Convenient Lodging for Fantasy Fest in Key West


The Tropical Inn’s strategic location at the midpoint of Duval Street places it right on the grand parade route and at the culmination point of the Masquerade March. We are a half-block from the Petronia Street corridor, the site of Goombay (a celebration of our Caribbean connection), which kicks off the 10-day event. Unlike hotels, our front porches provide “ring side seats” to the ongoing Duval Street pageant that becomes progressively more colorful and outrageous with each passing day.

At 6:30 PM on Saturday, the night of the grand finale parade, we close the front gate to all but registered guests. A complimentary open bar with top shelf liquor and tantalizing buffet is available throughout the evening, and each guest is assured a premiere place on the Duval Street verandas for parade viewing. This feature alone is a $200 per person value! Tropical Inn guests revel in being an integral part of the extravaganza, caught up in the pulsing, vibrant atmosphere from the two front porches. They toss and catch strings of beads as each entry passes by “close enough to touch,” while having the convenience of their rooms near at hand and the ability to freshen their drinks and take in the festivities just above the crush of the crowd.


Each room or suite accommodates a maximum of two adult guests. A 4-night minimum stay is required. Additional nights are available at a lesser rate. Reserve yours today!

Please note: Just as Fantasy Fest is a unique experience, our reservation and cancellation policy is different for this event than any other time of the year. Reservations must be paid in full by August 1.  Those made after August 1 are paid in full at the time of booking and are non-cancellable / non-refundable.  Please call us at 1-888-611-6510 or email us at and we’ll send you all the details.

More Special Events in Key West

Fantasy Fest is, of course, our major annual event. But there are other Key West events, festivals, and celebrations throughout the year, almost always something special going on!


 We have availability for Fantasy Fest 2018!  Daily rates from $432 (4-night minimum stay required) include private parade party with buffet, open bar, and uncrowded viewing from our Duval Street porches!