We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Third Time Here, but not the last!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Key Resort & Spa

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Third Time Here, but not the last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I originally came to Ocean Key Resort Oct. 2010. We have come back Oct 2011 and again in 2012. Elin, the bartender at the Sunset Key bar on the pier, is a wonderful woman who made us feel so at home and welcome, that we came back for three years in a row just to visit with her. She helped us find some other local hot spots, which is amazing - not just trying to keep us at her bar, but to make us have the best experience ever. Service and friendliness like this is exactly why we have been back three years in a row, and we plan to come back again as often as we can. (We even brought her TastyKakes from the Philadelphia area as a thank you).
I HIGHLY recommend Ocean Key Resort, and Elin specifically.

Room Tip: Always try for the fifth floor, or at least the fourth. Lower rooms have no view at all.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kathy D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceankeyresortandspa, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Wow! Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us! We are thrilled to hear that you have been visiting our resort for the past three years! We are also very happy to hear that you had excellent service, enjoyed our location, and amenities. We will be looking for to you both staying at our resort again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,403 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,660
    480
    162
    63
    38
See reviews for
401
1,401
36
30
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (683)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

What a great small hotel in the heart of it all. Located directly at the end of Duval street, this hotel is within walking distance to everything. The service is outstanding and the pool and staff are great. We would look forward to going back to the pool everyday to see everyone again. The cruise ships pull up right outside the resort and our room overlooked the square so we had a balcony view of the sunset everyday.
The rooms are older but in great shape and very large. The only complaint we had was that the rosters would start calling every morning around 4:30 -5:00 AM so if you are a light sleeper this will wake you up. This is not limited to this hotel, all hotels in the area are overtaken by rosters.

Room Tip: Upgrade to an ocean view so you can enjoy the best sunset in the world!
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jwumfs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceankeyresortandspa, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for sharing your kind word! It sounds like you both had a lovely time enjoying our location, amenities, and accommodations. We apologize for any issues the rooster may have caused, and we will take your suggestions into considerations. We hope to have you both back in the future!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
nottingham
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed here on our honeymoon and we loved it!

Location is brilliant, right where you need to be and still overlooking the ocean!

Rooms are big and nicely decorated, we had a balcony overlooking mallory square so was perfect to sit there with a beer watching all the performers!!
We were out most of the time so did not notice it being too noisy as some other reviews have stated!

Pool area lovely and the pier is great

Staff excellent-offering helpful advise and tips on where to go!

Loved it here-bit pricey but worth it for special occasion

Room Tip: balcony overlooking the square!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank travelbugcharlie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceankeyresortandspa, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We greatly appreciate you taking the time you write a review about your stay at our resort. We are happy to read that you both had a great vacation. We are also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our rooms, pool, and had excellent service. We will be looking forward to your next visit in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Had a great time. Great friendly staff and an awesome room with a wonderful view. The location is great. The place is a bit noisy as our room was right above the kitchen and it seemed someone was pushing a cart over the paved hotel grounds all the time. When the air conditioner in the room kicked in it sounded like someone was opening the door..lol. We were a little concerned with how much the staff seems to need to enter your room to check things like towels and do a wifi check ?? We never reported any shortage of towels or issues with wifi so it seemed weird. I would recommend this hotel but don't expect to get a quiet night of sleep.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank hoicity
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceankeyresortandspa, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for sharing your review with us. We apologize for the noise that may have caused any inconvenience. Our guests overall experience is very important to us. It sounds like you all enjoyed your staff, and we are happy to hear that they were accommodating. We would love to have you both back in the near future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reston, VA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed in the ocean front view in the 1 bedroom suite. Excellent views, I stayed in the Westin and Crowne as well and I would say this is the must stay if you stay in key west, lovely place! Best location in the key west.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank James C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceankeyresortandspa, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your review with us. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay at our resort! We hope you both will be able to take another vacation to Key West again very soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westfield, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed at Ocean Key October 16-20. Let me first say that I am Marriott Elite Gold and I am accustomed to the general high high quality that Marriott provides at their resorts and vacation villas. We generally avoid staying at non-Marriott properties and we were somewhat apprehensive about this stay. Ocean Key and its staff definitely exceeded our expecations and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We had amazing views over the Gulf from our oceanfront suite. Was also nice to take in the nightly entertainment below from the Sunset Celebration. The staff was excellent and just incredibly accommodating. Our suite was immediately ready for us upon our arrival!!! The concierge had great dining and entertainmnet recommendations, handled laundry and other issues. Ron was just absolutely on it when it came to our luggage and other needs. At least for us, Ocean Key could not be in a better location, right on the water but also right in the heart of the bars and restaurants on Key West. The pool area at Ocean Key has limited capacity, but it was absolutely fantastic and the views were just incredible. Booking for next year.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms are well worth the premium
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Matthew C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, UK
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is a lovely hotel, which is in a fantastic location. It is right on Duval st, and close to mallory square. There is a pier which is great to sit on and have a drink or something to eat at sunset.
The pool is really nice, and the staff where all friendly and helpful. Cant wait to go back again, fingers crossed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lucieaew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oceankeyresortandspa, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Key Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We are so thrilled to hear that you had a lovely time at our resort! It sounds like you both had a great time enjoying our pier, location, and surrounding areas! We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you both again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Key West hotels
1.2 mi away
Southernmost Beach Resort
1.4 mi away
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
2.1 mi away
Parrot Key Hotel and Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
The Gardens Hotel
The Gardens Hotel
#2 of 50 in Key West
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,624 reviews
0.0 mi away
Pier House Resort & Spa
Pier House Resort & Spa
#14 of 50 in Key West
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,169 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ocean Key Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ocean Key Resort & Spa

Property: Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Address: 0 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-6611
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
#2 Spa Hotel in Key West
#3 Green Hotel in Key West
#3 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Key Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary Waterfront Resort located in the heart of Old Town Key West at Mallory Square, where the Atlantic & the Gulf meet. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity and TripOnline SA so you can book your Ocean Key Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ocean Key Hotel Key West
Ocean Key Resort And Spa
Ocean Key House Key West

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing