The Grand Guesthouse
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A little bit about us...
The Grand Guest House, a classic Key West inn, exudes Key West charm by means of a bed and breakfast style in a totally un-touristy Old Town Key West neighborhood. If you prefer a good night's sleep over the noise of Duval Street, but you want to be within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, beaches, the Southernmost Point, and Hemingway's House you'll love our location. We're just five short blocks to Duval Street and five blocks to the beach.
Our tropical Grand Guesthouse rooms are comfortable, sparkling clean, and all have private bathrooms and entrances, queen size beds, A/C & ceiling fans, cable television, telephone service with free domestic long distance, iPod, iPhone, and CD players, a small refrigerator, and are non-smoking. Our Suites feature a queen bedroom which opens into a separate dining and seating area with a kitchenette. We also have free parking and high speed wireless internet.
At the Grand, the ambiance is friendly and welcoming. Find out why people choose The Grand Guesthouse over all other Key West inns, bed & breakfasts and guesthouses! Call now to reserve your room in paradise.every room.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim Brown & Derek Karevicius for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
The Grand Guesthouse is knows to be a very cost effective option for travelers.
What are you best known for?
Our customers know us for our excellent location, affordable prices and of course, our great customer service.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Guests visit Key West for many reasons including the history, fabulous dining, partying, and just to relax. Key West is as close to the ocean as you can get, a beach lovers paradise.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We can't say it enough! Our guests love our great customer service!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Guests are pleasantly surprised to find that we are located in the middle of a residential neighborhood with great restaurants. It gives the inn a very cozy and comfortable feel.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We usually recommend a visit to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas National Park. It has been noted as "one of the top 10 things to do in the Florida Keys" by Islands Magazine.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There are over 100 attractions and restaurants located less than a mile from our inn.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have 4 favorites… El Siboney Restaurant serves delicious Cuban food, Nine One Five offers up fresh seafood, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. offers several cuisines including American, Caribbean, and a variety of seafood dishes, and Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant is a great place to satisty your sweet tooth!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We have over 10 years experience, so we usually know how to assist our guests with any information they need. It really depends on what they want to do. If they have no idea what they want to do, they can visit http://www.fla-keys.com/ to get some ideas as the website offers a variety of activity options.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We offer 10 comfortable rooms at affordable prices.
Do you accept pets?
To ensure the comfort of all of our guests, especially those that may have allergies, pets are not allowed in any of our rooms.
General Services & Amenities
- Free Parking
- Quiet Residential Location
- Free Wireless High Speed Internet
- Expanded Continental Breakfast (8:30am-10:00am)
- Extensive Concierge Services
- Bicycle Rentals
- Green Lodging Facility
- Free Luggage Hold
- Flight Check-In & Boarding Pass Printing
- Purified Hot/Cold Water System
- Fax Service
- Local Newspapers
- ATMs, Fitness Centers, Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, and Laundry Facilities are located within a 5 minute walk.
- Outdoor Lounging Areas, Lush Gardens, and a Fabulous Hammock
Because we are a Key West Florida bed & breakfast, our rates include our expanded Continental breakfast, featuring:
- English muffins
- Jams and jellies
- Cream cheese
- Flavored creamers
- Hard boiled eggs
- Fresh fruit
- A sweets tray
- Orange juice
- Selection of cereals
History & Location
Located in an area of Old Town Key West where cigar making was the primary source of income at the turn of the century, The Grand was a rooming house for the workers at the former cigar manufacturer at the end of the block. Built in the 1880s, the house was converted in the 1940s into the home of a single family. Occupied by the family until the 1960s, the structure was converted back to a rooming house in the ensuing years.
In 1998, the property was transformed from its formerly humble beginnings into The Grand Guesthouse. Today, each of our rooms feature private bathrooms and entrances, queen size beds, A/C & ceiling fans, cable television, telephone, iPod, iPhone, and CD players, a small refrigerator, and tropical décor. Lush tropical landscaping defines the outdoor areas, where deck chairs and a small table are found outside of
Membership & Accolades
The Grand is a member of the Key West Innkeepers Association, the Key West Chamber of Commerce, and the Key West Business Guild. We are the proud recipient of Superior Small Lodging's "White Glove" award for exceptional attention to cleanliness, and Frommer's Travel Guide calls The Grand "undoubtedly the best bargain in town." (Frommer's South Florida 1999-2010) As an environmentally conscious establishment The Grand is also certified as a Green Lodging Property by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Our specialty is our knowledge of everything local. We provide local maps and steer you to all Key West has to offer. From restaurants to snorkeling to shopping and special events, we've "been there and done that" so there are no surprises, just the best.