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“Girls Weekend”
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L'Habitation
Ranked #47 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Charlotte, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Girls Weekend”
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Our girls weekend was a success and our stay was enjoyable. Staff were very nice and friendly. Our room was nice, clean and furnishings were tasteful. We stayed in room 15 with two queen beds which had plenty of space even for four girls. Overall it was good except the fact half the time the toilet took 4 to 5 times to flush. Which the man at the front desk was quick to help but said we used too much toilet paper but it never truly worked right our entire stay. But hey the house is quite old which is where a lot of its charm comes from.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed at L'Habitation from March 31, 2014 to April 4, 2014. The location was excellent, on Eaton Street between Duval and Whitehead. The gentleman who checked us in, was very nice and helpful. The continental breakfast on veranda, was excellent. Especially the chocolate croissants and the donuts.

It seems all the issues we had were housekeeping related. The toilet did not flush very well. The shower curtain liner had black mold on it, it can easily be replaced at very little expense. The housekeeper basically spread the bedspread over the beds without even trying to straighten the bedding under it. One day we returned to find a dirty rag in our bathroom sink and the dirty washcloth was still where we left it. The mattresses in our room were way past their life expectancy.

As I said this place is in a great location and the management seemed very nice. With a little work, it could be a great place to stay.

Room Tip: The king rooms in front of the house were very nice and looked like they had been recently updated.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Greenville, South Carolina
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed at L'Habitation for 7 days in mid March, and it was our 5th year in a row staying here! Stewart is the BEST at recommending local spots for happy hour or sunset sails or whatever you have in mind. Excellent location for anything of interest in Key West. The location is quiet because it is a block off of Duval, but only minutes away from the action! Our room (#11) was perfect for us and the maid is unbelievably friendly. Face it - if you spend your own money at teh same place for five years in a row, it has to be good!! We love L'Habitation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Mahomet, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We planned a side trip for a couple of days to the Keys as part of our annual winter stay in Florida. We wanted to stay near the heart of Duval for the convenience, but far enough away that we wouldn't hear the noise. L'Habitation Guest House was perfect for our needs - only 1/2 block from Duval, but Eaton Street and the home itself were very quiet. L'Habitation is larger than a bed and breakfast, but smaller and more quaint than a chain hotel. The prices were very reasonable, considering we booked during Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day to boot. Because Key West was so busy, we had to stay in a different room the second night, but that was OK with us. We were in #20 the first night, which is the smallest of all the rooms with a slanted ceiling and only a queen bed, but it was still fine. The second night we were in #16, which was large, had a separate sitting area, and a king bed. Both rooms had TVs and small refrigerators. All areas of the house both days were very clean, and we found the staff very nice, friendly, and accommodating. The continental breakfast was fresh and good. The only negative would be that the bathrooms in both rooms were very small - but this is a very old house, so we didn't expect them to be very large. Also, this old home has high ceilings and lots of wood and creaky stairs, so it may be a little noisier than some prefer - but we solve that problem by traveling with a fan and turning it on for "white noise". I would highly recommend L'Habitation for a couple or friends getaway and if you want something different than a cookie-cutter hotel room.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Stayed at L'Habitation for a week in January with another couple. We stayed in room 17 and they were in 18. These two rooms share a small deck, perfect for planning the day over a glass of champagne or having a drink before heading out to dinner.

Our room was good sized and very clean. We had a small refrigerator and a very small closet. The only real knock on the room is the small bathroom, especially the shower. Just enough space for one person to turn around in the shower. Also, the bed was just a little hard for my taste, but not enough to be a real issue.

L'Habitation is just off Duval, but within easy walking distance to many points of interest, including Mallory Square. For anything further away, they have a small number of bikes for rent on the property, though not enough for everyone, so reserve yours early if you want one.

Next to L'Habitation is a movie theatre and a couple more doors down is a really good donut shop. In fact, pastries from the donut shop show up at the breakfast.

The breakfast is not much, just some fruit and pastries and cereal. They don't have a commercial kitchen, so they can't do anything hot.

In summary, L'Habitation is a good value for staying in Key West. Being off Duval allows it to charge less than a B & B right on Duval, but it is still in a great location. We would certainly go back there the next time we are in Key West.

Room Tip: If you are going with another couple, try to get rooms 17 and 18. They share a small semi-private d...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This is a bed and breakfast type of room. Beautiful old house really close to the famous Duval St. and close to the beach. The decor felt very much like a tropical getaway. The rooms were very clean with small refrigerator, tv, etc.---- everything you would need. It has a big front porch with nice patio furniture to enjoy the Key West breezes. Reasonably priced.

I highly recommend this place. I really enjoyed staying there

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Toronto
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

I can't say enough about L'Habitation Guest House! Very clean, welcoming and quiet - despite being just 1/2 block from Duval Street. A perfect location for exploring Old Town because you can walk everywhere and return to your room for breaks during the day.
I'm staying in Room 18, which is located at the back. It's small, but it includes a little fridge and a TV. The real bonus, though, is the private shaded patio right outside the door! A great place to relax and check email with their free WiFi.
Breakfast exceeded my expectations - incredible pastries, fresh fruit, juice, coffee/tea, hot chocolate and instant oatmeal.
Stuart (spelling?) is absolutely charming and so helpful with recommendations of what to see and do. I highly recommend L'Habitation for an authentic Old Town feel, and hope to visit again soon!

Room Tip: Go for Room 18 or 19 at the back .. very private and quiet with the added bonus of shaded patio.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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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 #47 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Habitation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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