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The Prettiest Hotel in Key West 




Property Type:  Eco Hotel

Season:  All Year Around

Accommodations:  ​ 20

Types of Accommodations:  Hotel

Environment:  Islands

Nearest Airport:  


Starting Rates:  $ 299   USD



  • Renewable Energy Sources

  • Recycling Services

  • Water Conservation Methods

  • Energy Efficient Lighting

  • Solar Power

  • Green Certified Energy Star Rated A/C

  • LED Lighting

  • A Chipper to Reduce Landfill

  • Composter

  • Housekeeping


  • Showers in Room

  • Toilets in Room

  • d'vine Wine Gallery

  • Live Music Nightly

  • Seasonal Jazz on Sunday's

  • 2 Heated pools

  • Pool bar (open limited hours)

  • D'vine Wine Gallery

  • Complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi

  • Bicycle rentals

  • Massage service (on grounds or in the room)

  • Valet laundry service

  • Bird aviary, fountains, tranquil ponds and lush, tropical gardens 

  • Concierge services

  • Pets allowed 

  • On-site parking

  • Flat-screen HDTV

  • Refrigerator

  • Keurig coffeemaker

  • Air conditioning and Ceiling fans

  • Outdoor verandah, private deck or balcony

  • Gilded beveled mirrors

  • Soft Caribbean colors and polished oak hardwood floors

  • Finely crafted Bahamian plantation-style furnishings 


Based around the plentiful activities available in Key West

  • Art

  • Culture

  • History

  • Foodie Heavan

  • Music 

  • Taverns

  • Fantastic Water Adventures

  • Incredible Fishing

Eco Practices


  • Minimize physical, social, behavioral and psychological impacts

  • Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities

  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect

  • Provide financial benefits for Conservation

  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts

  • Provide financial benefits & empowerment for local people

  • Deliver memorable interpretive/educational experiences to visitors

  • Raise sensitivities to host countries political, environmental and social climate

If you like the Outdoors, you'll love their Resort. 

If you like the outdoors, you'll love their resort. Whether you're a casual sightseer or a seasoned adventurer, they promise there's something for you. The green-certified Gardens Hotel of Key West makes every effort to conserve and protect their environment for future generations, and their eco-friendly efforts have earned them many prestigious awards. This means they utilize a variety of green practices, such as linen reuse and recycling, as well as energy-efficient products like solar panels and ENERGY STAR appliances, pool heaters and windows.

From our outdoor heated pool to the self-serve D'vine Wine Gallery to complimentary hotel-wide Wi-Fi, they have thought of it all so you don't have to. All you have to do once you arrive is relax, open a bottle of wine or champagne and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of their beautiful Key West hotel.

Whether you are trying to unwind after a day of exploring Key West or prepping for a night out on nearby Duval Street, d'vine Wine Gallery is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to some great live music. The Gallery hosts live piano performances evenings and live jazz on Sundays.

One of the unique things about their Key West wine bar is that it is self-serve and open 8 am - 9:30 pm. As a guest, you will receive a D'vine card to choose your wine portion—1, 3 or 6 ounces—so you can have a taste of all the wines or a whole glass of your favorite. There are plenty of wine varietals to choose from, and the system is automated so you can pour a new glass at your leisure.

The D'vine Wine Gallery at Gardens Hotel Key West is proud to be a recipient of the Key West Chamber of Commerce's Venture Award. This achievement is awarded for "bold investment in a new business and enterprise that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and adds to the Key West atmosphere."


Peggy Mills purchased the Gardens Hotel Key West in 1930 with a vision of turning the property into a beautiful botanical garden to be enjoyed by the public.. Peggy began collecting plants, flowers and other treasures to fill her garden, going to extraordinary lengths to make her vision a reality and became known in Key West as "The Lady of the Orchids" for her rare collection of Hawaiian and Japanese orchids that flourished on the trees.

Following Peggy's death in 1979, there were several changes in ownership of The Gardens Hotel. In 1992, Bill and Corrina Hettinger purchased the property with a new vision of transforming it into a luxury hotel. The couple undertook a multi-million-dollar renovation of the original structures and built two additional structures to replicate the grand manor houses typically found in the Bahamas. These new structures currently house the garden and courtyard guestrooms.

In September of 1996, a woman named Kate Miano moved from St. Louis to Key West. whose real desire was to own The Gardens Hotel, and when it finally went back on the market in 2004, she immediately put it under contract. Owning and managing The Gardens Hotel in Key West is a fulfillment of her dreams, and Kate is proud to operate one of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in Key West, Florida.

Their Eco Story

  • The green-certified Gardens Hotel of Key West makes every effort to conserve and protect their environment for future generations, and their eco-friendly efforts have earned them the prestigious GreenLeaders Platinum Level status from TripAdvisor, among other awards.

  • Their entire grounds (almost an acre) are using water via their rain collected in their huge cistern, backed up by one of their two wells on property. They use Solar for heating their laundry water.

  • The Gardens Hotel believes in keeping the earth clean, and being so close to their crystal-clear ocean gives them more incentive to minimize their footprint. Their beautiful beaches in Key West deserve to stay that way, which is why they have in-room organic and recycle waste containers.

  • Twin Palm Certified, their biggest eco-friendly focus is on their three buildings’ rain gutters, which flow into their enormous cistern. The cistern at The Gardens Hotel makes it possible to water their acre of tropical gardens with reclaimed water or with well water. And with the help of solar panels, their laundry facility’s hot water is powered by solar energy.

Please VISIT THE GARDENS HOTEL to book directly with the property