There are so many good things to say about the Key West B&B - everything about it was above and beyond what we expected.
Location: Its a 10 minute cab ride from the airport. Its close enough to walk to the action, yet in a quiet neighborhood. We used the City View trolley to get to the beaches, and the closest stop is a couple of blocks away. Very easy.
The room: We stayed for 5 nights in the Bates room (it has a private bathroom) on the first floor. We thought being by the front door it might be noisy, but its very quiet. Its nice being so close to the porch. The room was clean, a good size, cool, beds were comfortable, and no problem getting warm water for the shower. The only snag we ran into is there is only one electrical outlet for charging phones and camera batteries (in the bathroom). It took careful planning to coordinate getting everything charged each day. A power strip would solve that problem.
Staff: Lucy, Tricia and Liz were so friendly and helpful. They had great tips for restaurants and other activities. They gave us coupons, made recommendations, booked whatever we needed. They gave us a perspective that only locals can give, and we enjoyed talking to each of them. Our Key West trip was one of our favorites, and they were a huge part of what made it so great.
The Breakfast: Wow. The best part of every day was the breakfast. A huge spread of fresh fruit, a different baked treat every day (banana-coconut bread, pumpkin ooey-gooey bread, lemon cake, butter cake...all delicious), fresh-squeezed orange juice, bagels from the local bakery, coffee. Sitting in the patio surrounded by palm trees and orchids while eating this delicious breakfast was a great way to start every day.
We rented bikes from the B&B, which was super convenient. We also enjoyed the artwork and the colorful collection of kitchenware. Other nice touches included use of towels and hammocks for the beach; postcards with a picture of the house, and being able to leave written postcards for the mail carrier to pick up; a variety of sunscreens available to use; use of the refrigerator for leftover food; a jacuzzi in the back.
We would stay here again and we highly recommend it.
- 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