We have been coming to Key West for over 20 years and have vacationed in many different accommodations. We were very happy with our experience here and the value we got for the money spent. The location was a big factor in us choosing to stay here as it is close to the Marina, Duval and Pepe’s (our favorite breakfast spot on Caroline).
The room (#11) was a nice size and we loved the newly renovated bathroom – the shower being our favorite. We were right up on Simonton so we did hear traffic going by – but we can sleep through anything – so that did not matter to us as it might those who are light sleepers. We also enjoyed the little patio with 2 chairs and a table right out front of our room. The only ‘complaint’ being that those nice hardwood floors needed a good cleaning. You could not walk around without having some dirt on the bottom of your feet.
We really enjoyed breakfast & reading the paper by the pool in the morning. What a nice spread: Bagels, pastries. breads, cereals, yogurts, fruits, milk, juice, coffee & tea and always something warm cooked up each morning. Very nice considering this is not a Bed & Breakfast. The paper (Citizen) was available each morning which we really appreciated. I must say that I did not like the coffee (coffee snob that I am) so I hit either 5 Brothers (on Southard); Cuban Coffee Queen (on Caroline at Marina); or Plantation Coffee House (on Caroline) – Oh, and there is a Starbucks on Duval.
After gallivanting during the day, we always made it back to the Cypress House before happy hour (5:00) for a quick jump in the pool and to enjoy the appetizer & cocktail slated for that evening. Don’t miss Sangria night – yum! Very nice down time between day activities and heading out for the evening.
For dinner we hit our usual favorites: Conch Republic Seafood House (ask for the Royal Reds if you like shrimp/lobster); Mangia Mangia; Roof Top; Michaels… We found a new place (for us) further down on Duval – Croissants De France – which will be added to our list of favorites. Crepes were amazing! We also went here for breakfast one morning and that was also amazing.
To end, we loved the historic buildings, beautiful grounds and the Key West feel sitting by the pool listening to music and meeting nice people at the Cypress House. The staff were all very friendly & accommodating. Thank you Christopher for printing our boarding passes!! Send my love to Lady Bug – hope she is feeling better.
By: Michele Schimmel February 27, 2013
4 / 5 stars