If ever there was a gay mecca, it is the Island House. This award-winning resort is the epitome of the perfect gay Key West experience. Situated in the heart of Old Town, not only is this all-male resort the go-to destination for gay men in Key West, but it is also the largest and oldest running gay resort in the world. Open 365 days a year, Island House is the perfect place to center yourself and discover a new sense of freedom. Since 1976, Island House has been a sanctuary of the gay community where new and old friends mingle to create an unforgettable experience unlike any other. To let your colors shine, and be a part of this remarkable resort, be sure to book soon before rooms fill up.
This spring there is no better place than Island House to unwind and foster comradery. Be it while relaxing poolside at the daily free happy hour, keeping up with your workout regimen in the resort’s fully-equipped health club, or soothing tired muscles in the sauna or steam room, Island House has something for everyone. Have an eye for art? The indoor hot tub is surrounded by an interpretation of Matisse's iconic Dance, and the guest rooms feature male-centric pieces of art.
After spending a day in the sun enjoying recreational recommendations from the knowledgeable and friendly staff, head poolside to the bar, which is open daily until 4am, for one of the most festive and exciting happy hours in town. Did we mention it’s free for resort guests? Once you’re done chatting with Key West’s colorful locals and sipping piña coladas, sit down for a bite at the Café, which has been voted one of the best in Key West and serves American classics with a Caribbean twist 24 hours a day.
With countless amenities that are offered at no cost to the guest, Island House is truly the gem of Key West and will leave you wanting to come back. The best part is you can, and for free! If you book a stay for four nights before June 30th, Island House shows their appreciation and gives you a free three night stay for either this summer or fall. And you thought this place couldn’t get any better, right?
Though the Island House has all the recommendations you could ever want or need during your trip, check out our video guide on what to explore while in Key West for some inspiration before you head south:
Buy four nights this winter and get a free three night stay next summer. A qualifying stay would be one stay of four nights or more between November 4, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The free stay can be taken subject to availability weeknights only (week nights are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) between June 1, 2017 and October 12, 2017. Blackout dates are Gay Pride, July 4th and Labor Day. Your free room will be of the same type as your paid stay. You may upgrade to a more expensive room type on your free stay by paying the difference in the prevailing room rates on the date of your stay. The free stay has no cash value and is NOT transferrable. Please note that your 3 Free nights CANNOT be split into separate stays and must be taken at the SAME time.