The Cypress House is an historic Key West inn that is ideally located in the Old Town area of Key West. Just one block from Duval Street and a few blocks from the seaport, you can walk to Margaritaville, Mallory Square, Key West restaurants, nightlife, and all the things you want to do. This former estate property includes two Classic Bahamian Conch Style houses and one Grand Conch Mansion, dating from 1888 and 1895. The inn is set inside a lush, tropically landscaped, gated property with many comfortable lounging areas.
Guestrooms are located in buildings that are over 120 years old, and are historic landmarks in Key West. Accommodations at this Key West Inn are tailored to adult couples. Rooms are fully updated and are a little bit different from each other, but all have new furnishings and modern amenities that include a private bath, flat-screen TV, and wireless internet service. We provide a continental breakfast and refreshments poolside throughout the day. In the evening we host our ‘Liming At Cypress House – The Art of Doing Nothing’. We serve a nightly cocktail and light appetizers poolside at 5pm, perfect snacks to whet your appetite for your evening meal on the town. The 40 foot, heated lap pool area provides a private and comfortable place to relax. Our front desk staff is welcoming and ready to assist with your adventure plans and our location puts you steps away from Key West’s most famous restaurants, bars and shopping. Whether you seek sun, solitude, or a gathering spot for friends, Cypress House offers a perfect location for your next Key West vacation.
The Cypress House was the estate home of Richard Kemp and his family who moved to Key West from the Bahamas in the early 19th century. Richard Kemp was an avid naturalist and fisherman and the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was named after him, having submitted the species for identification in 1880. William Kemp, brother of Richard, introduced the sponge industry from Key West to the New York market and they became prosperous from this business.
On the main building of the property you will note the third floor eyebrow-style windows tucked under the roof overhang of this Bahamian-influenced home, built after the 1886 fire that destroyed much of Old Town at the time. You can also see hints of the Classic Revival style in the columns as well. The pine and cypress used in the 1800s for construction did not require a protective coat of paint and the main building continues that tradition today.
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There is limited parking on the street near the Cypress House, but there is a city parking garage nearby on Grinnell and Caroline streets. Our front desk team will be happy to help direct you during check-in. We recommend that you drop off your luggage, park your car in the city garage and let us get you some bikes to get around the city during your stay.
Reservations: 800.549.4430 or 305.294.5229
601 Caroline Street
Key West, Florida