We always had visited the bar in this hotel with its colorful locals and guest but had never stayed in bed and breakfast type hotel before. I can not express how much we loved the hotel and Cedar Key in general!!!! The inn was built originally in 1859 or so as a general store and has had many changes through the years!! It has wooden walls, ceilings,and floors and some rooms have clawfoot tubs. There is a room in the middle of the top of the stairs to read, get on computer, visit with other guests. It feels like home!!! Homecooked breakfast every morning--either quiche, French toast, or scrambled eggs, homemade biscuit, and two pieces of bacon with choice of six juices!!! The dining room has a wonderful menu that had local oysters, clams,and fish and their soup of day is always good!!!! You can walk anywhere you want to go in Cedar Key!!! There is an old graveyard with old graves dating in the mid 1850's. They were a long line fishing town until it was banned so now they have clam farms and oyster beds. There is a shell mound from Indian days at edge of town. There are many talented artists with all types of crafts. The hotel has a porch that you can view water and sunrise and birds in the short distance!!! Take a trip off the beaten path it is worth it. Ohhhhh I almost forgot to mention that this hotel is rumored to have over ten ghosts!!! The locals say they have seen them. Do not let this scare you away. I am going back as soon as I can.
- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel And Restaurant
- Island Cedar Key
- Is Hotel Cedar Key
- Island Hotel & Restaurant Cedar Key, Florida