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Lodging Guide

Many of the Key West hotels, inns, and B & Bs listed here offer discounted rates to attendees of the Key West Literary Seminar and Writers’ Workshops. Be sure to mention the Seminar when you ask for rates. Offers presented below must be confirmed with the respective establishments and may change without notice. We encourage you to book early, as only a limited number of rooms are set aside.

Walk time indicates how far accommodations are from our January headquarters at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street.

Two of Key West’s most charming facilities serve as official Seminar headquarters:

Marquesa Hotel

(no discount)
AAA Four Diamond rating
600 Fleming St. (5 minute walk) / 800-869-4631

Paradise Inn

(10% discount for Seminar registrants)
819 Simonton St. (10 minute walk) / 800-888-9648

Other Seminar supporters and discounted accommodations:

Alexander Palms Court

Offering lodging accommodations in old town only two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and Duval Street, near the Southernmost Point. Our tropical compound style guest house offers comfortable, spacious accommodations ranging from standard rooms to full suites.
$10 off a night for KWLS guests.
715 South St. (20 minute walk) / 305-296-6413

Ambrosia Key West

Close to Duval Street, Ambrosia Key West offers an atmosphere of total relaxation. Rooms, suites, and town homes are furnished with either a queen- or king-sized bed dressed in designer linens. Start your day with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast served in our gazebo while listening to the soothing sounds of the waterfall. Spend your afternoon in one of our three tranquil pools surrounded by gently swaying palm trees. Amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fan, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV, cordless phone, voice mail, high-speed internet access, and original artwork by local artists from the Florida Keys. Ambrosia welcomes children, friendly pets, and all major credit cards.
Ambrosia offers a 10% discount to Seminar registrants.
622 Fleming St. (5 minute walk) / 305-296-9838

Andrews Inn & Garden Cottages

Perfectly located in the heart of old town, we offer 10 rooms and suites starting at $215 per night. Seminar attendees can receive a 10% discount. Lush courtyard, heated pool, daily cocktail hour, and expanded champagne continental breakfast. Cottages include full kitchens and private decks with jacuzzis.
0 Whalton Lane (10 minute walk) / 888-263-7393 or 305-294-7730

Authors Guesthouse

Authors Key West Guesthouse was conceived to honor the literary masters who lived and worked in quaint, colorful Key West. Born from this idea is our enchanting bed and breakfast, a compound of historic Conch-style houses, suites, and rooms. The perfect accommodations for your tropical Key West vacation!
$10 off a night for KWLS guests.
725 White St. (15 minute walk) / 305-294-7381

Blue Parrot Inn

Originally Built in 1884, we are located in the heart of old town just minutes from Duval Street. The Blue Parrot Inn is a peaceful oasis of tranquility and beauty with lush tropical foliage and a relaxing pool area.
$10 off a night for KWLS guests.
916 Elizabeth St. (10 minute walk) / 305-296-0033

Crowne Plaza, La Concha
Centered on Duval Street, La Concha Key West has been welcoming guests to Key West since 1926. We enjoy being an integral part of the island’s history and look forward to having you stay with us.
No Discount.
430 Duval St. / (1 minute walk) / (305) 296-2991

Curry Mansion Inn

Winner Conde Nast Readers Choice Top One Hundred Hotels
The Curry Mansion Inn, located four blocks from the ferry terminal and one-half block from Duval Street, offers guests a relaxed yet luxurious setting. With its beautifully proportioned high-ceilinged rooms, wide and welcoming veranda, Tiffany sliding glass doors, antique furnishings, and soaring widow’s walk, the mansion offers an unparalleled example of Key West’s heritage of elegance. Adjoining the mansion are comfortable rooms surrounding a tropical courtyard and sun-drenched heated pool. Guests of the Curry Mansion Inn enjoy a complimentary full, hot breakfast, evening cocktail party, and on site parking.
10% discount for Seminar participants.
511 Caroline Street (5 minute walk) / 800-253-3466

The Eden House

A tranquil, peaceful setting with all the amenities and none of the attitude. In historic old town Key West, just a short walk from Duval Street. Eden House hotel offers affordable rates, a heated pool, Jacuzzi, elevated sundeck, waterfalls, hammocks, swings, garden cafe, and friendly service– all in a lush, tropical setting.
15% discount for Seminar registrants.
1015 Fleming St. (10 minute walk) / 305-296-6868

El Patio Motel

El Patio is a 30 room motel designed in 1950s Art Deco style. We have two levels surrounding a lush tropical garden and fountain. On the third level of our motel we feature a peaceful, private roof deck with tropical plants. El Patio also has a sparkling swimming pool and a spacious sunning area. We are located on the Atlantic side of old town Key West, 2 blocks from the beach and 3 blocks from Duval Street.
20% discount for Seminar registrants.
800 Washington St. / (20 minute walk) / 866-533-5189 or 305-296-6531

Garden House

Located in the heart of the historic district in Key West, the Garden House offers affordable accommodations just two blocks from central Duval Street. Quietly enjoy tropical breezes while relaxing in our heated lagoon-style pool/spa, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and super-friendly innkeepers. Continental breakfast and beer-and-wine happy hour included with the price of your room. Call between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for your reservation requests. Queen rooms starting at $199.
10% discount to Seminar attendees.
329 Elizabeth Street (10 min walk) / 800-695-6453 or 305-296-5368

The Grand

Frommer’s Travel Guide favorite for the last 10 years and a National Geographic Traveler Magazine “Insider Pick” for Jan/Feb 2009. Complimentary continental breakfast. Reasonable rates and free parking. Our Literary Seminar regulars return year after year.
$158 – $208 plus tax per night. 15% discount to Seminar participants (four-night minimum).
1116 Grinnell St. (20 minute walk) / 888-947-2630 or 305-294-0590

Island House

Private, clothing-optional resort for men in old town Key West. Luxury rooms. Poolside café and bar. Heated pool, fully-equipped gym, sauna, steamroom, two Jacuzzis, and erotic video room. We were recently named “The best gay men’s resort in the world” by
10% discount off rates for Seminar attendees. Please mention the Seminar when you call to book.
1129 Fleming St. (15 minute walk) / 305-294-6284

Key West Bed & Breakfast

Classic Caribbean Casual
Ask for special Seminar rates: $115-$235 plus tax
415 William Street (10 minute walk) / 800-438-6155 or 305-296-7274

Southwinds Motel

Charming, cozy accommodations located near the famous Southernmost Point in beautiful Old Town, Key West.
10% discount for Seminar attendees
1321 Simonton St. (20 minute walk) /305-296-2829 or 877-879-2362

Old Town Manor

Fourteen-room bed & breakfast in the heart of old town featuring tropical gardens, organic breakfast, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
10% discount for Seminar attendees.
511 Eaton St. (5 minute walk) / 305-292-2170

Rent Key West Vacations

Distinctive private old town homes and oceanfront condominium rentals. Please mention the Literary Seminar when making a reservation.
1075 Duval St., Suite C11 (office) / 800-833-7368

Rose Lane Villas

One-, two-, and three-bedroom villas in the heart of old town feature full kitchen, living space, on-site pool, complimentary parking, and Wi-Fi.
10% discount to Seminar attendees.
522-524 Rose Lane (5 minute walk) / 305-292-2170 or 800-294-2170

Southernmost Hotel Collection

Southernmost Hotel Collection is a simple, yet sophisticated group of four unique hotels in historic old town, where Duval meets the Atlantic. Southernmost Hotel in the USA sits on the quieter side of the most active street in the area. Southernmost on the Beach offers a front row seat to the Atlantic Ocean’s sunrises and winter sunsets. And, La Mer and Dewey House are the only beachfront, oceanfront bed and breakfasts in Key West!
5% discount for Seminar participants.
1319 Duval St. / (10 minute walk) / 305-296-6577 or 800-354-4455

Tropical Inn

The intimacy of a historic bed and breakfast meets the cosmopolitan ambience of a stylish boutique hotel. Lush tropical garden with waterfall pool and inviting spa. Calm, all-adult ambience. Incomparable mid-Duval Street walk-to-everything location—only three blocks from the San Carlos Institute in the heart of old town Key West.
15% discount for Seminar participants (four-night minimum).
812 Duval St. / (5 minute walk) / 305-294-9977

Westwinds – A Classical Community Inn

Features luxuriant gardens, library, expanded continental breakfast, two pools (one heated with spa), HDTV, wireless internet access, telephone, air-conditioning, coin-operated laundry, and courteous staff. Very close to Key West waterfront (2 blocks), Monroe County Library (3 blocks), Duval Street (4 blocks), and the San Carlos Institute (6 blocks).
AAA Three Diamond rating.
10% discount for Seminar attendees.
914 Eaton St. (10 minute walk) / 800-788-4150 or 305-296-4440

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