The Knowles House

1004 Eaton St , Key West, 33040 USA (Show map)
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Historic Knowles House is a friendly B&B with comfortable rooms with private baths, AC, cable TV; free wireless internet access, refrigerators, peaceful palm garden with heated pool and Jacuzzi; private rooftop sundeck; complimentary breakfast served poolside daily. Central location within easy walking distance of all major attractions. Helpful, attentive staff. Luxury rooms at affordable rates.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.0


5 on July 18, 2015

I love this place. I feel so comfortable. The owner Cristy is awesome person her hospitality is outstanding. Love her laughter. She is so friendly and helpful. The food is so good, healthy and offers variety. It's clean. I love it!!!! ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

The best B&B in Key West

4.6 on August 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Knowles House July 2013 and were delighted with this B&B. Les and Paul are excellent hosts. Our room was well appointed with a King bed, private bathroom and even a refrigerator. We recommend Knowles House to everyone! You can walk to everything of interest. It is the perfect place to stay when you are in Key West. - Holly

We love Knowles House

4.6 on July 28, 2013

Loved this B & B and recommend it highly! My husband and I just stayed for a couple of nights at the end of July. Everything about it is clean, pretty and friendly. You won't do better in Key West!

My new KW home awsy from home.

5 on July 24, 2013

Since this us a review about a B&B, let me first tell you about the B&B. The bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept on in my life.Not just at an inn, but anywhere. The breakfast was plentiful with the freshest fruit and juices, delicious baked goods, cereals, yogurt, and always a yummy surprise or two. The staff could not have been any friendlier or welcoming. The place was peaceful and relaxing especially during the late afternoon happy hour by the pool. The place had a great location just blocks from Duval Street. I'm back there in September. I can't wait. Bob T. Boynton Beach, Florida

Like at Home

4.0 on March 07, 2013

My Wife was at Knowles House for (only) 4 Days in February 2013. We at first meeting with Christina felt at Home. That is important for us, travelling from Norway to Key West. I have posted on my blog (English).. Regarding Dining score: This is a B &B, but they recommende the best for Fish and shell fish lovers in Key West We will be back (unless our recomendations doubles the prices) ;.)

Everything like home!

5 on July 30, 2012

Les and Paul were very welcoming and made us feel very much at home yet as special guests at the same time! Clean, quiet and lovely to come back to after a busy day. We will definitely return the next chance we have. John and Susie

Finally a B&B We'll Return To Every Time

4.8 on May 05, 2012

My husband and I have stayed in many accommodations in Key West from humble cottages to waterfront resorts. However none compared to the comfort or cleanliness of this B&B, or the warm welcome and loving attention each guest is given. Our room was one of 3 that opened onto the pool. It was spacious and included not only a small frig but 2 very comfortable queen beds. Magda made certain every day that our room was thoroughly cleaned and linens were fresh. The house itself is quiet despite being within easy walking distance to Duval. Even sitting on the front porch which faces Eaton St was peaceful. Breakfast was generous and delicious, sometimes with additional goodies from Paul, and was available for several hours each morning. If I felt like sleeping late, the ample breakfast was still there. Before we left we made reservations to return to the Knowles House in November. It was the first time we've ever returned to a B&B, but won't be our last stay at Knowles House. We've finally found our "home away from home"!

Lovely B and B

3.6 on February 27, 2012

Great location. Welcoming hosts. On road free parking nearby. Wish we could have stayed longer. Exeter couple UK

Great B&B!!!!

4.8 on September 18, 2011

Great place! We traveled to Key West with a group and we all stayed at Knowles B&B. Wonderful place to stay with adorable rooms, beautiful property and for Les & Paul, what can I say! Everything was like being in a home away from home. Thank you

Great B&B in Key West

5 on June 28, 2011

This was a great B&B close enough to the heart of Key West but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet. The rooms were very clean and the whole house was a perfect quaint B&B feel. Would go again without question.

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Rooms & Rates

Caribbean Room

THE CARIBBEAN ROOM This sunny second floor corner room over looks the pool garden at the rear of the house. It has whimsical tropical decorations and a comfy king-size bed with a solid foam mattress. There is a brightly tiled bath with a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

English Colonial

THE ENGLISH COLONIAL ROOM This charming cozy room with its queen-size bed with canopy headboard, botanical prints, luxurious window treatments and English Colonial decor has a compact tiled bath with shower. Located on the second floor with a street view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Country French Room

THE COUNTRY FRENCH ROOM This bright, cheerful cozy room with one queen-size bed is one of our prettiest. With its charming French provincial decor and lemon yellow walls this room exudes the casual charm of the south of France. A perfect room to wake up in to start another fun-filled day in sunny Key West. The large tiled bath with its soaking tub and shower is one of the handsomest in the house. This room is located on the second floor with a street view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Tropical Room

THE TROPICAL ROOM This cozy first floor room with its cheerful tropical decor is the oldest room in the house. The original master bedroom of the Knowles family for over 100 years, it includes such traditional antique features as the polished wood floors and wood ceilings and walls, one of which has been stripped to bare wood to show off the patina of the 150 year old pine. The room has one queen-size bed and a compact bath with a tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Country Cottage

THE COUNTRY COTTAGE ROOM This spacious, poolside room with its comfy king-size bed is really special. With its two-story vaulted ceiling, sparkling white tile floors, private porch and designer furnishings, this is one of our most sought-after rooms. The large, tile bath has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Malibu Room

THE MALIBU ROOM This deluxe poolside room with two beds - one a king & one a twin - and private bath with shower is spacious and luxurious. With its white tile floors, high ceilings and mix of country French and colorful contemporary designer furnishings and blue & yellow fabrics this room exudes the casual eclectic elegance of the southern California coast. The room can comfortably accommodate up to three people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Paris Room

THE PARIS ROOM This sleek, sophisticated poolside room with its 2 queen-size beds with Swedish TempurPedic memory foam mattresses and private bath with tub & shower epitomizes the glamour of Paris with its mirrored furniture and chic contemporary decor. It can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Italian Room

THE ITALIAN ROOM This intimate room with its queen-size bed with tempurpedic mattress, painted Italian bombe chest and lavish use of fabric on the walls and the windows is very popular for romantic get-always. Everyone really loves the large bath with Jacuzzi tub. Located on the second floor with windows overlooking the poll & garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Downtown, Tropical


Key West, FL (EYW) 2 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: High season, weekends and special events have a min. stay
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/3 or 1 night whichever is greater; up to 50% for holidays & special events
  • Cancellations: 21 days; up to 90 days for holidays and special events; $50 cancellation fee imposed if reservation is cancelled more than 21 days prior to arrival (up to 90 days for holidays and special events)



Les Vollmert, Paul Masse & Christina

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 11 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room