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Southernmost Beach Resort
Ranked #13 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
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88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Loved it the second time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed at Southernmost for our second time and loved it as much as the first. We booked room 621 this time which was on the beachfront and closer to the water. We absolutely loved it. What separates this hotel from others is the staff, who are friendly and professional, and genuinely concerned with their guests having a good experience. We stayed for a week and were going to spend some additional time in Naples, so we wanted to pack everything clean. The hotel has a small but adequate laundry with two up-to-date washers and dryers for $2.00 per load. We also liked the singing talent that performs poolside and oceanside at various times throughout the week.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. We appreciate reading your kind comments about our staff members and we will be sure to share with them. It is very gratifying to read when we are able to provide our guests with exceptional customer service. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again in the future.
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West Nyack, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

This hotel was wonderful. First, the room (we had a partial ocean view in bldg A) was extremely functional for 4 (2 adults, 2 13 year old boys). Closet was big, Plenty of storage. Big bathroom. Second, the location was superb. At the quiet end of Duval St and right next to the public beach (at which guests got complementary lounge chairs). Third, the property was well-tended and immaculate. Plenty of places to sit and relax -- hammocks, chairs, benches. Lots of chairs at the pool which was more than adequately staffed. Fourth, the staff. Julie, the concierge, made excellent suggestions for dinner and handled all the reservations. Front desk staff was efficient and attentive. The only negative was that my husband thought the shower didn't get hot enough. The kids and I were okay with the temperature.

Room Tip: Ask for building A or B. Both are close to the pool, but not right on top of it.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. I am so glad to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Your kind words regarding Julie are greatly appreciated and we will be sure to share them with her. I would also like to thank you for mentioning the temperature of the water in your shower, we will be sure to look into this and make the necessary corrections. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review.
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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

To preface, this was a ladies vacation for our 40th birthdays, so the expectation was relaxation and fun. I should also note that we are from Boston, and winter has gotten the best of us - ugh! We arrived at Southernmost after dark, to a very receptive and helpful Frank. He gave us room #630 and said it was "a great room" - I told him he said that to all of the girls, but he was not kidding. The room was beautiful - standard two queens, immaculate, huge bathroom with enormous glass doored shower, huge flat screen tv (that we never turned on), and bay window overlooking the balcony. Management had also left us a birthday card and cookies :) After grabbing a quick bite and Key Lime margarita (must drink!) at the cafe we slept in the most comfortable beds ever.

When we woke up, we were stunned by the GORGEOUS view from our balcony! Not only was there a huge palm tree of happiness, but the sun was shining and the ocean and beach view were just a few rooms away. We sat out there every morning with our Cuban cafe con leche (purchased across the street) just soaking in the sunshine (our room was east facing). I had previously read "complaints" that the view was not good because you had to step outside of the room to see it - as far as I am concerned, the entire atmosphere was beautiful - I could hear the ocean from my bed and sitting on the balcony was delightful - not a solitary complaint (but just note it if you are expecting otherwise).

In addition, the staff were wonderful - Frank (as mentioned above), the concierge Julie (our "cruise director"), Doug & James (at the Pool Bar), in addition to just all around friendly, helpful and nice people. The vibe is definitely relaxed, they take the time to chat with the guests (if that is what you want) and they really want you to enjoy your stay and explore the island. My one complaint (if you can call it that) was that the concierge seemed to only recommend Fury boating activities - it made me feel like she was getting a kickback. I asked if there were other options and she kind of hemmed and hawed - and never recommended other companies - I didn't push it either, so it's on both of us. Just an observation. We still did them (sunset cruise and snorkel) and had fun, but in the future I will seek out smaller, less "corporate" style boat experiences.

Sadly, we were only there for 3 nights so we did not get to check out all of the pools or beaches very well, but I would highly recommend the Southernmost. It is also perfectly located at the quieter end of Duval, but a short walk from all of the nightlife. I cannot WAIT to go back!! Thank you for a great vacation!

Room Tip: We were in B building (room #630), which was east facing for bright sunny mornings.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are happy to read that you and your girlfriends had such a nice time with us for your birthdays! It is also nice to read that our team members, especially Frank, Julie, Doug and James were able to make you special trip even better, we will be sure to share your kind comments. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to seeing you again, hopefully for your next birthday or before!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

This property is wonderful. It is perfectly situated on the water with two beaches and three pools. We were visiting without our kids, so we spent our time at the Tranquility Pool, which is a 21+ pool, but was, in reality more like a 40+ pool. Our room was supposedly a partial ocean view, but it was on the lawn directly overlooking the beach, so I am not sure what was "partial" about it.

The hotel is located on the quiet end of Duval Street- it is the end of the street with art galleries and wine bars - but a short and totally fun walk up the street to whatever kind of scene one could possibly want. The staff here is great in every way. Truly, if you stay here you will want for nothing.

The only bad thing I can say is that I was annoyed every night because I could hear our neighbor's tv. One night it was full blast at 3:20 am and woke me up to the point I could not fall back to sleep!!! A hotel of this caliber and costing this much should have this worked out - you should NOT hear your neighbor!

While the noise factor would be a deal breaker for me most times, it was only a small inconvenience relative to the many, many, many fabulous things about this hotel.

It was serendipity that brought my husband and me to Southernmost on the Beach, but it will be choice that brings us back again someday, I hope.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are happy to read that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced in you room and would like to assure you that your comments have been shared with our management team to resolve this type of noise issue. I would also like to assure you that our staff members are available 24 hours a day to assist guests with whatever they need. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you back to Key West.
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Danville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at Southern Most on the Beach for several years and I have to say this year was the worst. House cleaning is not up to par for this price of hotel. We even came back to our room from breakfast and our room door was standing open. Apparently the cleaning service had been there and had not closed the door completely. That could have been a disaster as our possessions were in the room. Thank goodness nothing of value was exposed. The atmosphere is not what it used to be and the grounds are not well kept anymore. Disappointing to say the least. We are looking to return to Key West, but exploring other hotels in the area. The Southern Most is not the best use of our money. We did not get the most "bang for our buck!!"

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. We apologize for any breach of your privacy or feeling of apprehension regarding your personal safety. We can assure you we will endevor to make certain this never happens again. Our management team will address this serious issue and continue to follow up on improving protocol. We will certainly be taking your experience into account as we enhance our services and secrity. Again, thank you for taking the time to write your review and sharing with us your experience.
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We were looking to a nice getaway to relax yet have fun. This resort (southernmost by the beach) enabled us to have a nice quiet day by a bar/chairs/umbrellas ...just adults no kids. The next day we wanted yo mix things up and sat by the pool and pool bar. James, our mixologist was great.

The food was terrific and our room was perfect. Clean..and great view.

This is a place we would come back to and recommend to family and friends.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colleen M, Guest Relations Manager at Southernmost Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and your kind words of recommendation are greatly appreciated. We strive to provide exceptional customer service for every guest and it is always wonderful to hear when we succeed. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and we look forward to your next stay with us.
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

People, there IS a beach on Key West. And it's great. And it's right outside the back door of this fabulous B&B. Pricey but will do it again. This place is worlds apart from the Mallory Square/Duvall St scene but walkable to both.

Room Tip: 419 very nice but balcony looks out over beach cafe roof and has the noise of the havoc equipment al...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Southernmost Beach Resort
Address: 1319 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#3 Spa Hotel in Key West
#5 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southernmost Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located where Duval street meets the Atlantic Ocean in historic old town, Southernmost Beach Resort stretches over 6 acres across 2 city blocks on the quieter end of Duval Street, away from the hustle of Key West activities, but close enough to the excitement when you want it. The resort offers many on-site amenities such as 3 pools, 4 bars, a private oceanfront beach with tanning pier, access to public South Beach, an oceanfront restaurant, fitness center and petite spa. Southernmost Beach Resort now encompasses the Southernmost on the Beach, Southernmost Hotel and La Mer Hotel and Dewey House all part of the former Southernmost Hotel Collection. ... more   less 
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