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Address: 511 Caroline St, Key West, FL 33040-6604
Phone Number: 13052945349
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who...

The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who made his fortune reputedly as a salvager -those scurrilous fellows who preyed on shipwrecked travelers in Florida's pirate-infested waters.- Curry attained status as Key West's first millionaire and began building the Mansion in 1869. The architectural details are common to wreckers, incorporating elements of many ports-of-call: the widow's walk of New England, the ornate trellises and balustrades of New Orleans and the columns and colonnades of the Deep South. Curry's son Milton completed the Mansion in 1899, furnishing it with the 18th-century antiques and Victorian pieces gracing the parlor today. The imposing entry is paneled in bird's-eye maple, handwrought spindles and Tiffany glass sliding doors. A formal dining room is staged with Haviland china and faux replicas of the Curry family's original solid-gold Tiffany flatware. An 1853 Chickering piano, reputedly most recently of Henry James's Newport home, sits in the music room. Key Lime Pie was first created in the Curry Mansion kitchen by Aunt Sally. Today the home of innkeeper, Edith Amsterdam, the Mansion is also an intriguing museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Curry Mansion Inn...where the elegance of Key West's past is equaled only by the elegance of it's present.

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Best place to stay in Key West

Stayed at the Curry Mansion for 4 days recently after finding it on Trip Advisor. I cannot say enough about this place. From its location to the cleanliness, amenities and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Curry Mansion for 4 days recently after finding it on Trip Advisor. I cannot say enough about this place. From its location to the cleanliness, amenities and people who work there and take care of everything impeccably. They serve a wonderful breakfast each morning with eggs your way, plus there is a "Happy Hour' each day between... More 

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Curry Mansion is beautiful. Touring this lovely home and seeing what Key West was during the wrecking years and the period of time when Key West was the wealthiest place in the US, is interesting. The fact that you can also stay because it's a B&B makes it even better. The wonderful LADY who was Edith Amsterdam, has now... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

My wife and I traveled to Key West in July 2016. We stayed 7 nights at the Curry Mansion Inn. We chose a King Balcony Room. We were on the second floor of the main mansion. The room was a good size. The bed was a true king. There was a door opening to a shared second story porch. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful piece of history and free to tour. Amazing place to see. It is also a beautiful place to stay. If you like historical homes this is a place to see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

My family and I happened upon this mansion as we were strolling through town and thought it would be a great idea to visit. The mansion is free to visit and there are tons of items to look at. You'll get to learn a lot more about The Curry family and their influence in the Key West area. Since it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The mansion is only steps away from the Insanity of Duval St. The location of the hotel is very convenient if you are a party goer. The mansion itself is like walking through a museum. There are no elevators, hauling heavy luggage to the upper level room can be a challenge. We stayed in an upper level room that had... More 

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Loretto, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We love to tour old homes and this one was beautiful with loads of charm. You can tour the entire home as a self guided tour.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here for seven days to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations. The B&B was beautiful, a relic of Key West's history. Not even a block from Duval Street, it was conveniently located for shopping and site seeing. Breakfasts served were filling andbhou were given a good selection.... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

One property off Duval Street on Caroline is this beautiful Bed and Breakfast. Only 9 romes, but there is a "Motel " building behind it surrounding the pool, where there is "Happy HourS" and breakfast included in your stay. A bit pricy, but the location and the drinks make it a must, at least once. I stay here a lot,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This beautiful building has a charming history. It was purchased many years ago buy a family that also has a historic home in the Thousand Islands of New York, where we also have a summer home. Unfortunately, the Matriarchy passed away in February but the home is still a wonderful inn and it is being managed by the family. The... More 

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