A new property in Key West is open for business: Barbary Beach House Key West is a 184-guestroom, oceanfront hotel inspired by the setting’s maritime history. The hotel is located steps from Smathers Beach and provides complimentary shuttle service to Duval Street and Downtown Seaport Harbor.
Guestrooms and suites sport a classic Key West feel, with contemporary amenities and marine color palettes. On-site dining will include multiple full-service restaurants with casual indoor and outdoor settings and coastal-inspired menus.
Other amenities guests can expect include a 24-hour fitness center, provisions shop, lawn games, complimentary refreshments and water activity gear. Outdoor event and meeting space include a 1,500-square-foot palapa — event and meeting professionals are available to assist guests in planning a beachfront wedding or vow renewal. The hotel is also pet-friendly.
“Without a doubt, Barbary Beach House Key West will be a prized addition to our growing portfolio of experiential hotels and resorts,” said Tom Healy, COO, DiamondRock Hospitality. “Key West is one of the most desirable resort destinations in the United States, and the guest amenities and design elements of our newest hotel really capture the island’s seafaring swagger, inviting guests to ‘drift wrecklessly’ in the Florida Keys.”
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