Marquesa Hotel Key West

Marquesa Hotel

Key West's finest small hotel, set in the center of the historic district. A compound of four buildings set around a lush interior garden and two swimming pools, the Marquesa offers a quiet retreat for those wanting luxury and privacy. The transformation from 1884 "conch" houses to beautifully restored rooms and suites with marble baths and all amenities has brought the Marquesa many awards, including the AAA 4-Diamond award for 14 consecutive years. The Marquesa has been named an Orvis-Endorsed Lodge, exclusive in Florida.


Decadent luxury, those two flowery words would sum up my recent experience at the Marquesa Hotel in Key West Florida. I have read many reviews about the Marquesa all over the internet and it intrigued my interests greatly. I took a vacation to Key West years ago and stayed at the Best Western. They had a pool and nice enough room, but they were not downtown. Some friends told us that the Casa Marina Resort was nice and that it had ocean view rooms. Another place I considered was the Fairfield Inn but it wasn't in oldtown. Finally, I made the decision to book a room for an extended weekend off of work. I took a lady friend of mine and headed down the highway. Five hours later, a slight sun kissing do to the Corvette convertible we were traveling in and one of the best views of the ocean ever we arrived at the Marquesa. Once shown to our room we opened a bottle of Champaign that we called to have ready in our room and took a deep breath. It was a superiorly beautiful and upper class room. The view from our room was of a lovely piece of garden that was meticulously tended to. We finished our bottle and then walked downstairs for our supper. The food will knock your socks off. The atmosphere and cuisine are of an extraordinary quality. It isn’t cheep to stay or eat there but after the experience I would have paid more. Though I am glad I did not have to. For a weekend away from stress and life I recommend the Marquesa Hotel in Key West.

My husband and I spent our twentieth year wedding anniversary at the Marquesa Hotel Key West a few weeks ago. We travel to Key West often and usual go cheap by staying at the Westwinds because they are near Duval and have two pools. The entire stay was perfect. We travel quite extensively all over the world but lately we have wanted to visit the wonders that our country the United States has to offer. Perhaps it was the grand room we were lucky to stay in or the location of the hotel that made for such a magical experience for us. The restaurant was tantalizing in every way. We celebrated the actual day of our anniversary with dinner there. We did not need a car to get anywhere we wanted to go and quite frankly we did not need to go anywhere because the pool area was so beautiful I could have stayed in our room or by the pool everyday and have had the best time! Stay at the Marquesa Hotel if you are on the fence about it. You will not be sorry that you did!

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600 Fleming St.
Key West, Florida 33040


    • 2 Pools
    • Restaurant
    • Marble Baths
    • Downtown

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