Southernmost's Boutique Hotel in Key West, FL
Frequently Asked Questions
From the date of its completion in 1896, The Southernmost House has been a famous American landmark. Rich in history and charm, Southernmost House is recognized around the world as a timeless hotel in the island paradise of Key West, Florida.
To learn more about our boutique hotel in Key West, please give us a call at (305) 296-3141 or browse through the questions and answers below. We look forward to welcoming you into our home.
What are the check-in and check-out times?
Check in is at 4:00 pm (special needs can be accommodated with prior arrangement). Check out is at 11:00 am (special needs can be accommodated with prior arrangement).
Are children allowed at The Southernmost House Historic Inn?
We cannot accommodate children younger than 16 years of age as overnight guests. They are allowed to attend weddings and other special events being hosted by their family or friends.
What is your policy on pets?
We regret that pets are not permitted.
Is smoking permitted?
All rooms are non-smoking.
Do you offer breakfast at your boutique hotel?
The breakfast is included and served from 8:00am – 10:30am; coffee is available starting at 7:30am. It includes fresh pastries from a local bakery, cut - fruit platters, yogurts, bagels, toast, spreads, whole fruits, oatmeal, fresh cheeses, assorted cereals, and hard-boiled eggs.
Is there onsite parking?
We have enough parking for one car per room. We limit parking at the mansion to compact cars and have oversize vehicles across the street at the Lopez house. Charge is $20 per vehicle plus tax daily.
Do I need a car?
Key West is a small island with an array of exhilarating activities. You can get almost anywhere by walking or by bicycle. There are also pedicabs, taxi services, trolleys, and more to take you where you want to go. If you choose to bring a car, we offer self-parking for a fee of $20 plus tax daily.
How do I get to The Southernmost House?
By Plane: You can fly directly into Key West International Airport through several large cities throughout the United States. The Southernmost House is only minutes from the Key West International Airport. The flight into Key West gives you a spectacular bird's eye view of the islands approaching Key West and of the island city itself. View directions to the hotel here.
By Car: By car, you will experience an awe-inspiring drive down the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. Known as the Overseas Highway, it traverses 113 miles from the mainland to Key West through incredible natural beauty and engineering marvels. You will follow the path of Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad over impossible stretches of water. The Southernmost House is located at mile marker zero. Allow three and a half to four hours if driving from Miami. View directions to the hotel here.
Where's the Beach?
One hundred feet away, or right next door. Directly adjacent to The Southernmost House, on the Atlantic Ocean, is South Beach. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, known as "the best beach in Key West", is also close by. To get there, you can enter through Truman Annex on Southard Street. Explore the Fort, snorkel, fish, swim, and picnic.
Are non-guests allowed to use the Southernmost House pool and bar?
Yes, non-guests are allowed--but there is a fee of $10 for Key West residents, and $15 for non-residents. Unlike guests of our Florida Keys boutique hotel, non-guests are only permitted to use facility until sunset and are not allowed on property during events and buy-out weekends. The cost of entry also includes one complimentary drink.
How close is The Southernmost House to Sloppy Joe's Bar and other famous Key West bars, restaurants, and attractions?
The world famous Sloppy Joe's is just twelve blocks down Duval Street.
The Hemingway House is just six blocks away, offering a picturesque, seven-minute walk down Whitehead Street.
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is nine blocks away, straight down Duval Street.
Hog's Breath Saloon is thirteen blocks away, straight down Duval Street.
The world famous Sunset Celebration is just thirteen blocks away, straight down Duval Street.
How close is The Southernmost House to the center of the action in Key West?
The Southernmost House is located on the quieter end of Duval Street, but is still close to all that matters. From our boutique Key West hotel, you can walk to shops, restaurants, art galleries, and nightlife. Duval Street is the heart of historic Key West.
Are you able to help with arrangements for tours, water sports, cruises or other excursions on Key West?
Our Concierge Service Team can make arrangements with our partners over at Fury for water adventures, cruises, fishing trips, dining reservations, and more. We're also delighted to make spa and massage appointments on or off our property. You may pre-book day itineraries by calling the front desk at (305) 296-3141.
What are the best restaurants nearby?
The Southernmost House is located just down Duval Street, which offers a multitude of restaurants and bars. From the fine dining and the fresh catch of the day to burgers, sandwiches and pizza, there is an array of delicious dining choices. Browse through our nearby dining and restaurants here.