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Speakeasy Inn
Ranked #22 of 86 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Clean rooms, great breakfast, perfect location, and wonderful service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

This is my first time writing a review, and I wanted to share how exceptional our stay at the Speakeasy Inn was! I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before, so I was a little nervous about how I would like it. Everything was great from the time we checked in, until we checked out. The location is great. Our room was spotless, and was the perfect size! The breakfast each morning was fantastic, such a great variety of light food items! The orange juice was freshly squeezed, too! The owner is a sweetheart, we realized that my husband left his shirts hanging in the armoire after we left. I called and she said that she would send them up right away and wouldn't accept any payment! I highly recommend this place to everyone, we really felt at home. Can't wait for our next stay at the Speakeasy!

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I've stayed at many B&B's and hotels in Key West and The Speakeasy is now my absolute favorite! The location is perfectly situated right on Duval, yet it's on a quieter end. Our room couldn't be any better located on the side of property with it's own outside table and chairs. The room was very comfortable for two and provided a frig, microwave, coffee maker and sink. There were even utensils provided, as well as coffee and bottled water. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom had plenty of space. The breakfast was excellent and had something for any type of morning eater from cereal, fresh fruit, fresh bread, ham, coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. We were given complimentary drink tickets upon our arrival for their infamous Pain Killer. OMG, Bahama Bob knows how to make an excellent drink! We sat on the front porch and people watched while sipping on pain killer's. Frieda and the rest of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful! As long as there is vacancy I will not stay at another place when I visit Key West!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buxton, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We spent a week here in mid-March, 2013. Our room was big, comfortable and clean, lots of towels. It's down at the quieter end of Duval, a couple blocks from the beach, which we found to be better than advertised. In fact, the restaurant that's right on the beach at that end of Duval ended up being one of the best we tried all week. There are several over-priced places that just don't deliver, so look carefully at menus. Anyway, the people at Speakeasy were terrific,someone was always in the office, they always helped us with directions, recommendations, a taxi, fresh beach towels every day. The Rum Bar is cool, too, with a great rum selection. It's mot too big, and not a noisy gathering spot for college kids, tends to attract an older crowd. We' go back!

Room Tip: We liked 3B, bottom floor back.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We've been to KW a few times and we finally found our "home". The accommodations of the Speakeasy Inn were perfect from the wonderful bedding to the nice decor and towels. The breakfast had some wonderful homemade breads as well as a nice variety of fresh fruits, hard boiled eggs and good cereals. OH and the coffee was superb. Every single one of the staff made us feel welcome and warm. We had room 1A and it was nice to just sit on the front porch overlooking the happenings of Duval Street. The inn is located at the quieter end of town with the beach just a small walk away. The nice thing was that we didn't hear any of the bar noise from down below which had me a bit nervous about going to the Speakeasy but my fears were put to rest the first night. We miss our buddy, Matilda, the semi-resident cat who would stop by and visit us time to time. This is a must stay for all of my friends that come to KW as well as ourselves from now on.

Room Tip: Rooms are perfect and located on the quieter end of town.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Staff was the best what more can i say. Me and my partner where staying at La te da (which we love as well!) and decided to stay an extra night and they where full so they recommended The Speakeasy and I am so glad they did. We had a wonderful stay the place is fantastic and the staff are so very nice and helpful. We spend a lot of time in Key West and will be staying with at The Speakeasy again. By the beds where like haven the best we have ever sleep in except for our own at home.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

I have been staying here for over 6 years, and each time it's better and better. Rooms are clean, quaint and very Key West! Somewhat loud, but it's right on Duval Street, so that's to be expected. Continental breakfast is perfect! Staff is friendly and will go out of their way for guests! Barbara even cooked us extra cookies and put them in our room because we told her they were so good! What a nice touch!

Rum Bar is great! Bahamas Bob and bar staff top-notch, and don't forget to try the Pain Killer! It's delicious! Sitting on the patio, sipping a cold drink and people watching is the best!

Thanks to Barbara and staff for, once again, a quality experience. Will come back again and again!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our room was big and bathroom even bigger! A rarity in Key West. The staff went over and above in making sure we had what we needed from parking to water in the room. And the Rum Bar right up front was a great start/stop place on the days itinerary. It was great to have a fridge/freezer in the room as well. I would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about Speakeasy Inn

Property: Speakeasy Inn
Address: 1117 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-3156
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Speakeasy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Speakeasy Inn is a landmark building located in the Boutique and Gallery District of Duval Street where you can shop or walk two blocks to the beach or a short stroll to world-famous Sunset Celebrations in Mallory Square! This landmark's recent renovation has preserved the original 19th century spirit of Old Town Key West. The decor in these spacious and airy suites is tropical and features hand-crafted queen beds and tables made from original 1876 pine recovered from our recent renovation. It has been restored to perfection, just for your pleasure. Each one, two, or three bedroom unit has a feeling of true Key West ambiance. You'll find collectibles taken from treasure hunts on our tropical island paradise and Havana, Cuba. Guests who require special consideration will find "accessible" units available. Amenities include kitchenettes equipped with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker, toaster, private bathrooms, a large screen HD T.V., free WiFi and outdoor seating areas. We also offer a complimentary continental breakfast, free samples of our famous Painkiller cocktail and discounts on drinks at The Rum Bar! The Speakeasy Inn was the home of Raul Vaquez, who was a cigar selector at the Gato cigar factory. Raul's true passion was rum-running between Key West and Cuba. It's in that spirit that our lobby features the Rum Bar open daily from 11am to 11pm (or later). ... more   less 
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