The Heron House in Key West and the Heron House Court Key West are sister bed and breakfasts in the Florida Keys. Located only about six blocks apart, the small hotels are excellent picks among the B&Bs in the islands, and they are sure to contribute to making your Florida Keys vacation as relaxing, peaceful, and enjoyable as possible.
The Heron House in Key West
Centrally located in the historic district of Key West, the Heron House in Key West is a restored hotel; the structure was built between 1856 and 1860 by William Baker. The 23 rooms and junior suites are spread among four buildings that are each surrounded by tropical gardens. Rooms feature tropical-inspired décor, with custom lighting, original watercolor paintings of Key West, rattan furniture and colorful textiles. Details such as stained glass and woodwork in some rooms only add to unique atmosphere. They feature air-conditioning, cable TV, wireless internet access, a private phone, a morning newspaper, and a private bath, and certain rooms at the Heron House in Key West even have private decks and balconies.
In addition, a complimentary breakfast is offered, as well as wine and cheese on weekend evenings. The Heron House Key West also boasts a collection of exotic orchids and a swimming pool. With an AAA four-diamond rating, this inn is a reliable and comfortable choice for Key West lodging. It's convenient as well, being just a short distance from major Key West attractions including Mallory Square and Duval Street.
For those visiting Key West for a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or other romantic vacation, the Heron House Key West is an intimate and romantic choice for accommodations. Their Honeymoon Suites include a king-size bed, a sofa sitting area, a private or semi-private balcony or patio, a refrigerator, a wet bar, air-conditioning, cable TV, and a morning newspaper. The décor includes stained glass and woodwork, framed original watercolors, and double French doors, and some Honeymoon Suites also feature a Jacuzzi tub.
The sister hotel of the Heron House is the historic Heron House Court Key West. The structure was built around 1900 to house workers of the Flagler's Overseas Railways, and it is now on the National Register of Historic Places. This elegant and comfortable hotel's fourteen rooms and two suites feature tropical-inspired décor, with details such as handcrafted furniture and local artwork. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a color TV, a VCR, a private bath, bathrobes, a hairdryer, voice mail, a data port, and an iron and ironing board upon request. Suites also feature private decks, and all rooms are double-occupancy only.
Guests will appreciate the hotel's heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as the daily complimentary continental breakfast, and a complimentary beer and wine happy hour on weekends. With a convenient location in Key West, the hotel is an easy jumping off point for exploring the dining, shopping, nightlife, and other major attractions in the area. Welcoming to everyone, this guesthouse is friendly to gay and lesbian travelers to Key West.
With elegant and comfortable accommodations and easy access to the island's sights and attractions, the Heron House Key West and Heron House Court Key West are two excellent bed and breakfasts for visitors seeking comfortable and convenient lodging on a Florida Keys vacation.
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