The Grand Guesthouse
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... group walked. Atmosphere was wonderful and food delicious. We also had to have Key Lime Pie. You cannot find Key Lime Pie any place that tastes as good as it does in Key West.
Tomorrow we have a Trolley City Tour in the morning and a Sunset Dinner Cruise in the evening.
... his own special nastiness all over our clean sheets. Poor Beatsie! And poor us! Change of plans - the laundromat was in order for the evening after Gordon's face was cleaned and he was given a good dose of Benadryl.
The next day, Gordon's face looked much better as the bug bite healed, and we moved to our new campsite within the same campground. This was was right across the path from the ocean and was a prime site. We were excited, especially when ...
... through an island a police man was lying in wait waiting for someone driving like the clappers and sure as nuts they caught a guy who came flying past us. It didn't take long and the kids were all asleep at one stage Courtney got up and tried to go somewhere not sure where as she was sleep walking pretty weird for a car journey. We then decided to keep going neither of us were hungry so we went back for the night and the kids had toast and cereals, then ...
... size of the ship, the entire vessel vibrated until about 4 or 5 this morning...a new experience, but one I guess we will get used to!
Our stateroom is forward starboard, which means if you are facing the front of the ship,it is on the right side and forward of midship. The bridge is in front of us. Our captain, or Master, is from Sorrento Italy and lives in Rome when not on board the Navigator.
The ship is booked to capacity, so just under ...
... br> He also told us the story of how the oversea highway got it's start. Rockefeller and Flagler, after they started Standard Oil, were looking for a way to expand their shipping business. They financed the oversea railway, complete with a luxury hotel on each key so their friends would have nice place to stay when they came down on vacation. Today's oversea highway is built on the base of the original railroad.
Eventually, we got back to Duval ...
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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:
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.
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.