TripAdvisor traveler ratingbased on 103 reviews
Combining distinctive island flavor with a fun atmosphere, this hotel provides colorful suites featuring a separate bedroom, living room, dressing area and wet bar. Dive into the unique free-form pool, marvel at the elegant cascading waterfall and relax after long days in the Florida sunshine.
LocationKey West - Off Beach
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General policies & fine print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Resort Fee – Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
Hotel Mandatory hotel imposed resort fee inclusions:
• Shuttle service to Downtown from 8:30 am – 12:00 am (times subject to change)
• Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls
• Lobby refreshments, including virgin Mojitos and fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon
• Bottled water replenished daily (based on usage)
• In-room umbrella for use during rain
• Bathrobe in all guest rooms
• Pool towels for all watersports adventures as needed
• Poolside refreshments daily, including fresh-blended fruit smoothies, popsicles, and iced cool towels
• Free children's menu options at Coral Crab Café for kids 5 and under (one free meal per paying adult)
• An assortment of Key West coupons
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - A credit card imprint or $100.00 per night, cash deposit, is required upon check-in. (Subject to change without notice.)
Minimum Age Restriction: - A minimum of 21 years of age is required for check in year-round.
For groups only, there is a $8.00 per person roundtrip baggage charge, included in vacation price. (Subject to change without notice.)
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating103 reviews
The Barbary Beach House was a great place to stay. Even with minor hiccups I would come back and stay here again. The staff is probably the greatest reason for a future return. Not only were they friendly but very accommodating. This was by far the best resort I’ve stayed in a long time. Thank you to Alex, the Concierge, for keeping us updated during our stay here. And thank you to all of the staff for providing us in a memorable experience.
Average property far from the fun stuff
Our stay at the Barbary Beach was fine, the staff was really nice and helpful. Our issue was that we had leaks in our room and a constant unpleasant odor from the ocean that never went away. We also noticed that the pool is not being cleaned everyday. Another thing is the location of the hotel. It is located at the far end of all the activities and fun stuff from Duval Street. They promote a beach named "Smathers Beach" but we discovered it dirty and again with this very strong smell coming from the ocean.
Drifter's Cove Restaurant at Barbary Beach House Key West
We had an overall lovely stay at the Barbary Beach House in Key West even though right after check-in there was a misunderstanding about the suite we received, so that was disappointing at the moment, but they were able to accommodate us in a timely manner given it was Labor Day weekend. One of the MAIN reasons why I am rating this property a 5 start (Excellent) is because of Anitta, waitress at their Drifter's Cove Restaurant. She was extremely attentive and very kind. She treated us like family the moment we went for breakfast the first day. We mentioned to her that the next day we were going back there for breakfast, and surely enough... she remember and was waiting for us with the same table we had chosen the prior day and even remember the type of coffees with both wanted. Her customer service skills are out of this world, she can make anyone feel like family.
Stylish with Wonderful Staff
We stayed here during the Covid-19 pandemic. Masks were required in most public spaces but many folks would walk around the premises without one on. Cleaning procedures were obviously enhanced. Lovely frozen cocktails upon checkin and complimentary beverages from the bar while waiting for our room. The place is well equipped with a kitchen and microwave in the suite and the furnishings were gorgeous. The bed was clean and comfortable. My biggest complaint is the other guests. We were here on Labor Day Weekend and they were so loud we could hear music blasting from our room. The staff was so great at addressing this concern, though and we appreciate their helpfulness! One more note, because it’s so close to ocean, the smell of Sargassum is STRONG. You will smell it throughout the grounds.
Great place to stay
This is a great hotel. Beach is right across the street. They have a free shuttle to and from downtown. Free shuttle to and from the airport. The staff was friendly and helpful. Reed treated us very well.