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Island House

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautifully appointed property. Everything you need is here if you so wish, but it would be a shame to come to Key West and to miss the spectacular sunset, so if there is one thing to leave the Resort for, make it that. The staff are all very accommodating and knowledgeable about the local area too. Happy hour... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I from the UK visited Key West and had a 2 week stay. I highly recommend Island House, no doubt one of, if not the best men only clothing optional resorts in the world. The staffing of the resort is remarkable, from the boys at the bar having my tonic water ready to the reception staff answering... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to a resort or hotel where everyone knows who you are within the first 30 minutes of being there. The people that work there emote love and acceptance. This is a gay resort (clothing optional). Food is available 24-7. This is the kind of place where the staff come back to after work to hang with... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just sent 9 days in paradise again and it truly is still an island paradise! This was my 3rd trip to Island House and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it again. We had booked a smaller room this time but it didnt really suit us - especially with a very noisy airco unit - so we were... More 

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1 Thank AmsterdamNeil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at a resort such as this, but it was truly amazing. Great amenities and very friendly staff. John at the front desk amazing service. Daren at breakfast also great service. Overall very enjoyable and would definitely recommend. Thanks island house!

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boca raton, fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The feel was sexy, the food delicious, the pool was full of hot men. I really enjoyed getting to know almost all the guys. You can hang by the pool all day, go exploring Key West, stay for all meals or find a great restaurant in town. The spa area was never crowded and always friendly. The room was small... More 

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Daytona, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Although I have been to Key West several times, and have stayed at other gay guesthouses, this was my first stay at the Island House. As another reviewer had stated, such guesthouses in KW seem to be diminishing. My overall experience was a good one. What stood out most was the quality of the food, and the courtesy of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This was my 3rd visit to Island House and it was the 3rd time that I had a perfect experience! Starting with John at check-in. We were checked in faster than I could get credit card out to pay for remaining balance. Every time we saw him he seemed interested in our stay and ensuring that we had a good... More 

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2 Thank Craig N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

As with my last visit the quality of the accommodation was outstanding. This is not the cheapest venue but there's a reason. They have a relatively high staff to guest ratio compared to other hotels. This is what makes this place great. The staff are attentive and solicitous without being intrusive. The staff make the place and they certainly managed... More 

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

As gays go more mainstream, it is not unexpected that many gay-oriented businesses start to fold. Key West was once home to a dozen or more gay guesthouses, today there are just two or three. Island house is one of them. A five-star resort it is not. It is not horrible, but it is not the Ritz, either. The rooms... More 

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Jeffrey S, Director of Sales at Island House, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Sincere thanks for taking the time to write such a lengthy review of your thoughts on our resort. As a destination, we appreciate the number of times you’ve visited our slice of paradise, but from what we gather from your review, is that the smoking was quite literally your main issue of concern. Allow us to shine some... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imagine.... a place where everyone is gay.... where it’s easy to make friends.... where you can really be yourself.... where you can enjoy yourself 24 hours a day..... in a secure locked compound, safe from the outside world...... where a friendly and capable all-male staff are on hand to make sure you enjoy your vacation...... in a tropical paradise. Well that place is waiting for you. It’s called Island House in Key West. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island House

Address: 1129 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040-6997
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $85 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Island House Hotel Key West
Island House Key West
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