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4.2 out of 5

"Property was clean, Staff was outstanding, always happy and asked how your day went, is there anything we can do. Always friendly. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 11 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star adults-only B&B near Duval Street

Key West Historic District stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Key West Historic District B&B, you'll find Duval Street and Flagler Station Oversea Railway Historeum. Key West Burlesque Theater and Studios of Key West are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and a library are also on offer.

The Caribbean Room - Adult Exclusive

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$249* Per night/room Jan 31 - Feb 1

The Malibu Room - Adult Exclusive

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Country Cottage Room - Adult Exclusive

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Tropical Room - Adult Exclusive

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Country French Room - Adult Exclusive

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The English Colonial Room - Adult Exclusive

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Knowles House ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Knowles House

Everyone (3) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Property was clean, Staff was outstanding, always happy and asked how your day went, is there anything we can do. Always friendly.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 15, 2022 by pm

Thank you Russell! We hope to see you soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 24, 2021

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5 out of 5
Thought there was an actual swimming pool, still nice though. The room a/c was loud. Property was charming.

Posted by , from East Ridge on Oct 31, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

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5 out of 5
Close to ferry, bus, and shopping

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021

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5 out of 5
Very cozy and friendly. Hosts were very helpful with suggestions for local things to do.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2021

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2 out of 5
Street parking. Toilet would not flush. Breakfast was good.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 7, 2020 by Les

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry that you found the parking to be a problem. Although we make it clear to guests that we cannot offer on-site overnight parking, we do everything in our power in every case to ensure that the nearby street parking is not a problem for our guests. We really would have appreciated it, however, if you had let us know that you were having a problem with your toilet. In accordance with the latest Covid19 hospitality guidelines to ensure your safety, we do not enter your room after you check in, so we would not know if there are any issues in your room if you did not tell us. We are so sorry if you were inconvenienced. On the plus side, we are so glad that at least you found the breakfast satisfactory. We try hard to provide our guests with a pleasant experience, but, apparently, we fell short in meeting your expectations and we are so sorry.

2 out of 5
TV did not work, bath shower did not work properly, no bath exhaust, room was hot

Posted by on Jun 7, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 7, 2020 by Les

We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your stay with us. Having just reopened after our 2 1/2 month Covid19 forced closure, we are especially sorry that we did not meet your expectations. You are correct that the TV stopped working during the night as a result of a power surge that knocked out our sattelite TV system for the entire inn. We reset the TV thiis morning. This occassionally happens. It is part of the downside to living on an island where all the power comes via one power line from the mainland. We are a little confused, however, about your complaints about the shower, the exhaust fan and the room being hot because we did not find any of these conditions to exist. The shower worked fine with plenty of hot water, the exhaust fan worked properly when we flipped the wall switch to turn it on (there is also a window in the bath that can be opened) and the room was plenty cool when the 4 month old AC unit was set to the requested temperature. We realize that being in strange surroundings faced with mechanical systems that you are not familiar with can be a challenge when you are partying, but we wish that you had mentioned these concerns to us so that we could have resolved them for you.

5 out of 5

Lovely home!

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing, it’s awesome.
Location: Take the bus to Mallory Square for sunset and other performers.
One of the best places we have stayed. It’s on the free bus for the Duval loop. Excellent breakfast.

Posted by , from Douglasville, GA on Aug 19, 2018

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and a library are also featured at The Knowles House. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Key West bed & breakfast.

  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Knowles House offers 8 accommodations with bathrobes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 24

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property welcomes adults only.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Knowles House

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Guests should be aware that cats reside at this property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Knowles House B&B Key West
  • Knowles House B&B
  • Knowles House Key West
  • Knowles House
  • The Knowles House Key West
  • The Knowles House Bed & breakfast
  • The Knowles House Bed & breakfast Key West

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.