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Marquesa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Brunswick, Maine
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18 reviews
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“Oasis near the action”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at the Marquesa Hotel two blocks from Duval Street in Key west. The location was fabulous. We parked the car and walked everywhere. The hotel is small, friendly, tasteful and immaculate. Walk through the living room/lobby to the back yard which has two swimming pools, trees and orchids. The landscaping feels like a tropical paradise. The rooms are comfortable with All the amenities.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Great place small quiet very clean you can walk to every thing no need to use your car..order breakfast every morning poolside or on your porch, the Marquesa has one of the finest restaurants in Key West make reservations. I could go on and on about this hotel. We went for New Years had a blast, I loved the heated pool.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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maine
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

From beginning to end, our stay was perfect. First, the location can't be beat -- just two blocks from Duval Street, far enough away to be quiet, close enough to walk to all the best restaurants and attractions. Second, the junior suites are beautiful, with private porches where you can sit and enjoy the lovely courtyard. The staff was courteous and helpful, and there are TWO pools -- one that's heated (for the wimps who don't like a cold-water dunk) and one that's unheated, for a dip on a hot day.

Another plus is the attached Marquesa restaurant, one of the best in Key West. I only wish it served a full hot breakfast. (But it was an easy walk around the block to Sarabeth's, which serves wonderful breakfasts.)

My only complaint was an odd grinding noise every so often, as if workmen were drilling holes somewhere near our room. I don't know if it was the A/C or if there actually was construction nearby -- I didn't see any.

Would enthusiastically return to this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Franklin, TN
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

This hotel is hidden behind Duval streets hussle and bustle. It has a beautiful pool and its own excellent restaurant next door. The rooms are nicely decorated and quiet. You won't find a nicer place to stay in Key West.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

The Marquesa is a lovely small hotel, inn style, within walking distance to town.
It is maintained beautifully and well appointed. The managers are friendly and attentive.
My only disappointment was that there is no breakfast, even continental, included. The menu has breakfast items for a fee,but given the price of the room, I think a continental breakfast should be graciously included.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I booked a deluxe room for two nights in early January. The Marquesa hotel is beautiful. Our room was on the 3rd for in the main building. Stairs were steep. Would be difficult for an older person to climb up there. The pool and grounds are lovely. It was very chilly while we were in Key West. Hotel has a great location. I would stay there again if I ever go back to Key West. Next time I will stay im a Junior Suite and go later in the season. It was overall a very nice experience. I am very picky and I would highly reccomend this hotel.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed here in September for a couple of days during our annual visit to Florida. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our room straightaway. We had one with a balcony that overlooked the pool. It was ideal to sit out in the evening with a glass of wine.

We booked bikes at reception and they promptly arrived at 9am the next day. It is the best way to see everything and there are plenty of places to park them. The hotel is ideally situated, and if bikes are not your thing, most things could be reached by walking. Duval Street is just around the courner.

The hotel is lovely and clean and very quiet. Our room was a junior suite which was very spacious and the bathroom was a lovely size. We were offered a very generous glass of wine on arrival and we kept this in the fridge for later.

I would recommend a visit to Ernest Hemmingway's house. Try and catch a tour, our tour guide was excellent and had many stories about Ernest and his wives.

The most southerly point was very busy, but we went early in the morning (about 9am) and there was no one there. Once the cruise ships have docked the whole place can get very busy.

I would definately recommend staying at the Marquesa.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marquesa Hotel
Address: 600 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040-6826
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marquesa Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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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