Sunset Key Guest Cottages
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The Sunset Key Guest Cottages, set on the gorgeous Sunset Key, is a perfect choice of accommodation in the secluded 27-acre Florida Island. Stroll along the Sunset Pier, explore the Customs House Museum, enjoy the range of galleries and shops nearby or discover the sunken treasures at The Mel Fisher Museum.
All of the well-appointed and modern cottages at the Sunset Key Guest Cottages are designed to make you feel right at home during your break. Each cottage comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining area, a flat-screen cable TV with media, free Wi-Fi access, a selection of food and drink (for purchase), ironing facilities, a private bathroom with bath products and hairdryer, spacious verandas with furniture and complimentary Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea.
Tuck into a tasty breakfast basket each morning (package dependent) and start your day right. The hotel also provides a fitness room, a spa facility, a private beach, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a concierge desk.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Treatment Rooms
- Gym Free: No
- Name: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- Distance: 260 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Miami International Airport Distance: 260 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 686 reviews
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Best sunset views in Key West
Stay Date: 08/2017, Rachael H wrote this review.
Amazing private island property that is a six minute ferry ride from key west. We stayed in a three bedroom, three bathroom townhouse with gorgeous views. Exceptional service. Very cool amenities like popcicles, frozen grapes, gelato handed out at… See more
Amazing private island property that is a six minute ferry ride from key west. We stayed in a three bedroom, three bathroom townhouse with gorgeous views. Exceptional service. Very cool amenities like popcicles, frozen grapes, gelato handed out at the pool bar every day from 1-4 pm. Every morning there is a fresh basket of warm muffins and fruit waiting outside the door in an insulated cooler. The food at the pool was excellent. We had an amazing dinner at Lattitudes, their restaurant on the last evening. Try the lobster encrusted grouper, it's phenomenal. Our only mistake was not bringing groceries with us. Next time! We will definitely return to this amazing property Collapse
This place is UNREAL! Heaven on Earth
Stay Date: 08/2017, Caroline W wrote this review.
My 7 best friends and I stayed here for the weekend at the start of August. We got a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom cottage right near the pool...it was PERFECT. The service is amazing, the cottages are dreamy, and the food is to die for. Literally everythi… See more
My 7 best friends and I stayed here for the weekend at the start of August. We got a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom cottage right near the pool...it was PERFECT. The service is amazing, the cottages are dreamy, and the food is to die for. Literally everything about this place is a dream. Collapse
A Scotsman and a Pelican walk into a bar......
Stay Date: 07/2017, Equality_7-2521 wrote this review.
I’ve always wanted to drive down the Keys. I remember flying over them on the way to Mexico many years ago and I was intrigued by this ribbon like archipelago curving round into the Gulf. There were tales of Hemmingway and sport fishing and even acro… See more
I’ve always wanted to drive down the Keys. I remember flying over them on the way to Mexico many years ago and I was intrigued by this ribbon like archipelago curving round into the Gulf. There were tales of Hemmingway and sport fishing and even across the pond in the UK we still hear about which category 3 hurricane is the next to slam into the islands. Situated as we are, clinging on to the Northern edge of Europe, where Summer constitutes a couple of days of sun in May, Its a nice dream to have.... Most people who drive down US1 will probably agree that the nicest parts of the Keys are where there is no development. So many of the towns are from the time that style forgot and the entrance to Key West isn’t really that much different. Thankfully as you drive further into this busy little island, the architecture improves into the timber clad colonials and tight grid pattern streets. But then you've got to find sunset Key. Its on another island...I'm not sure if we established that? Its really not that easy to find where to drop your car and get the ferry – especially when throngs of floral patterned tourists have embarked from an enormous cruise ship and are clogging every conceivable inch of space, buying every conceivable variation of key lime. But find it we did. We joined our bags on the small ferry along with some 20 other 'guests'. A busy wee boat. On arrival on the island, we followed everyone into a long queue and stood there for a few minutes until we realised this was the line for the restaurant. OK, so having read some reviews, this seems to happen a lot! Why is there no one to meet guests off the ferry and take them to check in? How many chances do you get to make a good first impression? there were a few apologies but really? After that initial confusion, we found reception and the check in staff were attentive and delightful. We were guided to our cottage, which had a lovely sea view. The bedrooms are fabulous, as are the en-suite bathrooms and there is ample storage. The kitchen was well equipped (not that we intended doing any cooking) and the coffee maker was fabulous and well used by us. The fridge was well stocked with over priced mini bar fare - but the juice and water was free! - we live in wondrous times indeed. As we had arrived rather late, we booked into Latitudes Restaurant, which everyone seemed to love (I thought it was OK, but maybe I ordered poorly). I have to say that our waiter was not particularly attentive. Maybe on hearing our accents, he’d given up on the idea of getting a tip? I proved him correct in the end. Notwithstanding, this is a delightful location to eat some marvellous wagyu beef and watch the sun set. Breakfast is delivered in little baskets which is a nice touch and it is more than adequate. Its also really nice to sit out on your veranda with a coffee and croissant and watch the frigate birds patrol the sky and steal fish from hard working gulls. To the victor the spoils I say! Going to and fro to the main island is really easy and its actually a relief to get on to the ferry back home especially if there is a cruise ship in port. Its strange how cruising has changed. It used to be the QE2 and Audrey Hepburn. Now its Carnival, vest tops, flip flops and jugs of margaritas. Key West can be fun and lively, but it can also be slightly bawdy and brash, so it was nice to have an escape route. My son used the gym and he was more than happy with it and we also used the pool and the beach. Both were great and lots of fun was had diving off the pontoon into the sea. There are some strange sights around the pool – as there are around every pool, The eastern european photo shoot was plain bizarre, but each to their own I guess, but there were also lots of families just relaxing or having a laugh. Suggestions for improvement? Housekeeping is an odd arrangement. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I go out in the morning and return mid-afternoon to a nice fresh room. Oh no...not at sunset key. You return to a unmade room late afternoon and while you are having a shower and getting ready to go out for dinner, you become aware that there are 3 ladies in your ‘cottage’ carrying out housekeeping. This isn’t right guys. Housekeeping in the morning please? The breakfast in a basket also is a nice touch but it doesn’t get delivered to after 8.30am – which is a little late. I had to hit the doritos one morning which isn't right. Overall we really enjoyed our stay. Sitting on the veranda with a cold glass of rose watching the birds and the booze cruises is very enjoyable. It’s a nice bolt hole from the very commercial end of Key West. The accommodation is very good, if a little unimaginative– more Truman Show than Maldives. The staff are in the main friendly and eager to help. The on-site restaurant is very good and has a sumptuous location…..and there maybe is the slight disappointment? For such an exceptional location, the resort isn't quite exceptional, but then again the cost isn’t really exceptional so maybe everything is relative? There's a lovely pelican who sits on a post at the dock. He's omnipresent. He's chilled, having a nice time and seems pretty happy, just like me I guess with my iPad and my glass of rose, sitting on the veranda. Collapse
Upscale, Family Friendly Island Just a Short Boat Ride from the Craziness of Key West
Stay Date: 07/2017, Elizabeth S wrote this review.
I have always wanted to stay here, and this place did not disappoint! It reminded me of a family-friendly version of Little Palm Island, which is one of my favorite places in the Keys (but which does not allow anyone under the age of 16 to stay there… See more
I have always wanted to stay here, and this place did not disappoint! It reminded me of a family-friendly version of Little Palm Island, which is one of my favorite places in the Keys (but which does not allow anyone under the age of 16 to stay there). PROS: Beautiful, manicured grounds and property - hammocks and lounge chairs abound Ferry to island is convenient and timely - every 30 min from each dock The food at the island's only restaurant - Latitudes - is outstanding Quiet Location - NO CROWDS Close to the action of Key West without staying there - access to all activities there No cars on the island - only golf carts and foot traffic Service - attentive and delightful little touches (see details below) Towel, food and beverage service available in room, at pool and beach Bathrooms on the beach so you don't have to go back to your cottage (nice touch!) Lockers available for use before check in and check out to enjoy the amenities Lovely free-form pool area with waterfall, loungers and outdoor bar Small but serviceable fitness center, tennis courts, beach volleyball & pool toys to use You can use amenities at sister resort on Key West (Margaritaville) if needed Cottages have full kitchens and lovely porches for relaxing CONS: Cost - this place is pricey. $700/nt for 1BR up to $3000/nt for 4BR. No sundry shop or market for groceries or goodies, though I heard the hotel will order groceries and necessities to be delivered for guests You cannot choose your cottage prior to check-in (but you can choose oceanfront) Some of the interior was tired-looking and a few spots needed repairs or attention Cleaning crew left a sponge on our bathroom floor and trash that missed the can Dishwasher in our cottage wasn't great - it took two times to get the dishes cleaned I overheard a staff member sounding annoyed by a guest when she didn't know I could hear her (be careful there, folks! you never know who may be listening) Our family of six stayed recently in a 3BR cottage on Sunset Key. Overall, I loved it. My favorite thing was the peace and quiet compared to Key West. It's a 27 acre island with only 40 cottages on it, and a small enclave of multi-million dollar residences. Our cottage was spacious and well appointed. Each bedroom had a bathroom, and there were three separate entrances, which was nice. We had two porches to view the water. The island is only 500 yards off the coast of Key West, but feels miles away. There were lots of charming little touches to our stay like frozen fruit slushies and popsicles at the pool, local chocolates at turndown, handwritten notes and gifts, and a basket of fruit and baked goods delivered to our cottage each morning. Upon check-in, we were offered bottles of coconut water and chilled scented towels for our faces (mango, lemon, and lavender). Lovely! There were a few things that could've been done better during our stay, but I consider them minor quibbles: a gouged place in the wood floor was covered by a chair, the cleaning crew left a sponge behind, our kitchen had lots of pots but only a few utensils and one cooking spoon. There was no spatula or anything else? I'm glad I wasn't trying to cook on this trip! Speaking of food, the island's only restaurant is top-rated and wonderful. Latitudes is open to the public but cottage guests can order room service. We did that the first night and while pricey (expected), the food quality and portions made us very happy. Because of the price point, we didn't see any rowdy folks coming to the island for meals - it was mostly couples and families. There were a few families with small children there while we were there, but they were well behaved and did not detract from the peace and quiet we all enjoyed. Neither the pool nor the beach were overly crowded while we were there. It was busy, but not in a bad way. We could see lots of people on the water parasailing, jet skiing and sunset booze cruising, but we weren't bothered by any of that. It was nice and quiet at night. :-) We have stayed at the Casa Marina, and I like this place much better. We paid over $600 for our room there (in 2012), and I would choose a 1BR cottage here for my money. Casa Marina was ok, but not up to Waldorf Astoria standards, imho. The Sunset Key ferry is predictable and runs from early morning until 2am (they will make a special trip for you in the middle of the night if you have an emergency like a sick family member, etc.). Because their residents and guests depend on the shuttle, they do not hold the boat if you are running late. The ferry departs from behind sister resort Margaritaville on the :15 and :45 and from Sunset Key at the top of the hour (:00) and half hour (:30). The ferry dock is just south of Mallory Square, right in the middle of all the action. Our teens loved that - we could go over there, shop and get into the key west party vibe and then before it got too crazy we could escape to our quiet little paradise. Cruise ships dock at Mallory Square and bring lots of additional tourists, so it's very crowded in that area. One day we had time between an excursion and dinner on Key West, so we decided to use the facilities at Margaritaville to shower, change and relax. What a zoo! There were so many people packed into the pool area and it was so noisy we couldn't even find a place to relax. No thanks. I was happy we chose to stay on Sunset Key, and so was my family. It was perfect for us. Close to the craziness of Key West, but also a respite from that at night. Thank you to the staff at Sunset for a great stay. I highly recommend it! Collapse
Family of 14- amazing stay for 11 days!
Stay Date: 04/2017, Janna W wrote this review.
We booked the 4 bedroom ocean front (with amazing private plunge pool) and 2, 2 bedroom cottages for our group. We ranged in age from 4 years to 68 years including one uncle needing highly accessible features. Everyone in our group is dying to go bac… See more
We booked the 4 bedroom ocean front (with amazing private plunge pool) and 2, 2 bedroom cottages for our group. We ranged in age from 4 years to 68 years including one uncle needing highly accessible features. Everyone in our group is dying to go back. I don't even know where to start! The ferry is fantastic and they often let our 10 year old "drive" the boat. Lattitudes, the pool grill/bar, and the beach service blew us away. We loved the ice cream man too. The sweet office ladies helped us get the complimentary fishing gear regularly. We were able to book 3 charters that picked us up directly from the Sunset dock- a flats fishing trip, parasailing, and a snorkel trip. Yes, the beach area is a little rocky, but we knew that from doing our research prior to arriving. One thing we felt could use a little improvement is that every evening before sunset, the Lattitudes guests would leave their tables and flock in front of the Dolphin cottage where we were staying. I totally understand it's a public area, but they would literally help themselves to our pool chaises and chairs and run across the flowers and garden to get there. No big deal, just a little weird! Some even brought food and took our pool chaises to use as a table. We can't wait to get back to Sunset Key! Thanks for making our family trip so wonderful! Collapse
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