Our first visit to Key West was absolutely wonderful! We were cordially welcomed to the Cypress House by Dennis. He, Jacob, and all the others with whom we interacted were friendly and efficient. The location of the Cypress House is perfect—close enough to Duval Street to walk to the center of tourist activity and far enough to get away from it all. We rented bicycles and were able to get to all attractions and restaurants without ever getting in a car, except to go to and from the airport.
Cypress House offers breakfast in the morning. Though the food was adequate, I still consider it a plus, as it was certainly a savings of time and money compared to going out for that meal. The “liming hour”, Cypress House’s version of a cocktail hour, was a charming feature. Our group gathered in the late afternoon to debrief over cocktails before heading out to dinner.
Key West is a charming place, with wonderful attractions and a great vibe (especially outside the very busy Duval Street and Mallory Square areas). We especially enjoyed the Hemmingway House, Truman’s Little White House, and Fort Zachary Taylor state park. A day trip to the Dry Tortugas was a highlight of our visit.
All of the restaurants we chose were outstanding. Special stand-outs include Santiago’s Bodega, Caroline’s Cafe, and the Eaton Street Seafood Market.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Key West and the Cypress House Hotel to our friends!By: Cathy Pickard November 30, 2015
4 / 5 stars