A Pet-Friendly Key West Vacation
At Margaritaville Beach House Key West, we know how important fur babies are to a family. That’s why we are proudly pet-friendly, and committed to helping all of our guests – human and otherwise – have the perfect tropical getaway. With ample beaches, dog parks, and pet-friendly restaurants, Key West is an ideal place to travel with furry friends.
Need tips on places to stay, attractions to see, and places to eat with your pets? Read below for the inside scoop on pet-friendly Key West spots!
Pet-Friendly Key West Accommodations
Here at Margaritaville Beach House Key West, we welcome well-behaved dogs of 30 lbs or less. The rate is $75 per night per dog, with a maximum of two dogs per room. Leashed pets are invited to explore our extensive grounds accompanied by their owners, with the exception of the pool, fitness center, and hotel shuttle. We ask that guests not leave their pets unattended and that they clean up after them on hotel grounds. Please note that certified service dogs giving assistance to individuals with disabilities are welcome at the hotel and are not subject to these restrictions. We treat your pet friends with the same respect that we treat our human guests – we guarantee your dog will have a woofing good time!
Places to Dine with Your Pets
The town of Key West has a big soft spot for pets – you’re bound to see many locals walking their dogs on the street, both owners and pets breathing in the ocean air. Fortunately, there are quite a few restaurants and bars that welcome pets, including:
- Blue Heaven (2.9 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Enjoy one of the best breakfast meals on the island with your pets. Blue Heaven is located outdoors and offers live music, local vendors, and lots of shade to relax in.
- Schooner Wharf (2.6 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
No need to search our waters for the perfect place for you and Fido. Bring your pet along for a drink at one of Mel Fisher’s favorite hang outs.
- Hogfish Bar & Grill (4.5 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Enjoy a delicious hogfish sandwich at one of the best restaurants on Stock Island. Bring your pet along and enjoy live music under the Tiki Hut.
- Salute! On the Beach (1.4 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Stretch those paws with a walk on Higgs Beach and stop in to Salute! for a great happy hour.
- Smokin’ Tuna Saloon (2.9 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Grab an afternoon drink in the courtyard or head indoors for some AC, ambiance, and grade-A musical performances with the furry members of your family.
- Island Dogs Bar (3 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Grab a beer and a few barks at the newest bar in Key West, dedicated to dogs! Your four-legged buddy is sure to meet some new friends at this dog-friendly bar.
- Cuban Coffee Queen (2.5 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
The perfect people-watching spot for owner and pooch. Grab a coffee at Cuban Coffee Queen and watch the shrimp and fish boats come in from a long day out on the water.
Attractions to Visit with Your Furry Friends
With a pet-friendly culture, Key West boasts a number of public places specifically geared toward pets and dogs. These attractions will give you a taste of Key West’s beauty and quirkiness while providing endless sources of entertainment and interest for your fur balls. Here are some of our favorite pet-friendly attractions in Key West:
- Key West Dog Beach (1.9 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
This picturesque beach allows your dog to explore off-leash while you catch some rays. There’s plenty of space to dig holes, run free, or take a swim. Your dog will be in heaven!
- Higgs Beach Dog Park (1.3 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
This is Key West’s largest dog park and is frequented by locals. You and your dog will feel like Key West residents here! The Higgs Beach Dog Park contains two separate parks for small and large dogs, allowing your dog to mingle freely and safely while you chat up the locals.
- Fort Zachary State Park (3.2 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Both you and your pup will get a history lesson here, exploring the many walking trails and Civil War–era monuments of Fort Zachary State Park. Afterward, have a grill-out on the beach with your furry friend and soak up the ocean air.
- Key West Botanical Garden (3.4 miles from Margaritaville Beach House Key West)
Your dog will love smelling the flowers in Key West Botanical Garden – including the Keys’ native tropical forest species. Walk through these stunning gardens and shady hiking trails while learning about Key West’s rich botanical life.
A Pet-Friendly Island
Key West truly is a dog and pet-loving town. Between pet-friendly accommodations, local eats, and attractions in town, there couldn’t be a better, more accessible place to travel with your pup. Here, it is possible for both you and your pet friends to enjoy the ultimate tropical vacation.
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