Southernmost on the Beach
Travel Blogs from Key West
... a photo next to it - ain't nobody got time for that when there is beach around - seeing it was enough for us!! On the drive back we had Maccas and I just need to make note for my own memories that the McDonald's soft bake choc chip cookies are the best things I have ever had!! We are now leaving to drive up to Orlando and visit Disney Land then will be driving up to Daytona Beach where Nicole (my Canadian friend) will be flying down to meet us at her family condo. Miss you all M&S ...
... Port Angeles, one near the Hood Canal Bridge, we are from Post Falls, and Derrell is in Liberty Lake/Thailand. As it turns out we have been shadowing each other.....we all saw each other at different times along our way south. Funny thing is we all have things in common....one gal is from Canada....one had dual citizenship US/Can, one couple spent time in Japan, Korea, all of us have traveled ...
... Very relaxed, easy going with on the main streets mostly restaurants, bars (rum), cigar shops and souvenir shops.
The beaches are not that impressive with the exeption of Fort Zachary Taylor Park & Beach, which we will visit on the second day. We had a drink, looked around, Maarten bought three cigars for us later... And than we went back to the resort.
The plan was to get a quick dip in the pool and than go to dinner, but that went somewhat different. ...
... up to Miami, where we had just one nights stay, we stopped at some beaches and enjoyed some of the quirks of this area, such as a beach where you can follow a path through the water, that takes you a good couple of hundred metres off shore but still only be up to your knees in water. We stopped off at a restaurant by the waterside on the way back where I had a big ol' plate of shrimp, beautifully fresh and cooked to perfection...just ...
Please realize that these are typed up quickly in the stolen minutes I
have alone and I'll come back to add pictures and make them fun to read
later. I just don't want to forget what we did on which day.
No idea when we woke up or got around to KW. I ate a delicious donut in the morning and we headed out to Key West. We parked at a ridiculous lot where it was $20 ...
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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.