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Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel

902 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-7423
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#45 of 53 hotels in Key West
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Located mango-throwing distance to iconic Key West Lighthouse and Hemingway’s home, Lighthouse Hotel brings guests together around our lively pool, bustling bar and brick-garden grounds. Groups and weddings fit right into this magical scene. Key West is a one-of-a-kind island, and Kimpton Key West gives you five authentic ways to enjoy the carefree fun. Fanning across the heart of Old Town, our diverse collection of historic buildings each has its own tale to tell—and its own unique offerings. From the low-key luxury of Ridley House to the quiet, expansive experience of Winslow’s Bungalows, there’s truly something for every mood. Tying them all together are bohemian style, glimmering pools, lush gardens—and Kimpton hospitality that is as warm as sunshine on a palm frond. We invite you to discover the Kimpton Key West hotel that fits you best, and escape to this land (and sea) of pure enchantment.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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BronteBucket wrote a review 2 Jan
Harrogate, United Kingdom560 contributions103 helpful votes
The hotel’s high point is its position in the heart of Key West, next to the lighthouse and opposite the Ernest Hemmingway House. You can barely notice the hotel from the road as it is discreetly tucked away behind trees and white picked fences. It is a collection of buildings with amenities tucked away in corners - hammocks, outdoor computer work area, pool (small pool). We had a duplex apartment with it’s own patio outside and chickens/roosters who visited us as is the way in Key West. Although the staff were very accommodating we were not sure that it was value for money (it is the most expensive Kimpton we have ever stayed in) perhaps because of the smaller things, e.g. no welcome email explaining about the provisions for unloading your car (there is no parking on-site but 2 blocks away which was fine), no welcome drinks or message, no information detailing what’s available on site (just a map) and no automatic housekeeping (only available on request with 24 hours notice and for additional charge). Basically you are paying for a cute hotel in a great location. All of the above said we did enjoy our stay and enjoyed meeting Gary Cooper the black cat who hangs out at the Reception.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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lindsayao wrote a review July 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan52 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Super clean, perfect location, friendly staff and had the chance to walk every where. Upon check we had a complimentary beer from a local brewery. We booked a king bed room with patio and we got lucky and had the patio all to ourselves. There was a backyard with hammocks, lights and lush vegetation and it made it feel like a secret hideaway. The pool area was just as wonderful, towels provided, tables and chairs, comfy couches and happy hour specials. The bed was super comfortable, the room fit was perfect and had very thing we needed. Our room was clean, the shampoo and conditioner smelled fresh and clean. Overall, it was a completely wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Beagle Mutt Love wrote a review Dec 2021
Kewanna, Indiana1 contribution2 helpful votes
Pros - Great location to walk about everywhere Decent continental breakfast (don't believe what everyone says that expects omelets and hollandaise sauce it is CONTINENTAL) But it states complimentary which isn't true coz you pay a $39 resort fee for this. Well laid out room Some good locations with nice patios Cons - Expensive for what you get but that is Key West anymore TINY rooms and I mean TINY. Just got back from NYC and those rooms were bigger! But if weather is good, sit outside. If weather is crap don't plan on hanging in the tiny room. Our room had so much condensation that kleenex box was soaked! Some room locations were not great that were by breakfast room and noisy A/C units so be careful! Some front desk people were great during our stay and some were a bit surly And, if you like cats and chickens this is good. If not, maybe Key West isn't best for you. Very small pool area. Pleasant when not full but not much if you are looking for a suntan. So, overall for location and thankfully great weather - gave it a 4. Maybe 3 -1/2 might apply. Was very clean and well designed gardens here. Don't plan to park here either. Not many options on property. Also, maybe you will get an upgrade and maybe not. I was first sent reminder email that we had been given a great upgrade. Then when I arrived, no. Room had been taken and I was given exactly what i had asked for to start. Would rather not have known I could have been given a better room but someone must have booked it last minute for full price.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Spring for a patio room and request away from pool
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Monika Pearson, Other at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2021
Dear LeAnn, Thank you so much for the review and your detailed feedback. Key West is definitely very unique place to be in the Keys. Our properties are very unique in their own way as far as size of the rooms, their lay out and the way they are set on each property. We always look for ways to improve and I will definitely share your feedback with my Team. We hope to see you back soon!
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E T wrote a review Sept 2021
Ticonderoga, New York9 contributions2 helpful votes
We checked into the kimpton last Saturday and unfortunately our flight home was cancelled due to the hurricane. We had a lovely premium room with a sitting area and large bathroom. Since we had to add another day, we checked with the front desk and asked to keep our room another day. I was told the eve before we could keep our room for an additional day of our flight was cancelled, so to be told in the am that we could get another room but would have to move, was annoying but we were assured the room was the same level as the one we were in prior, so we would be paying the same amount and it was a matter of moving our items. You can imagine my surprise when they showed me a room half the size, next to a room being renovated. Our prior room was approx 320 square feet and the room we were moved into is about 120 square feet. I asked if I would be receiving a lower room rate and was told no! All premium rooms are the same amount. I can’t even express my displeasure enough. This is our second time here and I feel like I am being taken advantage of. You absolutely cannot charge the same price for two very different rooms in size and quality. The other room had two closets, a specious bathroom, a sitting area, a coffee table and chairs outside the room and lounge chairs. This room has a tiny shower, no place to properly store your luggage and the list goes on. While I’m writing this, I’m listening to construction sounds next door. If the Kimpton does not correct the disparity I. What we are paying, we will choose another place to stay when we return next March. *the photos below are of both rooms. Note the closets, sitting area, couch at the end of the bed etc in the room we were in originally. You cannot charge the same price for these two very different rooms.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Cheryl Martin, Owner at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
Responded 8 Sept 2021
As a historic hotel dating back to the early 1900's, we do have various size rooms and spaces as they were collected over years to form the Lighthouse Hotel. I will certainly look further into your feedback and make appropriate changes. I hope you will forgive us. I am sorry we disappointed you.
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Beth T wrote a review Aug 2021
Bolton Landing, New York3 contributions
We visit Key West at least twice a year and have stayed all over, Sunset Key, Dewey House to name a few. This past April we stumbled upon the Kimpton Lighthouse and enjoyed our stay so much we returned again and invited friends along. Love the little porches and down pillows and bedding. Our bartender Rob went above and beyond today and made relaxing at the pool a very fun and personable experience. My only complaint ...., there has to be daily room service. I don’t think a place like this almost two years into covid can use that as an excuse to not take care of your room each day. Regardless, we plan to return next March and see Rob, “Gary Cooper” and the crew.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cheryl Martin, Owner at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
Responded 8 Sept 2021
Thank you for the great review. So happy you enjoyed your stay and will be back.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (0.04 km), Duval Street (0.3 km), and Heroes Bar & Liberty Lounge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Key West Cuban Coffee shop, Red Shoe Island Bistro, and La Grignote.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Key West.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimpton Lighthouse Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Curry Mansion Inn (0.9 km), Key West Garden Club (1.7 km), and Harry S. Truman Little White House (0.8 km).