By Arthur Wood
Upon entering the Southernmost Key on the infamous US-1, just beyond the first curve, is a completely renovated hotel with quite the elegant curb appeal. As you drive under the warm wood and milky white porte-cochère you are greeted by a hotel designed with soothing beach tones, industrial accents, and modern atmospheres. The Gates Hotel is one home-away-from-home to experience.
The hotel property, rooms, and amenities are done with a mixture of modern Key West designs and relaxing atmospheres. There’s ample parking around the property that’s convenient to your outside entrance room. The rooms are freshly done with seaside décor from the sandy blonde and grey wood floors to the brown leather chair and warm wood wall. A barn door entrance slides open to a crisp and calm bathroom. The lower-level rooms facing the large pool have their own patio so you can relax in your own outdoor space in the gentle Key West breeze. Bring your four-legged family member and place the magnet on your door that says, “My owner brought me here to chase tail.”
Take a dip in the pool or lounge in your own cabana. Listen to a concert or have your own party at Sunset Green Event Lawn. Quench your thirst at the outdoor Rum Row Bar and Lounge with a Queen Cleo martini or try their own rum, The Gates Key West Rum. Dine at the onsite food truck, The Blind Pig, with a tapas menu that includes local cuisine. Their cool, blue bikes help you go from Point A to Point B and everywhere in between. If manual transportation isn’t your thing, there’s a private, air-conditioned shuttle service to most of the points of interest around Old Town Key West.
Come take a dip in the pool, relax in your room with a movie, take a shuttle or bike around town, or even bring the four-legged kids as you #UnlockTheKeys at The Gates Hotel.