Key Lime Inn
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... pictures of houses on this one day. But I am using this sparse entry to tell you why many of the homes in Key West have the ceilings of their porches painted blue. It turns out it is not unusual to find the ceilings of the porches painted a color often referred to here in the south as “haint blue.” Some folks – notably of African descendants –could be pretty superstitious in ...
... to the professor to figure out how to use coconuts to keep my beer cold. Sherwood Schwartz where are you when I need you.
Enough of this non-sense. It is off to Key West. Today it is old home tours starting with Papa’s house. Hemmingway’s home is, in a word, beautiful. I am not a super big Hemmingway fan, but I have read a couple of his books and probably Cliff noted a few more to get through high school. Sarah, you ...
... population...then I spotted a tiny deer hiding behind a signpost on the side of the road...craziness! Further research (courtesy of wikipedia) that evening provided the information that these tiny deer are somewhat endangered and actually swim between the islands!
We stayed at the Sheraton Suites and it was a really nice hotel...our room had a HUGE bathroom and a livingroom! We ...
... then late afternoon, we drove 16 miles to No Name Key, to see the deer that come out at dusk and walk around and into people's yards.
They are miniature, and some have the full grown horns. Quiet cute.
We then went to No Name Pub, which is the most quaint restaurant we have ever been to. It was opened up in the early 50's, and since then everyone who goes there (except us)
writes on a $1 bill and attaches it to ...
... the kids at home.
Sunday was our last full day in Key West, and we thought we would finally make it to the beach. Gino and Dom had gone out early to do some exploring, as they did every morning, and found a nice beach to try out. But once they got in the pool after breakfast, it was impossible to get them out until lunch. After lunch they both fell asleep until 3 and by then it was too late to make it to the beach. Instead, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Key Lime Inn Key West
Stayed here Dec.3rd & 4th 03. Lovely quaint buildings. Fairly large car park. Adequate breakfast.
30 mins walk to Mallory. "Jungle" gardens! Unfortunately as Maloney House was set in the gardens previous occupants walked the dirt all over the carpets. This hotel seemed to lack any kind of contact between guests and visitors. No offer to assist carrying cases up to 2nd floor for example. $129 per night just felt too much.
A beautiful inn
I had the pleasure of staying a couple of days at the Key Lime Inn in Key West. The rooms and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. A newspaper and the continental breakfast around the pool each morning added to what we found to be a terrific value. I will certainly return!
Where can I begin... my husband and I were finally taking our summer vacation the last week of October 2003. We had vacationed in South Beach, FL in 2002 and loved it so we decided to head back to FL, but try different areas. This trip would be split in half starting in Miami Beach, FL and then ending in Key West, FL. The reason we picked the Key Lime Inn was because of the positive reviews on TripAdvisor in addition to the pictures they had posted on their website. After a long drive into the Keys on Wed, we finally arrived around 8pm. Upon first impressions, the pictures on the website made the rooms appear nicer than they actually were but that was okay because we were determined to have a great time. I also made a mental note of the curious scent in the room, kind of a mix between cologne gone bad and coconut oil. It wasn't quite the typical "clean" smell of hotel rooms. Exhausted from our drive, we decided to settle in for the night and watch t.v. The first omen came while watching t.v. in bed--we noticed glitter throughout our bed linens (including the inner sheets) as well glitter all over the t.v. remote. Then we noticed that the "shadow" on the bed sheets wasn't a shadow. It was a stain of some sort. We didn't want to, but we inspected the sheets further and found more stains. Remembering that Fantasy Fest weekend was just the weekend before, we started having images of what the glitter and stains could be. At best, we hoped the stains were suntan lotion stains and let's not imagine beyond that. To top it off, there was a weird reddish something-or-other clinging to the night stand top and as I tried to inspect what it was, I noticed the nail clippings on the ground next to the night stand.
This is a lovely property, right on Truman Avenue (US 1), and an easy walk to Duval Street. The wooden buildings are chalet-like, and are spread around the pool and other areas, with trees and chickens (!) adding to the atmosphere. The place has a rustic feel. We wouldn't like the location of some of the rooms (overlooking the car lot, especially) so ask for a room in a building by the pool. The room was small, without a refridgerator which would have been useful, but it was decorated in a modern style, was very clean, and included a free gecko lizard half way up the wall!. A lovely continental help-yourself breakfast was available by the pool every morning including coffee, orange juice, muffins, bagles, danish, croissants, etc. Even though it was quite expensive compared with other places we stayed on our trip around Florida, we would definitely stay here again if we ever returned to Key West.
Peaceful Little Inn
We found the Key Lime Inn to be a very relaxing Bed & Breakfast. The rooms are very clean, with new updated furniture. We are looking forward to staying there again!
Our fantasy fest hotel
stayed at the key lime 2 years in a row for fantasy fest. great staff, rooms are perfect, pool is nice and the continental breakfast is so convenient in the mornings!!
Spent a few days there in January 2003. Nice, Clean, Very Helpful and Friendly Staff. Great Location. Will definitely stay here next visit to Key West.
Just returned from 4 days at the Key Lime Inn -- just short walk to the "fab" shops, fun, and eateries on Duval Street. Room was immaculate, complimentary continental breakfast by the pool was quite nice (coffee, OJ, varied pastries); pool temp was perfect in the 86 degree weather! ONLY DRAWBACK: courteously cool and rather stiff staff --as mentioned by another guest in a Nov '02 review-- who provide GOOD service, WITHOUT a smile. (You get "cold pricklies" vs Warm Fuzzies from the mostly Polish staff). Highly recommend Duffy's Steak House, 2 blocks down the street --where Food is Excellent and Service is Friendly & Efficient $$. For a super special evening, try Shula's on the Beach... (at Wyndam Hotel) $$$ Fabulous view, SUPERB cuisine, and Outstanding service. FYI We had initially booked the Quality Inn back in January. (yucks!!!). THANKS to reviews found in Trip Advisor -- we canceled THAT reservation and rebooked at the Key Lime Inn, just prior to setting out on our trip from California. THANK YOU, Trip Advisor!!
Great Place to Stay
The Key Lime Hotel was very nice. It has an excellent location...only a few blocks from Duval Street, but far enough away from noise and crowds. The rooms were clean with nice furnishings. The staff was friendly. Only potential drawback is the breakfast...if you like simple breakfasts (bagels, juice and coffee), you will not be disappointed, but if you want a grand spread, eat breakfast elsewhere.
We will stay here again if we return to Key West.
Rooms Nice, Staff So-So
Rooms were quite nice and clean. Beds and furniture were all newer and worked well. Breakfast was good by the pool each day. The pool was freezing cold which also kind of describes some of the staff. Some could use some good customer service training and smiling lessons. Good location and value though. I would likely recommend it to a friend.