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Historical Traveler Reviews The Grand Guesthouse Key West
Gorgeous Bed and Breakfast
I recently stayed at the The Grand for two nights with my husband and mom-in-law over a fabulous week end in Key West. The accomodation made the trip:
- It was centrally located. Close to everything we wanted to see and do without being overbearingly noisy or busy.
- The setting was immaculately cared for, well thought out, beautifully landscaped, and amazingly managed to make the most of every nook and cranny without ever feeling cramped or overstuffed.
- The service was warm and friendly with great advice on local activities and sights.
- Our room was spacious, clean and fresh.
- My favorite: the continental breakfast in the mornings was deelish! And the spa was just perfect.
Will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in Key West.
Hard to Beat!
I love this kind of place: a very good price, a residential neighborhood, 5-10 minute walk from the action. Much more part of "old" Key West. I'll take this (despite the small room) anytime. The proprietors were very helpful and friendly, the continental breakfast was perfect for my needs.
If you're looking for luxury, there are other (more expensive) options, but for me this was perfect.
What a hidden treasure - just down from the old cemetery and away from the crazy noise of Duval. I have stayed here twice and was amazed both times by the friendly/family atmosphere. They have just put in a large swim spa which is unique and FUN. This guest house is close to the beach and downtown and is an amazing value. You could waste three times as much money and not get the same accommodations. See the true Key West. The staff will help you with all the best local attractions.
A "10" in all areas. Conveniently located in a quiet area, clean, and easily accessible to locations of interest. We will be making reservations to stay at The Grand in the future.
Great Little Paradise
The Grand Guest House is a clean,quiet little piece of paradise. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I can't say enough good things. Thanks for a peaceful vacation. Linda and Dan
We enjoyed everything about The Grand and will tell everyone we know of the nice, clean, quaint little bed and breakfast we discovered in Key West
Best of the Best
Thanks to Jim and Jeffrey, the proprietors of The Grand, our mini vacation with our teenagers (17 & 15) was the best trip in the world. The hospitality, warmth, and comfort of this quaint bed and breakfast on the east side of Key West, was just what our family needed to relax. On Jim's recommedations, we snorkled, kayaked and enjoyed a show. This B&B is a hidden treasure in Key West.
Clean, but small room.
My wife and I spent 3 nights here in late January 2004. very nice management and very clean and neat room. but room was very small. we knew this going in and weren't surprised, but after a couple of nights it got to be annoying. the location is ok but is a good long walk to the action end of Duvall St. we took the shuttle bus, which saved on shoe leather, and was especially nice after a day of drinking adult beverages. It was our 1st. trip to Key West so we learned as we went.
probably would pay a little more to get a larger room closer to the action. not bad for the money. we paid $118/night plus tax. they do have larger rooms, which we didn't see, but probably would be a better choice.
The Grand was great!
We stayed at the Grand over July 4th, 2003. A nice, quiet location yet within easy walking distance of Duval. The room was absolutely charming, very clean, lots of attention to detail. The owners and office help were extremely pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend it - a great bargain.
Clean and Quiet
My husband and I stayed here in January 2002. Our room was very clean but, small. There were no drawers and only a small rack for clothes (apprx. 3 feet) in the corner of the room. There was just enough room to walk around the bed. We had to live out of our luggage for a week. The location is very quiet. The complimentary continental breakfast was one of the best I've seen and served on a lovely patio on the side of the house. The two gentlemen that own the guest house were very sweet and willing to go out of the way to accomodate you; however, the woman who worked in the office during the week was rude and unpleasant. Hopefully, she is no longer employed there since she was the only unpleasant part of our stay in Key West. I highly recommend this guest house if you can travel light and use your room to shower and sleep only as we did. I do believe they have larger units for a higher price but, still reasonable. I agree with Frommer's, this is the best bargain and well kept secret on Key West. Compared to the prices of other places to stay, The Grand Guest House is an absolute steal.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Grand Guesthouse Key West
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... and people on each except for the really small islands. It was a couple of hours of bridge hopping to get to key west. Key West was a largish island, and was densely accommodated. Traffic was annoying and there was housing and hotels on every spare inch of the island. Nothing was natural, I don't even recall seeing a park. There was a lot of bike traffic. They were like they owned the road. Two abreast on the narrow two lane streets. I took a look around ...
... 3rd night here because we have to get the van back at 11am on friday morning (or $50 every half hour we're late!) and its about a 4 hour drive from Sugarloaf. So we've decided to go back to Key Largo again. The resort was so immaculate and the view so special, that it would be great to have our last night in the van there. Also it was miles nicer than this KOA is.
Kids went for a swim when we got back, and then we had snack supper in the van.
... anglicised to ‘West’
Many of the residents of Key West originate from the Bahamas and are known as Conchs (pronounced 'conks') On 23rd April 1982, The Florida Keys declared independence from the USA and although as a tongue in cheek gesture, the Keys have been known as the ‘Conch (Conk) Republic ever since. I wonder if the leader of the Key West Council is known as the Big Conk!!!
Although the island is only 4 miles long by 2 ...
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Nor do Key Westers seem to need air conditioning. Really? The southernmost point of the United States, one of the hottest places I've ever been, yet NO ONE ...
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