New Hotels to Open in the Florida Keys

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Over the next year (including the next month), several family-friendly hotels are expected to open in the Florida Keys, and at least a dozen properties will unveil new enhancements, including swimming pools and onsite restaurants.

Faro Blaco Yacht Club & Marina
Opening Date: December 2014
Faro Blaco Lighthouse is a famous landmark in Marathon, and next month, it will become a focal point at Faro Blaco Yacht Club & Marina, where a Hyatt Place is expected to open. The new hotel will offer 125 guestrooms and suites, two pools, a waterfront restaurant and outdoor bar; the marina will feature 74 slips.

Nearby, a Courtyard by Marriott is also expected to open.

The Marker Waterfront Resort
Opening Date: Dec. 12, 2014
Located in Key West, The Marker Waterfront Resort will offer 96 guestrooms, many with two queen beds for families. Other family features will include three pools (two of which are family-friendly), an onsite restaurant with kids’ menus, water sports and movies by the beach. The Marker Waterfront Resort will be the first hotel to open in Old Key West in 20 years. Bonus: The hotel will offer room rates for $20 on Cyber Monday.

Other hotels expected to open in Key West include Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Hilton Garden Inn.

Playa Largo Resort and Spa
Opening Date: Summer 2015
Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Playa Largo Resort and Spa will span 14 acres of secluded waterfront in Key Largo. It will feature several pools and restaurants, along with a kids’ activity center. Guests will stay in one of 144 luxurious rooms and suites, many with views of the ocean.

Other family-friendly hotels expected to receive enhancements (or those that have recently received updates) include the following:

Islamorada
La Siesta Resort
Islamorada Resort
Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle
Pelican Cove Resort & Marina

Key West
Spindrift Hotel
Southwinds Motel
Crowne Plaza Key West La Concha
Doubletree Grand Key Resort
Ocean Breeze Inn
Olivia by Duval
La Te Da Hotel
Southern Cross Hotel

Marathon
Banana Bay Resort & Marina
Captain Pip’s Marina & Hideaway
Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort

–Amanda Geronikos

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