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Pegasus International Hotel in Key West, FL

Pegasus International Hotel in Key West, FL


The Pegasus International Hotel is a charming Art Deco hotel located in the heart of Key West. Many activities, popular sites, restaurants, shopping, bars and clubs are within a short walking distance. Thirty newly renovated rooms offer modern comfort such as cable TV, phone with data port, free wireless internet, air conditioning, refrigerators, microwaves, and irons with ironing boards. Also, our rooftop sundeck with a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi offers views of the bustling Southard and Duval Streets.

Spice Lounge is the hotel's onsite, poolside tapas bar featuring a unique Indian Tapas menu and excellent drink selection. Parking is available for all guests at a flat rate. Shuttles from the airport and ferry are also available upon request. Limited room service is also available from various local restaurants.


Established in 1969.

Pegasus International Hotel was originally opened in 1969 and underwent a complete renovation in 1992. Located on Duval and Southard Streets, Pegasus International Hotel has been a prime destination for those visiting Key West including locals, families and spring breakers. Our hotel is the only Art Deco hotel on Duval Street and we are conveniently located near popular bars, nightlife, clubs, shopping and restaurants like Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sloppy Joe's Bar, Mallory Square, Fort Zachary Taylor Beach, The Hemingway House and exquisite art galleries including Wyland and Peter Lik.

Activities nearby include diving, snorkeling, fishing, city tours, golf, pirate tours and pub crawls, Dry Tortugas National Park, Fort Jefferson Ferry, The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West Seaplane Adventures, and plenty of shopping.


Company Info:

Rating: 3.48

Address: 501 Southard St, Key West, FL, 33040

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    Comments (23):

    1. Melissa L.
    Great location for partying!  Awesome deck upstairs, clean and convenient.  Noisy at night due to Duvall street just outside.  Staff not always the friendliest but the perks out weight the negatives.  Great price!

    24/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. jim b.
    Stayed here two nights (one before and one after our trip to the Dry Tortugas) and it was perfectly fine. Clean, small, very cheap for the location and a great great location on the corner of Southard and Duval. Heck, the campground a few miles out of town was over 50% of what we paid here for a room.

    31/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. R M.
    Convenient location, with a rooftop deck, pool and hot tub for relaxing.  Parking is close  by, if you need it, and not that expensive by hotel standards.  

    Breakfast?  It is a joke, with stale food and sour milk.
    Clean rooms? There is a sewage smell in the bathroom.  Some hidden plumbing issue, it seems.
    Indifferent staff? On the plus side, they won't bother you.  On the downside, they barely acknowledge your existence.

    If you are going to Key West for the hotel, this is not your place.  If you expect to be out and about except for those hours of required sleep, the price was good, the room larger than expected and the location in the middle of everything.

    25/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    4. joe c.
    This will be a small review.

    Stay at the Pegasus if you want to save a buck and still be right in the middle of the action.  Don't stay here if you think you'll be spending much time recouping in your hotel room or want to get a real Key West feel in your room.

    It is what it is.  It's clean, but the help could give a crap about you.  It's great location, but your room is a bit like a 3 hour no-tell motel.  

    Right next to a Walgreens which is nice and right next door to Mr. Z's pizza for a light night drunken snack.

    11/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Jeremy T.
    In response to Sandeep, your hotel has so much potential and I can tell you take care of the property as it was very clean and organized. The women that run your front desk need to take a lesson in customer service. I felt as if they were overly aggressive and chastised us with in the first few minutes about smoking (we hadn't even checked in and we knew it was a non smoking hotel) but she assumed we would smoke in the room and criminalized us before we even made it to our room. We respected the hotel and did not smoke in the room. Next, the bar was only open 1 day while we were staying there and it was at the end of the week and we even went to the front desk and the same rude lady said that it would not be open today. The day it was open, the bartender was awesome!! The housekeeping staff was polite as well. If I were you I would fire everyone at the front desk and keep your bartender/handyman and the housekeeping staff, better yet, give the bartender a raise. I already contacted my credit union and filed a charge back for the overcharge in parking fees.

    11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Rich P.
    Great location, right in the middle of all the action on key west. I had read all the reviews and the pros and cons and we decided to stay because it had an overall good rating.

    The positive aspects we saw while there three nights;
    There were quite a few updates to the rooms, including a very nice tiled shower in the bathroom which also included a half/full flush capable toilet (yay ecofriendliness )
    It does offer very reasonable parking a half block from the hotel.

    In contrast to some of the other reviews, we found the staff friendly, although we had no major issues we needed to bring to their attention. The bartender who was at the poolside bar was quite sociable.

    Also we were up early enough one day to get coffee and pastries for breakfast, and the milk was not sour.

    It is far enough removed from the destination bars to be generally immune to the street noise.

    The not so positive aspects;
    Although the room and building has many fairly recent updates, its about 50% dated 50% updated still, the carpet and some other design choices are showing their age but are well taken care of, someone looking for a very modern accomodation will be somewhat let down.

    We also had our stay during spring break, and as such had a generally sociable but sometimes rowdy group of lodgers around us, so if youre staying during a party week, spring break, or fantasy fest, be willing to take the good with the bad.

    Overall a great stay and we would stay here again, and we definitely second, third and fourth the recommendation of grabbing a bite at Mr Z's next door, it is hard to find good pizza in florida in my experience, and theirs hit the spot as a pregaming meal.

    22/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Will R.
    We just stayed at The Pegasus with two (2) other couples and we are SUPER happy we did!  The boutique hotel and rooms are EXTREMELY clean and VERY comfy!  We found the staff to be very accommodating & welcoming and you just can not beat the location!  Within walking distance to everything!  This will definitely be our go-to place each time we go to Key West.

    03/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Jesse M.
    Cheap and effective.

    Key Takeaways:

    Location and Parking: Right on the corner of Southard and Duval with lot parking ($10 dollars a day, good in Key West) a block away.

    Overall Amenities: This hotel is clean, has a pool, deck and bar. While shampoo is not provided, toothpaste is. The rooms are of an adequate size.

    Pricing: Perfectly reasonable pricing. Other hotels in the area can go for double the price of the Pegasus (the La Concha for example) and if value is your goal this hotel will fit the bill.

    26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Kristen M.
    For anyone who knows Key West you understand that there aren't a lot of options for hotels. And unfortunately the hotel owners know this too so they hike up the prices. With parking for 2 night we paid $390. The rooms are completely outdated and the bathroom is the size of the closet. The beds are horrendous! The worst nights sleep I have gotten. I would pay and extra $40 and stay at the Waldorf Astoria at the end of Duval. The only plus to this hotel is that it sits directly in the middle of Duval St. That is the only good thing about this place.

    06/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    10. Theresa D.
    Nice staff super friendly. Great location and size of room for price is good. Parking is ten bucks a couple blocks away. The only thing we didn't like is the bed is super stiff. Pillows were awesome.

    06/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    11. Satya V.
    Great place with amazing location right on Duval St.! The staff was really helpful and there lot of food options around the hotel. We spent some the late evenings at the open pool deck and the experience was relaxing! I would certainly be back here and recommend this place. (I can certainly see Pegasus as a great option for the Fantasy Fest with great views.)

    13/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Cristina L.
    Great location on the corner of Southard and Duval.  It's right next to Mr. Z's Pizza, so perfect for that 2 a.m. drunken munchie order of pizza and cheese fries.

    The rooms were clean, a little bit on the small side, but that's to be expected.  The upstairs pool, hot tub and bar were great.  We stayed here during Hemingway Days 2011 and proceeded to get tipsy before running the Sunset 5K.  

    They also take reservations for one night, which is hard to find in Key West.  We'll possibly be staying here again for Hemingway Days 2012.

    18/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Chuck J.
    We have stayed here twice and each time it is a little better.  The rooms are a bit outdated but they are slowly coming around.  It is clean and that is all that matters to me.  It's Key West, we're really just sleeping in the room!  In the past we would stay out on Roosevelt to save money, but for a few bucks more being this close to everything is a no brainer.

    The pool and deck on the roof are a nice bonus and clean.  Staff is great and very friendly.  The cheap parking is a big bonus as well and it is less than a block away.  This is our go to place for every trip and will continue to be.  

    My only complaint, and I think others have mentioned it, is no shelf space in the bathroom.  It would seem like a very quick and cheap thing to add to each room.

    01/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. Lauren C.
    Paid a good amount of money and wasn't even afforded a working AC unit. It was miserable trying to sleep through the night here.

    24/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    15. Kayla O.
    Terrible hotel, seems nice but when we walked into our room there were old sheets thrown in the corner and we ended up waking up with bumps on our bodies. We think there are bed bugs. DO NOT GO HERE. It is cheap for a reason. Towels that were folded in our room were still dirty and stained. Rethink your choice.

    14/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    16. Mary K.
    the room/amenities are slightly outdated, but kept in good condition. room/bathroom are on the smaller side, but are clean and sufficient. the selling point here is the location; centrally located in downtown key west, you just can't beat the convenience of being able to walk to all the area attractions. everything you'd want is right outside: restaurants, bars, bakeries, shops, etc. despite being right in the middle of all the action, our overnight stay was quiet and restful (we stayed in a room on the 3rd floor facing Southard St)

    08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Katie S.
    Going to Key West?  Make sure to shack up at the Pegasus - RIGHT OFF DUVAL

    This place has the retro charm - but still has all the modern necessities - like a roof top pool with a bar.

    You are able to get cheap, reserved parking that is just around the corner so you never have to worry about that. The rooms are a little small - but when your crawling into your bed at 4AM that's the last of your concerns.

    The rooms are pretty affordable considering they are right on Duval in the center of everything.  In Key West you really can't do much better than the Pegasus.

    14/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Gail B.
    Great Location.  Great People.  Only complaint, room had a odd strong smell, the ac very noisy.
    Small bathrooms, but clean.

    18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Roland R.
    After doing a bit of research on Yelp AND Tripadvisor we decided on Pegasus as our home base while we relive our college spring break days!  JK


    -Right ON Duval St.  If you're not familiar, Duval St. is basically the Bourbon St. of Key West.  It's where the "action" is.
    -Reasonably priced
    -Friendly staff
    -Continental breakfast is included if you can get up before 9am.
    -Air condition that actually works
    -Rooftop pool area with a bar
    -Not strict with you bringing your own drinks at the pool area
    -Mr. Z's Pizza RIGHT NEXT DOOR and open til 4AM
    -Microwave and a fridge in every room
    -Flat screen TVs
    -FREE Wi-fi


    -Right ON Duval St.  If you're a light sleeper or planning on sleeping before 3am, you're out of luck.  
    -Rooms are a little outdated
    -Only one ice machine in the first floor
    -Only ONE ironing station in the back stairwell

    Overall Pegasus was a perfect fit for what we were looking for!

    03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Shannon S.
    I stayed at the Pegasus hotel and had the worst experience of my life. On top of the room being small and overpriced, my bag was stolen from the hotel. The receptionist told us it was safe to leave our bags before and after check out in the "breakfast area", as she sits right there and they would be fine. I returned 3 hours later to find my bag missing. It was found the next day in another guests room when she was being evicted. They were not cooperative in helping the police look at the cameras, nor would the owner return any of my phone calls or emails regarding the situation. Horrible customer service and very unprofessional. Do yourself a favor and stay at a reputable hotel where you know you and your belongings will be safe.

    29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    21. Gina B.
    Hi there like u I always read reviews here's mine for this hotel.we checked in may 2nd and checking out tomorrow I got room 300 on 3rd floor which is a corner room it was big, we had views of duval and southard. Yes it was a little noisy at nights but who cares. Flat screen tv, hard wood floors no carpet which I loved.bathroom had nice tile walk in shower. Ok the staff Amazing!!!! The dealt with two diff girls st the front desk dont know there name but super nice and helpful. There's a pool it's small but it plenty the Indiana restaurant and the bar open at 3. We will stay here again! Forgot to mention this was our first time here to the keys. This loc is great walking distance to everything.

    08/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    22. David A.
    Nice place to stay. Room clean and great location. Check in was quick and very friendly. Would stay here again.

    20/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Angelo R.
    First time staying here about 3 weeks ago. I was searching online for a decently priced hotel in Key West and this was pretty reasonable about $325 (including tax) per night on a high spring break season. I've been to Key West numerous time and passed by this hotel so many times but never had thought of staying there. I normally prefer B&Bs and the facade of Pegasus is art deco but its smacked right on the center of the Duval strip. Can't beat the location and they also have a private car lot for just $10 bucks a day. We walked in the lobby and was really surprised that it was clean, fresh smelling & organized even though it was small. The reception lady was also polite and informative. Check in was a breeze. Arrived at 3pm & our room was ready:

    1) 2 double beds w/ fresh linens. They were comfortable too.
    2) Wood floors. Thank god cause I don't really like carpets in hotels.
    3) Window A/C (no central). It works well but it maybe a bit noisy for some.
    4) LCD TV, Coffee Maker, Micro & Fridge. Perfect for left overs and booze :)
    5) Building has a rooftop pool w/ bar & lounge. Our room was next to it so we didn't have view of Duval.
    6) Modern bathroom was tiny but had shower (no tub). This was the only downside cause it was really tight in there. We liked the built in soap, shower gel, shampoo pumps.

    Although the furnishings were somewhat dated, they were not banged up. Room was clean and had enough amenities for the guest. It was comfortable and satisfactory considering we were there for short time and didn't really plan to stay indoors. Again, the location was excellent, right on the strip. Almost forgot, there's a Walgreens and pretty good espresso / pizza joint in the same building. See my pics.

    26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0