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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue
Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.71 - based on 2612 reviews

This is our 2nd year staying in the Cypress House.  We have stayed in other bed & breakfast houses in Key West and by far the Cypress House is our top pick.  The Cypress House is right in the heart of old town close to all the action but is still a peaceful, quiet, relaxing hotel.  The pool area is very nice and the covered patio is a wonderful place to have breakfast, a relaxing cocktail or just a place to hang after exploring the island.  The staff is friendly and always ready to offer their knowledge and advice of the island and things to do or where to dine.  Dennis & Scott from the front desk are wonderful to deal with and go out of their way to stop and chat and help with anything you need.

The rooms are beautifully decorated & spacious with comfy beds and the bathrooms have nice large walk in showers. The house keeping staff is friendly and do a great job, our room is always clean and stocked with fresh towels daily.  We stay in the main house and always request a deluxe room with access to the porch as this is a nice place to sit and unwind.  The breakfast here is wonderful and offers a hot dish along with various cereals, muffins, bagels, fruit, yogurt and more, there really is something for everyone.  One of the best things is the liming hour where guests gather for a cocktail and appetizers, we have met people from all over hanging at the liming hour.  The only negative is if you have a car there is no parking at the hotel but have to park at the city garage a few blocks down.  We definitely will be back next year and are already dreaming about our next stay.  See you guys next year.

Sharon & Pat Strange

New Jersey

By: on January 31, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House Hotel

5 / 5


My boyfriend and I stayed for four nights at Merlin in January 2015. I ran the half marathon on the island and it was in a great location for the start of the race. We arrived late on Saturday and good thing we called because the person at the desk left said she was leaving at 10pm. We stayed in room 7 and it was very clean and pretty but quite small with no closet at all. We didn’t care that the room was small since we weren’t spending much time in it but it would have been nice to have an armoire or somewhere to hang more than a few pieces of clothing. Housekeeping kept the room very clean. There was a nice front porch area facing Simonton St to sit and people watch but at night and early morning it could be quite loud from car traffic since it’s one street off Duval. That’s also a good thing too because the location is great and central to all attractions via walking. We ditched the rental car the next day since it’s not necessary. We rented bikes and a scooter as ways to get around. The front desk folks were helpful with storing our luggage on our last day and offered to store a doggie bag which was accidentally tossed – the woman at the desk (I forget her name) was very apologetic and it became a little joke between her and us. The pool was clean and heated. The continental breakfast was fine for something quick but I would suggest Sarabeths a few blocks down – pricy but excellent food. We had very good food experiences in Key West – a few are La Te Da for drinks and cabaret shows, Alonso’s for happy hour apps and oysters, Martinis for 50% off happy hour tapas and drinks, we heard Louie’s Backyard is not to be missed but we couldn’t get reservations. Half Shell Raw Bar is a fun spot too. Overall we loved our stay and Key West was a blast. We will definitely come back and stay with Historic Key West Inns. We would recommend this place to family and friends.

By: on January 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


This was our third stay at the Key Lime Inn .  We love the location. The staff is always courteous and eager to please. The rooms have always been clean and up to date. We look forward to our next visit.

By: on January 29, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


We planned to stay from January 12 untill friday 16th 2015 at The Merlin Guesthouse but because our connecting flight was delayed we arrived 1 day later. When we arrived Kenneth was already waiting for us. Check in was quick and finally we could unpack our stuff in the gorgeous 2 bedroom cottage. It was very clean and inviting! The beds were very comfortable, I liked the duvets very much. Breakfast was really good, eggs, muffins, bread with a toaster, swiss rolls with ham and cheese, fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, coffee, tea and orange juice.

If you want to visit the most southern point it’s better to visit the pier and the end of White Street because this is really the most southern point! And also you get a much better view of the sunset here than you have on Mallory Square!

We had a really good lunch at La Te Da in Duval street. Great Salads and Mimosa’s. During our stay we tried Key Lime Pie at different places, but the one at La Te Da was the best!

Well it’s a long journey from the Netherlands but I can’t wait to come back!

By: on January 29, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Having spent 3 nights at the Key Lime Inn, I have been thoroughly charmed. Not only was our stay marked by great weather, but the location, setting, and overall atmosphere were fantastic, especially for the money in pricey Key West. The room was great, although a bit on the small side for a queen, and the bathroom sink outside of the toilet/shower room was a bit of an inconvenience (I like full private bathrooms–sink, toilet, shower/bath all in one room). The staff were mostly very friendly, especially the lady who checked us out on a Tuesday morning (I forgot her name, but she was absolutely hilarious). The breakfasts were hardy, and the pool the perfect size for the place. Overall a very satisfying and relaxing respite from Duval Street at the end of every exciting night and at the beginning of every sun-kissed morning. Highly recommended.

By: on January 29, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


We have stayed here for two years now. The hotel staff is amazing and we love the small bungalow feel. Would highly recommend!

By: on January 28, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


I have stayed at approximately ten different hotels in Key West over the last 35 years and visited a lot more but I certainly found one of the best on January 19, 2015 when me and my wife stayed at the Lighthouse Court Hotel for three nights.  Marie, at the front desk, was a deciding factor on our staying there since I knew little about the hotel, its rooms and amenities.  She has a sweet smile and was very sincere in her welcoming and did a fine job explaining the hotel and what it has to offer.  We were pleasantly surprised with our room, E2, which was spacious, clean with a nice bathroom and very comfortable bed.  The breakfast staff was very friendly and cheery.  Annette, our housekeeper, did an excellent job.  We have been in the hospitality/Inn business for over 32 years and know how important a little gratuity is to good workers and therefore, we tipped your staff accordingly.

We go out of our way to interact with people whether they are guests or  employees and found the friendliness at the hotel to be superb.  The Lighthouse Court Hotel will be on the top of the list for our return visit and hopefully we will bring our kids with us.

We have tried several of the restaurants in Key West and we always visit our favorites.  Louie’s Backyard, Pepe’s and Blue Heaven are among those favorites.  One of our new favorites is Santiago Bodegas which we had attempted to get reservations for during our previous visit.  We again found it to be difficult to get a reservation although we had success dining earlier.  The food was delicious and they had a very nice beer and wine selection.  It was so good we went back a second time.

Sincerely,

Tucker Withers

Little River Inn

Aldie, VA  20105

By: on January 28, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

5 / 5


Chelsea House was clean, comfortable and charming. The location is great and they do have parking which was a real convenience. Breakfast by the pool was a relaxing way to start my day and I could walk to all the major attractions.

By: on January 28, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


We had an unavoidable problem with our room the first night.  The real test of a property is how they respond to problems, and the Merlin Guesthouse delivered in a big away.  Very nice, laid back, good location, we’ll be back.

By: on January 28, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My sister and I travelled to Key West for the half marathon two weeks ago.  We had one of the best trip I have had in a long time – the hotel was clean, accommodating and convenient to Duval Street.  We also were so close to the start and finish lines for the race that we got to sleep longer and were able to walk to and from the race. We had a fabulous weekend and hope to be back soon!

 

By: on January 28, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5