"Felt Like Home" Frances Street Bottle Inn Tip by gibbst3
Frances Street Bottle Inn, Key West: 349 reviews and 16 photos
We stayed at the Bottle Inn May 6-12th of 2010. We were so happy with the stay. Dennis, the inn keep manager was extremely nice and laid back. We arrived late in the evening the first night of our stay and he had keys, a nice note welcoming us, and a map of the Keys. We were a bit nervous about finding on street parking that wasn't dedicated to residents. We were happy to find an available spot right out front and noticed several other spots available throughout the week. Duval Street, the main drag through the town was just a short walk (maybe 10 minutes).
The room was very nice and clean. I felt like I was at home. There are books all over the place to read, information on the city, and board games in the kitchen for use. Snacks and drinks (including wine, beer, sodas and juice) were available all throughout the day and night in case you wanted to grab something. The Bottle Inn is not on the main drag through town so it was quiet and dark. These are great conditions to come back to after a long day of touring.
The next morning, we went down to find a breakfast with plenty of variety (fruit, bagels, eggs, potatoes, pastries, juice, coffee and more). Dennis helped us set up reservations for everything we wanted to do. He was very friendly. He set up a jet ski tour around the island that same day. The next day he planned a eco tour kayaking trip. The following day we went on a snorkeling trip at the Dry Tortugas.
The other guests were also friendly and it was nice going down and chatting with them around the breakfast table. There were plenty of places to eat and trays to take food back up to your room if you wanted breakfast in bed.
Dennis set us up with bikes we rented directly from him at a reasonable rate compared to other places ($30 for the week/bike). We couldn't be happier with the stay and how nice Dennis was to us. The rates were very reasonable compared to other places ($160/night) and we got everything the other places were offering minus the loud noise and bright lights if you stay directly on Duval.
Unique Qualities: This place has tons of character to it. The beautiful bottles around the house and the decor made me feel at home. I loved the wrap around porches and the enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing with my sweetie on the porch before bed.
Address: 535 Frances Street, , Florida, 33040, United States
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: +1 305-294-8530
Theme: Bed and Breakfast
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