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Conch House Heritage Inn in Key West, FL

Conch House Heritage Inn in Key West, FL

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Bed and Breakfast lodging in Key West, Fl

History

Established in 1889.

Restored Bed and Breakfast operating since 1993

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.79

Address: 625 Truman Ave, Key West, FL, 33040
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Comments (14):

1. Lee P.
This was our first ever stay at a B&B and we loved it. The place was clean, quaint, and the staff was great.  We stayed in the Veranda room that overlooks Truman Ave and just a short walk to Duval.  Traffic noise seems constant but we got used to it pretty quick. We looked at least a dozen other B&B's and we're glad we chose this one.  Next time we get to Key West we'll probably go back to the Conch House and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Daveeed R.
This historic bed and breakfast was a great find during the last minute rush to plan a trip to the keys.

We stayed in the Veranda suite which gives you access to a Victorian style wrap around porch overlooking Truman Avenue. The room itself is a decent size with high ceilings, a mini fridge and a small TV. tucked away in the corner. The bathroom has charming sink with sea-shell imprints for soap holders, and a stand up shower. (I was hoping for a tub to take a hot bath in, but whattyagonna do?)

I actually liked seeing the small boxy old TV. because it reminded us we didn't come to the Keys to be couch potatoes.  I wish I could attest to the breakfast, but my lady and I just aren't early risers.

You will have to deal with the sound of traffic and scooters whizzing by from Truman avenue but you're near the quite end of Duval street so it's not that big of a deal.

With that said, you may want to consider renting a bike or scooter because after the first few one mile jaunts to the end of Duval st at Mallory square, your feet will definitely start to feel it.

The Conch house is a great place for those who crave a bit of history in their stay, as well as those who want to be near the action but not necessarily right on top of it. We'd stay here again.

04/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Kendra M.
First of all, we stayed in the Veranda room, which we were upgraded to it. The desk clerk showed us around was so polite and accommodating. The property is beautiful, complete with a pool. Our room was spectacular. The old antique furniture in the room added to the old Key West feel. We also rented bikes from the B&B, which was nice to support the family. Breakfast every morning was continental style and we would sit pool side and read the paper. A relaxing way to start the day. Only downside is that we didn't sleep well....between the planes overhead and all the scooters on the street....there was noise most of the night.
When we return to Key West, we would stay here.

03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Sarah G.
This is a gem of a bed and breakfast in a superb location in Key West.  Right off Duvall Street, you can walk or ride a bike to all the major hotspots in Key West.  The house is a Victorian mansion that is excellently maintained.

We stayed in the Boca Grande room, which had high ceilings and comfortable furnishings.  The furniture was antique or otherwise Victorian in style, and the room was decorated nicely without being too cluttered or kitschy.  The bathroom was adequate -- the shower/tub had great water pressure.  There was a nice sitting room and outdoor pool and porch to enjoy the mornings and late afternoons.  Our room and the other areas were spotlessly clean.

The breakfast was nice -- mostly cold offerings like cereal, fruit, and boiled eggs.  There were also nice pastries, muffins and yummy homemade banana bread.  The staff was very friendly and attentive; we did not want for anything.

I can highly recommend the Conch House as a great place from which to explore the island!

08/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Kirsten H.
Beautiful B&B! Great location and friendly staff :) The casa cabana was cozy and peaceful; a perfect place to get away and enjoy Key West!

15/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Mike G.
Absolutely no question about it, this B&B is excellent!! We spent two nights at the Conch House and everything was terrific about our stay. We had the small guest house, it's small and cozy and perfect if you like to get up and go instead of spending a lot of time in the room. The breakfast was delicious and the banana bread definitely lived up to its reputation. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful, when we checked in, one of the ladies spent almost a half hour talking with us about our interests and what we want to do while we were in town. Location is great too! You're a short walk from Duval St. and many other attractions. I can't say enough good things about the Conch house. We are already planning our stay here next year.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. LaRay B.
Beyond 5 stars!  We've stayed in 5-6 various places in Key West and I have to share with the world the The Conch House is top of the line -- from the spacious rooms, to the comfortable bed, to the healthy breakfast, to the housekeeping . . . this place rates number #1.  Our opinion was shared with a couple we met on the porch one morning as they come down once a year and will ONLY stay at the Conch House.  We loved being so close to Duvall Street, too.

19/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Marla L.
When planning a summer vacation, hundreds of thoughts whiz in and out of your brain stringing together a discordant symphony of questions. Have I shed that last five pounds from winter hibernation? Will my tan lines make me look like the awkward bridesmaid with uneven shading? And did I pack enough Chapstick, Coppertone, Aloe, Band-Aids and Advil to keep a CVS in business? Luckily, the difficult question of where to stay is easy.

The Conch House Heritage Inn is the essence of Key West. It's everything that a Bed & Breakfast is supposed to be; historic, quaint, detailed, and cozy. Upon arriving, my boyfriend and I were starving. After allowing us to check in early, we were immediately directed toward a local, Key West favorite: Camille's. See, when staying in a Bed & Breakfast, there is an understood and unmentioned secret code. You don't reserve a room at a place like the Conch House and hope to be led to the Wendy's on Duval Street. No, there is a nature of wild freedom, of touring the unchartered roads of a city that is attached to an oasis such as this.

Now, on to the "bed" aspect. We reserved the Cabana room for two nights; a private little cove directly on the pool deck, perfect for two, well-kept with a distinct sense of novelty. The warm orange bed against the bright blue walls was almost Caribbean. It commanded relaxation. They provided all the trimmings of a hotel: fresh towels, miniature soaps, clean linens, without a trace of that store-brand, generic feel.

As for the "breakfast" side of things, much can be said for the two pieces of homemade banana bread I devoured, and the 2 pieces I took for the road. They served fresh-cut fruit, hard-boiled eggs, warm cranberry and lemon poppy seed muffins, the standards - bagels, brewed coffee, juice, and mini boxes of cereal. Did I mention the homemade banana bread recipe that's been handed-down through their family?

Everything about our stay at the Conch House Heritage Inn was effortless. Check-in and check-out were both simple and untangled. The prime location was a plus, the property clean, the owners warm and welcoming, and the question of where to stay - settled for a lifetime.

29/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Chris F.
I'll make sure I always book far in advance enough to get a room at the Conch House. Very cool little gem, close to downtown. Great room, very personal service, extremely friendly team, location, amenities, etc. Really really great place. Loved it.

13/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Niki W.
We had an incredible stay at the Conch House and would give it 10 Stars if we could.  The location was perfect in having access to the excitement of Duval but was quiet during the night. We appreciated the ability to rent bikes right from the property, and get to an from conveniently without having to drive. Finally the property and staff was exceptional in suggesting great locations and providing us with our every need at the Conch House!

16/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Mindy C.
Spent 4 lovely nights at the Conch House.  Great service, quiet.  Felt like we had a private pool, all our own.  Easy walking to downtown and the Port.  Hated saying goodbye.

01/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Andy T.
This is a fantastic, wonderful inn with great staff that is super friendly. Will definitely make your stay in Key West pleasant if you're looking for  quiet getaway The rooms are great and spacious (even the smallest room) and the house itself is very charming.

14/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Leean A.
My husband and I spent our first vacation to Key West at the Conch House Heritage Inn during the last week of March 2014 and couldn't have been happier with our choice.  First of all, the staff was wonderful.  (Every morning Ammie asked us if we wanted juice or mimosas.)  Breakfast was exactly what we needed: coffee, tea, yogurt, bagels, toast, cereal (both hot and cold), fresh fruit, pastries and wonderful coconut and banana breads.  I loved eating by the pool every morning, (usually I was the only one poolside), and there is also a table indoors and furniture on the porch where breakfast can be enjoyed.  On several days, we brought lunch back to eat at the round outdoor table by the pool.

The pool is not big, but perfect as there are just a handful of guests to share it.  I found myself the only one in it twice during our 6 day stay (with 4 people at the most).  As a short woman (5'2''), the deep end was just over my head, which is a nice depth for a b&b pool.  Six lounge chairs encompass the pool and during our visit they were never all occupied at the same time.   A fence, palm trees and sweet-smelling jasmine make a the whole outdoor space a private paradise.  

We stayed in the Caribbean room, which is the downstairs room of the poolside cottage.  On previous vacations, we were used to staying at places where a long elevator-ride was mandatory for each trip to the pool.  It was nice in the Caribbean room to open our door and have the pool within steps.  We always left our door unlocked for dips in the pool because we could see it from anywhere in the enclosed pool area.  We made use of our ceiling fan every day, although the air conditioning unit did its job.  The Caribbean room has a big shower that is easily accessible to those who may not be able to step high or who may need the assistance of a safety bar.  Lots of windows make this room bright and sunny.  The bed was comfortable.  We would chose this room again. (I can't speak about any of the other rooms because I didn't see them).    

The main house is a beautiful, old place, but doesn't have an out-dated feel.  There is history in the many framed photos and paintings adorning the walls.  The are many common areas, including a balcony that overlooks Truman Street.  There is a water dispenser that has hot or cold filtered water available 24/7. (The tap water is fine, but we like ice cold water.)

The location is convenient.  A CVS and a Subway are a block away for some comforts of home.  (We made some quick trips when we ran out of sunscreen and when we wanted a quick lunch).  There are several nice restaurants within a stone's throw.  The Conch House is a block and a half from Duval, which is where the action is.  Consequently, the property is quiet, yet is still close walking distance to some of the restaurants, galleries. bars and shops.  We are walkers in our everyday life, so on vacation we didn't mind walking all the way down Duval (toward Mallory Square) twice each day, once for shopping and sight-seeing, and again for dinner, sunset celebration and nightlife.  For those who don't walk far, bikes and motorized vehicles are available for rent right next door.

We spent most of our time exploring the island, but it was nice to come back to a place that is as cozy and clean as home.  There was always a basket of clean beach towels on the porch, which Ammie told me we are welcome to take with us to the beach.  Our rooms were made up with care.  It was nice to see the same smiling faces greet us each day.  You can't go wrong with the Caribbean room at the Conch House!

04/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Bill D.
From there time we got there on Saturday until the time we left on Friday we were made to feel welcome by Carol, Hillary, and Sam. A great location. Far enough away yet close enough to Duval Street, Short bike ride to the beach, One block to the trolley, and a 5 min. bike ride to the Cuban Coffee Queen on Margaret Street for us early risers (They are open at 6:30 AM).

We have been to Key West four times and would not think of staying anywhere else now that we have found this place.

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0