By Kara Franker
For an island adventure in Key West, try the Pier House Resort & Spa for a prime location with luxury accommodations situated at One Duval Street.
Listed as the one of the best resorts in Florida by the Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, Pier House features island-chic accommodations and a storied past.
The intimate hotel features 119 guest rooms and 23 suites. Book a one- or two-bedroom suite and enjoy ocean views that go for miles. For a VIP experience, book the Presidential Suite, which encompasses the entire top floor.
Did you know the Chart Room is the birthplace of Jimmy Buffett’s career and unofficial headquarters of Mel Fisher? Serving straight-up spirits in a casual atmosphere, the bar holds the key to countless Key West tales and memories.
Check out the ceiling and you'll notice a collection of neck ties discarded from previous patrons who unknowingly entered the Chart Room overdressed.
The signature restaurant at Pier House Resort & Spa, One Duval, features an a la carte menu of fresh, organic, local and farm-raised fare in a Caribbean style.
HarbourView Café provides views of both the Gulf of Mexico and the resort’s private white-sand beach. Enjoy open-air dining on the deck or opt for the indoor dining room to savor breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu features traditional Key West favorites, including a wide variety of fresh locally sourced seafood dishes.
You'll want to adhere to the “no shirt, no shoes, no problem” motto while hanging out at Beach Bar and Grille. The beachside grill provides a laid-back, casual dining spot to enjoy a tropical drink or a bite to eat.
Make sure you take advantage of the resort's numerous amenities:
- Tropical swimming pools
- Private beach
- Floating dock
- Full-service spa and state-of-the-art fitness center
- Lively bars and entertainment
- Delectable dining options
And arrange island excursions including:
- Sunset sailing tours
- Charter fishing trips
- Scuba diving
- Reef snorkeling
- Dolphin swimming
- Historic tours
- Train and trolley rides
- Seaplane trips
Part of a collection of luxury Florida hotels in Key West called the Duval Collection, Pier House Resort & Spa makes for a perfect island getaway.
If you go...
Pier House Resort & Spa is located at One Duval Street. For reservations call 800-723-2791 or visit pierhouse.com. For more Key West and Florida Keys travel tips, visit fla-keys.com.
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