4.5
Very Good 752 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Sunset Key Cottages in Key West, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Key West Museum of Art and History and Custom House Museum.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 40 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens. Rooms have private balconies. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and a turndown service, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Sunset Key Cottages. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Sunset Key Cottages
245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 752 Reviews
Great place
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place with top notch staff. At every turn we were very pleased with the amenities and service. Latitudes has excellent food and the pool grill is just as good. The lobster salad is a must.

Wonderful Get away
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a weekend stay and had a terrific time. We stayed is a 2 BR, partial ocean view, very near the dock and beach. 4 adults 2 young children. The cottage was meticulous. large bedrooms and main room, terrific kitchen, 3 full baths, large wrap around porch.

The staff greeted us upon arrival and escorted us to the cottage. WE enjoyed the pool, the beach, and latitudes restaurant both nights for dinner which was excellent.

WE enjoyed Key West in the mornings and then retreated to Sunset Key for total relaxation. This was our 5th time there and will be returning again soon.

Parents liked it more than the tweens; strong F&B and great setting
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is our third stay here over about 10 years. The setting is lovely. The cottages are in good condition but not perfectly kept up (ie: in the living room a lamp didn't work and a drape was stained, and the water pressure in the master bath shower was poor). An ocean view cottage is definitely worth the extra money. The spa was fine as far as it goes (treatment rooms only) and the gym was fairly decent. I liked the upsell at the spa for an innovative treatment that they offered here. The pool is nice and all the food we had in the restaurant or at the pool was very good; we had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel several times each and the various day time treats at the pool were good. Here's what is missing: The breakfast baskets could be more upscale and it gets boring to have the same thing delivered every day, especially when all we were getting were plain croissants and these chocolate coffee muffins that I and the kids spit out (along with OJ, apples and bananas). After 2 days we complained and then all we got for pastries were croissants with blueberry muffins. I think the baskets cannibalize the restaurant's breakfast business because the restaurant is pretty empty for that meal which is a pity because the breakfast is good. The swimming area on the resort's beach is poor; there are tons of rocks. The platform in the middle of the swimming area is filed with mold and algae and is simply gross and they ought to toss it. A guest suggested that we buy beach socks at the local CVS on Front Street which greatly helped but is harder to swim in. Two staff members I spoke to didn't mention that possibility when I complained about it. The hotel should either sell those shoes in its boutique or just give them out or just clear a path. My kids were very unhappy with the beach and for me it was a big attraction to come to this resort (warm water and private beach in Key West area). If the guest had not mentioned it to me, I would probably not come here again. This place needs to greatly upgrade the swimming areas at the beach to either clear a path in and out of the water or give people shoes and put in some floating rings or some other kinds of toys to make the area fun for kids. The pool could also use some toys. The resort could use an activity room with a ping pong table, foosball, air hockey, etc. for evenings and rainy days because the kids get bored here. The resort lets people in from the mainland especially from its more down-market resort and this detracts from the exclusivity of the resort which was one of its earlier drawing points. The concierges were a source of good advice and were most helpful. As it is, the resort is OK for families but my kids have a vote and would steer us toward other places such as the Dorado Ritz Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico which have more activities and a better beach for roughly the same amount of money. Without kids, it's a great adults hideaway. The other point of course is that from New York it's a real pain to get to Key West without a direct flight; we had to overnight in Fort Lauderdale on the way down and bite our nails all the way back hoping to make our connections which is not at all a sure thing around here with consistently bad weather flareups to interrupt flights at this time of year. For this trouble, this place has to be really compelling. It could use a little work to justify its price and the trouble getting here.

Nearly great..
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed 4 nights in a 2 bed bungalow. The room was way nicer than on the resort website, we were pleasantly surprised to the upside. Big rooms, amazing beds, huge bathroom, and a decent kitchen you could cook your own food if wanted.

The rest of the resort we spent a decent amount of time at the pool which was great for our 3 year old as there a large sloping “beach” area. There were plenty of loungers and towels, and the pool bar was great.

I took a massage which was expensive at over $200 for 1hr and was a bit like being softly stroked rather than a decent massage. Possibly fine if that’s what you’re after.

We also eat at Latitudes which had a great vibe, and is the setting for fabulous sunsets. The wine selection was ok - my pasta was dreadful (flavour clash) but my wife’s grouper was good.

Some other general comments... Sometimes the housekeeping didn’t come at all (2 out of 4 days) and we needed to call up to get the room cleaned. When they did turn up, they ALWAYS replaced all the shampoo soap and sponges for new, even if only very partially used. And every day they were there every towel was replaced even if we hung it up. Not the most environmentally friendly.

Overall a great place I would return to but to be truly great they need to think a bit harder about some of the details. Other guest I spoke to had similar experiences, and some long returning guests indicated that standards while still pretty good had slipped a bit since the sale of the business a while ago.

Ocean View from your bed.!
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst in Key West, we wanted something away from the crowds. Its in an island, so delivers that perfectly.
It’s a beautiful place with fantastic cottages, most with partial sea views, some with full view.
It has a lagoon style pool, which is fantastic for young kids.

A great hotel that I would highly recommend.

Only down side I would say was the food, it was just average and if you're on the island that’s all there is, 'dinner' was average and expensive. (I struggle to find good food in. hotels!)