Welcome to Key West, Florida! Key West is one of the hottest vacation destinations of all time. There's a lot packed into this small island, and right in the center of all the excitement is Duval Street, which features shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants! Duval Street is near many of the most popular attractions, numerous beaches, and night life activities!

Duval Street Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels near Duval Street in Key West, Florida. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Visit Key West, Florida and get great rates on hotels near Duval Street!

Duval Street Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Key West, FL - La Concha
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Key West, FL - La Concha
The Crowne Plaza Hotel La Concha Key West, is a unique and historic hotel located directly on Duval Street. …more

Additional Hotels:

Merlin Guesthouse
811 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33041 US

Lighthouse Court Hotel
902 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040 US

The Gardens Hotel
526 Angela Street
Key West, FL 33040 US

Chelsea House Pool and Gardens
709 Truman Ave
Key West, FL 33040 US

Key Lime Inn
725 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 US

Crowne Plaza Hotel KEY WEST-LA CONCHA
Key West, FL 33040 US

Silver Palms Inn
830 Truman Ave
Key West, FL 33040 US

Azul Key West
907 Truman Ave
Key West, FL 33040 US

Southernmost Hotel
1319 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 US

Best Western Hibiscus Motel
1313 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040-3113 US

Hyatt Key West
601 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 US

Southernmost On The Beach
508 South Street
Key West, FL 33040 US

Pier House Resort and Spa
One Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 US

About Duval Street and Key West

Duval Street & Key West, Florida, began centuries ago as the home of the native Calusa people. Ponce de Leon arrived in the early 1500s. Florida soon became a Spanish territory and Key West a fishing village that the people named Cayo Hueso, which translated means "bone key," Some believe the name derived from the discovery of bones and a possible ancient cemetery. Great Britain invaded and took control of the territory in the latter 1700s. The Native Americans and Spanish migrated to Havanna. By the early 1800s, Spain regained control of the land and the Spanish Cuban governor deeded the territory to Juan Pablo Salas, a former Royal Spanish Naval officer.

Salas sold the property twice. Once for a ship and the second time to a U.S. businessman named Simonton in 1822. Two months after the second sale, Commander Matthew C. Perry arrived and planted a U.S. flag, declaring the territory as property of the United States. No other country protested the claim. Simonton along with John Fleeming, John Mountain, and John Whitehead divided the territory amongst themselves and became the founding fathers of Key West. Commodore David Porter assumed authority as a military dictator and was tasked with eliminating piracy in the region.

William A. Whitehead began mapping the future city of Key West in 1829. Cacti, underbrush, and trees covered the land at the time and required clearing. By 1836, the location later named Duval Street was only partially evacuated. Captain Francis B. Watlington constructed the first house on the street, which was named for former governor/judge William Pope Duval. The street eventually evolved into part of the downtown of Key West.

Duval Street runs north and south, bordering the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The northern portion of the street has numerous famous bars that include the Bull and Whistle and Sloppy Joe's along with Margaritaville owned by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. When living in the area, Ernest Hemmingway frequented the Captain Tony's Saloon. The southern portion features handmade cigar stands and the Key West Butterfly Conservatory.

The street also features a number of boutique shops and former Victorian homes that now serve as hotels. At night, Duval Street comes alive and takes on a Mardi Gras persona, which reminds many of Bourbon Street. Establishments offer live entertainment in the form of bands, karaoke and drag shows. Festivities often last until dawn. Day or night, Duval Street welcomes visitors with a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. Moutain is a word.