Top 19 Cool and Trendy Hotels in Key Largo 2023

With a bohemian air and a reputation for its fresh food and an abundance of activities amid the turquoise gulf stream, Key Largo’s reef-dotted, dolphin-packed waters bring travelers to its gorgeous hotels year after year. From quirky-chic boutiques to stunning oceanfront residences which have been the setting of movies, here are my favorite cool and trendy hotels in Key Largo, Florida…

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Bungalows Key Largo

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If you are in need of an island oasis for a moment of downtime and disconnect, this intimate adults-only resort places you within a botanical garden edged by 1000 feet of ocean shoreline, just a short drive from the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

The stage is set for you to effortlessly find your perfect paradise, through organic textures, natural materials, and soothing tropical hues.

These Bungalows are a true expression of the relaxed cabana lifestyle of Key Largo, pairing the perfect range of resort indulgences with opulent features and furnishings, while the private verandas beckon you to revel in the freedom of outdoor living.

A local bounty of food is served alongside epic views, from catch-of-the-day seafood to bold Mexican flavours.


Effortlessly beautiful design

Close to the Gulf Stream

Snorkelling activities

Serene outdoor pool


No grilling area

Only some rooms have an ocean view

Costly kayaks and paddle boats

Best For Trendy Design

Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo Curio Collection By Hilton

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Boasting its very own private beach, at Baker’s Cay Resort guests can indulge in a wide range of water activities such as diving, parasailing and catamaran sailing.

This tranquil beachside getaway is embellished by nature-inspired textures and décor, backdropped by the Florida Bay, and encircled by lush resort grounds.

A sense of easy-going, relaxed comfort is evoked in all of the commodious guestrooms and suites, which feature private balconies, sustainable amenities, and modern conveniences.

A variety of culinary offerings executed by a highly talented team is offered, highlighting local seafood, and owing to the onsite herb and fruit gardens.


Soft trendy decor

A private beach

Snorkelling; boat tours and diving

Two outdoor pools


No microwaves in rooms

Only a few rooms have tubs

Only dogs are allowed

Best For Pet-Friendly

Playa Largo Resort & Spa Autograph Collection

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Situated elegantly within 14.5 acres of secluded beachfront, the property’s 178 luxury rooms, suites, and bungalows boast breathtaking, eco-rich island views, and modern key largo-style interiors.

The soft duvets and linens offer a blissful sleeping experience amidst a soundtrack of tropical breezes and crashing waves. The onsite Ocean Spa provides guests with a wide range of healing treatments, while the restaurants and bars offer delicious, island-inspired cuisine to accompany the hand-crafted cocktails.

Many of Key Largo’s most popular attractions, including the Theatre of the Sea, Dolphins Plus Bayside, and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, are located just a stone’s throw away.


Elegant hip decor

Beautiful private cabanas

Many water sports facilities

Lush seaside garden

Private boat launch ramp


Some rooms don’t have balconies

Costly spa services

A non-inclusive resort

Best For Beachside

Reef House Resort and Marina

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This golden-sand oasis is a series of chic waterfront accommodations, thoughtfully designed to reflect the lush coastal setting. Blue- and sand-coloured accents coalesce beautifully with the abundance of natural light, and soft calming tones decorate the cosy fabrics.

Set across 17 acres of tropical island overlooking the postcard-worthy Bay, here you can enjoy private beach access, a waterfront spa, a heated outdoor pool, and exquisite dining experiences.

The onsite Breezer’s Tiki Bar offers panoramic bay views to accompany you whilst you sample delicious seafood. If you are looking for a memorable stay that captures the elegance of the Keys lifestyle, you have found your spot!


Stunning modern decor

Exciting water sports

Complementary sea basin

Close to table tennis and volleyball

Best For Budget-Friendly

Drift Hotel

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Built purposefully for the eco-adventurer, Drift emanates the soulful, laid-back vibe of the Florida Keys. A source of amazing holiday stories, here you can simply tie your boat off at the dock, kick back at the firepit, and soak up the lush climate.

A gateway to world-class fishing and diving, the modern guestrooms take their design cues from the surrounding area, with organic textures mixed with shades of sand and driftwood, topped by touches of natural beauty.

Warm whites, sun-bleached woods, and drops of sea-inspired blue further radiate the carefree charm of the keys, and the contemporary, cozy spaces are the perfect spot to unwind after a day of blissful snorkeling.


Peaceful atmosphere

Panoramic sun terrace

Fishing; snorkelling and canoeing on-site

Windley Key Fossil Reef Park nearby


No swimming pool

No private boat ramp

No bar in the hotel

Best For Great Breakfast

Gilbert’s Resort

    Set on a stunning stretch of land where the gorgeous white sand fades into the turquoise waters of the gulf, Gilbert’s Resort provides the ideal mix of value, comfort, and convenience.

    A budget-friendly resort with a keen eye on cutting-edge developments in the hospitality space, an array of tech-savvy amenities is offered to its lucky guests, including flat-screen TVs in each room, a refrigerator, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

    The onsite Tiki Bar is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Key Largo, however, a short drive will take you to other delicious dining experiences. The resort is dotted with peaceful chill-out areas shaded by palm trees, looking out onto a magnificent sunset.


    Picturesque beach

    On-site marina

    Private boat dock

    Fishing and other sports


    Not pet-friendly

    No tables and chairs on the beach

    No fitness center

    Best For Mid-Range

    Kona Kai Resort and Gallery

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    Here we have a magical hideaway teeming with natural beauty, hand polished into one of the most exclusive resorts in the Florida Keys.

    Private and intimate, this restored 1940s adult-only tuckaway boasts 13 characterful guestrooms offering a refreshing, fanciful spot of respite drenched in natural light.

    With a radiant charm of simplicity and elegance, the 100% cotton fabrics and original artwork make you feel at home.

    This tranquil, aesthetic oasis has achieved its delightful ambiance through exceptional attention to detail throughout the property, which is visible in the well-maintained exteriors which are characterized by tropical fruit trees and orchid gardens.


    Aesthetic delightful atmosphere

    Boating facilities

    Rich green garden

    Tranquil pool and hot tub


    No on-site restaurant

    No microwave in rooms

    No gym

    Best For Couples

    Coconut Palm Inn

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    Located on a quiet corner on the Southern tip of Key Largo, this award-winning property is one of Travel and Leisure’s annual ’40 Secret Hideaways’.

    Its 450 feet of private beachfront offer stunning sunsets and its 19 lavishly appointed guestrooms each boast outdoor decks overlooking the Bay.

    Casual, barefoot elegance is a prominent feature of these rooms! The hotel’s heated pool is bounded by signature coconut palms swaying in the gentle tropical breezes, offering the ultimate place to kick off your shoes and leave your cares behind.

    You can arrive here by boat, as the Gulf side location is situated within a naturally protected bay, making the marina an ideal place to dock. 


    450 feet large private beach

    Diving; canoeing and snorkelling facilities

    Outside barbeque grill area

    Tranquil outdoor pool


    Not pet-friendly

    Only some rooms have a stove

    No on-site dining

    Best For Rooms With Balconies

    Anchorage Resort


    Overlooking Blackwater Sound from Jewfish Creek, this timeless resort, established in 1983, consists of 30 tropically furnished suites, each boasting a full kitchen, a private balcony, a queen-size fold-out sofa, and a dining table with 4 chairs.

    For those of you who enjoy a bit of friendly competition, the resort offers opportunities for tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball, badminton, basketball, and beanbag toss.

    Every guest is provided with a gas grill where you can cook up your own catch, however, if this isn’t for you, the resort staff are always on hand to guide you to world-class restaurants and entertainment in the nearby vicinity.


    Timeless beautiful design

    Rooms have balconies

    Snorkelling and Scuba diving facilities

    1.6 km from Caye Caulker Airport


    No kettle in the room

    Small rooms

    No wellness center

    Best For Boutique

    Island Bay Resort

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    Surround yourself in a tropical setting, within a quintessential palm-tree-lined oasis at Island Bay Resort. A relaxed beachfront vibe awaits you with bountiful opportunities to snorkel, steps from your own private haven.

    Accommodations feature a kitchenette with a microwave, a fridge, and a stovetop. Combined with stunning views and an ocean ambiance, this resort will certainly leave lasting impressions.

    The property also provides a barbeque, for peaceful evenings with family or friends. Located 17 km from Dolphin Cove, and 18 km from Key Largo Undersea Park, gorgeous day trips are a prominent feature of this spectacular, oceanfront resort.


    Colorful romantic decor

    Patio with beach view

    Close to Harry Harris Park beach

    Lots of beachfront activities


    Not pet-friendly

    Breakfast is not included

    No bar in the hotel

    Best For Great Location

    Creekside Inn Islamorada

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    The perfect base for enjoying the best of the Keys, a combination of spectacular views, full-service marinas, and unbeatable water sports are right on your doorstep!

    Located just across the street from the Tavernier Creek Marina, all of your seafaring needs such as gas, watercraft rentals, and bait and tackle can be gathered within an arm’s reach. This serene, sunny inn boasts gorgeous views and a deep-water dock where you can drop anchor right outside your room.

    Each room is equipped with a modern kitchenette and brimming with guest-first touches. This allows you to kick back and relax amid island-style décor, a nautical color palette, and premium linens.


    Cosy ambiance

    Energetic water sports

    Close to many attractions


    Small bathrooms

    Some road noises

    Best For Private Beach

    Largo Resort

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    Oozing an atmosphere of pure serenity, Largo Resort features a lush, turquoise outdoor swimming pool girdled by tall-standing palm trees.

    With a lavish wooden walkway leading to the beach offering the perfect Instagrammable photo opportunities, you can finish your meal before peacefully wandering up to the azure waters for the sunset.

    Reflecting a boutique feel inside, the optimum blend of nature and luxury brings guests back year after year. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a microwave, a coffee machine, and other high-end amenities to offer a peaceful reprieve.

    Situated only 3 km from Dolphin Cove and 3.9 km from Key Large Undersea Park, a graceful array of tropical adventures awaits.


    Serene atmosphere

    Scenic outdoor pool

    Canoeing activities

    Private beach area


    Small dock

    No hot tubs in bungalows

    No on-site restaurants

    Best For Views

    Amoray Dive Resort

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    Located 2 miles from the snorkeling and boat tours at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Amoray Dive Resort is nestled within a charming array of Key West architecture and offers uniquely nautical condo-style comfort in the form of a dreamy retreat.

    As one of the only gold-standard dive resorts in the US, this stunning property is a plunge deep into adventurers’ paradise. Here, you can rent snorkels and head straight out to glimpse at marine life on the radiant, sandy seafloor, or catch a sunset cruise to admire the most golden sunsets in the world.

    From the comfort of your room, you can soak in serene bayside views, making this resort a true spot of splendor and tranquillity.


    Only gold standard dive resort in the US

    Cruise trips

    Snorkelling and diving

    Balconies with sea view


    No boat dock

    Small beach area

    No on-site bar

    Best For Longer Stays

    Atlantic Bay Resort

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    Idyllically situated on Florida Bay in Tavernier, the lush 3 acres of waterfront ground that hosts Atlantic Bay Resort greets you with the seclusion and privacy you crave from a tropical vacation.

    From sunrise to sunset, the resort’s private beach offers a prime location to unwind, whilst soaking up the spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. Here, you can easily spot beautiful coral reefs, enjoy world-class backcountry and offshore fishing, or simply lounge around the opulent freshwater pool.

    The hotel boasts 19 thoughtfully appointed accommodations, which can each house up to four persons. A stay here will grant you access to the waterfront tiki, a barbeque, and a private beach.


    Breathtaking sunset view

    Fresh water pool

    A waterfront tiki

    Private beach area


    Not pet-friendly

    No on-site restaurant or bar

    No spa

    Best For Seafront Views

    Azul del Mar

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    If you are vacationing in the eco-friendly, deep-blue Florida Keys, this standout boutique hotel provides a slide of serenity, amid purple orchids and swaying palms. Azul del Mar is a fan favourite in Key Largo, offering a tropical hideaway with unmatched beauty.


    The secluded private estate which houses the resort sits beneath lush tropical plants and colourful, butterfly-friendly flowers. The resort’s suites are inspired by natural beauty, and feature tropical, modern décor.

    A kitchenette is provided in each room, complete with a mini-fridge and well-furnished sitting areas with flat-screen TVs. Azul del Mar invites you to your own private paradise on a gorgeous island bound by lively coral reefs and world-famous sunsets.


    Peaceful ambiance

    Breathtaking sunset view

    Lush tropical plants

    Open-air barbeque facilities


    No swimming pool

    Some rooms have no windows

    No breakfast

    Best For On-Site Dining

    Snappers Key Largo


    Founded in 1989, the Snappers is part of the furniture and folklore of the Conch Republic and has long attracted visitors due to its world-famous dining experience ‘Turtle Club’.

    Here, guests can enjoy live music, followed by a unique drinking experience at the bar. Whether staying in the Beach Room, the Aqua Room, the Shipmates Room, or the Honeymoon Suite, you can guarantee a quirky hospitality experience topped with first-rate amenities.

    Water sports equipment can be rented, with kayaking, paddleboarding, and jet skiing opportunities providing a memorable ocean vacation. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park can be reached with a 40-minute bike ride through the tropical landscapes of Key Largo.


    Retro chic ambiance

    Dining on the water

    Water sports


    No swimming pool

    No private boat ramp

    Best For Families

    The Pelican Key Largo Cottages

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    Committed to delivering an unforgettable experience, the laid-back atmosphere at The Pelican can be enjoyed whilst swaying in a hammock under the island sunshine or watching manatees and dolphins frolicking in the ocean.

    Top-of-the-range diving and snorkeling opportunities are prominent features of this unique resort, and if you are a boater, you can pull your boat right up to a wonderful stay, courtesy of the resort’s accessible boat ramp and two docks.

    Each of the suites and cottages is individually designed in terms of size, character, color, and layout. Moreover, the charm of the beautiful Florida Keys can be experienced from a private, intimate sand beach.


    Classic atmosphere

    Three boat docks

    Open-air barbeque facilities

    Complementary kayaks


    No fitness center

    No spa

    Not pet-friendly

    Best For Self-Catering



    This luxury townhouse is a unique Key Largo vacation home. Its natural, chic design emanates a charming atmosphere, owing to its vibrant color scheme of grey, white, and nautical blue.

    You can check out a tarpon feeding session at the saltwater lagoon directly outside your balcony, which also features picturesque views. A free golf cart is provided during your stay, giving you the opportunity to head down to the stunning course.

    With world-renowned snorkeling and scuba diving experiences within an arm’s reach, and a 400-foot jetty at the property, this remodeled unit provides the ultimate vacation experience for friends, couples, and families alike.


    Monochromatic pleasing decor

    A private marina

    Tennis and PickleBall area nearby

    Refreshing outdoor pool


    No fitness center

    No spa

    Best For Aparthotel

    Kawama Yacht Club A4

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    This pool-view townhome is an exceptional community hideaway, with a stunning deck perfect for sunset alfresco dining. The apartment boasts two bedrooms and is designed with a private outdoor space, its very own seating areas, and other trendsetting amenities.

    An outdoor pool and tennis courts provide exclusive areas to socialize, while kayaks can be taken down to the onsite marina to indulge in some water-based adventures.

    A 7 km drive will take you to both John Pennekamp State Park and Dolphin Cove, while the surrounding area offers the perfect landscape to head out on bikes and breathe in the lush island air.


    Cute decor

    Outdoor pool

    On-site marina

    Tennis court


    No direct beach access

    No spa

    Best Hotels in Key Largo Ranked

    The table compares the top 19 cool and trendy hotels in Key Largo.

    Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attractions (km)Nearby Restaurants
    Bungalows Key Largo99010 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 99 Bayside$1099-$2198No8.63
    Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo Curio Collection By Hilton97000 Overseas Highway$310-$783Yes19.03
    Playa Largo Resort & Spa Autograph Collection97450 Overseas Highway$399-$699No6.13
    Reef House Resort and Marina103800 Overseas Highway MM 103.8$215-$641Yes2.53
    Drift Hotel95320 Overseas Highway$129-$236No17.03
    Gilbert’s Resort107900 Overseas Highway$179-$382No7.04
    Kona Kai Resort and Gallery97802 Overseas Highway$143-$239No2.73
    Coconut Palm Inn198 Harborview Drive$239-$415No17.02
    Anchorage Resort107800 Overseas Highway$219No7.03
    Island Bay Resort92530 Overseas Highway$561-$743No16.02
    Creekside Inn Islamorada90611 Old Highway$249-$349No19.03
    Largo Resort101740 Overseas Highway$675-$4556No0.83
    Amoray Dive Resort104250 Overseas Highway$198-$560No0.453
    Atlantic Bay Resort160 Sterling Road$359-$821No16.02
    Azul del Mar104300 Overseas Highway$268-$457No0.52
    Snappers Key LargoSnappers Key Largo$338No16.03
    The Pelican Key Largo Cottages99446 Overseas Highway$215-$475No0.43
    C-VOTED REMODELLED UNIT! KAYAKs, MARINA1500 Ocean Bay Drive$959-$1130No1.22
    Kawama Yacht Club A4Key Largo, 33037$1055No1.32


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