La Pensione was more than expected! It is a perfect spot, the establishment is clean and comfortable. The owners and staff were so attentive and friendly that we did not want to leave. Highly recommended.
I was expecting a little more amenities for the cost per night. Staff was courteous but not friendly. A month before our arrival, our plans changed slightly. I called and requested an arrival one day later from Sunday to Monday. They charged $25.00 for a key stroke. They also charge $12.00 per day for parking and sometimes, not even on their property. Their continental breakfast was fine but could be found at any Best Western type hotel. There is also a $15.00 Bed Tourist Tax charge per day. Lastly, on their registration form, if you lock yourself out of your room, they charge $25.00 to go open your door. The location is perfect for touring Key West and is fairly quiet compared to the wharf area.
This place is as lovely as the website portrays. The palm-shaded pool area has enough sun for those who want it & plenty of shade for those who don't. We stayed in the Conch Courtyard & spent lots of time relaxing its private fenced in outdoor sitting area. Breakfasts are very good & you can get coffee & tea (plus other soft drinks & snacks) any time. The Inn staff is friendly & helpful. And all that Duval Street has to offer is just steps from the front door. We highly recommend Tropical Inn.
We stayed the 17th and 18th of Feb. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet and within walking distance of all the attractions. It was very close to where we picked up a trolley. There was plenty of seating on the covered porch. Breakfast was without eggs but a very nice buffet.
We stayed for five nights and knew we had to move two times. What a great way to see the rooms. They made the move effortless for us. Loved talking to the innkeepers and loved everything about the inn. Room decor beautiful, breakfast lovely, sitting on the front porch at night watching everybody strolling by, couldn't have been any better.
You can't help but relax and slow down at the Conch House. The girls are full of suggestions and things to do. Everything is in walking distance or you can bikes from the property. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.
We had the pleasure to stay at the main house and a cottage. We were very pleased with both rooms. The Inn was quaint, charming, and felt like Old Key West! Also, the staff/owners were very gracious and hospitable. We would definitely stay at the Tropical Inn again!
My wife and I wanted to take a long weekend to just get away. We read a few negative reviews about the Garden House but went with it anyway because of the great location and relatively decent price. We were fantastically surprised. The negative reviews were all wrong. The B&B was clean, rooms were nice (not large, but nice), the service was excellent, and the happy hours were rather fun and my wife does not drink. Tammi, the host, made our dinner reservations for us, provided coupons for free drinks and apps at various restaurants, and made sure the breakfast and happy hour drinks were ample. We rented bikes on site for $14.00 per bike per day...other places on the island were charging $30.00 - $40.00 per/per. This is the way to get around in Key West. You can bike from one end of the island to the other in about 20 minutes (and that is going slow) Breakfast was light...pastries, coffee, juice, muffins and bagels, yogurt, cereal....but there was an ample supply. If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, stay at the Ritz Carlton. But if you are looking for relaxing, enjoyable, clean place to stay that is within walking distance to just about everything, this is it. We would recommend staying at the Garden House to all of our friends.
From the minute we step inside we feel the stress melt away. Not only because of the beautiful Key West sun, but because the owners at the Tropical Inn make us feel so good about being there. They are attentive, friendly, and always make sure we have everything we need. It is the perfect location, close to everything on Duval, yet when you close the doors to your room you feel the peacefulness of Key West.
The room was lovely with all the comforts of a spa type environment. The pool and jacuzzi were very clean and inviting. Our room also had a private hot tub which we took full advantage of. The gardens were lush and tropical. We enjoyed breakfast every morning on the patio with a nice variety of pastries , fruits, cheese and meat . Would not hesitate to recommend this bed and breakfast ! The staff was wonderful.
Very nice older B&B close to everything we wanted to do. The staff was terrific and bent over backwards to help my wife and I prepare and for our beach wedding. I could not have asked more from the staff. The Dining was pretty average for a Continental Breakfast. They will make you a waffle and it is fine, but you are in Key West, I recommend going to one of the dozens of excellent restaurants instead of eating in.
Great place.....close to everything and the staff was beyond accommodating. Pool area seemed like your own. Comfy, cozy and entrancing. I gave dining a mediocre score just because it was required here.....they have fruit, coffee etc. This is not someplace that offers a restaurant; but who cares right?
This was my 4th trip to Key West, my girlfriend's first. First time at The Conch House Heritage Inn. The Caribbean Room was fantastic and sparkling clean!! The welcoming and friendly service was impeccable. Their proximity to Duval Street and attractions is easy walking distance. The fresh baked muffins and breads were delicious. We thank Sam and his crew for making Tara's first visit a winner. We will certainly be back soon.
Highly reccomend staying at the Blue Parrot Inn. We arrived early and they let us check in to our room ahead of time. Our helper Barbie was very friendly and gave us a plethora of things we could do on a rainy day in key west. The sunflower room was cozey but perfect for a couple. Heated pool was nice. Central location allowed us to walk everywhere. Very affordable, quiet, and friendly! Stay here!
Great location and value for the nightly cost. However, the property is in need of significant updating to rooms. Beds were uncomfortable and shower was too small and in disrepair. Water pressure was ok, but could have been better. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The continental breakfast was nice, except for the coffee - terrible! Our room had an outdoor porch on the second floor which was lovely.
We stay here every time we go to Key West. The value is great and it is located right in the perfect place - on Duval but on the quiet end...walking distance to it all! The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was fantastic! They remember us and welcome us back when we come, which is a really nice touch! I would highly recommend this place to everyone! Love it! Clean, comfortable and relaxing!
The staff was so accommodating. We were not able to arrive as early as we had hoped but the staff made sure we were able to find our room and get into it even though they had gone home for the night. They even went so far as to provide us with numerous coupons for local bars and restaurants and an area map. Very helpful. The house is beautiful and quaint. Exactly what we were looking for. The price was great and I recommend them to anyone looking to stay near Duval Street for a reasonable price.
We stayed at the Garden House with several other couples. It was Awesome! The employees were friendly and helpful. The pool was small but was perfect and you felt like you were in a tropical paradise. We also loved the sun deck! The happy hour had a number of drink choices and the continental breakfast was what you'd expect. The rooms were older but in great condition. We had a Blast!
I had a wonderful 4 night stay at Duval House. Everything about Duval House was beautiful and a pleasure to experience. The appearance and ammenities are top notch and I would recommend Duval House to anyone going to Key West wanting to stay on or near Duval Street. While nestled right in the middle of all the action, the rooms are quiet and comfortable.
This was our first visit to Key West and the ambience at La Pensione was "key" to our satisfaction with our trip. The staff was very accommodating and gracious, and made us feel right at home. We wished we could have stayed longer.
Key West is a relaxing retreat often portrayed as a tropical paradise in books and film. In addition to being one of most romantic places to visit year-round, Key West offers plenty to do, see and eat. Follow these tips when you enjoy the sand and sun of the Florida Keys.
What to see:
Follow the Hemingway trail - Pay a visit to the stately home with beautiful grounds that Ernest shared with his family before heading to Cuba. Then head to one of the bars and eateries said to be among his favorite hot spots, including the rowdy staples Green Parrot Bar and Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
What to do:
For entertainment, head to the old-timey Tropic Cinema or see a live show at the cute Waterfront Playhouse. Another must in Key West is to immerse yourself in the surrounding natural beauty with a ferry ride to Dry Tortugas National Park where you can visit the old fort, take a guided tour and even do some fabulous snorkeling. Pay a visit to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory to see a unique variety.
When you are ready to cool off, head to the beach! Fort Zachary Taylor has an excellent beach, and another lovely one is the quiet Rest Beach. Or for a little more adventure, take a chartered boat for drinks and cruising, dolphin watching or deep sea fishing with Easy Day Charters, Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters or Wild About Dolphins. Another fun activity is to take a paddleboard lesson and eco-tour through the labyrinthine mangroves with SUP Key West.
Where to eat:
Much of Key West’s cuisine is influenced by that of Cuba. Try the fancy El Siboney in Old Town for the most authentic Cuban sandwich or paella. For other excellent Caribbean fare, head to Louie’s Backyard on the water or Blue Heaven Restaurant, which is pretty relaxed in true Caribbean fashion.