Simonton Court Historic Inn and Cottages
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... their famous breakfast at the bar. Pepe's is a great place to go for breakfast it is very small and quaint and very tidy. We sat at the bar and talked to many locals were from the area and hearing about their life stories of struggle and success. We made a friend or two and even then Billybob the cat. Soon after we are on our way back to our bed-and-breakfast and our mission this morning is to secure a pair of bicycles and start ...
... still by his side propped up in the southwest window. Local kids swore they saw Robert moving in the window. Other visitors to the house noticed Roberts facial expressions changed according to the feeling in the room. Others swear they heard Robert giggling.
Anne hated the doll and after Gene's death she put Robert in a cedar chest. Upon her death, family discovered the doll and donated it to the historical society. Robert the Doll ...
... walk to Higgs Beach. Did you know that the barrier reef off the coast of Key West is the third largest IN THE WORLD!? Well, if you don’t know that when you arrive, you will hear it several times before you leave. Because of the barrier reef, sand cannot reach shore. Therefore beaches on Key West are rock. Unless someone ships in a bunch of sand.
Higgs beach is a wonderfully wide sandy ...
... or another, Porgies, and others. I was kept bust baiting the kid's poles. They figured out how to brake the reel and we didn't have any tangled rat's nests. Travis could be heard yelling, "Rebait!" That was my queue to come reset or refresh his bait.
We have lot's of video footage but didn't bring the camera. Will post some later.
... br style="line-height: 17px; ">The sun was setting so we thought we better get moving to our campsite. By the time we got there it was dark so we quickly set up the tent and got ready for bed. Finally a hot night rather than snow when we are camping!!! It was so hot that we tied the fly up and looked at the stars as we fell asleep...nice!
We were up early and off to go jet skiing. I was very excited as I had never been ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Simonton Court Historic Inn and Cottages Key West
A great getaway
Stayed in early February for 3 nights. The place was fantastic. Had a suite with a private pool shared by one other suite. You can not believe you are one block off Duval. It was very private. The staff was great, always helpful. You will not make a mistake staying here.
Simonton Court is amazing. One of the best places we have ever stayed in. The staff is friendly and helpful, and breakfast is perfect. I HIGHLY recommend staying in one of the cottages. For just a little more money, you get much more space plus a kitchenette. Most cottages have their own hot-tub, which is an added bonus.
My wife and I stayed at Simonton Court in August (between storms) and could not have been happier there. The staff is among the friendliest, most helpful of any hotel I have ever stayed in--they were always ready with a smile and some conversation and they also made excellent recommendations about things to do. For example, we wanted to take a sunset sail, and the staff at the front desk were able to tell us their favorite and what made it different than the other boats that go out each evening (quieter, not crowded with drunks)--and they were right on the money. A member of the staff also recommended the jet ski tour that we took--and it turned out to be a highlight of the trip. The grounds of the hotel are well cared for and the buildings and pools (there are four, 1 large, 3 small) are similarly well maintained. We stayed in the least expensive room at the hotel (Honeysuckle), and it was nicely decorated and quite comfotable. Breakfast was pretty much the same each morning in terms of what food was available, but since it was 95 degrees, I didn't miss eating a full breakfast. I really cannot recommend this place highly enough. We can't wait to go back.
Simply the Best
I've stayed more than 40 nights at Simonton Court over the last four years and I consider the place my home away from home. Simonton Court is without a doubt the best place to stay in Key West, whether you are traveling as a single, a couple, or a larger group.
My husband and I just returned from Key West - stayed at the Simonton and loved it! We have been to Key West before (stayed at the Heron House, Southernmost Inn) and will come back and stay at the Simonton. We had the Marigold room. Clean, spacious, and a wonderfully private deck. We especially liked the open air shower with the double shower heads!
The location is perfect, just a block off Duval, 4 blocks from the sunset.
The staff is very nice, all seem to love their job! Jim at the desk was a pleasant, helpful concierge and hooked us up with reservations for snorkelling, and dinner at Cafe Sole, and Alice's.
Can't wait to go back... miss it already.
Stayed at the Simonton from the 28th of Aug to the 2nd of Sept. Had the Orange Blossom room with its own sun deck. The shower has two heads!!!! If you are looking for a place to stay that is close to the action but still a quiet retreat, then this is the place. Breakfast was simple but good. It was fruit, bagels, french toast and waffles. If you go fishing, do not go with CPT. Neil Bohomo. He is located near Turtle Krals. He was a horrible guide. Do go on the Danger snorkel and kayak. It was well put together and a very nice way to spend the afternoon.
A must in Key West!
Simonton Court is a amazing complex so close to everything but in a world all its own. We stayed in a townhouse which had a private pool and hot tub. Next time I would suggest the private cottages. All the rooms are completely different and event he most inexpensive rooms are beyond compare to other places with i think very reasonable prices. PERFECT FOR COUPLES AND ROMANTIC GETAWAYS. I cant wait to return! I have never met a person who didnt love it and thats got to tell u something. The staff is great!
For a cheap getaway i suggest Townhouse 3 and 6
Charming B&B with Excellent Staff
We stayed at Simonton Court on June 26th and liked it so much that we booked an extra night when we woke up on Sunday morning. We went to Key West for a friends wedding and were delighted to find this expansive B&B right off Duval Street. It's within easy walking distance to everything and no you won't have a luxury breakfast, but what they provide will definitely sustain you for the rest of the morning - bagels, french toast, milk, OJ, coffee, etc.
I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking to get away, but yet stay a block from all the action to stay at this beautiful B&B.
Love Simonton Court and you will too!!!
Simonton Court is, without a doubt, the best place to stay in Key West. My husband and I go Key West every summer for our Anniversary and have stayed many places. Simonton Court has BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS, a WONDERFUL STAFF, and PERFECT LOCATION. It is one block over from Duval; so it is quiet in the morning and close enough to enjoy the shops during the day and the bars and resturants in the evening. We can't wait to go back!!
I just returned from a trip to Key West with some old High School girlfriends and we stayed at Simonton Court. I was almost hesitant to write a review because I want to keep it to myself but I have to give it 2 thumbs up.The grounds are truly beautiful, filled with flowering plants and bushes and with 4 pools, you always have a place to sit. The area where the continental breakfast buffet is located is so relaxing and quaint, as if sitting on the porch of an early century mansion (which, is what it is). We stayed in Cottage 6, called Heliconia. It was nice but with 4 woman I think next time we will get one of the cottages with 2 bathrooms!Each night when we came back from Duval, the porch was cleaned off and the rocking chairs put back into place and the oil lantern was lit. It was a nice, serene place to return to after the craziness of Duval, which is no more than a 5 minute walk.All guests must be over 18, so that was nice for us, who were "getting away from our kids" for a few days. Highly recommended!!!