Southernmost Point Guest House B&B (Key West, FL)
We spent the first two of our nights in Key West camping at Boyd’s Campground. The final night was spent at the Southernmost Point Guest House Bed & Breakfast, located less than a block away from the Southernmost Point marker & tourist attraction and yet another find via the Knox-approved site, BringFido.com.
Southernmost Point Guest House has a number of rooms and suites, though only some of the rooms are pet-friendly. Thus, be sure to mention your pooch at the time of making your reservation. The use of “southernmost” is actually rather funny – and incredibly overused in Key West and the rest of the Florida Keys. Within the span of a few blocks, there’s this B&B, the Southernmost On The Beach, Southernmost Beach Cafe, Southernmost Deli, and on and on. Everything is “southernmost”.
Southernmost Point Guest House is an old fancy Victorian house, complete with pool and a couple of guest houses. We had one of the rooms away from the main house with our own balcony facing into the courtyard. It was quiet, private and large with a full kitchen, a cozy bathroom with an enormous walk-in shower and a huge, comfy bed with plenty of pillows. Just like in a typical hotel room, we got to control the A/C temperature within our room too.
The staff at this B&B are very accommodating, though not overly friendly and talkative like the proprietors at other B&Bs we have visited. At check-in, we were offered complimentary wine (and that was a BIG pour!) and given suggestions for dog-friendly dinner options. Anything we asked for, they were happy to oblige, but they definitely respected our privacy, too.
Breakfast here is different than at most B&Bs. Most of the time at a B&B, you’ll get a sit-down style breakfast just like in a family setting. At Southernmost Point Guest House, breakfast is more of a grab-and-go affair. There are crockpot sausages, hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, pastries, and 6 or 7 different types of breads and English muffins with various spreads (butter, Nutella, peanut butter, jams, and jellies).
You just fill up a plate and snag a spot at one of the small tables on the wrap-around porch or vine-covered patio outside. This makes for a lot less socialization with other guests than at most B&Bs and also makes it more akin to a very nice continental breakfast at a hotel than a home-cooked meal.
There’s absolutely no way to argue with a Bed & Breakfast at the south end of Duval St, only a 5 minute walk from most any restaurant, bar, or beach, and a 15 minute walk from Mallory Square. This is basically a prime location, away from the party district by far enough to be quiet, but close enough to walk to everything. This B&B also has enough space to include a large gravel parking lot on the premises.