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
For a couples trip, we traveled to the Perry Resort. We had an exceptional experience. The service was top notch, rooms immaculate and hospitality over the top. Morgan, a manager at the resort, went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. I would highly recommend the resort for families, couples.... I cannot wait to return.
Very welcoming, friendly staff. Huce rooms and easy to find parking spot. Handy shuttle service scheduled every hour. Very happy about our stay. The only remark I have is the loud noise of overflying planes. The rooms are very noice cancelling, which was great.
A beautiful alternative to the old town/new town choices are to head to Stock Island which is where this property is situated and it is a gem. With It’s modern architecture Adjacent to a marina it allows the hotel to stand out in a good way. The staff expertly delivered very friendly and responsive service to all guests and the pool was a great retreat, with delicious food and drinks.
In the words of that famous general, “I shall return “
And I hope soon..