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“Man Trip 2009”
Review of Papa's Hideaway

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Papa's Hideaway
Ranked #43 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
“Man Trip 2009”
Reviewed May 17, 2010

Four of us gather once a year, away from our lovely wives and children, to enjoy leisure time with best friends now living far apart. The option of where to stay comes once every four years for each of us. And I must say, Key West - namely Papa's Hideaway, is possibly the best choice made since 2005.
Not only does did Hemingway himself drink with a Cuban judge on the very porch that we shared Cuban cigars and single-malted scotch, but the place itself was clean and the owners as friendly and helpful as you could imagine.
Tucked away off the beaten path, amenities at your disposal, bar-stools and live music a short walk...we may heading back to the Conch Republic in about three years from now.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

Papas Hideaway was such a lovely place to stay!!! Our room was beautiful, the property managers were very helpful and we very much enjoyed our stay! We would recommend staying with them to anyone! We loved the hot tub (much needed as our stay happened to coincide with the coldest weather in Key West in many many years) and we also loved all of the ideas of things to see and do we got from the owners! We had a great time and we will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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England
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Reviewed December 11, 2009

Had an EXCELLENT stay, the room was clean, roomy and quiet. Breakfast was first class and delicious. Pool was well maintained and sooo inviting, even at 9:00 PM! If I ever go to Key West again, Papa's hideaway will be first on my list of where to stay.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

This was our 2nd stay here and it was every bit as good as the first if not better. Andrea & Fred always go that extra mile to make you feel like family. We like it so much i wanted to address the 2 or 3 unfavorable reviews on here that are off base and unfair . Like the one about the fence lock not working.... OK sometimes things go wrong but Andrea came down and scaled a fence for these people! Who does that?Come on people! As for the breakfast it's as good or better than any continental breakfast always warm-fresh-and on time.Plus knowing Andrea & Fred if you had a reqest they probably would do there best to help you(whithin reason)They think of everything the only part of are stay i didn't like was we didn't get to spend much time with Fred&Andrea(our loss)Please people when you write a review use your head! I can't imagine not loving this place and we can't wait to get back there next year.......thanks Dave & Holly Hample

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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dianeandjohn
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Reviewed October 29, 2009

We just spent 5 nights at Papa's Hideaway and it was just what we needed! Close enough to everything, but with a feeling of privacy and seclusion. Its a small, intimate property that is beautifully landscaped. The cottage is quaint, with an authentic "old Florida" feel, and Andrea and Fred were terrific hosts, making us feel like old friends. This was our 12th stay in Key West, but our first at Papa's Hideaway. Its at the top of our list of places to come back to!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, NY
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

First and foremost our hosts Andrea and Fred are wonderful people! They were very helpful and friendly ... we felt very much relaxed and very much at home .... We loved that Papa's was just a step or two off the beaten path allowing for peace and quiet and privacy! ... The breakfast set out every morning was delicious and plenty! .... The rooms have everything you need (fridge, microwave , toaster oven , mugs , wine glasses etc) ... and a few things I didn't think Id need but ended up wanting (hair dryer , iron) ... LOVED the porch/balcony off our rooms and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting out there and just relaxing. We rented the bikes they have available on site and quickly and easily got wherever we wanted to go in the July heat. The pool was great and just the right temperature all the time, the grounds are beautiful .... and above all this place is CLEAN!!! .... We couldn't believe how clean and comfy it was ..... We have decided we will be back and will always stay there ... and look forward to maybe staying in the cottage in the future ..... we met other great people who were staying there ... we all agreed we would be back ... and we actually met a couple who have been coming back and staying at Papa's for years! ..... Absolutely LOVED our stay ...thank you Papa's for a wonderful honeymoon experience!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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Reviewed July 9, 2009

Papa's Hideaway was the perfect spot for our first visit to Key West. After MUCH research on the internet, having never been to the Keys before, we finally decided on Papa's. We were so happy we did for many reasons. It has an "old Florida" feel to it, a lovely pool (small, yet LARGE by Key West standards!), hot tub, and quiet and relaxing grounds. Breakfast each morning was fresh and lovely, much better than we expected, and the bed was large and comfortable. The owners, Andrea and Fred, provided everything we needed upon request, including a blender in our suite for the week, and a styrofoam cooler for our days at the beach. We stayed a full week, which we were told is not the usual. Most people just spend a few days at most in Key West, because it is a very expensive place to stay. Not so if you stay at Papa's Hideaway! It is truly a bargain in the summer months. Feel free to do your own research, but better to save yourself the time and effort and just go ahead and book at Papa's. We recommend Deluxe Studio 1 or Studio 2. Both are upstairs and are carpeted. Downstairs rooms are tiled. I just prefer carpet, plus I love a porch! We stayed in both rooms, 3 days each, and had more moving around and closet storage in the Deluxe Studio 1, but Studio 2 was cozy and romantic if you're staying a short time. Rooms are much better than they appear on their website, too. One last thing, they have free on-site parking! You'll pay to park at most places down there, even if you are staying there. We had a convertible rental car parked right outside the gate whenever we wanted...no walking 2 blocks! Stay here...and tell them Liesa and Brian sent you!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Papa's Hideaway
Address: 309 Louisa St, Key West, FL 33040-7513
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Papa's Hideaway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Papa's Hideaway is a historic Key West Inn with all the charm of Hemingway's day and the convenience of being just a block or so off Duval Street and a few blocks from the Southernmost Point and South Beach. Yet, Papa’s is an oasis of tranquility, a lush compound on a quiet lane. Feel your tensions release as you bask in the warm tropical sun at poolside. Listen to the trade winds rustling through the palms, blowing all of your cares away.Papa’s Hideaway is the perfect mix of location, atmosphere and value.Come join us and make Papa’s your personal hideaway.All of our rooms are set up for your comfort and convenience:• King-size bed plus a queen sleeper/sofa *all purchased brand new in 2013!• Private bath stocked with towels, shampoo and hairdryer• kitchenette with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, dishes and cutlery• Cable TV • Air conditioning • Free WiFi• Each room opens directly to a deck• An iron and ironing board, extra blankets and pillows in each roomYour room is set in a wonderfully lush property with a heated pool. A gas grill is available to all of our guests and plenty of tables and chairs in the gardens for dining outdoors.In our guest services office at Key West Vacation Rentals, 1075 Duval Street, C19, you will find a wealth of information about local restaurants and attractions, as well as maps and brochures. Ask us about anything you are interested in doing. We can arrange for snorkeling, diving, fishing, ghost tours, kayaking, sunset sails, jet skiing, parasailing, Dry Tortugas trip and more!For your convenience, bicycle rentals are available through our office. Let us know when you book your stay and we will arrange to have bicycles delivered to you.We are happy to do whatever we can to make your stay more enjoyable.We hope you have a great stay! ... more   less 
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