Set on 48 tropical acres, the landmark Casa Marina opened on New Year's Eve 1920. The 311 rooms and suites are spread across the historic four-story Flagler Building and an adjacent structure. Rooms feature plush pillowtop bedding, mini-fridges, iPod docks and flat-panel TVs with premium cable. Some rooms also boast nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and private balconies overlooking the beachfront. This is living: a lazy nap on the hammock, a swim in one of the two oceanfront pools or sunbathing on the scenic resort beach, billed as the largest private beach on the island. The resort also has three restaurants, a poolside bar, private boating pier, water sports activities and equipment rental. Note: The property charges a $25+ tax resort fee that includes local, toll-free and credit-card calls (no access fee) and domestic long-distance calls; high-speed internet access; long distance calls within the continental US; pool, beach and concierge activities; beach chairs. See inside for the best rates. See you in the Keys!
The Parrot Key's 118 rooms include a number of king suites, two-bedroom suites and three-bedroom cottages arrayed in conch-style buildings on lush tropical grounds. Billed as the largest in Key West, the spacious rooms evoke island living in their decor. Each room features a patio, porch and/or balcony offering views of the waterfront or gardens. Amenities include plush beds, mini-fridges and flat-panel TVs with premium cable. The two-bedroom suites all have treetop porches, and the three-bedroom cottages come with gourmet kitchens. A stroll through the internationally recognized sculpture gardens and coconut palm groves takes you to the four secluded swimming pools. The resort also has a poolside cafe and tiki bar, sunbathing terraces, superb sunset views, massages (for a fee), on-site water sports, casual barefoot dining and free parking.