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“Great place - quiete, charming and close to the action” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Frances Street Bottle Inn
Ranked #61 of 78 Key West B&B and Inns
Hamburg, Germany
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76 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great place - quiete, charming and close to the action”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We stayed two nights at the Frances Street Bottle Inn. It's one of these Key West typical conch houses, with an outside porch and nice wood trimmings.

The check-in was easy and relaxed. Marc just handed us over the keys, showed us the breakfast room, where to find refreshment, where to go in Key West - and we were done. Our room was charming. Not too fancy but we had everything we needed, incl. a nice balkony where we had our glas of redwine and cigar in the evening.

The nice thing about this hotel: it is in a quite side street, so you don't have the loud music and action all night long. Within 8 minutes walking distance you are on Duval Street - where you can have all the action you want. We didn't use our car while we were there since you could reach everything by walking. Our summary: perfect place to stay and good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, TX
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed for 5 nights around New Year's day 2012. The rooms are on the small side but very comfortable and clean. You are rarely in your room anyway because you are sitting outside on the the nice wrap around porch enjoying the weather or exploring beautiful Key West. Thanks Mark and April for making us feel welcome.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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219 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this B&B. The host was very gracious and the accommodations were just what we needed. Great location, quiet, but not too far from Duval Street.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Curitiba, PR
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

We stayed for a week in room #8, which has a private little patio- perfect for lounging with a second cup of coffee after breakfast. The Inn is on the older side, however, very quaint, and representative of Key West homes. We felt as if we were locals for the week.

Breakfast is mediocre, but still a nice way to start the day. The coffee was excellent, as is the Cuban coffee a block away at Five Brothers. The Inn has a large wrap-around porch for eating breakfast, but it's also great for happy hours. Room 8 has a fridge, and easily fit a bottle of wine.

The location is about 5 blocks off Duval making bike rental a necessity for getting around town quickly. The Inn rents bikes for $8 a day which a saved us a lot of time trekking into Duval St. to find a rental place. The bikes were key for getting around.

Mark and April were wonderful hosts. We enjoyed visiting with them and they were always willing to help, book reservations, or chat. We would stay here again on our next trip to Key West.

Room Tip: Room 8 is very quiet and has a great patio- only downfall is the bathroom door has slats and is not...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santiago
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We just stayed in room #6 for a 2 nights quick trip to this paradise and the truth of this town is that you dont need to stay in a hotel with luxury and stuff. Key west and the people that lives there are an amazing part of the trip. The street of the Frances is a very quiet one. Walking the few squares to Duval street (the partys heart of key west) is a MUST ! Old beautifull houses ! People saying "hi" on every corner ! and the Bottle it is the classic house of key west that makes you feel like you where in "those hemingway's days".

If you want to party all day long the Frances is the perfect place to rest without music or croud.

They have free bicycles (scooters and bikes are the perfect way to move in the island) and the people in the Frances (Mark and April) are the perfect example of how the people of the island really is.

The Frances is for sure not a luxury B&B. If you're looking for one amazing bed with one of a kind service and sheets, forget it. You will find nice rooms, nice and warm spaces, excellent and beautifull town squares on an marvellous and classic key west style house.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

The inn keepers are warm and friendly. The complimentary cookies were a nice touch. We loved the room with the balcony - very clean and comfortable. Having breakfast on the porch was very nice. We'd def. go back again!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

We stayed at the Frances Street Bottle Inn for one night in September 2011. Our room #5 was roomy and clean with the added bonus of access to our own deck. The breakfast is a simple "help yourself" to fruit and pastries. There is a fridge on the main floor where guests can help themselves to wine/beer and juice for a small price. This B & B is very laid back and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Frances Street Bottle Inn
Address: 535 Frances St, Key West, FL 33040-7164
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enhance your travel to tropical Key West by staying at this romantic Key West bed and breakfast. The Frances Street Bottle Inn offers intimate accommodations, combining modern comfort and warm hospitality in a casual setting. Each room at the Inn is designed with your comfort in mind. The rooms each have king or queen sized beds, air conditioning, private baths, Bahama fans, original tropical artwork, and many more special touches that create a charming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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