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Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort
245 Front Street · Key WestFlorida33040 · United States  • Phone: 305.292.5300 · Hotel Reservations: 866-837-4249
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First Class Florida: Sunset Key
If you want to stay in Key West but you don't want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Duval Street, you can take a short boat ride out to Sunset Key.
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July 2006

AAA Four-Diamond Full Service Resort Award
For 10 consecutive years (1999-2008), The Westin Key West Resort & Marina and Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort (AAA considers the two resorts as a single property) have been the only full-service property in Key West to receive this award.


The Greatest 500 Hotels in the World
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort was listed in the readers poll for "The Greatest 500 Hotels in the World."

Annual Readers Poll, Travel + Leisure,
January 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007

Gold List
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort was listed in the Annual Gold List - a readers poll of the "Top 700 World's Best Places to Stay." Readers described the resort as "a place where you always want to stay longer" and "breathtaking sunset views."

Annual Readers Poll, Condé Nast Traveler, January 2005, 2006 & 2007

52 Great Weekend Getaways
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort ranked as one of the top "52 Great Weekend Getaways" in the state.

Florida Travel & Life Magazine, February 2007

Top 50 United States Resorts
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort ranked as one of the Top 50 United States Resorts in the 2005 Readers' Choice Awards listing the "Best in the World."

Condé Nast Traveler, November 2004, 2005 & 2006

Top 100 Hotels
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort ranked as one of the Top 100 Hotels in the Continental United States and Canada in "The World's Best Awards."

Travel + Leisure, August 2003 & 2005

Florida's Finest Hideaways
Sunset Key was recognized as one of Florida's Finest Hideaway Hotels.

Florida Travel & Lifestyles, July/August 2005

Private Island Getaway
Sunset Key was referred as being an "out of the ordinary" private island getaway.

Florida Travel & Life, October/November 2005

Florida's 50 Best Hotels & Resorts
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort listed as one of South Florida's & the Keys' best.

New York Post, "Florida's 50 Best Hotels & Resorts" April 26, 2005 Issue

Prince of Tides
During visits to Key West, Michael Kors "sits poolside, drinks frozen margaritas, and reads". He believes Sunset Key is "service at its finest. The staff is two steps ahead in anticipating your needs."

Elle Magazine, "Prince of Tides" Michael Kors interview, April 2005

Taste of the Island - Latitudes Beach Cafe
"Whether choosing to dine in the open-air restaurant or on a secluded, wooden patio nestled off the beach - dining is leisurely and memorable. The world stands still after dinner in the afterglow of sunset."

Geralene Thurnau, Key West Journal, March 2005

Favorite Beach Hotels
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort ranked on a list of fifteen favorite beach hotels (for the United States and Canada) in the "Readers' Favorites Survey."

Departure Magazine, May/June 2003 + May/June 2004

Simplicity Refined
It's hard to believe a difference comes with an island only minutes from "mainland" Key West to the east. How curious life can be.

The essence of the Caribbean basks here. If one ever desired the feeling of being left on an island, in luxury, a cottage on Sunset Key is the place to be.

Dawn deBoer, Key West Magazine, March 2004

Latitude's Beach Cafe is at the top of our list!
When you are celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, a special restaurant is a must. One of the finest in the Florida Keys is Latitudes Beach Cafe on Sunset Key, just a short boat ride from busy Mallory Square.

Time Out Magazine, October 2003

The 2003 Restaurant Awards
"To win a Wine Spectator award, a restaurant must offer a wine list that includes wines appropriate to its cuisine and an ambience that will appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

This award designates lists that offer a well-chose selection of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style."

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2003

Value Guide
Readers poll for the World's Best Value Guide ranked Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort as the #3 hotel in the world that's "Worth the Splurge - rates more than $400 a night."

Annual Readers Poll, Travel + Leisure, March 2003

South Florida Guide
It's as if they polled people on their vision of a tropical getaway to create this resort.

Annual Travel Guide, Foder's, 2003

Wide Open for Fun
It's as close to being in the Caribbean as you can get without leaving the United States. And the excellent but friendly, casual service is reminiscent of the Caribbean.

Florida Travel, November/December 2002

30 best kid-friendly resorts
Readers poll of the 30 Best Kid-Friendly Resorts in the United States ranked Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort as the #2 resort.

Annual Readers Poll, Travel + Leisure Family, Fall/Winter 2002

Private island spawns modern fairy tales
Key West is festive, frantic and fascinating. We wouldn't have missed it. But first and foremost, we were glad to make Sunset Key the center of our vacation. Amid Key West's energy and excitement, our island provided a welcome haven of tranquility, not to mention unlimited pampering. It's the stuff of modern fairy tales.

Ellen Erlanger & Kathy Meyer, The Columbus Dispatch, October 7, 2001

The Florida Keys
Speaking of beauty, Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort represent a collection of 37 charming 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom cottages sprinkled over the private island of Sunset Key. The idyllic atoll has one of the best beaches in the Keys, and is only a 10-minute ferry ride from the docks of The Westin Key West Resort & Marina.

Greg Oates, Recommend, September 2001

Down to Last Resort? Key to another world is at hand
Luxury aside, the resort's most valuable commodities are simple: privacy, quiet, and waterfront - elements sometimes hard to find in the growing bustle of Key West.

Ann Boese, The Miami Herald, August 13, 2000

Lost in Paradise
The degree of seclusion here is up to you. If, for some insane reason, you want to touch base with civilization, the Lil Princess sails between Sunset Key and Key West hourly, allowing you to come and go easily. But once you settle into this island of peace and perfection, your only communication will likely be a scrawled message in a bottle, floating toward the mainland: "Lost in Paradise - No Forwarding Address."

Dana Adkins Campbell, Southern Living, June 1999

Laid Back Latitudes
The restaurant probably has the loveliest ambience in Key West. It's 80 or so cozy seats sit in a wall-less dining room beneath rotating ceiling fans or outside on individual wooden "islands" on the beach. The menu is fresh, big on local seafood and surprisingly affordable. The service is intelligent, unobtrusive and, in the case of Jim Blomeley, suave and witty.

Bud Navero, Key West Morning Star, April 1999

Another Key Asset For Florida
Among the many pleasures that await: garden-view, ocean-view and beach-front cottages (fully furnished), with airy living rooms that open onto private verandas, where your complimentary breakfast basket is delivered discreetly each morning; a mesmerizing zero-degree entry pool; a beachfront restaurant and bar; and the special satisfaction of knowing that you can take "getting away from it all" to an entirely new level without traveling to the ends of the earth...

Brian Cook, The Big To Do, Delta Sky, June 1998

Time Present in Key West
Sunset a new, one-of-a-kind Key West experience. This hideaway island in the Gulf Stream is the perfect place for a stay of any length...The accommodations, with names like Sanctuary, Sand Dollar, Monet and Manatee, are secluded, sophisticated, and surrounded by sun, sea, and sand. This environmentally sensitive island stimulates the senses and helps make a vacation more magical.

Linda Marx, Destinations, Robb Report, February 1998

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