We stumbled across this gorgeous house while sightseeing and curiosity led us inside. Once in the door we decided to add a night to our vacation so we could enjoy the ambirnce! We loved out stay at Marrero's Mansion. Our room was very clean and spacious with a comfortable king size bed. The pool area is lovely and very relaxing. Staff were always friendly and helpful and breakfast was the best we'd had in quite somd time! It's delightful to sit on the front verandah for breakfast or during happy hour - you feel like you've been transported back in time. We loved the history of thevhouse and listening to staff talk about the resident ghosts. We were sorry we only stayed one night. Gabriella. AUSTRALIA.
Really great rooms! So adorable and homey. The AC was perfect and very cool. Great location; not SUPER close to Duval Street & the busiest parts of Key West, but nice and hidden away in a residential street. Very quiet! There is a very sweet cat who lives on site and makes having breakfast on the patio very cute.
We have never stayed here before at Marrero's before and we will definitely be back back again. Honestly the value was so good that my husband said this must be too good to be true. We found Marrero's to have all the charm of a historic house right in the center of Key West. The rooms were all cozy and unique, that we saw, and we especially enjoyed our room that is said to be one of the largest of the mansion. The bed was comfy and we still experienced a quiet romantic feel even though we were in a large mansion. The deck and pool area was very inviting and private, you could even take a nice evening dip at any time during the night. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. It felt as if we had a concierge at one of the finest hotels. We asked questions one evening about a cruise at sunset, they made many suggestions, and even booked a reservation for us so we just had to show up and enjoy ourselves. :) Breakfast buffet had a nice variety and was open a nice time period. We did wish it had been a little more of a hot breakfast though. The only thing we were a little shocked about was we had to pay for parking downtown. It cost about $20 a day and no one warned us ahead of time. All in all staying with Marrero's was a memorable and great experience. We enjoyed being so close to everything, and if we needed an afternoon power nap our cozy B & B was not too far away. We highly recommend!
Enjoyed my stay at The Palms Key West. The rooms were perfect and clean, staff was helpful and happy, pool area nice, breakfast was a usual continental. I would definitely go back and stay here. The price for how close you were to duval st and beaches was perfect. Only issue was no parking on site do you need to park on side roads, which was no problem at all.
This was a lovely B and B that had incredibly helpful staff. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable. The pool was clean. We enjoyed staying here very much. That being said, we probably will not go back. Husband likes a cool bedroom at night, and there was a note on the ductless unit in our room saying not to turn the unit down past 73 degrees, as it would freeze up. It was a high humidity stay, we spent 2 nights tossing and turning on top of the covers. Everything else was perfect; unfortunately for us, this was a dealbreaker.
Only negative about recent stay was room was small and lighting poor, but I suspect this is typical for B&B in Key West. King bed (one reason room seemed small) was comfortable. Bathroom nice. Breakfast exceptional. Location great, close but quiet. Owners extremely accommodating. Highly recommend and we will stay again.
stay at Palms Hotel the end of April. Rooms where clean,nice breakfast by pool every morning,fresh fruit,breads, cereals,hard boiled eggs and of course coffee and juice, 15 or 20 minute walk to Duval Street and other attractions,bathroom was small ,with a little shower stall but it is a historic building with a lot of charm ,would stay here again
My husband and I recently returned to Marrero's after many years and we were pleased to find it is better than ever. Our room was pristine and seemed to be freshly painted. The pool area was well maintained and clean! A peaceful, little bit of paradise so close to all of the fun of Key West was a great find. We will be back soon! There is no onsite dining and NA was not an option which is why that category scored so low.(So sorry to have to check that box).
Spent six nights here in late April. If you're looking for the Key West charm this is the place to stay. We have stayed in many other places over the years and have settled on the Tropical Inn as our home away from home in Key West. This is among the best. Great location relative to all KW activities. In spite of being located on the Duval strip, the room and garden are a world removed from Duval . We stayed in the Pineapple Hideaway room with full size refrigerator, microwave, it's own porch and private hot tub. A very nice room. The continental breakfast was good with a special pastry every day (no need to go out for breakfast). On site they have well equipped KW style rental bikes available for the day or as long as you want . Low cost beer, wine, water, sodas and snacks available and complimentary coffee and tea on-site.The gardens and pool area are essence of a tropical setting. Jane, Allen, Brandi, and Tammy are very helpful in suggestions on dining and daily activities around the island. We will keep coming back here for a long time!
We visited Key West and stayed at the Artist House. This was not our first time there. Our accomodations were nice, room was clean and kept tidy for us. There is a breakfast which was good - it had numerous options. If the afternoon there was a complimentary happy hour which is a nice plus. Snacks and wine, beer and soft drinks around the pool. All were nice and we had a very good time.
Very hospitable stay. room was clean and orderly. breakfast was pleasant. hotel was inviting and charming, along with the folks there. I would happily stay again. for my first time in key west, it was an exceptional experience. i found adequate parking very close by, and was very comfortable walking to downtown Duval street from the hotel.
We stayed in the Tree Top Suite for a five day vacation. The private deck was amazing and the suite very comfortable. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and diligence of the lovely lady who cleaned every day. We had planned to go out for breakfast several mornings but the buffet and patio was so incredible we never felt a need to go anywhere. We were in a perfect location and could walk everywhere. It was one of most memorable stays (and that includes our trip to Europe). We will definitely return to Key West and Ambrosia. Thank you for everything.
We throughly enjoyed our stay at the mansion. We had a spacious room with a king size bed. The room and mansion had old charm which you would expect from period home. The breakfast in the morning we set up beautifully on an antique side table. The breakfast was good but daily variety would be nice especially if you're staying for several days. We used the pool daily and liked the amenities it had to offer. We would stay at Marrero's again if we ever get back to Key West.
The people were very nice. Bobby upgraded us to the Duval Suite which was super! We enjoyed just sitting on the veranda and letting the island breezes blow by. A full kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and silverware allowed us to cook in the suite two of the three nites we were there. Easy access the the public beach, good parking, and a nice walk up and down Duval Street were all A+.
Spent two nights and had a great time. Had one of the smaller rooms which was just okay. The house itself was great and the service was amazing. My favorite thing is it's location. Just half a block from the center of Duval Street. I would stay here again, just maybe in one of the bigger rooms :)
Katie's Cottage was big, roomy and everything was in working order in the room. Property is immaculately maintained. Just a couple of blocks walk to Duval's Historic district. Ate the most amazing fish tacos at a new restaurant just off Duval called Sand Bar Grill.
Family owned and operated and it shows. Every morning wake up to a five star breakfast that was just amazing. The staff is so friendly and professional they made us feel right at home. Thank you for making our vacation a memorable one.
Outside of the Mermaid & Alligator being perfectly picked-up bright & beautiful, as all All staff are too, the location made it a delightful walk Everywhere. I hated missing breakfast but they made a fisher-person out of me! Once I walked to the boat launch, I met Captain Todd, whom Mermaid & Alligator scheduled Just the evening before--I even knew the professors Cap. Todd knew here at UT! How perfect is that! The marlin fish did not quite make it in yet, wish I could be there when they arrive....and repeat the whole trip; 3 nights not enough! ~never a bad meal Anywhere~ (just ask Dean &/or Paul for suggestions)
Needed a place to stay for a wedding. Found the Blue Parrot and was quite surprised with what I received for what I paid. The room is just a small room with a bathroom, full sized bed. It was all my girlfriend and I needed, for we did not spend much time in our room. The atmosphere there is very great and the pool is an awesome spot to relax with friends. I will say I was quite surprised with this spot and will definitely go back in the future.
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.