The room were completely renovated in October 2011 and it shows. While you can't quite get away from the fact that the property is older, the interior of the rooms is quite slick. Large flat screen televisions, new bedding, sleek fixtures help the Southernmost become beach chic. However, don't let the chic throw you, there is absolutely no hint of pretentiousness at this place, much like Key West itself, the Southernmost is beach casual.
The pool area is small (actually the resort has two pool areas, one across the street and one oceanside) and don't expect the pool to be a kid free zone. However, there is a great little poolside bar and everyone seems to be having a good, relaxing time poolside.
Ocean vistas around almost every corner, a game area (featuring ping pong, fuse and corn hole), a sunning slash swimming pier, hammocks, a beach, and plenty of beach chairs. Oh, about those beach chairs, you need to get up fairly early in the morning to secure a beach chair or two -- not 6 AM or anything, but best be out there before 9 AM.
Key West is all about sunset celebrations (ever been anywhere where people give a standing ovation once the sun goes down?) and Southernmost is a great spot to catch the sunset. The West Lawn offers some great sunset views, as well as has a nightly happy hour/sunset celebration (see Checking in)
Property Location: On the South side, obviously. The quiet end of Duval St is within stumbling distance and from there you can walk all the way down to the more touristy / crazy areas of Duval near Sloppy Joe's. We made it all the way to Mallory Square and back without doubling over with leg cramps, but be forewarned, it is a couple mile walk there and back. If you are not up for walking you can rent bikes or brave Duval on a moped.
Free WiFi, worked on all devices.
What We Liked:
Friendly Service, No hidden fees (free parking, free internet, no resort fees), the feeling the folks that worked here actually wanted to help you out, .
What We Didn’t Like:
The vanity and the bathroom being separate is never our favorite, and the beach chair wars can get kind of intense.
We paid $349 a night. If you are looking to remain on foot while in Key West and be within easy reach of all Duval St. debauchery without staying on Duval, or at the busy end of Duval near Mallory Square, this is your place. Don't go into it expecting a high end resort thing parrothead casual and your expectations should be appropriately set.