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La Concha Hotel in Key West is a gorgeous, 4-star resort in the heart of Key West’s downtown. I stayed here with my husband, John, for our third wedding anniversary this year and we were beyond impressed with La Concha Hotel — the location was perfect, their staff treated us like royalty, and the amenities were top-notch.
From the moment we checked in until we left (very, very early in the morning since we had to drive the 3.5 hours back to Fort Lauderdale for our flight), the staff were beyond helpful and kind and offered one of the best hotel experiences I have had.
La Concha Hotel’s Downtown Key West Location
When we were booking this trip, we knew we wanted to stay within walking distance of all the things we wanted to do. Duval Street, where La Concha Hotel is located, is Key West’s main street that is lined with bars, restaurants, and shops. La Concha is in a very central location where it seemed like everything we looked up throughout our stay was a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
In the block or so surrounding La Concha Hotel, you will find boutiques for shopping, the original Margaritaville restaurant, a delicious homemade ice cream and fudge shop, art galleries, and more!
The island’s northern edge, where Mallory Square is located, is about five blocks away and a quick, fun walk. In the other direction, the famous Southernmost Point buoy is a 15 minute walk. La Concha Hotel is perfectly located in the middle of downtown, making it easy to walk to any of the sights, restaurants, or activities you have planned during your stay.
Our Room at La Concha Hotel
We booked their Deluxe King Room which offered about 100 extra square feet of space over the standard King Room. The price difference was pretty small for the amount of extra space we would get, and I ended up thinking it was worth it.
The room was plenty big with the absolute most comfortable bed and pillows I have ever slept on in a hotel. I’m serious. The most comfortable ever. It was amazing and I could have moved right in!
I didn’t know this when I booked this hotel, but La Concha Hotel actually has a Starbucks store connected to the hotel. It makes the lobby smell amazing, and it is so convenient to grab coffee and breakfast in the morning before heading out.
There are for sure some amazing breakfast restaurants (and independent coffee shops — Cuban Coffee Queen, for example!) in Key West, but I really do not like breakfast food so having a Starbucks right there was perfect for us.
The La Concha Hotel Pool
We spent the entire Saturday of our trip at the hotel pool and I have zero regrets. It feels like a rooftop pool (even though it’s technically not) and was plenty big for the number of people that were there during our visit.
The pool bar was closed due to Covid, but this ended up being a good thing! We went to the grocery store in the morning to get snacks and hard seltzer drinks, with a cheap foam cooler. This was the perfect, cheap setup for an afternoon of day drinking at the pool!
It would have been very expensive to have the number of drinks we did if we had to purchase them from a bar, so it totally worked out to bring our own. The pool was perfectly relaxing and a great way to spend an afternoon on vacation.
La Concha Hotel’s COVID Precautions
We visited La Concha Hotel in Key West in September 2020, while Covid-19 was still very much going on. The hotel restaurant, bars, and spa were not open as precautions and masks were required anytime you were not in your room. This was enforced and I never saw a staff member without one.
Housekeeping was also foregone during your stay in order to limit the housekeepers’ exposure. We requested fresh sheets one day and were provided them to change ourselves, which was no big deal at all.
We noticed plenty of sanitizing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, the front desk areas, etc. while we were there as well. It seemed to me that the hotel was taking all the precautions they could to ensure the safety of the guests and staff, and I felt perfectly comfortable staying there.
Overall, I highly recommend staying at La Concha Hotel & Spa in Key West! It’s a comfortable, reasonably priced hotel in an amazing location. We debated staying downtown vs. at more of a resort-style hotel but farther away, and I’m so glad that we chose La Concha Hotel! We had an amazing time in Key West and waking up at La Concha Hotel every morning was certainly a great part of that.
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Find Key West Hotels: I always use Booking.com as they consistently offer the lowest prices and most flexible payment options. Many of their listings also allow you to book now and pay when you stay, making it easy to plan ahead for travel. I personally stayed at La Concha Hotel & Spa and loved it!
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance: Travel insurance can protect you in case of injury, illness, theft, missed flights, and more. I have been using World Nomads for years and have had nothing but great experiences.
Get the Florida Keys Guide Book: I read the Lonely Planet guide book for my destination before every trip! Their guide books are full of great information.
Check out my Resource Page for the travel gear I use and recommend. I think you’ll love these things too!
That hotel is just adorable. I have been to Key West for just a day 4 years ago, but I really want to visit again and that pool just looks lovely!
Looks like a lovely hotel! Would love to get to that southern most point!
oh! I’ve been here – not to La Concha but Key West for the day and we loved it! We stayed for the sunset. If we come back I would love to stay overnight and explore some cafes for morning coffee. La Concha looks beautiful!
Looks perfect… and I’m with you, I’d be in the pool the whole day too… no regrets!!! 🙂
This resort looks gorgeous! I’ve only been to Key West when on a cruise, so I’ve never stayed anywhere on the island. I’d definitely consider this resort for my next trip!
Oh wow! the pool looks insane here – would be there all day!
What a beautiful hotel! My kids would love that pool!
I have been really wanting to go to Key West. La Concha seems like the perfect hotel to stay in Key West. I love that it is in a great location and I would be tempted to spend a day at the pool as well. Great to know that they take covid precautions seriously too.
This looks like the perfect hotel to stay at! I’ll definitely look into staying here if I’m in the area.
Devin Held says
The pool at La Concha looks so incredible! I would find myself hiding out there all day long. The rooms look amazing as well!
Ah Key West is right up there on my bucket list. It looks so beautiful! La Concha looks like the ideal place to stay when visiting the area – I’ll keep it in mind for when I get to visit!. The pool looks beautiful! Thanks for the great guide!
This resort looks gorgeous! Saving for a future trip for sure- esp. if we can leave the kids at home ;).
This hotel looks great! I grew up in Florida and I’m kicking myself for never going to Key West! Also, what an great place to go for your anniversary!