Southernmost on the Beach
Travel Blogs from Key West
... him now in the Oval Office facing many difficult decision and as he looks up from his desk, his eyes focus on the only words of comfort: ‘You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps!!!’
We went back to Front Street. When I say back to Front I don’t mean the street was back to front. That would be silly! That would be like cars that drive on the pavement and people walk in the road. Mind you, I’ve probably described any street ...
... boat. I apologize for 'just missing' the best part............look good a couple of times and you MIGHT see the fish. It was fun..............These fish are SOOOOOO bad when they come into the boat that we figured out how to pull them in and slide them straight to the fish box that is in the floor of the boat. The one not reeling the fish, has to open the door to the fish box and 'stand back'.................what crazy things we do for ...
... than outside! We spent a bunch of time trying to capture the perfect photograh of every type of butterfly and bird in the place...much memory card room was used. A very neat destination that was well worth the visit. For lunchtime, the group split up, with Nancy, John, Dart and I heading off to the ultimate tourist trap on the island - Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. Steve and Jacquie opted for the local foodie destination (for which their review was very positive). For ...
... 8220;the guy” is a patient in need of some kind of open heart surgery since it took all day. I spoke to Gilligan (formerly Cap’n Chuck, he has been demoted) about this after I found out the refrigerator is also not working. Gilligan had more excuses than a 6th grade boy caught with a copy of Playboy Magazine. All interesting, some funny and none plausible. We will have a new refrigerator tomorrow. I am sure Gilligan is ...
... arrival and sleep patterns of family over the last 12months it seems that most jet lag for our Aussie families lasts 5-7 days....of which each day starts with a 4am wake up......so Cliff is a perfect candidate for Key West.... :)
Key West was a great town of contrasts and conflicts......affluent 'bums' with the worlds best tan looking for dollars and the most richest of 'pubs' looking for bums to inhabit their respective dance floors....either way, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Southernmost on the Beach Key West
Great little resort
Just returned from 5 days at Southernmost on Beach. Had lovely room, and really enjoyed being on the quiet end of Duval! Previous trip had us at Marquesa, uptown, but really enjoyed ocean/beach view. Room was immaculate and obviously recently renovated. Nice to walk to Louie's Backyard restaurant for great lunch and dinner, and especially evening cocktails. AVOID Duval Beach Club like the plague! Lousy food, unbelievably surly bartenders and waitresses. Cannot believe that with their prime location, that is the best they can do. We do fault the hotel for recommending them! Buy cocktails at liquor store next door, and sandwiches from deli across street.
Great View, Great Room, Great People
This hotel could not have been more perfect! Key West is a boutique hotel type of town and this hotel was wonderful. The rooms were imaculate and newly updated, with great furniture and bathrooms. One step out the door of our room was a gorgeous view of the ocean in two directions. The hotel is attached to a small beach (which is larger than most hotels on this island have) There is a pool, which is nothing fancy, but it is a decent size, clean and close to the beach. There is also a tanning deck that has step down to the water. The hotel is only a few blocks from all the action of Duval Street. The people here were more than helpful and friendly. We are headed back next winter and there is no question, we will stay there. We HIGHLY recommend this hotel.
Bottom line is we'd never stay here again. Here's why.
Wife and I highly recommend this facility. This was our first trip to Key West and the place was exactly what we were looking for, with the exception being the on site food was pretty average. But there are many excellent places to eat, many nearby. The property has a decent beach and a nice pier for sunning that has steps to the water. Be warned that the place next door has clothing optional deck and pier and while most is screened off, there may be fleeting sights of people in various stages of dress. The walk down Duvall is easy - 15 or 20 minutes to the docks, with all kinds of distractions along the way. We did not rent a car and if we got tired of walking, we had no proplem finding a cab.
We'll be back
wonderful place to stay. close to everything but yet still somewhat removed to the hustle and bustle. the staff was very nice and accomodating. we will definatenly return Rose
The best of Key West.
We just returned from a week at Southernmost on the Beach and had a wonderful time. The accomodations were top rate and the staff friendly and eager to please. In my opinion it is the best Key West has to offer anyone.
We stayed here week of June 19 - 26 and loved it... great location and quiet, interesting neighborhood with shops and restaurants all around... very close [ 2 short blocks] to the true southernmost point in the U.S. site. The beach bar/restaurant is very handy, the food is good and the view and setting are great. The beach is quite small, but very pretty with all the palm trees - sea weed at the shoreline can be a problem, but don't let that distract from the big picture - which is quite nice. Our room was clean and quiet. The pool was very nice with mostly adults around [ no wild, screaming kids ]. The location is easy walking distance [3/4 mile to a mile] from all the Duvall night spots on the north end. Hotel staff were very accomodating and also very respectful of our privacy. We got what I considered to be very good [ off season ] rates. We would gladly stay there again. It had been 10 years since I was last in the Keys and I had forgotten how pretty they were, but thanks to this vacation reminder I won't forget it again and plan to return much more often.
Nice/Quiet Location - Mediocre Ocean View
Location was great. It is on the southern end of Duvall Street which is much quieter and less touristy than the north end. At the same time, the action of Duvall street was only a few blocks away. The hotel is actually perpendicular to the ocean. So basically all the rooms face the hotel's parking lot and then the local (not private) beach next store. Therefore, getting a balcony room for an extra $50 per night was NOT worth it. For food I would recommend a place 2 blocks north and one block east of Duvall called Camilles. It is more of a local hangout but on the fancy side with a great atmosphere. We ate there one day for both breakfast and dinner!
My husband & I stayed there for 5 nights this past summer (June 2002.) The room was beautiful, recently remodeled, clean, and spacious. The concierge was very helpful with arranging transportation, snorkeling, cruises, and other activities. The staff was so nice. We loved the view. The location is on the quieter side of Duval Street, but within walking distance to EVERYTHING you'll want to explore, including Mallory Square. We loved it & hope to return to Southernmost on the Beach. It was a wonderful trip.
Great Place to Stay
My husband & I stayed at the Southernmost on the Beach for one week in December 2001. It was extremely reasonable given the location (at the foot of Duval St)and the quality of the room. The entire hotel has been recently completely renovated (and by that I mean gutted). We had the kitchenette with balcony and full ocean view ( a great place to have breakfast). The room was spacious and very nicely decorated. The hotel overlooks South Beach, a small public beach if you don't want to use the lounge chairs on the pier. The staff was very nice. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Key West.