I have just spent the most wonderful relaxing three weeks in the Popular House B&B with my partner. We first stayed here for 10 days in 2005 and before we left this year we booked for next year. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing, the staff could not be more lovely most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, we feel totally at home here. The place is spotless with rooms cleaned daily to a very high standard with fresh towels and linen. There are swings, hammocks, chairs and sofas on porches and balconies around the property for anyone and everyone to relax upon as well as sofas and chairs in the lounge where we often chilled with a bottle of wine from the local store. There is a huge jacuzzi in the private garden which I calculate will hold 14 comfortably. Despite this whenever we wanted to use it we were able to have it all to ourselves. There is also a sauna. The garden consists of decking with tables and chairs where most people eat breakfast surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, palm trees, ferns, orchids and hibiscus to name a few. There is also a large orange tree laden with fruit. Quality background music wafts unobtrusively but no TV anywhere which I class as a bonus. This is the place to relax and unwind in peace and quiet and yet if you crave the bright lights, the bars, restaurants and shops of Duval Street are three blocks away (10 minutes leisurely stroll). The nearest bar is the Schooner Wharf Bar just at the top of the street alongside the beautiful water of the Gulf of Mexico, 5 minutes walk. (Highly recommended live music, cocktails and food.) There are many restaurants, Chinese, Italian, Cuban, American etc serving an excellent variety of dishes within a short walk. The seafood in key West is excellent. The Popular house has lots of original art on its walls, books and magazines; Time, National Geographic, Art/Architecture etc. plus the local daily paper the Key West Citizen. The room rates are excellent value. We paid $122.65 for a comfortable spacious room with two double beds, en suite bathroom with shower over bath, air conditioning and ceiling fan. The only thing I have not mentioned in detail is the breakfast. I kept the best for last it inspired me to write a poem. Relax there is no room here for it but I will try to include it as a photo. Suffice it to say it was fabulous and healthy too! A fruit mountain, toast, bagels, cream cheese, banana cake, coffee, tea and juice etc. I may regret this review if the place gets too popular and I cannot get in when I want but I will risk it. This was my 6th trip to key West and this place is the best I have stayed by a long long way. We are counting the days....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classic Caribbean Casual ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Key West b&b - The Popular House
- Key West Bed And Breakfast - The Popular House Hotel Key West
- Key West b And b
- Key West Bed And Breakfast Florida