Leave all your worries (but not your pet!) behind and come on down to the Keys! We've got plenty of pet-friendly lodgings--whether you're looking for a hotel, motel, inn, cottage, or bed and breakfast--from Key Largo to Key West.

Of course you're going to want to hit the beach with your pet, so we've put together a guide to the pet-friendly beaches of the Florida Keys.

For cat owners and lovers, you can't go to the Florida Keys without visiting Ernest Hemingway's home on Key West, where he lived and wrote for ten years. In addition to it being a museum, it is also the sanctuary of more than 60 cats, many of them polydactyl (six-toed) and descended from a six-toed tomcat given to Papa Hemingway by an acquaintance who was a sea captain.

The Keys are a fun place to visit all year round and the annual weeklong Fantasy Fest held the last week of October is a good reason to head on down. There are a ton of activities but one you and your pet can do together is the Pet Masquerade and Parade. You and your pet can register to participate or just enjoy the crazy creativity of it.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Florida Keys

Pet Policy: Fee is $75 per pet per stay. All sizes and pets welcome. Both Dogs and Cats are welcome at this hotel.

Policy Confirmed: 10/29/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 10/29/2020

Pet Amenities: Dog bowls and beds, Acqua Panna water, treats, waste disposal bags.

Points of Interest: Florida Bay by pet friendly boat ramp,

Pet Policy: All pets welcome. $5 per pet per night. No size limit. No max. number of pets.

Policy Confirmed: 03/19/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/19/2021

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Florida Keys



1000 Atlantic Blvd,
Key West, FL
Pet Friendly Salute!  in Key West, Florida

Salute! On The Beach has Patio seating that is dog friendly. A great combination of fantastic food and a beach-side cafe. Featuring fresh breads, vegetables and seafood, this light Caribbean-influenced fare is all you and your best buddy will need to soak in the atmosphere while enjoying this Key West landmark.


Morada Bay Beach Cafe

81600 Overseas Highway,
Islamorada, FL
Pet Friendly Morada Bay Beach Cafe in Islamorada, Florida

Located in the heart of Islamorada at mile marker 81.6, the Morada Bay Beach Cafe & Bar is an outdoor Mediterranean bistro cafe set in the sand. Dogs are welcome on the patio by the bar.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars in Florida Keys


Sloppy Joes Bar

Duval Street,
Key West, FL
Pet Friendly Sloppy Joes Bar in Key West, Florida

On Duval Street in Key West Florida. Sloppy Joe's has been around since 1935 and offers a great mix of food, including pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Be sure to try some of their great drinks including a Sloppy Rita and a Frozen Pain in the Ass. On a really hot day, it might just do the trick.


2 Cents Restaurant & Pub

416 Appelrouth Lane,
Key West, FL
Pet Friendly 2 Cents Restaurant & Pub in Key West, Florida

2 Cents featurespub food, craft cocktails, beer and wine. Happy Hour every day. Dogs are welcome at the spacious covered outdoor patio.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Florida Keys


Marathon Dog Park

75th St, Oceanside,
Marathon, FL

The Marathon Dog Park in Marathon, FL Middle Florida Keys just opened in January 2010. The whole site is a bit over an acre and includes a separate area for dogs up to 35 pounds in size. There's adequate shade for hot, sunny days and lots of room for dogs to run. Right now, there's access to water outside the restrooms. There is no fee charged to use the park. The dog park is part of Rotary Park, across from the Marathon airport, near Leigh Ann's Coffe House. There is a children's playground separate from the dog park at this location.