When we arrived the taxi didn't take credit cards and we didn't have enough cash for the $100 fare. Wes, the owner, came out to greet us, saw our predicament, jumped in his car, went to the cashpoint and came back and gave us the cash to give to the driver-what fantastic service!
We stayed in the Key West cottage which was a lovely big room with a huge comfortable bed, tv and fridge. Nice bathroom too (though the water was slow to drain from the shower and basin). The only thing we didn't like was the lack of privacy in the toilet-it's got a floor to ceiling frosted window next to it which overlooks the courtyard/reception and you feel like you're on show and you can see people walking past-and they can see you through the potted plant placed outside-definitely need a blind on this window!
Our first afternoon our hosts treated us to a lovely barbecue by the pool. The gardens are lovely and the pool is gorgeous-the coolest the water ever got was 90f. We were there for 8 days and most days we had the entire pool area to ourselves, so was very quiet and relaxing.
One day we decided to go for a walk around Ft. Lauderdale and the beach, so Wes offered to give us a lift and he dropped us at the beach-thanks Wes!!
It's a 5 minute walk to the Wilton Manors nightlife so no need for cabs.
Free tea and coffee and buns throughout the day from reception.
Help yourself breakfast included til lunchtime.
Wes, Tom and Kenny can't do enough for you!
Really is a home from home- and an all-over tan too-we loved this place!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quaint Bed and Breakfast for those who desire to stay in the heart of Wilton Manors. Recently under New Ownership, all rooms and suites were redecorated in November 2013. Rooms have thier own outside entrance door and are located in a privacy gated compound with a locked entrance gate. There is a very colorful great room where "Sofonda" the lady Mannequin of the house, is always there to welcome you. The new lush tropical landscaping gives a Key West relaxed feeling. 06/14/2017, after a successful 44 months open with an average monthly occupancy rate of 92%, W B Leigh Inc. has now expanded into the second largest lodging compound in Wilton Manors. Now we are four adjoining properties, all connected and consisting of both The Calypso Inn rooms and suites but now additionally you may choose from vacation transient efficiencies or a single family home with a private pool. Located only seven lots from the center of Wilton Dr., This location this offers the most accommodations while located closest to the drive. Perfect for those who desire a simple and easy walk to the center of the business district. Within approximately a five minute walk you will find pubs, dance clubs, neighborhood bars, shops, and enough different restaurants to satisfy most desires. There is off street parking for one car per room. The manager is the owner/host and lives on the grounds. Each morning the breakfast area is set up with a complimentary Continental Breakfast. Consisting of an assortment of Bagels, English Muffins, Pastries, Cereals, fresh fruit, OJ and Tomato juice, and hot coffee. All the rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, hi-def flat screen TV, personal safe, iron/board, hair dryer, and a DVD player with over 50 adult DVD's to choose at the office. The Owner is there checking in and out each guest possible, taking all reservations personally and is constantly on the property each day ensuring guest are happy and satisfied. Property motto, "SUPREME SERVICE, BEST VALUE, FRESH & CLEAN UP GRADED ROOMS AND SUITES, CENTRAL LOCATION, SECURITY, PRIVACY, & CONSISTENCY" We stay full because we offer great above average rooms at below average prices with he best location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aragon Guesthouse Hotel Wilton Manors