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“Locations Great, Needs a Little Work”
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Smallest Bar Inn
Ranked #68 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Was our first time to Key West and, it being Presidents Week, it was hard to find a place at a reasonable price. The Old Customs House Inn had a great location with a good rate.

Room was clean and fairly well appointed. It was advertised for six, but slept four comfortably with the extra bed being a Trundle on the floor. A wall separates the beds.

Our room was in the front of the building and tended to be loud at night especially with bands playing at the nearby Hogsbreath Saloon. This is stated in the hotels write-up. There is a kitchen area and a separate bath that is quite large although the shower is small.

Several minor things need fixing, most notably the smoke alarms and emergency lighting.

Check in is done at Key West Smallest Bar, a little odd but doable.

James and Mike are great but Josh needs to work on his people skills.

The restaurant on site, although not run by the hotel, is excellent. Called the Jungle Hideaway it really is hidden to the rear of the hotel and serves up great food at a reasonable price. Van is a true lady and a southern bell. Martin is a very good waiter. Great experience.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This coment is for the owner of this hotel. The person in charge of the reservations or the person answering calls was very RUDE . By mistake I called twice and that guy almost BITE me. Is disgusting when you has this experience. I don't recommend this place to no one.

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6  Thank Susylez
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We stayed second week of jan 2012 am currently making plans to go back in may ! The place is right in the middle of everything did not drive a car or go in a cab once in the week, other then the five min cab ride to and from the airport . James and the staff made sure we had what we needed ! This was our first trip to key west there will be many more and will stay here every time. If you want a fancy hotel go to a fancy hotel

Room Tip: Eat at the jungle hide away downstairs in the back food was great and the people working there were...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JimW2012
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Spent new years here! I love this secluded hotel right next to sloppy joes where we watched conch drop couldn't be a better location to stay made for a perfect evening when I proposed to my girlfriend/fiancé I will never stay anywhere else!!!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

If you want the marriot go to the marriot! For real key west charm stay here! Located on Duvall giving visitors access to nightlife and daylife surrounded by bars, restaurants and a plethora of tourist traps! A stone throw away from Mallory square where locals and tourists join together for shows and beautiful sunsets. I could not imagine a better place to stay on key west!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank Slaphappyfishguy
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

All I can say is "What a freaking Joke". We feel we were highly taken advantage of. From the day one of our arrival it was nothing but dealing with rude unprofessional people. Here is a list of the negetive aspects, 1. rooms were nothing like the pictures.2. The person who check us in was rude- hung up on us when needing directions. 3. No one who worked there would tell us who owned the place. 4. Charged more than we were told, when we called to discuss the charges, we were hung up on. This was absolutly the worst place to stay. I would highly advise not dealing with them all together. Put it this way, I am in the process of reporting this place to the bettere business bureau. I have stayed in Hostels that treated me better. If you decide to stay there, "GOOD LUCK"

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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10  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

Have vacationed in Key West every February for the past 10 years, this was our first time staying at Old Customs House Inn....It was perfect! Location is the best, especially if you enjoy shopping, site seeing and the night life! Suite was adorable, hard wood floors, two comfy double beds with an extra pull-out mattress to sleep six comfortably, spacious and very clean. Much nicer than any cottage we have rented in the past, and for less money! No need for a taxi, it is in the heart of Key West!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with direct access to the deck.
  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank CatGal03
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Additional Information about Smallest Bar Inn

Address: 124 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6506 (Formerly Old Customs House Inn)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $170 - $475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Smallest Bar Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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