by Terry Ward
La Concha Hotel & Spa is one of Key West’s most storied old properties and has hosted the likes of President Truman and Ernest Hemingway within its historic walls. Room types range from standard options with double beds to suites with king beds and separate bedrooms, so there’s plenty of room for your family to stretch out, no matter the size. The hotel’s fine spa is open seven days a week and offers a long list of services, and many of the private treatments rooms have balconies.
The hotel’s convenient location toward the quieter end of Duval Street puts you within walking distance of art galleries, museums, attractions for kids and many, many bars and restaurants. You can easily walk to Ernest Hemingway’s house from here, stroll to Mallory Square for sunset or visit the Southernmost Point attraction. And several of Key West’s beaches are also a short stroll or bike ride away.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious rooms
- In house Jamba Juice and Starbucks
- Central location
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Our stay was great. From check-in with Abdu and Zamara to house staff and Michael, his afternoon rum punch and fabulous smile. Loved the texts to check on my room to notes on door when we had our end on door. Room was exactly what we needed for two nights. If you are looking for a place centrally located. Near stores. And full of historic charm. This is it.
We arrived before 3pm by car. The hotel is located at the famous Duval Street. So, ideally situated.
There is a free to use parking lot. Valet parking available if wanted.
The first impression was very nice. Stylish huge lobby area. Really classy. Everything looked well thought about.
Check-in was clear and fast. Got a nice pool view room. The negative things to mention about the room is the darkness. It has no light at the ceiling and the others are not enough at all. Windows can not be opened. The room itself is nicely decorated and an ok bathroom.
Breakfast is not included as standard.
The pool is nice but way too small for this size of a hotel. The pool has a nice pool bar which closes at 5pm.
We think Key West is a bit overrated. There are way nicer places to visit for less. The hotel is beautiful although our room was too dark. But because the overrated area the price of the hotel is way too high for what you get. If you think Key West is a must do this hotel is a perfect spot to start your journey.