With a white sand beach, legendary attractions, storied bars, and historic landmarks right outside, Pier House Resort offers a mix of romance, culture, and tropical adventure. Edging the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, our luxury resort on Duval Street is just steps from everything in Key West and a few blocks from Old Town. Walk to the nightly Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, and then grab a drink at Ernest Hemingway's favorite watering hole, Sloppy Joe's. Experience Key West's adventurous spirit at lively bars and restaurants along Duval Street, and belly-up to live music at a local pub. With its long coral reef and calm waves, Key West is the perfect destination for diving, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing. Key West is an American original with a lively rhythm all its own.
Often called America's Caribbean, Key West boasts clear blue waters, a laid-back attitude, and historic charm. This beautiful resort destination boasts an eclectic, easy going vibe and a bohemian ambiance that has lured authors, artists, and adventurers. From key lime pie to radiant sunsets over the Gulf, Key West offers an experience that legends are made of.
The southernmost Florida Key and city in the continental United States, Key West is renowned for its phenomenal fishing and water sports. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts love exploring one of the longest living coral reefs in the world. Popular catches for fishermen include dolphin, snapper, grouper, tarpon, marlin, sailfish, bonefish and swordfish.
Geography & Climate
Key West is 1.5 miles wide and 4 miles long.
Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States; 160 miles south of Miami but only 90 miles north of Cuba.
Even on the clearest day you cannot see Cuba from Key West.
Key West is not the westernmost Key. There are more than 40 miles of Keys to the west before you get to the Dry Tortugas.
U.S. Highway 1 runs the length of the United States from Fort Kent, Maine to Key West, a distance of 2,209 miles.
There are 800 Keys. Approximately 30 are inhabited by people, the rest are animal sanctuaries.
The third largest coral reef in the world is seven miles off the coast of Key West. It runs 160 miles, from Key Biscayne to the Dry Tortugas.
The highest elevation in Key West is 18 feet above sea level.
The record high in Key West was 97° in 1880, and the record low was 41°, in 1981
The average daily temperature in Key West is 77°
The last hurricane to directly hit Key West was in 1919
Key West is the only frost-free city in the Continental United States.
How to Get to Key West
BY AIR & Sea
You can fly into Key West via Key West International Airport (EYW) on American Airlines, Silver Airways, Delta, United Airlines, and U.S. Airways. Most flights connect through Miami, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Fort Myers or Orlando. You can also take the ferry from Ft. Myers and Marco Island on the Key West Express.
Driving From Key West Airport
Exit Airport, turn right onto South Roosevelt Blvd.
Follow South Roosevelt Blvd. to the 90 degree turn (street becomes Bertha)
Stay on Bertha and cross over Flagler Ave. (street becomes 1st Street)
Take 1st street to North Roosevelt Boulevard
Take a left onto North Roosevelt Boulevard
Follow North Roosevelt Blvd. (becomes Truman Ave.) to Duval Street
Turn right on Duval Street
Follow Duval Street to the end
The Pier House Resort is on the right
Driving From Miami
Via I-95, I-75 or FL-836 to the Florida Turnpike
Florida Turnpike South to the Overseas Highway (Route 1 South)
Overseas Highway to Key West
Turn right on North Roosevelt Boulevard
Follow North Roosevelt Boulevard (becomes Truman Ave.) to Duval Street