First I hesitate to write this review because we found our new to go place and I didn't want to have this place become unattainable. But with this economy I had to give the owners the accolades they deserve. We only stayed for three nights but it blew away our expectations. Our plane was delayed but with a quick phone call they had everything waiting for us when we arrived...no stress. Breakfast was plentiful with trays allowing you to take food to your balcony to enjoy or eat in the beautiful courtyard. Bikes available onsite with just a quick stop in the office and you are on your way...easy. A great deli up the road (Old Town Bakery) letting you grab something to bring back and enjoy on the porch swing with a glass of wine...perfection. Even the people staying at this B&B were friendly and everyone we met have come back year after year. Downtown is just a couple of blocks away but at night it is quiet. We stayed on the second story overlooking the street and we loved it being able to people watch from the balcony. The parking could be an issue but we fly into Key West and taxi in. All of Key West is a parking nightmare we drove into Key West one year and have never done it again it just added stress we don't need.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Key West suite accommodations at The Island City House Hotel are comprised of three buildings, each with its own style and unique character. The Arch House features six suites furnished in a casual Caribbean Style. The two suites on the first floor are two-bedroom suites. These suites have two separate bedrooms each with one queen-sized bed, a living/dining room with a kitchen, one bathroom, and a small porch. The studio-suites on the second floor of the Arch House have one queen-sized bed in an alcove, a sitting area with a kitchenette, and either a street-side balcony with a porch swing or a garden view balcony with a hammock. The Island City House is the main building on our property housing twelve parlor suites, ten one-bedroom suites, and two two-bedroom suites. These suites are furnished in an island Victorian style with lace curtains and many antique pieces. The two bedroom suites have two separate bedrooms, one with a king bed, the other with a queen bed, a living/dining room with a full kitchen, one bathroom and a large porch. The ten parlor suites have one queen-size bed and a separate sitting area with a kitchen. Many of these suites also have a sleeper sofa (for children or a third adult) or a porch overlooking the gardens. The Cigar House, our poolside building, is the home of our six largest one-bedroom suites. All of these suites are decorated in a tropical plantation style. The first and second floor suites have a king-size bed in the bedroom, a separate living room with a full kitchen, and a hammock on the poolside porch or balcony. The two suites tucked away on the third floor have a queen-size bed in the bedroom, a separate living room with a full kitchen, and an open balcony overlooking the pool and Infrared Sauna. ... more less
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