We stayed five nights at the Marquesa, with friends, as part of our holiday in the Florida Keys. From the moment we walked in to the hotel lobby (which, by the way, is beautifully decorated, cool, elegant and welcoming) I knew we'd chosen the best! Check-in was smooth and Richard, the Manager, took time to give us lots of useful information about Key West, including restaurant recommendations, which was very welcome. We were then shown to our rooms and, I may be biased, but I really believe we had two of the best rooms in the hotel. We had chosen to book the two poolview rooms which share a balcony/terrace. These are located up a flight of steps from the pool area but this means you have a completely private terrace, away from other holidaymakers, with a lovely view of the pools and gardens.
That brings me on to my next point: the gardens! So, so beautiful - orchids, hibiscus, trees providing shade, ferns - if you love plants and gardens as I do, you'll love the gardens. Complimentary tea and coffee is available in the garden each morning and we would take our cup and sit on our balcony reading the papers and planning what to do each day. Just heaven!
We used the Concierge service to book a couple of trips for us and the arrangements for these were handled very efficiently. It seems as though all the staff have a real fondness for this hotel and I can understand why - it just oozes elegance and class.
Back to practicalities - the rooms are exceptionally comfortable, good beds and lots of storage (lots of hangers - how often does that happen??) and pool towels are provided. Sun loungers also very comfortable.
How I wish we were there now - I just hope we get to return in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small luxury hotel with friendly staff, two pools, great Cafe, and premiere location one block from Duval St. Free coffee, water and ice tea poolside. Turndown in the evenings. Complimentary wine at check-in. We welcome children age 14 and older only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marquesa Key West
- Marquesa Hotel Key West