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Old Oct 19th, 2006, 01:35 PM
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I'm trying to decide where to stay for four nights in Key West in January, celebrating hubby's birthday with some of his oldest friends in the world. There are a total of 5 of us, so I've been thinking along the lines of a cottage or condo where we can all stay together rather than individual rooms. So far I'm concentrating on a 2/2 cottage at the Paradise Inn ($400/nt) or a 2/2 condo at the Galleon ($550/nt). We've stayed at the Galleon before and liked it well enough - the view is great and the condos are pretty large. Never stayed at the Paradise. My question - do I spend the extra $$ for a place I know that has great waterviews, or go with the Paradise and save the extra $$ for dive trips? Anyone have any experience with the Paradise?

PS - if it helps, hubby and I have been to KW many times but never stayed in a guesthouse, and the people coming with us have never been to KW.

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Old Oct 19th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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My husband and I spend at least 4 weeks a year at the Galleon, so I'm really partial to it. Having said that, have you seen the two bedroom units? The second bedroom is TINY! I've seen one that had a double bed in it, but the others (overlooking the marina) have all had twin beds and no room for much more than a little night stand with a couple of drawers. I'm just not envisioning 2 grown men in those little beds! (Or a third on the couch, for that matter!)

I don't hear much about Paradise Inn anymore, but the primary thing I remember about it is that the walls are apparently very thin, so privacy can be an issue.

Have you considered Truman Annex? Or going through a realtor for something else? I've never used At Home in Key West, but I know others who've used it and been very pleased - they have lots of different accommodation options - and you might take a look at their website.

Still another option is the Banyan Resort. We took a look at a few of their units a couple of years ago and weren't very impressed, but for a bunch of guys (and you, lol) it might be a good option. Great location!
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Old Oct 19th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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My favorite, 1 Duval Street:

Perhaps a suite?
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Old Oct 20th, 2006, 06:00 AM
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I second the note above. I'm not familiar with the other options. For me, the Pier House is pretty nice.
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Old Oct 20th, 2006, 06:05 AM
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I would go with The Galleon or follow Susan's advice about The Banyan Resort.

I've never been inside but the outside is absolutely gorgeous.
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If you ever decide to try a B&B I highly recommend Key West B&B aka the Poplar House
I have stayed there for years....its the only place I stay in fact.
Took a group of 6 last year that had never done a B&B or KW and they loved both. They both have told me they enjoyed the B&B experiece so much they will now try others when they travel.
That made me feel good!
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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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SusanCS-Booked a 2 bedroom suite C42 are you familar? thanks barbmac
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I second the notion of checking with a realtor. About 10 years another couple and us wanted to go for fantasy fest, a realtor got us a three bedroom mobile home which was within walking distance of town. Playboy magazine had a unit 3 spaces down. Better than a motel room and as reasonable.No I didn't see any Playmates.
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Barb - somewhere around here we have a diagram of the rooms, but I can't find it. My husband will probably know exactly where it is, and if so I'll look to see if I'm familiar with your room.
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