beautiful white hammock at the pool area of property

A Deep Dive Into Our History

Long ago, Stock Island’s grounds were used to house and maintain livestock—hence the name. Further down the road, the island experienced periods of fishing prosperity, heightened tourism, and a devastating market crash. Through these phases, Stock Island remained a critical component to Key West life and, to much surprise, it was the crash that paved way for what is now Stock Island Marina Village.

To revive the nautical history of Stock Island and Key West, it was important that the first initiative was water-centric—thus, the marina. Phase one began in 2014 with 220 slips, 900’ land piers splitting three basins, two distinct docking systems, and four main types of marina "guests" (transient, long term, commercial, and charters). Additional amenities included an artist enclave, community gardens, a dog park, and more.

With almost three years of planning, every effort was made to ensure The Perry Hotel’s authenticity to its location at the end of Shrimp Road on Stock Island upon its 2017 grand opening. With a name inspired by a patriot that claimed Key West for the United States in the 1820s, the 100-room boutique hotel combined luxurious comfort, world-class hospitality, and island-inspired experiences that Admiral Perry may have once imagined for Key West. The hotel was, and is still, home to two "boat-to-table", yet distinctly different, seafood restaurants: Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen and Salty Oyster.

Birthing even more event slips and retail space, the marina continued to make waves and The Perry’s evolution never seems to cease. Another world-class pool, the event lawn, an on-site craft distillery, and a barbecue and brew spot known as The Barrel House are just some of the hotel’s 2019 initiatives. As The Perry approaches its third birthday in 2020, it is known to provide South Florida’s best water activities and unparalleled service that has been recognized most recently by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.

Like Stock Island and Key West, The Perry Hotel is ever evolving while holding on tight to the culture and allure of where it all began.

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