The Florida Keys is a large collection of islands (more than 1,500) that sit off the southern coast of the state – and they are some of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Florida, primarily for their stunning natural beauty and the array of wildlife you can see. There are several islands which are the most visited, and those are your best bets for finding cheap hotels in the Florida Keys.

While you may find a smattering of hotels on some of the smaller and lesser-visited islands, the outright competition for tourist dollars on the more popular islands can make the prices softer, especially in the off season. The islands with the most visitors are places like Key Largo and Key West – names you will surely recognize – but if you want to get away from the crowds you will just have to poke around a bit more to find cheap hotels in the Florida Keys.

Nature is the primary draw in the Florida Keys, whether you want to just look at it or actually go after it – aside from things like eco-tours and scuba diving, other popular activities are things like sport fishing. Guided tours in this area can be relatively expensive, so staying in cheap hotels in the Florida Keys will leave you a little bit extra in your bank account so you can splurge on a fun activity or two during your trip.

A few of the cheap hotels in the Florida Keys worth checking out are Lookout Lodge Resort (on Islamorada island, 1-2 bedroom suites, many with beachfront views, WiFi access), Key Largo Resort (on Key Largo, all rooms with private balcony, beachfront, on-site restaurants, two outdoor pools), Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West (on Key West, 106 rooms, outdoor pool, free WiFi, free continental breakfast), Ocean Pointe Suites (on Key Largo, oceanfront, suites with fully-equipped kitchens & private balconies, outdoor pool, tennis court), and Southern Cross Hotel (on Key West, near harbor and Mallory Square, hotel in operation since late 1800s).