The Perry Hotel Key West
What We Love
- A brand-new, boutique Stock Island base beside a marina, with a dining credit and moreUsing your dining credit on fresh seafood at the boutique stay’s fisherman-helmed restaurant
- Enjoying the amenities, from the fire pits to the pool, without having to pay the resort fee
- Choosing between exploring sought-after Stock Island and kayaking out from the marina
What To Know
- All rooms and suites have a water view (either of the saltwater lagoon or marina and pool)
- Some rooms are pet-friendly
- Complimentary shuttle service to Old Town is offered
- Free WiFi and onsite parking are available
Want your next Key West escape to put you near the sea? They don’t come much closer than boutique hotel The Perry Hotel Key West, which is right beside a bustling marina that feeds into State Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Your Stock Island stay will likely revolve around nautical activities, from kayaking to snorkeling to fishing (although swimming in the pool, among lush palm trees, isn’t a bad alternative). The “Perry” in the name is a reference to Commodore Perry, and you’ll certainly feel compelled to channel this father of the American navy and set out exploring the surrounding waters.
Stock Island happens to be one of the hottest neighborhoods around, having been called “the new old Key West” by The New York Times and received a cool half billion for renovations in the past decade and a half – so fit in some time to explore the land side of the hotel, too. Bars and restaurants abound here and towards Duval Street, as do shops and other hangouts, many of which you can access on the Old Town shuttle. But it would be a mistake not to start with what’s right in front of you: two eateries, dishing up American comfort food and oysters, respectively, plus fire pits, a well-equipped fitness center, a community garden, two dog parks and a gift shop stocked with artisanal goods.
Rooms and studios
The 100 guest abodes come with water views and oversized private balconies or patios, plus the necessities, like a Keurig coffeemaker and mini-fridge. Mangrove Double Queen rooms feature an outdoor shower and a view of the lagoon, while Stock Island King rooms offer views of the pool and marina. Saltwater studios look out over the pool and marina or the lagoon; they also include a roomy shower and pull-out sofa bed. These rooms all contain a king bed.
Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar is an airy dining space with a retro-meets-modern feel and menu of American coastal comfort food, whipped up under the supervision of avid fisherman and Executive Chef Ryan Fredstrom (of Miami’s critically acclaimed Yardbird). Nibble on banana-cream “jarfaits,” Key West pink shrimp with vodka cocktail sauce, black-bean fritters and fried clams. Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill is an al-fresco spot, serving po’ boys, burgers and the namesake shellfish to the poolside, your deck, the bar or the fire pits.
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 get your picture taken at the southernmost point in the continental United States. You’ll be on the edge of Stock Island, by the marina – ideal for kayaking, sailing, diving and fishing outings.
How to Get There
The Perry is really nice and comfortable, it seems to be quite new and is clean and well kept. It is located on a quiet street on Stock Island, but there is a free shuttle service that takes you to downtown Key West every hour. Pool area and restaurant are nice and lively. Room and bathroom ample and comfortable. The only big problem is that walls are quite thin, and so you can hear the noises from other rooms.
Overall resort and staff were amazing!!!! Tons of accommodations and very beautiful rooms, views, and etc. We stayed one night due to a failed Airbnb and although the price was excessive, we would pay it again for everything included. Be warned though the location is not the best, stay on the resort.
This hotel had everything you want and more. I'm somewhat critical and I had nothing to criticize. The food was amazing and I had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. We had a King room on the first floor which was perfect if you want easy pool access. The service was impeccable from the moment we arrived. Welcoming, accommodating and they went above and beyond to make our stay pleasurable. Special shout out to my man Jayme along with Kyle, Sonia, Nathalie and Zach! Also, ask about a yoga session with Rebecca! I look forward to returning!
Jayme & Nathalie greeted us and were always around during our stay. We have stayed near Duval street, but were not disappointed staying on Stock Island. We rented a Golf Cart, which Jayme helped us obtain. The Perry does have scooters and bikes on site for rental. I booked a massage on our room balcony with Essera Spa, it was so relaxing. I took a Yoga class with Salute to the Sol. The Instructor came to the lobby, and walked with me to the class. Brunch is a work of art. Kudos to the set up staff. The rooms have pumps of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturizer. I enjoyed waking up having coffee on my balcony and looking out at the beautiful marina. When I booked there was a 30% off food and drink promotion (except happy hours and brunch), if you see that promotion, it's worth it.
The Perry Hotel is a contemporary property with well-designed, comfortable rooms. Staff is gracious and accommodating. The location's advantage also is the biggest detriment. Located on Stock Island (just north of the Key West tourist area), it offers a more relaxed environment. A convenient shuttle operates hourly service into the main tourism area of Key West (about a 20-25 minute run depending on traffic). For the most part, the shuttle operates efficiently. However, it does end early in the evening (last return is at 8:30 p.m.) and only accommodates 14 people. The hotel is located on a marina in an industrial area. There are some artist quarters, but difficult to find and long walks. Not much in the area outside of the hotel. We did find an unexpected bonus in the Happy Hour specials at the on-site Matt's Stock Island bar/restaurant. Terrific tapas ($5) and low-priced drinks are served daily until 8.