We stayed in the ground floor two bedroom suite in the Island City House building during august. What a nice surprise this lushly landscaped guest house was. The suite we had (and your experience may vary depending on the building you have) was quiet and had a large veranda looking out onto william st. The Arch house is closer to eaton st and has more traffic noise. Have not stayed in the cigar house building but its close to the pool. Bedrooms in island house very clean and tastefully decorated with rich wood post or sleigh bed. Kitchen modern and clean. Decent if somewhat pedestrian breakfast food on cart in courtyard (yogurt, fruit, bagels, coffee etc). Some creaks and squeaks from the wood floors both from upstairs and our own floor but not too bad. Did hear loud snoring from the room next to us one night, thought the guy had sleep apnea and was gonna stop breathing at one point.
It is not "two blocks off of duval" as a previous reviewer stated. It is however, easy walking distance to everything in Old Town. Bike are available to rent on site. Staff super friendly. You can leave your luggage in the office if you are waiting for the ferry. Parking on street next to buildings might be tough but if you wait it out a spot will eventiually come open.
Highly recommend this hotel. Don't expect room service. Many KW restaurant deliver (Finnegans is right around the corner for example) Also, tThere is a seafood market right at the corner of eaton and william if you want to cook in one night (or at least get the crab/artichoke dip for a snack).
- 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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