Key Lime Inn
Travel Blogs from Key West
... and the southernmost point in the U.S. Walked around awhile, watched the sunset over the water (with a million other people in the square), stopped at Hogsbreath Saloon for a beer (had to do that!), and the Key Lime Pie Factory for a piece of pie and one to go (yum), watched a pretty good street performer, then started making our way back to the truck for the loooonnng... drive back (100 miles again....). The drive's not nearly as pretty in the dark - made it in a little over 2 hours. ...
... at the bar and make our choices for beer and food. I love seafood so I order the 1/2 lb of peel and eat shrimp! yummy! they come as they should... whole! heads and all.. mmmmmm. Jim gets a burger and we have an enjoyable last night in the Keys!
Tomorrow we head out on the long haul north and back home... Tampa is the first stop on the 7 day drive North.
See ya later Shannon .... and Key West! it has been ...
... hours. They were very nice and made him one of the boys!
But, by this time, it was dinnertime and we needed to figure out what we wanted to eat. I found a Cuban restaurat called El Siboney, which was only about three blocks from the hotel and was very highly rated. We walked over and knew it must be good from the crowd waiting to get in.
We only had to wait about 15 minutes, and then ...
... cold beer. After a couple beers I ordered the red seafood chowder and conch fritters. Sadly I found both tasteless and disappointing. Oh well the view and service was great as well as the company. We then proceeded up Duval to Irish Kevin's, Sloppy Joes and Hot Tuna Saloon. We then made our way back down Duval and stopped at Denny's before heading back to our room for the ...
... come and go for the whole day, so you can see different butterflies depending on when they are active.
Out next stop was lunch. We had mahi-mahi tacos at Bagatelle and they were terrific. We then went over to the Shipwreck Museum where we heard all about the Wreck of the Isaac Allerton and the wrecking industry before climbing the Observation Tower for a fantastic 360 degree view of Key West.
We had to leave Key West to go ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.