Frequently Asked Questions
About The Southernmost House
From the date of its completion in 1896, The Southernmost House of the continental United States has been an icon in American landmarks. Rich in history and lore, The Southernmost House is recognized around the world as a timeless symbol of all that is Key West. To learn more about our historic inn, please give us a call. For your convenience, some of the most commonly asked questions are answered below.
What are the check in and check out times?
Check in is at 3:00pm (special needs can be accommodated with prior arrangement).
Check out is at 11:00am (special needs can be accommodated with prior arrangement).
Are children allowed at The Southernmost House Historic Inn?
We cannot accommodate children younger than 16 years of age.
What is your policy on pets?
We regret that pets are not permitted.
Is smoking permitted?
All rooms are non-smoking.
Do you offer breakfast at the hotel?
Our complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning from 7:00am to 11:00am.
Is there onsite parking?
Yes. We have dedicated onsite parking for all of our registered guests. The cost is $20.00 per night.
Do I need a car?
Key West is a small, island with an array of exhilarating activities. You can get almost anywhere by walking or by bicycle. There are also pedicabs, taxi services, trolleys and more to take you where you want to go. If you choose to bring a car, we offer self parking for a fee of $15.00 plus tax daily.
How do I get to The Southernmost House?
You can fly directly into Key West International Airport through Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. The Southernmost House is only minutes from the Key West International Airport. The flight into Key West gives you a spectacular bird's eye view of the islands approaching Key West and of the island city itself.
By car, you will experience an awe-inspiring drive down the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. Known as the Overseas Highway, it traverses 113 miles from the mainland to Key West through incredible natural beauty and engineering marvels. You will follow the path of Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad over impossible stretches of water. The Southernmost House is located at mile marker zero. Allow three and a half to four hours if driving from Miami.
Where's the Beach?
One hundred feet away, right next door. Directly adjacent to The Southernmost House, on the Atlantic Ocean, is South Beach. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, "the best beach in Key West" is also located close by. To get there, you can enter through Truman Annex on Southard Street. Explore the Fort, snorkel, fish, swim and picnic.
How close is The Southernmost House to Sloppy Joe's Bar and other famous Key West bars, restaurants & attractions?
- The world famous Sloppy Joe's is just twelve blocks down Duval Street
- The Hemingway House is just six blocks away, a picturesque, seven-minute walk down Whitehead Street
- Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is nine blocks away, straight down Duval Street
- Hog's Breath Saloon is thirteen blocks away, straight down Duval Street
- The world famous Sunset Celebration is just thirteen blocks away, straight down Duval Street
How close is The Southernmost House to the center of the action in Key West?
The Southernmost House Historic Inn is located in the center of the action. From our inn, you can walk to shops, restaurants, art galleries, and nightlife. Duval Street is the heart of historic Key West.
Are you able to help with arrangements for tours, water sports, cruises or other excursions on Key West?
Our concierge service includes making arrangements for water adventures, cruises, fishing trips, dining reservations and more. We're also delighted to make spa and massage appointments for on or off our property.
What are the best restaurants nearby?
The Southernmost House is located just down Duval Street, which offers a multitude of restaurants and bars. From the fine dining and the fresh catch of the day to burgers, sandwiches and pizza, there is an array of delicious dining choices.