After an 8 night Caribbean cruise out of Fort Lauderdale we planned to spend 6 nights in the Florida Keys and Miami. Having stopped for one night in Islamorada at a not so plush motel on the way to Key West we weren't so sure what to expect at the Southernmost Point Guest house.
Thankfully we had a pleasant surprise, Mona greeted us with with a welcoming and friendly smile and all the staff made us feel instantly welcome. Although we had pre-booked for 3 nights, we knew we would have to change rooms after the first night. Mona was pleased to tell us we had room 5 for the first night and all the other staff told us we had the best room! We were not disappointed, we had the honeymoon suite consisting of a large (and I mean large) reception room with a fully equipped kitchen. Leading off the room was the bedroom which again was large with an over sized king size bed and then off there was a bathroom with shower. The room had it's own balcony overlooking the ocean at the quiet end of Duval Street.
The following 2 nights we were moved down to the ground floor to either room 1A or 1B which once again was large with separate kitchen and bathroom. We was not disappointed as we had plenty of room also the seating area we had overlooked the spa pool which when we was there was very quiet and used very little. This room had twin queen size beds.
The staff took care of moving our cases and food from one room to another.
The only negatives I have are that the air conditioning does appear to be very loud, but this seems to be the case for all older houses. Also in room 1A/B there is a distinct lack of hooks and hangers in the bathroom to hang towels and to dry clothes.
Breakfast was buffet style, hot or cold and was taken on the seating in the garden. On our arrival Mona invited us to the happy hour for 4pm which consisted of complimentary wine and nibbles. It was nice and relaxed and a case of just help yourself, as if you were at home.
The SMPGH is situated at the southern end and the quiet end of Duvall Street and is literally 2 or 3 minutes from the beach but also 10 minutes walk from the bars and restaurants on Duvall Street. There is a large car park for the guest house, so was able to park up for 3 days and forget about the car.
We loved our time here and would certainly come again, it was a real shame to leave and Mona and the staff made us feel welcome and comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the southernmost guest house in the United States. At our Key West guest house, we offer southernmost hospitality, and since the late 1800s, we’ve gone to great lengths to make stays here an absolute pleasure. In fact, in 1894, when Cuban cigar-maker Eduardo H. Gato realized the handsome, rambling Victorian home he had built was not getting the right sun exposure on his favorite porches, he moved the house across the street! He had the huge structure rolled across the street on logs pulled by mules and he rotated the house to create the most favorable mix of sun and shade. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southernmost Point Guest House Hotel Key West
- Southernmost Point Guest House Key West, Florida