Sleeping in Airports

Key West Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Key West Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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EYW Airport Overview

key west airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Key West International Airport.

What to expect

Key West Airport (code: EYW) consists of a tiny terminal with a couple of eateries and gift shops. WiFi is available. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

We have received reports that sleeping at the airport terminal, surrounding property, or on the beaches is strictly prohibited. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within a quick shuttle ride of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Key West Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hyatt Windward Pointe – (2 blocks from the airport) Shuttle service goes to the airport and Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa in Old City for $5 per person, each way. » Check Rates
  • Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn – (7 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available daily from 8:00AM to 10:00PM. » Check Rates
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Key Resort – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Key West Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Monroe Airport. Connect to “MC-Public” network. No log-in needed!

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Ticketing area • Departure lounge • Baggage Claim.

Baby Care Facilities – Nursing mothers can breastfeed and care for their babies in private in the Mamava Suite, located in the Departures lounge. Changing tables are also available in restrooms throughout the airport.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is not available. You will find three gift shops at the airport.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Conch Flyer Restaurant (Hours: 5:30AM – 5:00PM) • First Call Beach Bar (Hours: 10:30AM – 6:00PM) • Last Call Beach Bar (Hours: 6:00AM – 7:45PM).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – Recharge your cell phones and tablets at the mobile charging station. Location: unknown.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: outside the arrivals level on the lower roadway.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There is a smoking area located outside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The terminal is open 5:00AM – 10:00PM.


Key West airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Silver Airways • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Key West Airport is served by Keys City bus routes Green and Blue, and the Lower Keys Shuttle. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the Key West Transit website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Avis • Budget • Dollar • Hertz • Thrifty. A few other agencies serve the airport from a nearby off-site location, these include: Alamo • Enterprise • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Key Resort – Key West   •   Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel


Taxis are available 24-hours a day in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.