We were visiting Key West for the first time and could not figure out where to stay. A friend who has visited the area numerous times suggested the Southernmost. The staff was excellent. The room 399 was very nice with a partial view of the pool . I say partial cause there is a palm tree that obstructs your view either trim or cut down and the view would be fab. I would stay at this location before I would stay in their beach units.Regarding Key West beaches if you plan on swimming you should have beach shoes.