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L'Habitation
Ranked #47 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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bogart3
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great value. Great location. We will be back...”
Reviewed 19 March 2009

We enjoyed our stay at L'Habitation very much. Our room was spacious and clean. The location of the guest house cannot be beat! The staff was fair - but we are quite self sufficient so it did not matter. There is no breakfast - but there is coffee provided in the am on a lovely 2nd floor terrace. For the price, location, and overall accomodations - this is a good place to stay. FYI - parking is not provided, but there are several options offered (no charge) and this situation exists with most guest houses on the island.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Louisville
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2009

If you are looking for a nice place to stay that's near Duval St, this is the place. The prices are great. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is located 1/2 blocks off of Duval so it's in the middle of everything. The house is really quiet at night. Helene was wonderful. Lucy was extremely helpful and answered any question I had. I stayed there for 2 weeks this year and was very pleased. It doesn't have a pool, but I don't swim. Room 18 was where I stayed and I will ask for this room every time. It's in the back of the house and super quiet.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
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Bonita Springs, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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1 Thank rtaylor75
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Nashville
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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fort myers fl
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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Virginia, US
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
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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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