Our Key Lime Inn recently received both a lobby remodel and new exterior window shutters. The Key Lime Inn is a collection of 12 cottages and a historic mansion all on one property connected on an acre of tropical landscaping. We’re one of the few historic hotels in Key West that has a center parking area near the cottages for guests, but it was not always that way. Here is some interesting history. The Maloney House, which is part of this historic Inn, is one of the oldest houses in Key West, built in 1854 by Walter Maloney. He was a Mayor of Key West and he, his family and descendants lived here on the property until they sold it to a former circus performer, Joe Zorsky, who built some cottages on the property in the 1930’s and 40’s, making it into a place for guest accommodations for the first time. He called it the Cactus Terrace Motor Court and it was innovative because you could pull your car right up next to your cottage. In the early 1970’s he added a “pool cabana” which now has 12 guestrooms in it. In 1998 we bought the property, then known as Key Lime Village, and made extensive upgrades and renovations while making sure that the property remained structurally the same since the 1930’s. We added the Reception Building in 1998 but budgets were tight and we had to keep the architecture simple in order to reopen the hotel as quickly as possible. This year we enlarged the lobby and added the characteristic Key West green shutters to the exterior of the building. We’ll see you here when you arrive!