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Key West Lighthouse and Keepers’ Quarters Museum is the 15th oldest surviving lighthouse in the United States. Visitors can climb 88 steps to the balcony for a spectacular view of the island, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and tour the Keepers’ Quarters that hosts a lighthouse large enough to walk into, historic instruments, maps, and photos depicting its rich maritime history. Visitors to Key West looking to stay close by this landmark and other notable attractions should book their rooms well in advance as Key West lodging is in constant demand and sells out fast. The Lighthouse Court Resort is in a perfect downtown location and is one of the more affordable properties with an outdoor pool and seating area, a free breakfast, complimentary but limited on-site parking, and steps away from the lighthouse. Similarly, The Paradise Inn offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool as well as a happy hour with free wine and cheese nightly, and the Merlin Guesthouse with a lovely courtyard and seating area, an outdoor pool, a hammock for lounging, and daily breakfast. Uncover the charm of Key West any time of the year.