Key West’s tourism slogan — “Close to Perfect, Far From Normal,” — gives a lot of insight into the famous subtropical island’s quirky appeal.

There is the Hemingway Home and Museum, with its beloved six-toed feline residents lounging on the same sunny veranda where “Papa” once smoked cigars. There is Duval Street and Mallory Square, which comes alive at sunset every night with street performers, musicians, and magicians. Visitors adore the island’s white sand beaches, the palm-lined streets, and the proximity to world-class scuba diving. They flock to the funky bars and the vibrant live music scene. They enjoy dining that showcases the island’s vast culinary heritage, from the smallest crab shack and Cuban coffee joint, to fine French, Caribbean, and Latin cuisine.

H2O Suites Bedroom

Given Key West’s appeal, tropical climate, and it’s 3 ½ hour proximity to New Jersey, it has long been a favorite destination for Garden State tourists.

But while Key West is home to many charming bed-and-breakfasts, along with mid-priced hotels perfect for families or young singles, luxury travelers had long had difficulty finding accommodations to suit their lifestyle and needs.

Enter H20 Suites, the first modern, ultra-luxe boutique hotel in Key West.


Expressly designed for adults only, the hotel features just 22 one-bedroom suites with private outdoor space and modern amenities and services. The hotel, created by Meisel Holdings, combines unparalleled luxury with an incredible location — it sits just one block from Duval Street and steps from the area’s celebrated beaches.

H2O Suites Bath

In 2007, Meisel Holdings launched Santa Maria Suites in Key West, and CEO Marc L. Meisel started noticing something interesting at the hotel, which was was recently named #17 in the country by TripAdvisor.

“At Santa Maria Suites, which offers two-bedroom suites, we were regularly seeing couples traveling without children who desired a one-bedroom layout and a private and more romantic setting,” said Meisel. “H20 Suites is the answer to that demand, offering a tranquil retreat infused with high quality and service that’s in proximity to the energy and excitement of Old Town Key West.”

H2O Suites Plunge Pool 1

Designed with modern décor and high-style furnishings, H2O’s 22 suites feature a private balcony or patio to enjoy tropical courtyard views and gentle sea breezes as well as a living area with a plush sofa and wet bar to relax and unwind, a spa-inspired bath with Italian marble and glass rainfall shower to help revive your senses, a luxurious king-size bed and two flat screen TV’s. Eleven of the suites feature individual plunge pools.

“Key West is such a unique destination that has long appealed to high-end travelers, but they also want accommodations with the same level of luxury and service that you see in other island resort towns,” said Meisel. “H20 delivers in that regard.”

The hotel’s relaxing vibe extends to the stunning rooftop deck where panoramic vistas of Old Town Key West, a refreshing pool, comfortable lounges, tropical libations from the Rooftop bar and poolside tapas enhance the quiet, island life ambiance. For those looking to recharge with a wellness experience in paradise, a fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weights, and resistance and fitness training equipment.

“Guest service is a hallmark of the hotel,” said Meisel. “We provide complimentary Champagne with Chambord upon first arrival, offer daily Mimosas and Bloody Marys at the Roof Top Pool, and nightly turndown service includes frozen Dove ice cream bars, locally fresh baked muffins and Ghirardelli chocolates. Our 24-hour Concierge is always available. Our staff can make reservations at the island’s hottest cuisine destinations, book fishing, sailing or diving adventures, or recommend those secret hideaways only the locals know about. That’s what helps guests create those incredible memories of their island getaway.”

H2O Suites Birds Eye View

For more information on H2O Suites, visit www.H2OSuites.com, or call toll-free: 855- H2O-KWST. The hotel is located at 1212 Simonton Street, Key West, Florida 33040.