Southernmost on the Beach Review

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508 South Street, Key West FL 33040
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Editor’s Review of Southernmost on the Beach

The Southernmost on the Beach is a place families will love. It's located on the quieter end of Duval Street (away from party-central) and offers quirky activities you can do with your kids, like Hula Hoop Fitness and Corn Hole tournaments. Plus, families can save money by skipping the rental car. Many attractions can be reached by bike, walk (Duval Street is roughly a mile long), bicycle, standard taxi or Old Town Trolley which you can catch right across the street from the resort (kids 12 and under ride free).

Meander around and you'll notice that everything on this 7.4-square-mile island -- from the people, to the food, to the architecture -- has a diverse lifestyle and ethnic flare. French, German and British accents are
... more overheard in nearby cafes. Bahamian-influenced Conch houses line streets, and foods from countries around the globe can be found in Key West restaurants. The city's motto "One Human Family" seems fitting.

As for The Southernmost on the Beach, the resort has 124 rooms housed in a collection of two- and three-story buildings. The majority are located in buildings constructed in 2009, which sit on the former site of the popular Atlantic Shores Resort. The island building, adjacent to the lobby, was renovated in 2011. Guestrooms in the newer buildings, which are modern and in excellent shape, received updates in 2014.

Southernmost Hotel's 118 rooms are located across the street. Guestrooms at the two properties all feature the same gorgeous decor and comfortable beds. The differences are in price (the hotel is cheaper), room size (see "Accommodations"), and especially the surrounding views. The beach property offers primarily water and lawn views; the hotel overlooks other buildings and a parking lot. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Oceanside resort
  • Outdoor activities, from Ping Pong and foosball to beach games galore
  • Located at the quiet end of Duval Street
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Cribs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1169 Reviews
My daughter, age 12, and I recently returned from our first trip to Key West and a four-night stay at Southernmost on the Beach. This hotel is every bit as nice--and even better--than all the rave reviews indicate. From the ...
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Guestrooms have a coastal contemporary vibe, decorated in blues and various shades of sand and cocoa brown. Most have comfortable king beds (or two queens) topped with foam and feather pillows, a desk, upholstered chair (or two), flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, safe and coffee maker. Covered balconies are spacious, but only have two metal-framed chairs. Move an upholstered room chair out to the balcony for more comfortable seating, and to allow for more space in the room if you've added an extra bed.

Bathrooms are large, with beautiful tile work and oversized walk-in showers (a few rooms have tubs, so be sure to request one if that's important for your family). Regular hair-dryers and Bee Kind shampoo and conditioner are provided.

Southernmost on the Beach guestrooms are located in five buildings -- three that run parallel to one another, with an end facing the ocean, and two closer to South Street (and therefore right across the street from Southernmost Hotel). Here's what you need to know:

Building A, B and D are the new buildings, with two stories above open air parking, which is nicely concealed by landscaping. There are oceanfront balcony king rooms on the end of buildings A and B that range from 380 to 450 square feet. Remaining rooms in buildings A and B overlook a nicely landscaped lawn and garden area and offer partial ocean views from room balconies. The family-friendly Luxury Partial Ocean-View Balcony with two queens is 380 square feet. Rooms in Building D have a parking lot or street view.

All rooms in Building C overlook the West Lawn and its colorful Adirondack chairs and ocean beyond. Note: These rooms are smaller (280 square feet), and many do not have individual balconies.

Rooms in the Island wing are renovated, and are tucked between the lobby and pool area. Most of these rooms have a partial ocean view or view of upscale La Mer B&B next door. ADA accessible rooms are also available.

Southernmost Hotel guestrooms range in size from 220 to 320 square feet, with a variety of patio, balcony or non-balcony options, so be sure to ask for specifics when booking. Penthouse Junior Suites are 400 to 480 square feet.

Guestrooms at both properties offer Pack n' Plays and thick airbeds instead of rollaways (gratis). The airbeds work great. They're more comfortable than your typical air mattress, yet they are light enough to move and lean against the wall when not in use. Adjoining rooms are not available. Adjacent rooms can be requested, but are not guaranteed.


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