Checking in: The Perry Hotel, Key West
Key West, FL has always been one of my favorite spots to visit. This small town is full of charm, colorful streets and the best seafood so the 4 hour drive from Miami is totally worth it!
We normally stay in the Old town, which can get a little busy and noisy during the evenings so this time we decided to stay on the Stock Island which is about 15 min drive from the Old town Key West.
The Perry Hotel is a boutique hotel that has only been open for 2 years. It is situated by the most charming marina village and has a very laid-back atmosphere to get you quickly into relaxing mode. I love how they offer complimentary valet or self parking, a shuttle service to the Old Key West and a welcome glass of champagne at check-in!
The rooms are very spacious and all have oversized balconies, contemporary furnishings and rustic touches. We stayed at the Saltwater Studio which is great for families because it comes with a sleeper sofa! The Perry Hotel is dog friendly (with two dog parks and puppy welcome gifts) so feel free to bring your pup along with you!
With the beautiful palm trees, igloo style cabanas and colorful hammocks, the pool area of the Perry Hotel is anything but boring. Cool off at the pool, play on-site games, toast marshmallows by the fire pit or simply order food poolside while suntanning.
Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar– great for fresh seafood, like oysters, tuna tartare and ceviche. We got the The Commodore Tower for Two, which had fresh shrimps, oysters, stone crab claws on the ice along with two types of ceviche and different dipping sauces.
During the Happy Hour enjoy $5 drinks and appetizers.
On weekends they have live music and on Sundays they host their famous brunch with three buffets, unlimited small plates, unlimited bloody Mary’s or mimosas and live music!
Salty Oyster– a dockside bar & grill where you can enjoy tasty drinks, wraps and sandwiches and comfortable atmosphere. They are just steps away from the pool so you can order poolside.
OLD TOWN, KEY WEST
Rent scooters from The Perry Hotel or enjoy their complimentary shuttle to Old town, Key West to enjoy some fun activities:
- Go shopping on Duval St
- Watch a movie at the retro Tropic Theatre
- Rent jet-ski
- Visit the Southernmost Point
- Visit the Ernest Hemingway house & museum
- Order lobster roll at Dj’s Clam Shack
- Try the best key lime pie in Blue Heaven restaurant
- Watch street shows and art at Mallory Square
- Catch the sunset at the Sunset Pier
- Take lots of photos!
With so much to do and see in Old town Key West, it’s always great to come back to the Perry Hotel to relax and escape the busy town.