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Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband & I stayed at the Knowlesh House for a week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I knew immediately upon arrival that this was a little gem! The staff, Les, Paul and Christina were an excellent trio of hosts and helped in many ways with making us feel at home, offering complimentary glasses of wine and helped book a tour for us! We were happy to even see a complimentary bottle of champagne on our bed along with fresh flowers, two fluted glass and a beautiful personal note written by the staff to us to honor our anniversary! They entire stay was perfect, the breakfast each morning by the pool was great, the location was a short stroll to everything. It was really nice to stay in a historic "conch" house to really get the true feel of Key West instead of staying at a large, very expensive "sterlile" resort. Thank you again, and Christina, you were wonderful, from the moment I came through that front door and we hugged, I felt like you were my aunt or big sister and that I had known you for years even though this was our first time meeting!! The package we bought was a true gem of value, we enjoyed all the excursions/museums vouchers included and your rates are great, in this economy I believe that is very important, espceially with all the competition out there; plus fair rates/excellent hospitality keep customers coming back and provide good referals for family/friends. Keep up the great hospitality, I have recommended your B & B to all of my friends, family and co-workers! We will be back, hopefully soon! Tina & Joe from Connecticut

Room Tip: We stayed in the tinest room, our choice since it was cozy/romantic and just the two of us, but Christina allowed me to view a few of them while we were there when no one was renting the room and all are very nice, depending on size and theme you are looking for, all have private baths too.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I found Knowles House through an online search and had a good feeling when I checked out their website. After our arrival, I knew that we had struck gold. Les was there to welcome us and give a bit of history about the house and explain all of the wonderful amenities. After settling in we enjoyed the complementary wine before heading out to dinner. The next day we met Paul and the charming Christina. What a terrific trio of hosts. This was out first time in Key West, so we had lots of questions, which were all patiently answered. We also had the good fortune to met some wonderfully interesting people there over the course of our four-day stay. It was delightful to linger over breakfast and chat with the other guests. Everyone seemed so friendly and relaxed, due in no small part to the atmosphere of Knowles House.
The location was great and we walked to Mallory Square, Duval St., Hemingway House and all restaurants. Even though it rained almost every day, we had a great vacation!

Room Tip: Eaton Street is quite busy and Knowles House is close to a well-traveled intersection. Since our room was in the front of the house, we could hear outside traffic at night. After the first night, I used the complementary ear plugs and slept well. I would recommend a room in the back of the house, unfortunately none were available when we made our reservation.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Valerie R
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Jane and I arrived in Key West for our 3 day break and, after a very short stroll from the Ferry Terminal, found ourselves enfolded in the genuine warmth of Christina's welcome, and a glass of excellent Merlot! The Knowles House is a delightful, beautifully appointed period hostelry, a world apart from those impersonal giant Chain Hotels. Christina is the perfect hostess, charming, funny and so pleased to help with her encyclopaedic knowledge of the attractions of Key West and the best deals. The Snorkelling trip on the yacht Floridays, the visits, using the hop-on-hop off trolleys, to the Hemingway House and Shipwreck museum, Duvall St and Mallory Square,and the great restaurants and bars, all on Christina's recommendations, will live with us forever. The pool, hot tub and excellent breakfast buffet, and the comfortable, beautifully fitted out bedroom all helped to make this the most enjoyable breakaway I can recall. Jane and I simply love the place..and shall return! Thank you Christina. X

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank tullyken
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KWInnkeepers, Manager at Knowles House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2012

Wow! Thank you so much. You two sure lit up Key West and the Knowles House. It was our pleasure having you as our guests and thank you again for sharing a bit of yourselves with all of us. It was so much fun going over all the great things to see & experience in Key West. With so many choices, I'm so glad we were able to play a part in assisting to make the most out your stay. Take Care & we look forward to welcoming you back! Christina, Les & Paul

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

We only stayed at Knowles House for one night and wished we'd had a lot more time there. Christina made us feel right at home and made several great recommendations for restaurants and must-see items given our short time there.

The location was perfect as others have said - close enough to Duval but without any noise issues and within easy walking distance to the harbour. Our room [Caribbean] was a little on the small side but very cosy, comfortable and clean.

The patio area was a great spot to catch up with fellow travellers and share experiences and recommendations.

Overall, a great visit - thanks!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ChrisandNick
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to the Keys and thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at Knowles House. From the moment we arrived until we left (far too few!) days later, Christina provided us with the kind of warm, genuine service and first-rate advice that make you feel as if you have an old and very dear friend in the Keys. Nestled in a quiet Old Town neighborhood a short walk from the harbor area, the old house is clean and comfortable, with many thoughtful details and a small but lovely courtyard with a pool, jacuzzi, outdoor shower and sundeck. We would absolutely return to Knowles House for future visits and highly recommend it to our friends and family. Thanks so much for everything!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CLT1978
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KWInnkeepers, Manager at Knowles House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2012

Thank you so much for the great review! I have to say, you two really know how to have fun. With so much to see & do, I think you soaked up as much Key West as possible to do in 3 days. Thanks so much for mentioning the short walk to the seaport, filled with great places to eat, drink & be merry...like you! I want you to know, you two will always have a friend in Key West and a place to call home. We look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you back. .. Take Care, Christina, Les & Paul

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