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100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.

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Romantic Places in Florida

Florida Keys

Located off the tip of Florida, the Keys are a 110 mile long archipelago filled with 800 islands, warm water, and a languid tropical air. Darting between the Atlantic and the Gulf waters, US Hwy. #1 skips over the photogenic seas and links the Upper, Middle and Lower Keys.

Lower Keys

The bustling 19th century Old Town section of Key West housed Hemingway and Tennessee Williams and is still home to writers, artists and Conchs (locals) who come for the fishing, diving and drinking. The hippie-like outpost of Key West is the southernmost town in the U.S.

Marquesa Hotel

600 Fleming St., Key West, Lower Keys, Florida

A gracious historic district hotel dating back to 1884 possessing high ceilings, ceiling fans and marble baths. This romantic hotel has an inventive contemporary restaurant with grilled fish specialties.

T: +1 305 292-1919. 27 rooms in 4 houses, US$ 245-
www.marquesa.com

Paradise Inn

Key West, Lower Keys, FL

One acre flower-filled compound located one block off busy Duval street.

T: +1 800 888 9648. 18 rooms, b&b only.US$ 240-
www.theparadiseinn.com

Gardens Hotel

526 Angela St., Key West, Lower Keys, Florida

Five buildings, including an 1870’s era mansion, set in an acre of tropical gardens and pool, one block off Duval street.

T: +1 305-294-2661. $295-
www.gardenshotel.com

Little Palm Island

28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, Lower Keys, Florida

Five acre private island with thatched roofed suites and British colonial furnishings.

T: +1 305 872 2524. 30 duplexes. US$ 895-
www.littlepalmisland.com

Upper Keys

The Moorings Village

123 Beach Road, Islamorada, Upper Keys, Florida

Most of the cottages have tin roofs, plantation style porches, Bahaman shutters and cypress interiors. Once part of a coconut plantation, these fully equipped 1930’s cottages draw the fashion crowd looking for a retro backdrop. The white sand beach is ideal for windsurfing, fishing and sea kayaking. Located midway between Miami and Key West.

T: +1 305 664-4708. 18 cottages. US$ 420-
www.themooringsvillage.com

Casa Morada

36 Madeira Road, Islamorada, Upper Keys, Florida

Renovated motor inn transformed into a secluded small boutique hotel with prvate beach, pool, dock and beach bar. Activities include yoga, biking and sunset eco-boat cruises. This peaceful romantic hotel does not allow children under 16.

T: +1 (305) 664-0044. 10 rooms. $400 –
www.casamorada.com

Florida Panhandle

Birdwatching, swimming and beachcombing.

Cape San Blas, Gulf County

Explore the beaches, nature, and historic towns found in this simpler, ‘olden days’ quiet side of the panhandle. The Cape is located on the Florida Panhandle’s “forgotten coast”, a sliver of land jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico between Panama City and Apalachicola.