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“Great little B&B in the heart of it all, just a few feet from Duval Street.”
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L'Habitation
Ranked #47 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed two nights a L'Habitation in April, 2014. A nicely appointed, clean room, less than a block from the heart of Duval Street. It's only a few steps from Tropic Cinema (also highly recommended). Breakfast (fruit, delicious pastries) was served in the second-floor canopied porch. We didn't see much of the staff, but they were there when we needed them. They were very accommodating when I found that I had made a mistake with my reservation.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

The location of this place can't be beat. Neither can the friendliness of the owner. Our room was very small and not cheap, but it's Key West. The room was clean but smelled a little musty. Breakfast is simple, French style. There are by far not enough tables and chairs so you have to eat it standing.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

From the initial greeting from Stu until the check-out we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at L'Habitation in March, 2014. We stayed in room 15 which is perfect if traveling with friends, up to 4 would be comfortably accommodated. The house is beautiful and the location is perfect. Just steps from Duval to the right of the house or go left and find the beaches and attractions! Which you can do with the rental bikes available daily, I wish I could travel like this at home. Stu was the most accommodating B and B owner and knew all the hidden gem hot spots for an authentic Key West experience. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Our girls weekend was a success and our stay was enjoyable. Staff were very nice and friendly. Our room was nice, clean and furnishings were tasteful. We stayed in room 15 with two queen beds which had plenty of space even for four girls. Overall it was good except the fact half the time the toilet took 4 to 5 times to flush. Which the man at the front desk was quick to help but said we used too much toilet paper but it never truly worked right our entire stay. But hey the house is quite old which is where a lot of its charm comes from.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed at L'Habitation from March 31, 2014 to April 4, 2014. The location was excellent, on Eaton Street between Duval and Whitehead. The gentleman who checked us in, was very nice and helpful. The continental breakfast on veranda, was excellent. Especially the chocolate croissants and the donuts.

It seems all the issues we had were housekeeping related. The toilet did not flush very well. The shower curtain liner had black mold on it, it can easily be replaced at very little expense. The housekeeper basically spread the bedspread over the beds without even trying to straighten the bedding under it. One day we returned to find a dirty rag in our bathroom sink and the dirty washcloth was still where we left it. The mattresses in our room were way past their life expectancy.

As I said this place is in a great location and the management seemed very nice. With a little work, it could be a great place to stay.

Room Tip: The king rooms in front of the house were very nice and looked like they had been recently updated.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed at L'Habitation for 7 days in mid March, and it was our 5th year in a row staying here! Stewart is the BEST at recommending local spots for happy hour or sunset sails or whatever you have in mind. Excellent location for anything of interest in Key West. The location is quiet because it is a block off of Duval, but only minutes away from the action! Our room (#11) was perfect for us and the maid is unbelievably friendly. Face it - if you spend your own money at teh same place for five years in a row, it has to be good!! We love L'Habitation.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We planned a side trip for a couple of days to the Keys as part of our annual winter stay in Florida. We wanted to stay near the heart of Duval for the convenience, but far enough away that we wouldn't hear the noise. L'Habitation Guest House was perfect for our needs - only 1/2 block from Duval, but Eaton Street and the home itself were very quiet. L'Habitation is larger than a bed and breakfast, but smaller and more quaint than a chain hotel. The prices were very reasonable, considering we booked during Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day to boot. Because Key West was so busy, we had to stay in a different room the second night, but that was OK with us. We were in #20 the first night, which is the smallest of all the rooms with a slanted ceiling and only a queen bed, but it was still fine. The second night we were in #16, which was large, had a separate sitting area, and a king bed. Both rooms had TVs and small refrigerators. All areas of the house both days were very clean, and we found the staff very nice, friendly, and accommodating. The continental breakfast was fresh and good. The only negative would be that the bathrooms in both rooms were very small - but this is a very old house, so we didn't expect them to be very large. Also, this old home has high ceilings and lots of wood and creaky stairs, so it may be a little noisier than some prefer - but we solve that problem by traveling with a fan and turning it on for "white noise". I would highly recommend L'Habitation for a couple or friends getaway and if you want something different than a cookie-cutter hotel room.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 408 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6512
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
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Ranked #47 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $200 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Habitation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful historic Conch home, built in 1939, with eleven spacious, individually personalized rooms, all with private bathrooms, located in the heart of Old Town Key West, less than 1/2 block from Duval Street. Our rates are competitive and include a daily continental breakfast, and complimentary welcome beverage (wine between 4:00 and 5:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays), and concierge services available at the front desk. All rooms have a refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board for your convenience. ... more   less 
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