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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The resort was beautiful with elegant decorating. We did request top floor and early check-in but they were not able to accommodate those requests. By the photos, the rooms overlook the marina, but that is not the case. Our room was beside a little cove. It would have been more interesting to watch the boats.
We rented an electric cart only to discover there are VERY limited plugins. Not only are you charged for the parking, but they tack on state tax and tourism tax to the $20 nightly fee. There is also a $37 daily resort fee.
But the charge that was most disturbing in the bill from the Yellow Fin Restaurant that is on location. We gave a 20% tip only to discover later that the bill stated, “As a courtesy, 18% gratuity is added to this check”. So, not only did we tip on the service but also on the courtesy tip!
This is a gorgeous resort! Everyone was so friendly and helpful, especially Novlet. My son and I were supposed to visit Key West for only one day and drive back to Ft. Lauderdale that evening. We were too tired to drive, so we checked into Oceans Edge. After being at the resort for only 30 minutes, I booked a second night! We will definitely be back!
We stayed at Ocean’s Edge and it was perfect. Everything from the moment we arrived was top notch. Everyone is so helpful here! It’s a beautiful resort with gorgeous rooms, six different pools, amazing views and wonderful restaurant all in one. You can’t go wrong staying here....the worst part about it is you won’t want to leave.
My family and I stayed here in November 2018. We stayed one night and wished we had stayed longer. The room was a ground floor room which is not our preference. It was located near the restaurant patio so it was a bit loud. But, we were happy enough with it. The room was very clean as was the bathroom. The beds were comfortable. Our air conditioning seemed a bit off. I couldn't quite figure out how to use the thermostat. It appears it may have been set to a default setting that doesn't allow guests to make adjustments. We like the room cold, but this thermostat wouldn't allow us to adjust it.
The hotel was not crowded. It is only a 10 minute drive from the downtown area of Key West so it was nice to have some peace and quiet for a bit and be away from the crowds.
The grounds were very well maintained. There were several pools for us to lounge at. It was nice to walk around the marina and look at the different boats. My daughter enjoyed seeing the different fish that were in the marina harbour.
Checkout was at 11am but we could use the hotel facilities for the remainder of the day. We were also allowed to use the showers at the fitness center to clean up prior to leaving after using the pools, kayaks and jet skis.
The hotel restaurant was very good. The portions for lunch were massive.
This was our first trip to the Key West area. Knowing what we know now we will definitely stay at this hotel much longer next time.
Beautiful setting, clean, comfortable spacious rooms and a fine restaurant. The staff was wonderful. Nice pool area with marina and ocean views. I thought it was a good value for the money. Looking forward to my next visit.