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Here's what travel writers are saying about Sunset Key Cottages:

Forbes Travel Guide

Key West has a reputation as a quirky sun-soaked paradise where it would be difficult to laze the day away inside a hotel room without feeling guilty. Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Resort embraces this notion. Make no mistake: The resort, which lies just 500 yards off the Florida coast on the palm-studded shores of Sunset Key, is all about relaxing — doing nothing here is really doing something when you’re surrounded by the island’s natural beauty and the resort’s luxury amenities.

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Condé Nast Traveler - Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards: Top 25 Resorts in Florida

Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Resort, has earned the #6 spot (with a score of 87.2) on the 2015 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice list of Top 25 Resorts in Florida/Atlantic & The Keys.

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GuidePal

Feeling ready to escape city life for some laid-back island rejuvenation? This beautiful resort has the best of both worlds: it's just a skip across the water to Key West's lively core, but it’s also a wonderfully secluded escape when the town’s historic but kitschy charm proves a bit much.

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Forbes Travel Guide -  Forbes Travel Guide Where to Travel in December

Before the snow gets unbearable, book a stay at Sunset Key Cottages, A Luxury Collection Hotel, where the waters are blue and the only white you’ll see for miles is the sand on the beach.

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Travel + Leisure - Travel + Leisure's Best Hotels in the U.S. 2015

Despite its humble tin roofs, this otherwise plush hotel ranked at No. 1 in the U.S. for its location: a private island that’s 500 yards from Key West, which is close enough to enjoy the festive vibe, but far enough away to feel tranquil.

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Travel + Leisure - Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2015

Sunset Key Cottages, a Luxury Collection Resort, has been named the #1 resort in the Continental U.S. according to Travel + Leisure magazine's 2015 World's Best awards: "Sunset Key provides a one-of-a-kind setting for extraordinary experiences."

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Florida Travel + Life - Florida Travel + Life's Top 15 Secret Islands in Florida

"This man-made island sits 500 yards from the Conch Republic — home to Sunset Key’s 40 guest cottages. Ferry over for a sunset dinner on the sands at Latitudes, for Florida lobster and locally caught yellowtail snapper, or rent a cottage for the experience of living on a private island. Boats to and from Key West run 24 hours a day for late mainland fun."

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10best.com - 10best.com's 10 Beautiful Hotels in Florida

"Set on secluded Sunset Key, a private island just off Key West, Sunset Key Guest Cottages are the perfect place to get away from it all. The charming hotel features traditional Key West architecture, lovely manicured gardens, a garden pool and a white sand beach."

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Palm Beach Illustrated - Palm Beach Illustrated, February 2014

"On Sunset Key, everything stops for the nightly event for which the island is named. At Latitudes, the island’s surfside restaurant, no one seems to pay attention to the Florida lobster tail or coconut-crusted grouper."

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THINK Magazine - THINK Magazine, January 2014

"Sunset Key your key to tropical elegance."

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Florida Trend - Florida Trend's Jet Set Dining

"Aura Jets & Latitudes restaurant partner to present Jet Set Dining on Sunset Key."

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The Daily Meal - The Daily Meal's 10 Best Florida Keys Restaurants to Watch the Sunset

"Helmed by executive chef Todd Holender, Latitudes pays homage to Ernest Hemingway, Key West’s most famous historical resident, with the walls of its interior dining room covered in photos of the author."

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Travel + Leisure - Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2013

"White-washed cottages--with a new spa and restaurant--on a secluded island near Key West."

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Islands.com - Islands.com, #6 of 15 Best Secret Islands in Florida

"Just 500 yards off Key West, this man-made island is home to Sunset Key’s 40 guest cottages. Ferry over for a sunset dinner on the sands at Latitudes for Florida lobster and locally caught yellowtail snapper or go ahead and rent a cottage for the experience of living on a private island. Boats to and from Key West run 24 hours a day for late mainland fun."

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USA Today Travel Tips - USA Today Travel Tips, Eco-Friendly Resorts in Key West

"Eco-friendly resorts and hotels that have made a commitment to reduce waste, recycle, improve air quality and conserve water and energy have been recognized by the Florida Green Lodging program. Seven acres of land just 500 yards offshore from Key West surround this eco-friendly resort is on exclusive Sunset Key."

Gold Coast Magazine - Gold Coast Magazine, October 2012

"Staying at Sunset Key is like taking a vacation from a vacation."

Miami Magazine - Miami Magazine, July/August 2012

"Accessible only by boat and car-free, the 27-acre resort (also a private residential community) is an idyllic retreat of hushed tones and casual elegance."

Modern Luxury - Modern Luxury, June 2012

"Known all too well for its live-and-let-live shenanigans, Key West can be paradise in the rough. But the Sunset Key Guest Cottages, just a 10-minute ferry ride away from all the umbrella drink excess, is the antithesis of all that. Here, utopia has filtered out the pedestrian in favor of the posh."

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The Palm Beach Post - The Palm Beach Post, January 2012

"Sunset Key: Your own Fantasy Island – even for an afternoon"

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Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers' Choice Awards

Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort named one of the Top 30 U.S. 
Small Resorts in Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers' Choice Awards!

Recommend - Recommend, September 2011

"Forget 'home away from home' - this is the home your clients wish they had!"       

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AWARDS

2016

  • Favorite Hotel - Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotel Awards

2015

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards - #1 U.S. Resort
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards: Top 25 Resorts in Florida

2014

  • Florida Travel + Life - Ultimate Experiences #4
  • SPG Member’s Favorite - Best Small Luxuries

2013

  • Florida Travel + Life - 22 Romantic Resorts in Florida
  • Travel Channel - Top 10 Key West Hotels
  • SPG Member’s Favorite - Small Wonder
  • Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - Project ICARUS Supplier Gold Medal
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine - World’s Best Hotels for Families
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine - World’s Best Awards
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards: Best Hotels in the World

2012

  • Brides - Best Florida Hotels for Your Honeymoon #16
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - #15 of Top 40 Florida Resorts
  • SPG Member’s Favorite - Small Wonder
  • Travel Professional Favorite - Best Small Wonders
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List

2011

  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - #10 on Top 30 U.S. Small Resorts list.
  • SPG Member’s Favorite - Small Wonder
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine - Top 500 World’s Best Hotels

2010

  • AAA - Four Diamond Award
  • Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - #6 on Top 25 "Mainland U.S. Small Resorts" list