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“Great Spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
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L'Habitation
Ranked #48 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bonita Springs, FL
1 review
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“Great Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2008

L'Habitation is a great B&B for those looking to stay close to the action. No need to rent a scooter or drive a car from this location. It's pretty much right in the middle of everything, but yet off of Duval enough to have a nice quiet sleep.

The house is very nice and very clean. It was very a very pleasant stay. The only complaint would be the T.V. It is a very small T.V. and it is just a few channels. Not that big of an issue though, most of the time you are out of the house enjoying Key West.

I have read other reviews that thought the rooms were too small. I would agree that the rooms are on the small side, but that did not bother me at all.

I will definitely be coming back to L'Habitation in the future. It's a great value in a great location.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small T.V.
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rtaylor75
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2008

I have stayed at the L'Habitation three different times and plan on a fourth return visit this Fall. Since I don't stay in my room all day, the size and value were perfect for my stay there. It is centrally located to the Night Spots and great restaurants! I highly recojmend this bed and breakfast to anyone seeking a good value and safe place to stay while in the Keys. My hat is off to the owners and their staff. I have always been made to feel at home.

  • Liked — Activities were close to b&B
  • Disliked — Crowds
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank kfelts08
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fort myers fl
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2008

L` habitation is a wonderful bed and breakfast in key west.It is just off duval on eaton street.the rooms are small but very clean and the prices are great for the keys.every morning there is breakfast on the back porch.i have stayed at many places in the keys but this is my favorite.

  • Liked — close to everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank newtinfl
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Virginia, US
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2008

We had never been to Key West before, but knew it comprised a lot of Bed and Breakfasts. This one was in a perfect location to all the sights of Key West, the color and appearance of the hotel was lovely, and there was a comfortable and "homey" feeling to the house. We enjoyed our stay there, but had a couple comments. If you stay here, make sure you do not need directions or assistance, because there really is no one around to help you. The proprieters live nearby and can be called for emergencies. The hotel would benefit from opening one of the front bedrooms as a lobby or sitting room, away from the mosquitos or rainy afternoons. The breakfast was definitely a highlight, with croissants, eggs, juice, fruits, cereals, breads, and coffee. We definitely enjoyed our stay at this lovely residence, just had a few thoughts about some changes to consider. Key West was an incredible place, so beautiful and relaxing!

  • Liked — Outside appearance, breakfast, location
  • Disliked — Few staff around, no lobby or sitting area inside
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Angel97
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Paris, France
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2008

We stayed for one night at l'Habitation. We were 4 people and as all single rooms were booked we decided to go for the Suite.
We really wanted to stay at l'Habitation because one of the most famous critics book in France (le Routard) wrote this b&b was fantastic.

The welcoming was not so great : we didn't even visit the room before we paid with the owner. The owner eve made a remark that I called too many times to get the Suite. We discover the Suite on our own after paying $330. The A/C was a bit noisy but efficient. I suppose this is the same for all b&b and expensive to change. But I also suppose that when a b&b is booked like this with those prices, changing A/C putting newer ones could be an added value for the b&b.

The rooms were comfortable and clean. Large TV, nice sofa, small fridge. It was ok and it was exactly what we expected.

The location of this b&b is awesome. Few meters from Duval Street, sunset point, there is also a free postal parking just right in the corner of the hotel.

Regarding the breakfast, it was good but not as good the french critic book wrote. Yes, there were croissants, bread, apples, milk, newspapers on a large balcony with wood tables. It was raining but the atmosphere was interesting. It was very quiet which was important.

To put it in a nutshell, this stay was nice but they should be careful while welcoming guests. The room we were staying was ok but apparently, we walked through a room near the entrance (single room) which appeared to be very beautiful.

  • Liked — Location / Beds
  • Disliked — Check in / A/C
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank mookster23
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Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2008

We were very pleased with our stay. The owners were friendly, the room was clean and comfortable. The house is right off of Duvall and within really easy access to the actoin of Key West but just far enough away that it's quiet.

The only caution we have is that the shower in our room was INCREDIBLY tiny. My husband is 6'2" and the shower head was below his chest and he only had a couple of inches clearance on each side when staning inside. We were only there for two nights so it was no big deal but it would get annoying for a long stay.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — shower
  • Stayed May 2004, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank butterflysunshine
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London, UK
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2008

We stayed at l'Habitation B&B the week before Christmas 2007. The guesthouse is fantastic - large, clean rooms/excellent hosts/excellent value/excellent breakfast and above all, amazing location less than one block from Duval St and everything within walking distance. Would we stay here again - absolutely! We liked it so much we stayed for an extra night.

One tip which may help anyone visiting in December - there is no charge for the parking meters for the 10 days leading up to Christmas. Not that there is any way of knowing - that was just one useful tip given to us by the very helpful staff at l'Habitation.

Thanks to everyone who made our trip so enjoyable.

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank GillP2008
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Property: L'Habitation
Address: 408 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
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Ranked #48 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Habitation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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