I read that the Island House was offering Spring Break discounts for college students and I’d never been to Key West so my best friend from school (in Philly) and I decided to go down. We’d gone to ft. Lauderdale before and while that was a much bigger scene, none of the places we stayed or hung out were as cool as the Island House. It’s stylish but it’s not stuck up. We split a room with two beds which worked out MOST of the time, and with the discount it was pretty reasonable. It’s a little expensive to get down to KW but once you’re at the Island House you really don’t need to leave-there’s boys AND booze, and lots of places to lay out, naked or clothed. We went naked and made some friends! We went out the first night to the bars on Duval, which was pretty fun (check out shirtless, funny Brett at 801-Hot!) but we had a better time hanging out at the pool bar at the Island House. We invited the guys we met at Bourbon Street to come by the next day for lunch and let’s just say we all had a good afternoon, after a few frozen strawberry margaritas.
The bar staff is really cool and funny, especially James! Oh my god, this guy had us laughing all night. We had heard that all the guys there would be older and a lot of them were, but there were a couple guys who passed through during the 4 days and 3 nights we were there who were mid twenties, and there were all always some hot guys around the pool-and in the video room! There was a little bit of ever type of guy there, which was more fun than Ft. Lauderdale where everyone is kind of the same. We met so many cool people there—it’s super friendly and definitely uninhibited!
The gym’s good-and good for checking out guys! Same with the steamroom! I saw someone else on TripAdvior was sorry to miss Scott for a massage. We talked to Scott who’s super cute and sweet for sure, but I splurged on a massage from Rich who is even hotter! I felt amazing afterwards!
Anyway, it’s a great spot to hang out, a little expensive but worth it, and if you’re in college bring your school IDs!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Island House Hotel Key West
- Island House Key West