This was my third trip to Key West and by far Key West B&B was my favorite place to stay.
My mother (55) and I (20) stayed in Moe's Room the week of May 18th- May 24th in Moe's room on the second floor, which does not have an in-room bathroom. However, the bathrooms that are shared among 4 other rooms are always clean and very "spa-like." These bathrooms are NOT the typical hotel- stale, white washed walls bathrooms or dorm commune bathroom stalls. They are just what you want your home bathroom to be if you cleaned it everyday (possibly more than once a day). The first bathroom closest to Moe's room (average 4-5 steps away) was larger (handicapped sized in my opinion) with quaint aqua-turquoise blue tile. The shower in that bath was raised a little above the ground and had tall frosted block walls surrounding you. This bathroom also had a very large (3- 4ft long) counter/cabinet that wasn't connected to the sink to place clothes, and toiletries. There was also plenty of room for the toilet and sink. The other bathroom was much smaller but still as charming.
Also, the doors for both bathrooms do lock, but the rule of thumb is if the door is shut somebody's in it. So when you're done in the bathroom leave the door open.
Usually busy around 8:00 am because Jodi, Liz and Trisha's breakfasts have the home-baked pastries (best in Key West) and a foot tall mountain of all the fruits you can imagine, so everyone wants to get up for them immediately. :)
My mom and I usually got up 7:00 am and 7:30 am respectively so we could shower in the larger blue bathroom before anyone got up. During the day, you never have problems waiting for a bathroom room to open up. Also, you don't really have to worry about walking in the hall with just a towel down the hall. There is plenty of room to leave your clothes on that huge counter (they won't get wet) and it is spacious enough to get dressed in there.
When you get there, Jodi, Liz or Trisha will sit you down with a map of Key West, will ask you what you are interested in doing and will give you some suggestions. Especially, listen well to their food, and activity suggestions! They will tell you what's good and what isn't really worth your time. I did not have one meal that wasn't delicious because of them. My favorite restaurant (though food in Key West is really expensive) was Santiago's Bodego, which is a Tapas restaurant. The waiters/servers really enjoy their job, and like to joke around when they bring your many different tapas to you. You will have a fun time with them. Also, the food was stellar! (Prosciutto wrapped dates with goat cheese- yum!) We also went on a Danger Charter, Capt. Wade and Dale were a riot, it was a pretty intimate snorkel and kayak trip of 20 people or less. We did a half-day trip and I am not a strong swimmer (also I have never snorkeled before) but I still had a great time doing this. My favorite part was the kayaking though because they led you straight into the mangroves and the water was very calm there.
Other things we did: Went to Tropic Cinema: Small, Classy like theater that shows mostly great independent films. (We went to the Grand Budapest Hotel- quirky little movie), The Coffee Mill Dance Studio for some drop-in Zumba classes- Good way to meet some of the locals and workout in the morning. Went to Smather's beach (best free admissions beach) and Custom's house (local history/art museum). Fort Zach is a good beach too. If you go to Higg's beach there is the AID's pier/bridge nearby. On calm day there, you can see a variety of fish just by looking over the side of the bridge into the clear water. It's awesome and free.
Other room stuff:
AC conditioning is fantastic if you need it. My mom and I were personally sick of the cold being from Minnesota and all, so we turned it off and opened the windows and enjoyed Key West's naturally gorgeous weather. Room service makes your bed- and changes sheets and towels everyday if you need it/ they will do it anyways. Goo- Jodi's dog is adorable and friendly. You can rent bikes there for $60/week per person, which is the cheapest and fastest way to get around Key West. I haven't biked in years and I had a great time on them.
Bottom line: Come here, chat up some knowledgeable locals, and take it easy, you're in Key West now. ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classic Caribbean Casual ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Key West b&b - The Popular House
- Key West Bed And Breakfast - The Popular House Hotel Key West
- Key West b And b