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“Budget B&B with lots of plusses” 4 of 5 stars
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Papa's Hideaway
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   309 Louisa Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #54 of 92 Key West B&B and Inns
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Budget B&B with lots of plusses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were looking for reasonably-priced accomodations for two couples staying two nights in Key West. That's not easy, particularly in high season. I discovered Papa's Hideaway through Trip Advisor and the positive reviews were helpful, but it was one of the lower priced B&B's and it had availability, which most properties didn't have. That worried me. We booked Papa's cottage--a two bedroom house with a living room, dining room and kitchen. Each bedroom had its own bath, with stand-up shower. The cottage was located next to the heated pool and in a beautifully-landscaped tropical setting. It had a large wrap-around porch with ample seating, a hammock and a dining table and chairs. It overlooked the pool and breakfast terrace, where we could get the complimentary continental breakfast and bring back to our porch. A brick paver walkway led from the house to a private entrance to the property and our car parked just outside the fence.


The cost of the cottage was less than two rooms in the main house, and it offered so much more. OK, the house was old and the furniture very tired, but it was clean and the gorgeous setting made it easy to overlook the fact that this was not a luxury property. All four in our group were very satisfied with our choice of Papa's Hideaway.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beaufort, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Unit #1is nice and large There is also a large, private porch. I also like the ample shelf/storage space in the hallway leading to the bathroom. Andrea and Fred are eager to make sure you have everything you need for a great vacation. We always appreciate their willingness to go above and beyond to accommodate their guests.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Papa's Hideaway for 2 nights in January. We found it a little tough to find as Louisa Street ends and starts again, but once we found it, we loved it! The gardens were well kept and beautiful, the pool was great, heated, and big enough to do short laps, the breakfast is great and lots of food (hard boiled eggs, bagels, various breads and cereals, yogurt, coffee/tea/juice, etc), and rooms are fabulous. Nothing too fancy, but clean, and a good size, and we really liked having a little kitchenette in the room. We also enjoyed the private porch...such a nice touch. We stayed in Studio 2, and the only downfall is a very tiny bathroom. Other than that we would definitely stay there again and highly recommend Papa's Hideway. We found Key West in general to be a little crazy, and it was so nice to come back to what we called our little oasis, Papa's Hideaway.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed at papa's hideaway 3 nights in january,booking studio and arriving with keys as agreed in outside padlock excellent.Surprised no owners on site,we had one of the guests tell us the do's and dont's...never seen the lady owner till our last full day,and after handing over the rest of the $600 plus it cost all i got was a thank you.Now me being british i just was expecting more of how was your room,etc.......to be fair i think the owners are busy people but just thought a bit of chatting with your guest would of helped!
All in all,clean and lovely place to stay,very relaxing pool lovely,breakfast not like sizzler but hey we in key west.
Would i stay here again....yes most definete!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albany, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The place is a really neat small guest house to stay at. We stayed in Studio 4 which had its own patio, and kitchen area. The pool is open 24 hours. Andrea and Fred the owners are really nice as well. Overall a great time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I have been coming to Papa's Hideaway for our annual Christmas trip for more years than I can count. It is our gift to each other, and look forward to it so much that we always book our favorite room a year in advance. Fred and Andrea are fantastic innkeepers. Accommodating and very informed when it comes to sharing what new (and traditional) things are happening in the area since the last time we visited. We always enjoy visitng with them while at breakfast to catch up on the past year's family events. The premises are beautiful, well-kept, and so conveniently located that unless we are going to specific locations just beyond walking distance, we never move the car. Just a block off Duval street, and it is still so charmingly quiet! You don't even have to leave if you choose not to - we simply enjoy sitting at the pool with a good book because once you are inside the high fence/gate, it is an oasis. It is such a pleasure to see repeat guests whom we've met over the years, and the extended continental breakfast is great! This B&B is truly a hidden gem, and we certainly look forward to seeing everyone next year. We may book an additional stay for this summer, but at any rate, we know our stay will be awesome!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We spent two nights here in mid December and were so glad we did. The place is charming and quiet. We never started our car once we arrived (lots of close free parking and safe well lighted at night). The pool was close clean warm and very inviting we ate outside every morning and the breakfast is very adequate indeed. Our room was perfect and so clean, we slept very good. We will return for sure. Highly recommend this place to anyone one, especially couples.

Room Tip: I would say each room has its advantages we were upstairs it was swell.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Papa's Hideaway

Address: 309 Louisa Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Papa's Hideaway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Papa's Hideaway is a historic Key West Inn with all the charm of Hemingway's day and the convenience of being just a block or so off Duval Street and a few blocks from the Southernmost Point and South Beach. Yet, Papa’s is an oasis of tranquility, a lush compound on a quiet lane. Feel your tensions release as you bask in the warm tropical sun at poolside. Listen to the trade winds rustling through the palms, blowing all of your cares away.Papa’s Hideaway is the perfect mix of location, atmosphere and value.Come join us and make Papa’s your personal hideaway.All of our rooms are set up for your comfort and convenience:• King-size bed plus a queen sleeper/sofa *all purchased brand new in 2013!• Private bath stocked with towels, shampoo and hairdryer• kitchenette with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, dishes and cutlery• Cable TV • Air conditioning • Free WiFi• Each room opens directly to a deck• An iron and ironing board, extra blankets and pillows in each roomYour room is set in a wonderfully lush property with a heated pool. A gas grill is available to all of our guests and plenty of tables and chairs in the gardens for dining outdoors.In our guest services office at Key West Vacation Rentals, 1075 Duval Street, C19, you will find a wealth of information about local restaurants and attractions, as well as maps and brochures. Ask us about anything you are interested in doing. We can arrange for snorkeling, diving, fishing, ghost tours, kayaking, sunset sails, jet skiing, parasailing, Dry Tortugas trip and more!For your convenience, bicycle rentals are available through our office. Let us know when you book your stay and we will arrange to have bicycles delivered to you.We are happy to do whatever we can to make your stay more enjoyable.We hope you have a great stay! ... more   less 
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