Meet the New Old Key West

Paradise in South Florida

Stock Island, Key West: Boat Capital of the Keys

The New York Times calls it “the new old Key West.” For years Stock Island was considered a part of town unnecessary to tourists. But over the last 15 years, almost half a billion dollars has been spent on its renovation and rebirth as the most vibrant part of town, and the Florida Keys flourishing boating center.

Today, Stock Island, Key West has the most modern marinas, with triple the slips and docks. It’s also home to the commercial fishing fleet of the Florida Keys, and all the best charters.

Authentic Local Character and Charm

Even with its growing artist community, and hip new restaurants, the neighborhood remains a quiet refuge from bustling Duval Street, just 4 miles away. It’s a place where locals take visitors to see what Key West used to be like; where you can watch the local fishermen heading out with the dawn, or shrimp boats come in after a three-week journey; where you can buy lobster or hogfish straight off the boat.

With a population of 4000, the passionate sense of community throughout Stock Island, Key West is addictive among visitors wanting to experience the charm and authenticity of the Florida Keys without tourist crowds diluting the true identity of the destination.

Take a boat tour, play a round of golf, or simply walk around one of the island’s many marinas and you will discover a world of nautical and natural beauty.

We Hand You The Keys

Our hotel is perfectly situated not just for Key West, but also for quick access to the best of the Lower Keys. Consider it your starting point for finding all the inspiration you need—from the only living coral reef in the continental United States, to kayaking on Big Pine, to the idyllic tranquility of Cudjoe or a waterpark on Marathon. Welcome to the Caribbean islands you can drive to!