens Hotel
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This high-end sanctuary consists of 23 luxurious guest suites set among one of the oldest tropical gardens in Florida. The estate's rooms and cottages feature private entrances, marble counter tops, verandas and plush spa robes. Best of all,...  Read More



With private balconies, comfy decor, whirlpool tubs and ocean views, the spacious rooms at Ocean Key Resort & Spa make it hard for couples to want to leave--even though bustling Duval Street beckons at their front door. You don't have to be...  Read More



For the ultimate romantic getaway, board the ferry in Key West for a quick cruise to Sunset Key, a secluded 27-acre island. Dotted with 40 cottages, this recent addition to the Luxury Collection is laced with footpaths leading to a private...  Read More


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Claudia Miller has been writing about South Florida for over 17 years--seven from Key Largo. A budding photographer, she can usually be found stalking a sunset. Despite being a tad...  More About Claudia