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Southernmost on the Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   508 South Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #6 of 46 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Edgerton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

this was our 2nd time on key west the last time we stayed at the opposite end of duval street which is fine if you want the all the people and noise. this place was amazing it was quiet-some reviews said otherwise we must have got lucky-wonderful views, great staff and property, it was great to be able use the pools or beach. only thing better would have been a hot tub on the property or available in the room. good selection of bars and drinks the key lime margarita especially

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our resort. We are so happy that you found us for your 2nd stay in Key West and had such a nice time. Our property is quite extensive and we are pleased you were able to enjoy a bit of paradise. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to making your next stay with us even better!
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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is our 2nd time at the Southernmost on the beach. It's the most southern American hotel in the continental USA. 90 miles from Cuba. The staff is 2nd to none!! The rooms are clean, and very comfortable. The views are heaven sent. There are many activities offered by the staff, like beer & wine school, the newly wed game, hoola hoop chalanges, and coconut bowling, plus many more attractions at this hotel. You can also para sail, jet ski, fish, scuba dive, snorkel, & rent the paddle boats. The restaurant on the premisis has the BEST crorned beef hash for breakfast, and we mean the BEST...Beside all the shops & restaraunts on Duval street, there are tons of back street hide aways like the Blue Heaven restaurant, where you can get lobster benitect...Fabulous!!
The staff at the desk, will steer you in the right direction for any interest you desire. Don't forget to take your pictures at the "90" mile monument to Cuba, and visit the Hemingway house
Bob & Chery Bristol CT

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. It is wonderful to read that you had such a nice time with us and think our staff is "2nd to none"! We strive to make certain every guest has the time of their life while with us and we are happy to read we succeeded. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review. We look forward to seeing you the next time your travels bring you back to Key West.
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at- rooms, amenities, walk to everything, on site bars/dining, fabulous views, spa, etc. makes this one amazing retreat. The staff is wonderful, the $5 happy hour key lime margaritas are just the right way to start your evening & sitting outdoors on the water is terrific.
We will definitely be back!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review! Your definitive decision to stay at the Southernmost on the Beach again means so much to us. We can't wait to welcome you back and “Wow” you again. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a 1 night stay in Key West, and we LOVED this hotel. Staff was tremendous, and the property was great. Rooms are immaculate- very clean and comfortable. We wished we could have stayed longer...we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Buildings A, B and D all have great beach/ocean views.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. We are very happy to read that you and your wife had an amazing time with us! We look forward to having you both with us again in the future, hopefully when you’ll be able to stay longer. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just arrived back home from Key West- wish we could have stayed much, much longer! My mother and I really enjoyed this property. The Floridian-style architecture was really charming, the whole resort had - quite a "charm" to it. The service was truly excellent at every facet of the hotel we visited - from the pool to the restaurant etc. The rooms were very nice, clean, and very spacious. We had a partial ocean view room. I'm not entirely sure paying for an oceanview or partial oceanview is worth it because a) the balconies are small, not a lot of room to spend time out there anyway and b) the beach is literally right outside your door.
The bathrooms were nice as well, albeit a little odd (they had this weird alcove built for the toilet, but they didn't put a separate door like you would usually find?) There is also no tub in the standard rooms, just a shower, which was kind of a bummer.
The hotel is a bit loud, I will forewarn you. Not from loud people partying (thank goodness) but rather, the A/C unit is noisy, I could hear a lot of "room" and building noises...Btw my mom didn't notice much of these, so you probably will only be bothered if you have extremely sensitive ears such as I do. After the first night, the sounds/noises were much less. Again, I have very sensitive ears!
The pool and beach area was fantastic. We didn't go to the pools at the Southernmost Hotel , although we scoped them out. They are quite a bit smaller. Someone had told me that there was a jacuzzi at the other property, but there was not one at Southernmost on the Beach. I'm not sure why, especially at night it would have been a great addition. The pool was cold! We stayed one day for pool bingo and it was a blast! The hotel has all kinds of cool/fun activities during the week, hosted by none other than a former cruise director! The beach area is right next to the pool, and very nice. The water was too cold so I didn't get in. While the beach is public, you had to be a hotel guest to receive the free chairs. They also had a private beach as well, connected to a lovely bar, with swaying hammocks overlooking the ocean and a "tanning pier" comprising several seats directly facing the ocean. We also dined at the restaurant one night and it was divine. The servers were great and the ambiance on the ocean can't be beat! The hotel is at the southernmost point of KW Old Town, so if you are looking to party hard you are going to have to walk a little ways. But not terrible (it's a 25-minute walk from one end all the way to the other end, and there are many bars within a 10 minute walk. If strip clubs are your thing, there's one pretty close to the hotel.) We appreciated being so far from the action and enjoying the peace and quiet, but it was nice to have the option to simply walk. We also scoped out the fitness center, it was a bit small. Instead we decided to walk for exercise, which was much more lovely in a place like KW! Appreciated that amenities like free coffeemaker, an empty fridge to use at your will, and free wifi were included as they often aren't nowadays. My final comment would be that I don't quite understand why this is rated on here as a 3.5 star hotel...it's not? For over $500/night I can assure you it is much closer to a 4.5 star hotel. Yes, it's pricey, but all of KW is on the pricey side, so you might as well enjoy it when you have a chance to relax in the sunshine!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your amazing review! I am so pleased to read that you had such wonderful experience with our service, rooms, location, and restaurant, but please allow me to apologize for the noisy A/C unit. We appreciate your candid feedback and I would take it as a personal kindness if you would contact me and let me know which room you were in so our Engineering Department can resolve this issue. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to making your next stay with us exceptional.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just leaving Key West after an amazing 4 night stay here. The room was very well appointed and comfortable. The hotel is convenient to Duval St and to Whitehall St. The property is great. The staff was amazing. We can't say enough good things about this place!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am so glad to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. We strive to provide exceptional customer service for every guest every day and it is always wonderful to hear when we succeed. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had an unexpected opportunity to take a quick trip to get away from this year's ugly weather in the northern US and we quickly settled on Key West and chose The Southernmost on the Beach based on other Tripadvisor reviews. I can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to everyone. The hotel associates, from Dexter at the front desk to the people who were at the beach bars, we're all extremely friendly and helpful. It was impossible to pass anyone without getting a nice greeting. We chose an Ocean View room which was great. I would strongly recommend Building C, rooms 601 - 625 on the second floor facing southwest. The rooms are not huge so temper your expectations, but they were very clean and fairly appointed. The porch/deck outside of your room is a shared space but there are small alcoves that have a few chairs and a small table. My wife and I sat there on several nights with some wine to watch the beautiful sunsets here. To accurately visualize this think of an old-style motel (doors to the outside not to an internal hallway). That said, don't let that description shy you away from this place as everything has been updated and is extremely well kept including the grounds. Other points to note are that this facility is located at the very end of Duval Street which is the quiet end of Duval. Still, everything is within walking distance (only about 1.2 - 1.5 miles to the other end of Duval or about a 20 - 30 minute walk). There was a wide mixture of people here ranging from young couples, middle aged couples with families, to more senior couples. I think everyone can find something for them here. Overall, this is a great property and we had a very special time here. I want to put in one plug for Frenchie's restaurant which is very close by to this hotel. Great French breakfast and lunch. Definitely worth a try. Thank you everyone at The Southernmost on the Beach!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost on the Beach, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
We are truly grateful for your wonderful review! It is great to know that we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay. Our goal is to provide each and every guest with an experience which exceeds expectations, and we are delighted to learn that we accomplished this goal during your stay. I will make sure to share all your kind words with the entire team and we will be looking forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Key West! Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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Address: 508 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#2 Spa Hotel in Key West
#2 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southernmost on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located where Duval street meets the Atlantic Ocean in historic old town, Southernmost on the Beach stretches out on a secluded section of the island, away from the hustle of Key West activities, but close enough to the excitement when you want it. Complimenting our collection of dynamic hotels in historic Key West, Southernmost on the Beach’s private pier offers a front row seat to the Atlantic Ocean’s spectacular sunrises and winter sunsets. ... more   less 
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Southernmost On The Beach Hotel Key West
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