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Laid-Back Luxury in the Florida Keys

written by | Posted on March 1st, 2009

key west Down in Key West, the Southernmost Hotel Collection offers a broad selection of accommodation choices, enhanced even more by the addition of 80 new luxury rooms at Southernmost on the Beach, including three oceanfront penthouse suites—all with WiFi, access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal trainers, yoga classes and massage services, private pier, pool bar and access to three pools. The complex is comprised of the Southernmost Hotel, Southernmost on the Beach and the luxurious La Mer Hotel & Dewey House—two super elegant B&Bs. These properties are undoubtedly the best value luxury properties in the Keys with special package and introductory rates running from about $175. Call for specific rates.

The Reach Resort and the nearby Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club are members of the Waldorf=Astoria CollectioN and offer two superb beachfront locations near Old Town in Key West. Both are newly renovated with the more leisure-oriented Reach Resort offering 150 elegant guestrooms, while the sprawling Casa Marina offers 311 newly renovated rooms in this classic resort that was built in 1920 by Henry Flagler to enhance his rail service. Guests can access services in both resorts, including high-tech fitness centers, massage studios and spa, as well as three restaurants at Casa Marina and the Key West version of the famed Manhattan Strip House restaurant at the Reach Resort. Rates at both properties start at $199.