The Ambrosia House in Key West was where we spent the last 4 nights of our wonderful trip to Florida and we feel fortunate that we found this little piece of paradise. The intimate inn is a serene oasis with lovely landscaping giving guests a true taste of old town Key West. It's hard to imagine that accommodations at this peaceful garden setting is only a block and a half from loud 'n lively Duval Street!
The friendly staff was very helpful in providing information. Note: there is an excellent grocery/deli a block up the street. We bought sandwiches there before taking off on a snorkeling trip and they were delicious! Great wine selection, too! Ambrosia House provides glasses and even a cheese plate and knife in your fridge if you'd like to pick up a snack at the store to enjoy at the inn. There is also a laundromat a couple of blocks away (on Elizabeth) if you need one, like we did.
We were given the keys to the Sailfish Room, which is on the ground floor (center) of the Ambrosia House, across the street from the office. Yes, this is an old (albiet charming) house and there were a few spots where it showed it's age (sloping floors and creaky spots). Our room had it's own living room, very comfy bed in the bedroom and ample-sized bathroom. The decor was nice...kind of a mix between 'beachy' and 'tropical jungle'. We had a darling porch with lounge chair - where the resident cat often chose to nap. Around the back of the house was a small jacuzzi pool in a garden setting.
Breakfasts were served each morning in the gazebo across the street, next to the 'lap pool'. There was a very nice variety of fresh fruits, breads and muffins, hard cooked eggs, milk, cereal, juice, yogurt, and coffee or tea. Because we do our workouts in the morning, we took our breakfast back to our room to enjoy later, a very convenient option for us -- but there were also umbrella-shaded tables next to the lap pool if you chose to eat there.
We didn't move our car once in the four days that we were in Key West. No need to...with restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. They also have the Conch Train that you can ride to explore more territory if you are tired of walking or little golf cart-type cars to rent and buzz around in. Keep in mind that not ALL the restaurants are on Duval Street...in fact some of the better ones are tucked away on a quiet side street. (i.e. Mangia Mangia at Southard at Margaret and Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill on Whitehead at Caroline Streets)
If you are looking for a comfortable, accommodating, relaxing place to stay in Key West, look no further than the Ambrosia House or the Ambrosia, Too across the street. It's a real treasure...in paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury, Pet Friendly B&B in the heart of Old Town Key West. The perfect getaway - one block from Duval, 2 blocks from the Historic Seaport - this Bed & Breakfast has 3 pools surrounded by lush gardens and is the ideal place for a relaxing retreat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambrosia Key West Tropical Lodging Hotel Key West