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buttercup Jul 15th, 2005 07:16 AM

inn or guesthouse in Key West
I'm looking for a guesthouse or inn in Key West. Would like a smaller place with pool or hot tub, would love a patio or deck, and would like to be closer to Mallory Square than the Southernmost Point.

I've been reading up on this site and TripAdvisor, but many places are getting mixed reviews and many listed on the Key West Innkeepers Association site that look promising don't have any reviews.

Can anyone help?

tpatricco Jul 15th, 2005 08:24 AM

You might try the Banyan House which looks beautiful. Also recommended to us by a local is The Heron Inn.

sherhatfield Jul 15th, 2005 10:27 AM

My husband and I stayed at the Key West Harbor Inn last year and recommend it highly.

It is located close to Mallory Square, but still in a quiet area right next to the marina. We found it to be very convenient to everything. Breakfast is served by the pool and had a nice selection. I'm not sure if they still do this, but while we were there they had a happy hour everyday. It was nice to have everyone hang out by the pool and enjoy a drink together.

Romy Jul 21st, 2005 05:40 PM

i highly recommend the Eden House. Friendly staff, great location, nice pool!
have fun! :)

SusanCS Jul 22nd, 2005 04:28 AM

Generally speaking, the Island City House and Ambrosia (and Ambrosia, Too) get the best reviews for guesthouses.

I agree that the Banyan is beautiful from the exterior, but in my opinion, it's not very attractive inside. My husband and I looked at a few units a couple of years ago and weren't impressed at all. The Heron House gets good reviews, though I have a friend who stayed there and wasn't satisfied: she said she'd stay at the Marquesa Hotel if she goes back.

Is there a particular place at the Innkeepers Association that you're interested in?

GoTravel Jul 22nd, 2005 06:03 AM

I've always had luck with either The Heron, The Marquesa, or The Gardens.

Susan, that is a shame about the inside of The Banyan House. It is so gorgeous from the outside and they must have spent millions on the place! I was thinking the inside would have been spectacular.

cd Jul 22nd, 2005 06:15 AM

We also stayed at the Key West Harbor Inn and enjoyed breakfast and happy hour by the pool. The location is perfect, close to marina and Mallory Square.

Cold_in_Cleveland Jul 29th, 2005 12:30 PM

I can highly recommend the Angelina Guesthouse. It's not necessarily close to Mallory Square--I'd say it's midway between Mallory and the Southernmost Point. However, it's charming and affordable!

andy Jul 29th, 2005 04:56 PM

and the Marquesa---

These are the best high end small boutique inns in Key West...small,private and pool

MaggieOB Jul 29th, 2005 06:00 PM

Check out the Weather Station Inn. It's in Truman Annex, has a roof deck with fabulous sunset views, a pool and the rooms are big and well outfitted and there is a very good breakfast. We stumbled onto it when we arrived in KW without reservations. It was great and is about as close to Mallory as you can get.Website is

robbiegirl Aug 1st, 2005 12:29 PM

Artist's house or Eden House

ilisa Aug 1st, 2005 01:26 PM

We loved Ambrosia House. We had a regular room, but they have cottages there as well. My parents stayed at Ambrosia Too and had a lovely little patio outside their room.

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