Someone pouring rum at a local Key West distillery.If you’re looking to trade in the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a relaxing escape, pack your bags and head to NYA Hotel in Key West. Located just steps from the famous Duval Street, this adults-only hotel puts you near everything you need to enjoy a tropical getaway. The island is filled with everything from kayaking outings to bike tours, which means you can create your ideal itinerary. For a laidback adventure that’ll have you discovering a new side of Key West, visit a local rum distillery.

A Self-Guided Key West Rum Tour

Nothing is better than a refreshing tropical drink. Some of the top island-inspired cocktails are made with rum, and a great way to try this spirit is to go directly to the source. During your visit to Not Your Average Hotel, spend a day touring the local rum distilleries found on Key West.

Stop 1: Key West First Legal Rum Distillery

Start your self-guided tour at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery. This was the first legal distillery opened after Prohibition and is located in what was once Jack’s Saloon. Go on one of the free daily tours to see how they make their rums using locally sourced flavors. You can also sign-up for a mojito class.

Stop 2: Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery

Famed author Ernest Hemingway’s connection to Key West extends beyond his novels. His son and grandson created Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Hemingway Rum Company. They use Hemingway’s adventurous spirit as the inspiration for their creations. Book a tour to learn about the process from start to finish. 

Stop 3: Key West Trading Company

Opened by a fifth-generation whiskey maker from Kentucky, Key West Trading Company creates a variety of spirits, including vodkas, rums, and bourbons. They offer free tastings Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a great way to sample these world-class creations.

 

Be sure to grab a bottle of your favorite rum to enjoy poolside at our adults-only hotel.

Book Your Paradise Escape to Key West

Unwind in your cozy Key West accommodation after visiting a rum distillery.From touring a rum distillery to braving a ghost tour, there is no shortage of adventure to discover when you plan a Key West getaway. Be near it all by staying at NYA Hotel. Designed for groups, this downtown Key West hotel is perfect for everyone from bachelorette parties to reunions. 

Our private rooms can accommodate groups of up to six. Solo travelers will enjoy the shared rooms, which come with a personal locker and accommodate four people. You’ll have a comfortable place to call home no matter which room style you choose. Before heading out for the day, stop by our continental breakfast and unwind with a dip in the pool when you return. Share photos of your visit using #IShareAtNYAH. Check out our current special offers, then reserve your stay with just a click of a button