The Historic Key West Inns has added a sixth property to its collection of quintessential guesthouses, and following a full renovation costing more than $600,000, the Cypress House has emerged with a fresh new facelift.The Cypress House — Photo courtesy of Historic Key West Inns
The organization includes elegant inns scattered around Old Town within walking distance to most of Key West’s main attractions. The Cypress House consists of two classic Bahamian Conch-style homes and one Conch mansion, dating from 1888 and 1895. Located on Caroline Street, the Cypress House caters to couples, with newly modernized rooms that are fitted with tall ceilings, murals, and now contain private bathrooms (prior to the renovation the bathrooms were shared). Each room is slightly different from the others, but all contain air conditioning, mini-fridges and flat-screen televisions, while some are also equipped with private porches.
Continental breakfast is served poolside, and a nightly wine and lemonade Happy Hour encourages guests to mingle in the evenings. Snack on hor d'oeuvres like crab dip, cheeses, veggies and conch fritters or relax in the heated lap pool among the tropical gardens or in the comfort of remodeled suites and guest rooms. Be aware that there is no parking on the premises; however the staff issues guests a pass to park nearby at discounted rates, and with a location just two blocks from Duval Street, it is easy to navigate the area without a vehicle.