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Island House
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Reviewed March 7, 2006

This was the first time I ever stayed in a gay male only guesthouse, and I had a blast. The place was immaculate, and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, and more than happy to provide tips on what to see and do.

The single rooms are small, but clean and very, very comfortable. The Island House has its own brand of CD's to pop in the radio, and I found the music very relaxing.

There is a good, albeit small, gym with sauna and steamroom. There are two jacuzzis on the premises as well as a large swimming pool.

The food is quite good and if a bit pricey, but more than offset by the convenience. No review would be complete without a comment on the video room...suffice to say no one who stays at the Island House need go to bed frustrated.

Once you go, you will have to go back at least two or three times a year just to re-charge among your own kind.

Unqualified recommendation.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed March 6, 2006

I have been going to the Island House for about 25 years and I have seen many changes. I can tell you that over the past couple of years, the new owners have greatly improved the grounds, rooms, services, etc. of this beautiful guesthouse. The clientel is varied, from 20 year olds all the way to 70+ year olds which is a very nice mixture. The staff is extremely helpful. There have been many times when I don't even bother going into town (about 9 blocks away) because they have everything you need in this compound.

p.s. no children are allowed, not sure how you rated them for this, should be 0

  • Stayed November 2005, traveled on business
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Property: Island House
Address: 1129 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040-6997
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 39
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 
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