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Located in Florida's Key West in the William Russel House (circa 1898), the Key West Bed & Breakfast is listed in the National Historic Register. The lovely three-story Victorian home, constructed by Bahamian shipbuilders, sit on a quiet, tree-shaded street in the heart of Key West's Old Town.
Guests will find it a short walk to the water and the sites and sounds that have made Key West infamous. Each of the eight guest rooms are uniquely decorated in a Caribbean style, with high ceilings and hard wood floors. The exposed Dade County pine walls compliment the extensive collection of local art. Enjoy the Jacuzzi, the sauna, air conditioning, Bahama fans and complimentary breakfast at your leisure!
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jody Carlson for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our guests visit because of friends and aquaintances recommending them. Word of mouth, location, reviews and rates and many of the reasons travelers stay here.
What are you best known for?
The Key West Bed & Breakfast is over 120 years old. Maintaining it has always given Jody, the innkeeper, great pride. She has been collecting local and tropical art for 35 years in Key West. It is displayed throughout the guest house. We are known for our cleanliness and concierge services.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
People visit Key West for the culture and the wonderful weather. It's a tropical paradise with beautiful ocean views everywhere!
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We hear from our guests all the time, but among our favorite compliments is “Your staff is exceptional! Everything was perfect.”
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The nightlife of Key West is loads of fun for travelers. There are wonderful happy hours in town that offer half price drinks and half price appetizers as well.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We recommend that guests bike around the island, dine in fabulous restaurants, go out on the water, visit one of our four live theaters and of course, visit our museums and galleries.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Everything is within walking distance of the inn!
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in the area, but we are partial to Santiago Bodega, a Tapas Restaurant that is very affordable, and Square One Restaurant, an upscale, fine dining restaurant that has live piano music.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 10 wonderful rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We don’t accept pets. We have a dog of our own we do not allow in the rooms.
"Weatherboard and shutters, pink and white paint work and pretty wooden verandas put The Popular House in Key West firmly into the Hemingway category of picturesque Victoriana in the Florida Keys." - Conde Naste Traveler
"...authenticity reigns, right down to the oranges on the kitchen counter that let you know that real fresh-squeezed juice is served here every morning." - South Florida Magazine
"Splashy art, hand-painted furniture, gardens and music make Key West Bed & Breakfast exuberantly right for its historic setting." - American Way (American Airlines Magazine)
"The Key West Bed and Breakfast is an example of why the island is so popular with architecture buffs." - Florida Travel and Life
"...there's nothing ambivalent about the way Jody Carlson brings Key West into her house. Local art,color,tropical gardens and music are all here." - Fodor's-
"Jody Carlson's guest house looks like what your house would look like if you had excellent taste. It's spotless, it's comfy and it's a tour through the best Key West art of the past 25 years." - Key West Citizen