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.
How to Get There
I took this trip to be carefree and relaxed. My mission was accomplished. Oceans Edge is a great place to stay if you are seeking a relaxed, quiet atmosphere close to Key West. My only complaint was that the concierge was not as efficient as she should have been. I booked a massage at a local spa just 2 hours before the appointment. The concierge told me she would text the address and appointment details. She did not send the information in a timely manner. It took several phone calls and multiple conversations with different people to get her back on the phone to obtain the information. I fear had I not been so persistent I would have missed my appointment. Her excuse was she got busy with other guest. My time, money and appointment seemed insignificant. I barely made it to the spa in time for my appointment.
We stayed 1 night a damily of 5. 2 parents 3 kids. Suite was big. Shower was great. Kitchen was nice with coffee macine. 3 swimming pools right next to the room. One was heated which was great. Everything is nice new snd clean. Highly recommended.
MOVIE PEOPLE CAN BE PICKY.
Finding them lodging is sometimes difficult.
So we did some research....
IN ANY RESORT DESTINATION....
There are hotels that rest atop sandy beaches.
There are motels that squeeze into tiny spaces of trendy streets lined with local clubs.
There are high-rise monoliths that boast international monikers.
But off the beaten path on Key West's Stock Island, there is The Oceans Edge Hotel.
Created like a local, the hotel is pure Key West white wood conch architecture with gingerbread moldings and the feel of the tropics.
Six (count 'em) pools and every room is poolside AND has a water view. The property spreads out into a deep water marina.
Stock Island has bars and restaurants, The Tennessee Williams Theater, local art studios, The Key West Symphony Orchestra, artist studios and a rolling golf course.
The craziness of Key West proper, known as Old Town, is a fifteen minute Uber away from this Caribbean oasis with plenty of shops and attractions in between. The very friendly front desk staff strives to make check in a breeze and I can tell you or crew was over sixty folks. Everyone had a room key and was on the way to the bar within 30 minutes. That's a pretty good average!
There is also a hotel shuttle headed further south every half hour until around 11pm. Why drive when you can ride in style?
The waterfront bar, onsite Starbucks and restaurant area is rockin' at night but that brings us to the rooms...
A New York movie producer said to me, "I cannot believe I do not hear a sound once I go into my room at night."
And he's right. It is truly an amazing nod to the architects that upon closing the door of my suite every evening after a long day of shooting in the hot sun I heard...nothing. Just the gentle hum of the central AC and my own, "Ahhhhh!" as I sunk down on the bed.
The rooms and suites are affordable and perfect for a night or a week.
Clean and crisp, with great porches and patios looking out onto the water, the rooms are large enough for comfort.
Suites have TVs in the small lounging rooms as well as bedrooms.
The hotel is dog-friendly, not that I care, except to say I didn't experience any "nuisances." LOL.
All in all, I've brought two productions to this hotel in the past year and look forward to going back.
Here's a true movie fact: One of my Teamsters and two production people actually stripped the pillows off the pillowcases so they could find the brand tag. Then they went out and bought the very same pillows for home. That says it all about this hotel.
Enjoyed our 2 night stay. Liked being in the quieter Stock Key rather than the congested Key West tourist area. Property is well kept, and rooms very spacious and clean.
Our meals at Yellowtail were good, better than some of the reviews. I had fresh fish three times and it was always cooked properly. The fried whole fish was delicious!
There is a French Croissant bakery a few blocks away for some great pastries and croissants!
This resort made me a little nervous to book based on a couple of skewed reviews, but I am so glad I went for it. The resort is beautiful, the views are amazing and the amenities are top notch. It's only a 12 +/- minute ride to Duvall Street, and away from the madness. The pool was the perfect temperature and the outdoor lounging couches were so classy. I will definitely stay here again, and everyone in our party would too!