Set amongst gently swaying palm trees and the lush tropical streets of Key West is the charming NYAH (Not Your Average Hotel). NYAH possesses a Floridian vibe accentuated by a fabulous room concept. NYAH is also highlighted by three pools, two jacuzzis, and wrap-around rooftop decks, many affording spectacular 360 degree views of Key West. As you walk through NYAH’s quaint lobby – hidden, verdant, and inviting courtyards await – as well as an incredible time in Key West.
Upon arrival, I could tell that the hotel was in the midst of Old Key West, which is always a bonus. NYAH boasts a premium location and is just four blocks from exciting Duval Street, and only two blocks from the Historic Seaport. You really are within perfect walking distance to all of the main attractions and nightlife.
Start off your day in Key West with NYAH’s complimentary continental breakfast, and consider exploring the island via NYAH’s on-site bike rental. Cycling is a fantastic way to explore the island of Key West. Be sure to take a ride through the picturesque Truman Annex. Upon your return take a refreshing dip in one of the pools or jacuzzis which are exclusive to adults. Whilst relaxing poolside – connect to the free wifi (available throughout the hotel), sip on a cocktail, or enjoy complimentary Starbucks. Before you head out for the evening, don’t forget to check out NYAH’s happy hour available daily at 4:20pm.
Key West can be notorious for expensive accommodations, particularly in the heart of the island. At NYAH, you don’t have to compromise location or comfort for price. Splitting the cost of a room with friends, in addition to all the perks that NYAH offers is a great way to stay within a reasonable budget on your trip.
The idea of NYAH is the brain child of two brothers – Jesper and Gustaf Arnoldsson. Having careers in the hospitality and real estate industries, as well as real life experiences as travelers, Jesper and Gustaf came up with idea of NYAH. Their brain child enables travelers in groups to stay together in style and comfort without “breaking the bank.”
The NYAH Room Concept
NYAH offers accommodation for groups of all sizes and varying budgets. Rooms can literally be adjusted to accommodate your group. Beds can be converted into bunk beds, a couch, or a single king bed – perfect if your traveling alone, in a group, or as a couple. Rooms can accommodate groups of up to six adults.
The room can be transformed into whatever is conducive for the guest(s), AND there aren’t any additional fees for the transformation of the room! One of the fantastic aspects of NYAH is that the beds can accommodate any type of traveler(s). No one has to share a bed, each person can have their own.
Locking closets are also provided for each guest which can be accessed using your room key. Furthermore, the 300 thread count linens and memory foam mattresses are sure to make your stay a comfortable one. Beds also include twin USB charging stations and personal reading lights. Each room possesses a flat panel LED television, and feature fully equipped private modern bathrooms.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to book a hotel for groups in most cities, not to mention the fabulous island of Key West. It’s called NYAH (Not Your Average Hotel) for a reason.
Dining in Key West
There are many fantastic places to dine in Key West during your stay at NYAH. Located on the iconic Duval Street is ‘Mangoes’. With a menu that’s inspired by traditional Conch and Caribbean dishes – you really are in for a treat here.
A visit to Key West wouldn’t be complete without trying some Key Lime Pie. We would highly recommend a visit to ‘Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe‘. Kermit’s is located just a short walk from Mallory Square, and here you’ll get to enjoy Key West’s signature dessert. Kermit’s is also a great place to have lunch amidst the tranquil koi pond and shaded rainforest patio.
A welcoming cozy atmosphere awaits at Santiago’s Bodega. This Spanish restaurant offers hot and cold tapas, ceviche, and more. Some of the delights we indulged in included yellowfin tuna ceviche and saganaki (haloumi cheese sprinkled with oregano and flambéed with brandy, served with pita bread).
Turtle Kraals affords beautiful views of the marina where you can watch the sunset while enjoying some of Key West’s freshest seafood. The atmosphere is lively, yet laid-back.
Excursions in Key West
The island of Key West offers a variety of excursions. We’ve highlighted a few of the excursions that we experienced below.
The sunset should not be missed in Key West, and your front row ticket is aboard one of the stunning Danger Charter Sail Boats where you can enjoy the dazzling sunset whilst sampling fine wines and upscale craft beers, complimented by delicious hors d’oeuvres. This really is a beautiful and elegant way to enjoy the spectacular sunsets in Key West. In addition, you might get lucky and spot a dolphin or two.
Take a day trip excursion to the idyllic island of Dry Tortugas, almost 70 miles from Key West. Ideal for snorkeling and exploring Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas is only accessible by boat or seaplane.
The Key West Garden Club, located on the site of a former Civil War Fort, is the perfect respite from the liveliness of Duval Street. Secluded and full of greenery, this spot is one of the last free tourist attractions in Key West.
Key West is a treasured place for many. NYAH enables you and others of your party to experience this beloved island to the best of your ability. Stay at charming and innovative NYAH, a cutting edge hotel, that mingles perfectly with the tradition of Key West and celebrates the beauty of this tropical island.
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Address: 420 Margaret Street Key West, FL 33040