KEY WEST -- Sunset Key Guest Cottages, an affiliate of the Key West
Hilton, offers a unique setting for upscale visitors to Key West.
It is situated on an island which in turn is linked to Key West
by two shuttle launches. The transfer takes about 10 minutes. The
property, which consists of 37 cottages (one-, two- and
three-bedroom), opened in May 1997, about a year and a half after
In addition to offering overnight and longer accommodations, the
cottage operation also is part of a residential community where
homes start at $500,000. The cottages have names such as Lazy Days,
Sanctuary and Siesta. Each has tile floors, porches with dining
tables, VCRs and compact disc players.
Low-season rack rates through Oct. 26, Nov. 1 to 10 and Nov. 15
to Dec. 22 are from $295 for a one-bedroom unit; from $350 for a
two-bedroom, and from $525 for a three-bedroom.
Note: When five or more cottages are reserved, a group rate
applies. For example, delegates attending a convention at the Key
West Hilton but staying at Sunset Key would qualify.
All one-bedroom cottages have garden views. Two and
three-bedroom cottages have either an ocean view or beachfront
location. On site is Latitudes, an outdoor beachfront cafe serving
all three meals from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Also available are a marina, beach, pool, two whirlpools and a
grocery store. Two all-weather tennis courts are on site (rackets
and balls are provided free by the concierge). In addition, four
golf greens for short strokes will be added this winter.
Packages are offered over selected dates: now to Oct. 26, Nov. 1
to 10 and Nov. 15 to Dec. 22. Highlights follow. The one-night
Romance package is priced from $795 per couple. Covered are a
one-bedroom ocean-view cottage, champagne, fresh roses,
chocolate-covered strawberries, a picnic lunch, one sunset dinner
at Latitudes, one 30-minute Jet Ski rental and two souvenir
The one-night Resort Select plan, from $520 per couple, covers
the cottage, lunch, a choice of a snorkel trip or champagne sunset
cruise, one parasail ride, Key West sightseeing and a 30-minute
The one-night Weekday package, from $325 per couple, applies
Sunday through Thursday. It covers a free cottage upgrade, one
breakfast or lunch, a tropical drink and an extended checkout (1
p.m.). If booking this, agents should request code P5.
Sunset Key Cottages is a Hilton franchise managed by Ocean
Properties, Delray Beach, Fla.
Sunset Key Cottages
Phone: (888) 477-7786; (800) HILTONS