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... a couple of buskers. One guy was drumming on turned over pails and another was weaving with palms. The kids ended up getting little woven fish from the weaver - very cool. When we got back to the car, we were surprised that the ticket Gods had smiled down on us and spared us another $25.00 ticket! WoooHooo. An especially nice way to end the day.
Tomorrow we had to Miami. The weather is supposed to be overcast and rainy.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Knowles House B&B Key West
While visiting my sister in south Florida, we planned on taking a side-trip to Key West as we like to do. Not having made reservations anywhere proved to be a little unsettling, but after a brief review of a local tourist guide, I contacted the B&B myself and was treated wonderfully by one of the owners, Les.
We stayed at Knowles House for 3 nights in January. It is a lovely traditional Key West house a short walk from Duval Street and all the attractions nearby. Les and Paul were very welcoming and helpful. They suggested some excellent chef -run and owned restaurants a few minutes walk from the house which were some of the best meals we have had in Florida. We rented bikes 1 block from the house.Our room was comfortable ,quiet ( very important to us)and well furnished. The courtyard is a tropical oasis away from the hustle & bustle of Duval Street. We enjoyed the hot tub and the small pool. A delicious continental breakfast is served in the courtyard. There is a really friendly atmosphere among the guests because the hotel is so small. Les and Paul are perfect hosts and we look forward to returning. We can highly recommend Knowles House- an outstanding B&B which really made our trip to Key West.
!Recently I spent 9 nights at The Knowles House on Eaton St. in Key West. The rooms were clean and generously appointed. The pool (B&B size) was attractive, the whirlpool hot, the AC cool and the sundeck was an inviting oasis. The hosts, Les and Paul were/are gracious in their attention without being overbearing. I felt more like an invited friend than a guest.
Knowles House ~ Key West's best kept secret
Knowles House is the best kept secret at Key West. If you are looking for the perfect getaway, off the noisy beaten path, with the perfect personal touch ~~ Knowles House is your place. We found our innkeepers, Les and Paul, to be very helpful in their suggestions of places to see, where to eat and the must do's of Key West. The inn itself is very quaint and the perfect spot to escape ~~ yet near enough to be in the middle of the activities in an easy stroll downtown. Be sure to check it out but don't have my room booked when I want to go back!!!
Craig and Nancy Aldrich, Savannah, GA Oct 2006
I would never stay here again !!!
There are so many great places to stay in Key West don't stay here. The room I stayed in was nice, but you felt like you were being treated like a child. When you arrive you are shown your room and then guided through the rules of the house. I'm middle aged and a professional. Les and Paul need to get out of the business of operating a B&B..........please. Last but not least they do lock up the fridge at night with chains and a lock. I guess their afraid someone is going to steal the hard boiled eggs they will be serving you for breakfast.
Knowles House B&B
Key West is a great experience just not at the Kowles House. My friends and I meet each year on Thanksgiving to get together to enjoy Key West. We have stayed at the Douglas House which was a great experience and recently we decided to stay in a B&B. In 2004, we stayed at a great B&B and became great friends with the owners. Unfortunately, they sold the B&B before we returned the following year. We heard about the Knowles House and we were very excited about staying there. When we arrive in Key West we typically bring Thanksgiving dinner from various parts of the country. We had asked Les and Paul if that would be alright with them. They said it would be fine. When we arrived there were a series of rules that we had to adhere to while staying at the house. We never felt comfortable because Les and Paul would stay until very late and it felt like they did not trust us. We are all professionals in our 40's and not a rowdy crowd. They had padlocked the refrigerator so that when we made our Thanksgiving dinner we had no where to put the leftovers. We ended up giving it to some locals to take home with them. We had also made desserts and when we returned from an outing we found that Les and Paul had been eating the desserts. As for the breakfast in the morning it was toast, cold cereal and hard boiled eggs much different from the prior year. There are many great places in Key West but unfortunately this is not one of them. Also it was very hot and we would have our air conditioners on and Les and Paul were continously going behind us and turning them off. When you would come back to the house the rooms were hot and stuffy. I hope this is helpful to you in your search for the perfect B&B.
Would not stay again
I have stayed in several Key West Guest Houses. The Knowles house was not as welcoming as the others I have stayed in. The accomidations were good. Felt like Les and Paul were watching every move, did not feel comfortable and welcomed. Put chains and locks on the refrigerator and freezor in the kitchen. Would not stay at Knowles House again.
Knowles House B&B
Let me start by saying that the Knowles House is absolutely amazing. The house is very cozy and the decor is excellent. WeI definitely got the feeling we were in the Caribbean, but weI felt at home at the same time. Our room (the Malibu Room) was a wonderful surprise. It was colorful and very comfortable. The bathroom was well proportioned and large enough for me (I am not a small guy)! The air conditioning was top notch and cooled the room very quickly (Thanks for that!).
I stayed at Knowles House for two nights in August of 2005, and found it to be a wonderful B&B find. Les and Paul, the proprietors, were gracious hosts, friendly, helpful, and full of great suggestions for restaurants and activities. They welcomed us with cold beers upon check-in. The room was spacious and uniquely appointed, with comfortable TempurPedic beds. They provided ample towels, bath robes, and nice soap/shampoo. The pool is tiny (it's really just enough to dip into and cool off), and situated on a lovely, shaded tropical patio where the continental breakfast (don't get me wrong, the breakfast food served is far better than the buffets at your typical place) was served. The next time I return to KW, I will stay here again for the friendly, unique atmosphere and great value.