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Santa Maria Suites
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1401 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #4 of 44 Hotels in Key West
Princeton, New Jersey
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13 hotel reviews
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“great spot for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Second time in Key West with family, Stayed here a week on the recommendation of a friend. Excellent location, close enough to everything but not in the middle of it. We rented bikes for the week - easily arranged by the hotel - no car needed to get around.

We had a 2BR/2BA suite, perfect size for us. Very clean and updated kitchen. They bring muffins, dove bars and chocolate every night - big hit with the kids. Nice pool, not too crowded if you want to hang at the hotel. Happy hour at the pool with wine/beer and smoothies.

Staff was very accommodating, they will go out of their way to arrange activities, very knowledgable on prices and quality of excursions, restaurants etc...only drawback is a tiny fitness center with almost no equipment. The staff gave me a heads up when i asked where it was, they sent me Island Gym on White St, an easy bike ride in the morning

Excellent value for families. We'll be back

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and 5 Rating. We really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

A week is a nice amount of time to stay in Key West and the Santa Maria Suites.

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wheaton, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed here for a week, and despite the unusual and unseasonable weather during our stay, this hotel made our trip wonderful. I think I will have a hard time going back to a large hotel after this lovely experience. We had a lovely 2 br room on the ground floor, just steps away from the pool. The bedrooms were nice sized, and a big plus were the large closets. I hate when hotels don't have any storage place for your luggage and your clothes, so this was such a nice experience to be able to put everything away. The kitchen was very nice, and fully equipped (although I confess to not using more than the fridge and coffeemaker because I didn't feel like cooking). It was heavenly to have a washer and dryer - with three kids we kept those pretty busy. Of course, the kids were so excited about the dove bars and muffins. The smoothies and the happy hour was nice too, as well as free water bottles. The atmosphere is very laid back and generous - if you needed anything (like more detergent) they were always happy to provide. The size of this resort is cozy enough where you felt like you could really relax. Because the property is enclosed around the pool, it really shielded the pool from the windy days when we were there. We didn't have a problem getting chairs around the pool (no getting up at 6 am to reserve pool chairs which I absolutely DETEST) and the families that were staying there were all very well behaved and pleasant. I was concerned about a wild spring break crowd in Key West before we arrived, but was happy to see that the guests were mostly families. The location is unbeatable. We were able to walk almost everywhere. I felt that it was in the prettiest part of Key West. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

We don't allow anyone under 25 to register at the resort so very little Spring Breakers at the Santa Maria Suites...just a nice experience.

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

This gem if a resort is like a hidden jewel. Top notch accommodations, incredibly gracious and hospitable staff that readily go out of their way to ensure your comfort and bliss. Little extras make it boutique! Your home in Key West! This wonderful hotel is making Key West with 3 small children a dream!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and 5 Rating. We really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

We are glad you and your family had a good time.

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Ft. Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

What a wonderful, quiet place on a very busy island! Away from the hustle of Duval Street, yet close enought to walk. The Santa Maria Suites is in the perfect location. The 2 BD/2Bth was perfect for our family. The full kitchen and the washer/dryer were a huge plus! ( there is a small market right across the street.) Not to mention the muffins and the ice cream delivered daily to your suite. The property itself is beautiful, but it is the staff that sends this place to the top of the list! Christie made us feel so at home and that we were her only concern that week. She planned each days activities and kept up with all the details so I did not have to! (which gave ME a vacation!) Christie and Nordi were planning before we even arrived to make sure our week (and our college-aged kids Spring Break)was the most enjoyable ever! Would stay there again and again. I wish all our employees were like those two! WOW! 5 stars X 10!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

Thank you for the kind words about Christie and Nordi!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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113 reviews 113 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Turndown at this resort features Dove bars and muffins - or chocolate. Just steps from Duval Street and on the ocean, this is a great spot for exploring Old Town. You can walk everywhere - so parking is not an issue. See the Hemingway House, take a trolley or train ride around the sicty or just relax. Come back to enjoy smoothies by one of two pools and poolsie bar.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Oshawa, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This is our second time staying here and we love it!
It's a small hotel with beautiful clean suites. The 2 bedroom units have 2 baths, 3 tvs and modern appliances including a washer and dryer. In the evening staff drop by your room with muffins, chocolates and ice cream bars. ost rooms have a great view of the pool which is surrounded by a tropical garden. Poolside bar offers free non-alcoholic frozen drinks. The hotel is in walking distance of Oldtown Key West. Hotel guests have access to the beach at the hotel across the street. Attached to the hotel is an excellent Japanese restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner. Across the street is a convenience store, a bicycle and scooter rental shop and a small take out restaurant. Hotel staff are wonderful and can make any arrangements for tours and restaurant reservations. Lots of free parking and the wi-fi is complementary. It's a great place to spend a night or a whole week.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and 5 Rating! We really appreciate your business...repeat business...thank you!

We are glad you had another nice stay and hope you return….soon! Your home away from your Canadian home.

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Davie, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Santa Maria Suites go the extra mile for their guests. The suites are more like a high end extended stay property. Most guests won't appreciate the top of the line kitchen (cabinets, counter tops, etc) but it certainly is nice when you are staying with a group of girls and you want to have a great Happy Hour right in your room! The resort provides smoothies at the pool and you can spike them if you want. They also deliver muffins in the AM and treats at bed time. This is perfect spot for a "Girlfriend Getaway" or for two couples who travel together. The have a beach area set aside for their guests just minutes away. I would stay here again, although it certainly isn't a budget property!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SantaMariaGM, General Manager at Santa Maria Suites, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Santa Maria Suites Guest,

Thank you for your comments and 5 Rating. We really appreciate your business. We are glad you had a nice stay and hope you return….soon!

The Santa Maria staff and I look forward to your next visit to Key West.

Sincerely,
Steve Mungall
General Manager
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Address: 1401 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Key West
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Maria Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the eclectic and sophisticated charm of Key West with out the hustle & bustle of a large hotel at the Santa Maria Suites Resort. Barely a block from Duval Street and the Atlantic Ocean, the Santa Maria is an elegantly refined all suites hotel designed for the discriminating traveler. ... more   less 
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