Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina
What We Love
- A luxurious new island retreat boasting water views from every room, with a dining creditGoing for a swim in all six pools, followed by a session on a WaveRunner or paddleboard
- Setting up a fishing charter at the marina, which boasts America’s most IGFA world records
- Hitting up the Porter & Sail digital-concierge service for recommendations and reservations
- Staying in one of the most spacious rooms in Key West – and an oceanfront one, to boot
What To Know
- The resort opened in December 2016
- Great location in one of the hottest new nabes
- The spacious guestrooms start at 375 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Key West escapes don’t come much closer to the sea than Oceans Edge Key West Hotel & Marina, which is – as the name suggests – set right on the Atlantic. Stays at this brand-new luxury resort revolve around nautical activities, thanks to the selection of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and WaveRunners available (although swimming in the six pools isn’t a bad alternative). If you’re here for the angling, choose the charter style that fits your needs, and try bottom, flats or tournament fishing; the marina boasts more International Game Fishing Association world records than any other in the States.?
The hotel is also at Stock Island’s edge, this neighborhood being one of the hottest around. Called “the new old Key West” by The New York Times, the district has been reborn as one of Key West’s major cultural hubs, having received a cool half billion for renovations in the past decade and a half. Now, bars and restaurants abound, with the hotel’s Porter & Sail digital-concierge service on hand to point you to the best options from here to Duval Street. But it would be a mistake not to start with the eatery right here: Yellowfin Bar and Grill, where those fish that help make Oceans Edge such a desirable vacation destination are whipped up in Caribbean-American dishes.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $27 (plus tax) per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes Wi-Fi, parking and use of the gym and pool.
Rooms and suites
The resort’s accommodations are among Key West’s most spacious, each brand new and overlooking the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows and from a private balcony. These outdoor areas are furnished, as well, offering seating and a cocktail table.Ocean Double Queen or King rooms measure 375 feet and, as you might have guessed, come with either two queens or one king bed. For more space, opt for the 573-square-foot Ocean One Bedroom King or Double Queen suite.
Yellowfin Bar and Grill whips up Floridian seafood into Canadian-American dishes at lunch and dinner, and serves a hearty breakfast, as well. Take a seat on a handmade chair in the industrial-inspired waterfront dining room or in the al-fresco area, and order up berry-topped malted waffles, conch chowder, a fish sandwich or scrumptious scallop risotto. Don’t forget the Key-lime pie for dessert.
Key West is famous for its sunny weather and quirky characters. A Floridian getaway with a strong Caribbean and Cuban flair, it’s known for brilliant sunsets (best appreciated from gathering-spot Mallory Square), pristine and palm-lined sands and six-toed cats. Hemingway spent eight years living here, and you can tour his landmark French Colonial-style home, or head farther south than east to get your picture taken at the southernmost point in the continental United States. Assorted scuba-diving companies are also on hand for day trips and excursions.You’ll be on the edge of the sea, of course, at the end of the Stock Island quarter’s Peninsular Avenue. Duval Street, a golf course and Key West’s old town are all within reasonable driving distance, and the on-site 165-slip marina – which has played host to more International Game Fish Association world records than any marina in the States – is ideal if you’re looking to enjoy a fishing charter or snorkel boat. There are also a watersports center and paddle shop, plus a whopping six pools; visits to sandbars and Dry Tortugas State Park can be arranged. For local tips and reservations, take advantage of the hotel’s digital concierge, Porter & Sail.
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This is the second time we stayed here, the first time was great which is why we decided to come back but the second time was awful I will never stay here again. When I booked our reservations I specifically asked for a room in front of a pool and instead they gave us one of the only rooms NOT in front of a pool but in front of the restaurant so everyone could see inside the room and it was loud due to the live music playing at night. The room wasn’t ready at check in we had to wait an hour after the check in time which was very inconvenient since we had been traveling all day to get there. There was a huge cockroach in the shower. The last day we were there the pools near the room were closed due to a private event so we had to go to the pools on the other side of the resort.
We stayed here twice and is where we always stay in Key West. Great staff, reasonable room price, super clean, new rooms and the AC is super-powered. Thanks to the staff and bartenders. Love drinks by the pool!
There are few opportunities to travel to Key West and bring your boat. However Ocean's Edge offers that option. If you choose not to bring a boat, but want to book one of their world class charter captains, you can do that too. Take a trip out and fish the Dry Tortugas if the weather is good.
The room and rest of the hotel is fairly new and fresh, but the reception staff is not responsive and unhelpful.
We had little ants in the room and reoccurring problems with our electronic door keys.
As reception can get busy (and seems very slow...) it took some time to have my door keys reset when the problem occurred the first time. When it happened the second time I sent reception a message as this was rush hour, but never got a response. I believe the ants are still having a ball in the room.
First of all this is a beautiful hotel! The rooms were amazing... The bad news was the noise factor from the adjoining rooms. The pools were small and filled with people. Some kind of private party took up one, one was closed and the other near the bar had a zillion people and kids. Water was not clean, people left trash everywhere. I highly suspect that the people using the pool were not guests of the hotel but local residents. When you looked at the parking lot, less than 50% had the hotel parking pass on their dashboard. May have picked a bad time but for the $$$$ spent, I was very disappointed and won't return.