Perks of our Pet-Friendly Hotel in Key West

Let your four-legged friend get in on the fun when you bring him or her along on your next big adventure at Key West Bayside Inn & Suites. Designed to make you feel right at home, our pet-friendly hotel in Key West knows that a family vacation is not complete when there’s a member missing. With a one-time pet charge of $50, furry friends that are 40 pounds and under can experience the comfort and convenience of our apartment-style suites just steps from the ocean — just like you!

Of course, we have a few rules that pet owners must follow so that all guests have a relaxing experience at the hotel. Those include:

  • Dogs are required to be leashed at all times while in any public area.
  • For the safety of staff and other guests, please display your “Pet in Room” door magnet outside the room when the four-legged friend is present.
  • Dogs are not to be left in the room unattended.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the pool area.
  • Pet owners must sign a loss/damage waiver upon check-in.

Our hotel is not the only pet-friendly paradise in Key West. Enveloped by numerous dog-friendly beaches, stores, restaurants and bars, this seaside city is the ultimate playground for canines and their crew.

Pet-Friendly Tours

The sights and sounds of The Sunshine State aren’t limited to the two-legged. Well-behaved pets are welcome to select sunset sails, dolphin watching, paddle boarding, kayaking and custom beach combing/snorkel charters.

Dog Parks and Beaches

Soak up the sun, sand and sea with your best friend at one of these nearby hot spots:

  • Higgs Beach Dog Park @ White Street Pier — unleashed (2.9 miles)
  • Higgs Beach @ White Street Pier — leashed (2.9 miles)
  • Dog Beach @ Vernon and Waddell — unleashed (2.9 miles)

Pet Day Care & Walking Services

While Key West Bayside Inn & Suites does not allow dogs to be left in the room unattended, you’re encouraged to utilize our nearby pet day care service for the days Fido needs a break from exploring Florida.   

  • Sustainable Pooch: 1-305-923-1783

Restaurants and Bars

Soak up the outdoors while keeping your pup entertained at one of the numerous dog-friendly restaurants in Key West, FL, just minutes from our hotel:

  • Hurricane Hole: 5130 Overseas Highway (0.9 miles)
  • Roostica: 5260 Macdonald Avenue on Stock Island (1.2 miles)
  • Hogfish Bar & Grill: 6810 Front Street on Stock Island (2.2 miles)
  • Bistro Sole: 1019 White Street (2.3 miles)
  • Azur: 425 Grinnell Street (2.8 miles)
  • Dante’s Restaurant: 951 Caroline Street (2.8 miles)
  • Help Yourself!:829 Fleming Street (2.9 miles)
  • Martin’s: 917 Duval Street (2.9 miles)
  • Pepe’s: 806 Caroline Street (2.9 miles)
  • Salute! on the Beach: 1000 Atlantic Boulevard (2.9 miles)
  • Banana Café: 1215 Duval Street (3 miles)
  • B.O.’s Fish Wagon: 801 Caroline Street (3 miles)
  • Croissants de France: 816 Duval Street (3 miles)
  • Grand Vin Wine Bar: 1107 Duval Street (3 miles)
  • Vino’s Wine Bar: 810 Duval Street (3 miles)
  • Wharf Bar: 202 William Street (3 miles)
  • Pinchers: 712 Duval Street (3.1 miles)
  • 2 Cents: 416 Appelrouth Lane (3.2 miles)
  • Blue Heaven: 729 Thomas Street (3.2 miles)
  • Onlywood Pizzeria: 613½ Duval Street (3.2 miles)
  • Willie T’s: 525 Duval Street (3.2 miles)
  • Santiago’s Bodega: 207 Petronia Street (3.3 miles)
  • Smokin Tuna Saloon: 4 Charles Street (3.3 miles)
  • The Boathouse: 700 Front Street (3.3 miles)
  • Sunset Pier: 0 Duval Street (3.5 miles)

Pet Stores

Fluffy deserves a souvenir, too! Check out these unique shops designed with man’s best friend in mind:

  • American Dog Outfitters: 1454 Kennedy Drive (1.1 miles)
  • Dog 30: 1025 White Street  (2.3 miles)
  • Puptown Girl: 627 Eaton Street  (3 miles)


If an accident occurs, rest assured you’re just minutes from some of the top pet clinics and hospitals in Florida, including:

  • All Animal Clinic: 1-305-294-5255 (24-hour answering service)
  • Key West Vets and Pets: 1-305-294-0099 (24-hour answering service)
  • Lower Keys Animal Hospital: 1-305-294-6335
  • Marathon Vet Hospital: 1-305-743-7099 (Open 24 hours for emergencies)