The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West: the Ultimate Tropical Getaway

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The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West's magnificent pool.
The Magnificent Pool at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

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If you’re looking for an epic tropical getaway, I can’t think of a place better than the Florida Keys, and especially Key West.  Key West, is the southernmost city in the U.S. and offers tons of fun year-round. Known for great weather and a laid-back party vibe, Key West is perfect for a family vacation or a romantic couple’s trip.

Along with sparkling coastal waters, it offers much more! History buffs like me will want to take the popular Hemingway House and Little White House tours. There are also many different local food tours for the foodies in your group, and of course, the waters off Key West are home to some of the best fishing and snorkeling in the United States.

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Bubbly staff at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West
Our welcome bubbly from the fabulous staff at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

Welcome to The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West

Expect to be pampered on arrival, starting with a complimentary glass of champagne, served by a friendly and smiling front desk staff member. Talk about starting things off on the right foot!

I noticed the cold cucumber-infused water in the glass beverage dispenser at check-in, and daily thereafter. The staff kept the dispenser full of yummy ice-cold infused water daily so we could easily quench our thirst each time we walked into the lobby after a hot day outside.  It’s little touches like this that make the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West so comfortable and luxurious.

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Enjoy refreshing drinks at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West
Refreshing Drinks at The Perry Hotel & Marina Lobby. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

Location

The Perry Hotel & Marina Key West is a waterfront vacation property located on Stock Island, which is about 15 minutes to the north of Old Town Key West. People may think they need to stay in Old Town Key West to experience the best of Key West, but we didn’t feel like we missed out on anything staying at the Perry Hotel & Marina on Stock Island. We were close enough to all the action but far enough away to enjoy a quiet and spacious hotel property.

Since the hotel property offers a shuttle service that takes you to and picks you up from Old Town every hour, from morning until late evening, you won’t need to rent a car.

We learned that parking in Key West, especially in Old Town, can be challenging. I loved not having to deal with driving and parking. Riding the shuttle to Old Town was quick and easy – we rode it each day of our stay.

At night, we hopped on the shuttle and were dropped off just steps from all the action in Old Town. Whether we indulged in Key Lime Pie at Kermit’s or checked out the nightlife on Duval Street and beyond, it was all just steps away from the shuttle drop-off.

Every shuttle driver was friendly and gave us the inside scoop on their favorite Key West spots to try! The hotel shuttle at Perry Hotel & Marina is a huge bonus and just one reason you may want to consider staying here.

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A modern guest room at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West.
Our Modern Guest Room at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

Guest Rooms

The Perry Hotel & Marina is an upscale 4-star boutique property offering 100 guest rooms and suites, all with many amenities.  Our spacious and inviting guest room featured sleek and modern furnishings, a spa-inspired bathroom, and two queen beds with pillow top mattresses.

The best thing about our room was the incredible water views! There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous swimming pool surrounded by swaying palm trees and the open ocean waters.

Enjoy a million dollar view from the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West Balcony.
A Million Dollar View from our Perry Hotel & Marina Key West Balcony. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

The private balcony overlooking the pool is a perfect spot to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Watching all the different boats in the marina has a zen-like effect.

SheBuysTravel Tip: Request an upper-level room overlooking the pool and marina for exquisite views.

On-Site Dining

Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill

A poolside bar is simply a fantastic idea. Who doesn’t love being able to order an iced tea and some munchies while lounging on the pool deck? The large bar space at the Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill  overlooks both the marina and the pool. This is a great spot to enjoy a drink, and snack as you enjoy the water views.

The Glorious Marina landscape at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West.
Glorious Marina Landscape at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen.

One morning I hung out by the pool while answering emails in the morning sun. The waitstaff brought me my breakfast sandwich along with a piping hot vanilla latte. Talk about feeling spoiled! The best part of this picture-perfect scene was the lightning-quick wi-fi down at the pool. I had no issues sending out my work emails poolside.

You will encounter friendly fowls at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West.
Keep your eyes open for the local chickens that roam the pool area looking for treats. at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar

Dinner at Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar was spectacular. This dockside restaurant is a lovely spot along the water to relax with a special meal from an award-winning gourmet kitchen. Matt’s Stock Island prides itself on serving sea-to-table fresh fish in an intimate atmosphere. We dined outside under the stars amid soft music and a gentle breeze. My yellowtail snapper with parmesan grits and squash salad was sublime.

Enjoy dinner at Matt’s Stock Island Restaurant at the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West.
Dinner at Matt’s Stock Island Restaurant at the Perry Hotel & Marina. Photo Credit: SJ Morgensen

Matt’s also does a popular Sunday brunch featuring a yellowtail snapper BLT, steak and eggs with chimichurri, and lobster benedict among other specialties. A wide variety of brunch cocktails including Perry’s Mary – the Perry’s take on the Bloody Mary- will round out your meal. Happy hour is from 4-6 pm daily.

The Perry Hotel Key WestWorld-Class Amenities

  • Outdoor Waterfront pool.
  • Dockside Award-winning gourmet restaurant
  • Pool Bar & Grill
  • Fitness Center
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Dog-Friendly Property
  • ADA accessible features
  • Event Lawn
  • Coffee Bar
  • 2 Dog Parks
  • Great Location
  • Shuttle Service
  • On-site scooters & bicycle rentals
  • Water Activities
  • Curated local art displayed for sale
  • Full-Service 288-slip marina.
  • Concierge
  • Saturday Yoga
  • EV Charging Station
  • Outdoor Fire Pits
  • Modern Rooms
  • Hammock Garden

Conclusion

The Hotel Perry Key West is a good bet if you’re looking for an upscale property with modern guest rooms, extraordinary water views, convenient shuttle service, and an all-around great vibe!

Perry Hotel & Marina Key West is located at 7001 Shrimp Road, Key West, Florida. The phone is (305) 294-3939

SJ is a freelance writer based in Omaha, specializing in travel and food. Whether she’s on an undiscovered beach in Florida or an off-the-beaten path trail in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona, SJ likes the unexpected travel experience. She especially enjoys exploring sunny U.S. destinations, chatting with locals, and digging into creative cuisine. Follow her travels on Instagram at @theprosperousblonde and on her website, TheProsperousBlonde.com.
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