Southernmost on the Beach

Address: 508 South Street, Key West, Florida Keys, Florida, 33040, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsSouthernmost on the Beach Key West

      Reviewed by gtaviani

      90 miles from Cuba

      Reviewed Oct 3, 2014
      by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      This is just a big Bollard to signify the southernmost point of continental USA.. The point is we were 100 miles south of the mainland, on small island connected by man-made bridges and roads. Looking at a map it does not appear to be the Southernmost point.
      One of the military bases appears to be further south.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Southernmost on the Beach Key West

      Great little resort

      from

      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

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      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.

      Hotel Lied to us and mgmnt didn't care. We don't stay here again.

      from

      Bottom line is we'd never stay here again. Here's why.

      We booked a room with the Southermost for a weekend while we were in Key West. Upon making the reservations, we asked what the difference was in the the room categories. We were told that the Oceanview rooms were exactly that, ocean view and were on the ocean and the other rooms weren't. Ocean view costs about $65 extra per night.

      Well, there definition of Ocean view is a 2nd floor room that allows you to look over the parking lot of the ocean at the hotel next door.

      They don't have any rooms that are direct ocen view except the very end of the unit. So...... we were told that we were getting a room that was directly on the ocean, but instead got a great view of the parking lot on a tiny balcony that wasn't much fun to sit on. Our room was also directly across from another hotel and the only ocean or beach you could see was of the hotel next door at an angle.

      We imediately went back down and asked about the room we had been told about in the reservation and were pretty much told that was it. We asked why were we being charged $65/night more for this room and they were no help. Management was no help either and didn't seem to care about customer service. They were pretty much like they had our money already so they didn't care.

      We also didn't get the King Bed we reserved (and paid for).

      It's not that the hotel was that bad or anything. The rooms were very nice. It's an old hotel they remodeled. It's just the fact that we were lied to and got given the room we reserved and charged extra for something that we paid for and didn't get. I think anyone would be upset at that also.

      Parking was also impossbile. They only have maybe 20 or 30 parking places for the entire hotel (if that). So they don't have enough for all the rooms. If you can't find a parking place then you are forced to park on the street and feed the meter. For $180/night for a hotel room you would expect it to include a parking place and not to have to worry about getting ticketed or towed .

      No elevator either. Not a big deal until you have to carry your suit cases up/down the stairs. We survived it, but I would see alot of difficutly with senior citizen or disabled.

      Their pool is also TINY. It's the size of a pool you'd have in your backyard. They must have put it in as an afterthought becuase it sitting int he middle of the parking lot. It has no "resort feel" to have a pool in a "parking lot"

      So... bottom line is, we would NEVER stay here again. Doesn't matter that the rooms were nice. It's just the fact they don't care one bit about their customers but only care about getting your money. Next trip to Key West I would stay anywhere but here.

      Excellent Facility/ Location

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      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.

      The staff at Southernmost at the Beach is exceptional and always had a great attitude. Even with our plane leaving at 5, we checked out at 11 and they stored our luggage while we walked down Duvall one last time.

      At 3 they gave us a spot to clean up and change clothes and then called a cab for us. Believe me, we have stayed a lot of places and have been a lot worse off.

      We'll be back

      from

      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.

      from

      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.

      End of the road escape

      from

      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.

      Tip - the Keys and especially Key West are much more adult oriented so either ship the kids off to camp and escape for a romantic getaway, or be prepared that this is not like Destin and you and the kids will see some things that you may, or may not want to see. But, that's what I like about Key West - she doesn't see the need to change her ways to adapt to society... it's been that way from the beginning and if you understand that Key West will go on with, or without your approval, or visit - then you begin to understand her and accept her for how she is and what she is - no pretense... then you can kick back, relax and unwind and enjoy the beauty and the special, spicy flavor that is Key West.

      Nice/Quiet Location - Mediocre Ocean View

      from

      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!

      Loved it!

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      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

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      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.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Southernmost on the Beach Key West

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      1 comment, 9 photos

      ... our hotel so we walked down and got on the shuttle. The end of Duval Street, where the navy base used to be, has all been redeveloped, and renamed Mallory Square. It has lots of shops and artists galleries, both inside and outside, and the Key West Art Museum is there. Dan found a couple of pictures of the old navy facility online. He's posted one of the front gate and of the sonar school so you can get an idea of where he was.

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