Romantic Bed & Breakfasts for LGBTQ+ Travelers in Key West

LGBTQ+ friendly Key West Bed & Breakfast
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In Key West, a romantic respite for LGBTQ+ couples, discover a world where the sun shines brighter, the cocktails are sweeter, and the welcome is warmer. This “land where the palm trees sway” is dotted with quaint B&Bs, each offering its own experience steeped in local flavor. From the historic streets to the sandy beaches, these Key West B&Bs are gateways to unforgettable romantic adventures. 

While the list of Bed & Breakfast accommodations below isn’t LGBTQ+ exclusive, you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere at any of these properties so you can fully relax and spend time with your special someone. 

Alexander’s Guest House

LGBTQ+ Focused

A favorite among LGBTQ+ travelers, Alexander’s Guest House seamlessly blends the quaintness of yesteryears with contemporary comforts, creating a romantic spot for queer couples. The Victorian ambiance is complemented by rooms that balance both comfort and style, each with its own personality. When looking for social interaction, the pool and patio areas are where you can mingle with other guests, or simply relax with your partner. Alexander’s central location means easy access to Duval Street and all it has to offer. The staff is always on hand to recommend the best experiences in town or to leave that perfect gift in your room for special occasions. Looking for a hidden romantic spot? Just ask, the staff knows them all.

Southernmost Point Guest House

The Southernmost Point Guest House is named for its proximity to one of Key West’s iconic landmarks. It strikes a balance between spacious, airy rooms with a laid-back beach feel, and the convenience of being just steps away from Duval Street. Start your day with breakfast served on the veranda or in the gardens. The gentle ocean breeze and the amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean make it a perfect way to ease into your day or finish off your night. Its pool and gardens create a peaceful setting to bask in the Florida sunshine or enjoy a quiet evening under the stars with the one you love. 

Duval House

Amid the hustle and bustle of Duval Street, the Duval House, with its classic Key West Architecture, is where its guests can relax steps away from everything this LGBTQ+ friendly town has to offer. The rooms are comfortable and cozy, and the tropical gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a quiet morning or a relaxing evening for just you and your partner. When the mood strikes to see the sights, the Duval House staff keeps you connected to the pulse of Key West. They are full of recommendations for exploring the best of what Key West has to offer, from its nightlife to its romantic hideaways, and everything in between. It’s the ideal spot to experience the energy of Key West while also having a peaceful place to retreat to when you’re done “peopling” for the day and want to spend time together, just the two of you.

Mermaid & the Alligator

Tucked into the historic heart of Key West, an aura of elegance and warmth greets you at The Mermaid & the Alligator. It’s like stepping into a living postcard of Key West’s Victorian era. This B&B has rooms of classic decor and modern amenities, providing a luxurious yet comfortable stay. The garden is a space where peacefulness reigns, complete with the soothing sounds of a fountain, perfect for romance and relaxation. Its location is a stone’s throw from Key West’s Old Town, making it easy for you to explore the island’s historic charm and shop-filled streets. The Mermaid & The Alligator is where luxury meets hominess, creating the perfect setting for those special romantic getaways.

Cabana Inn

Bringing a contemporary twist to the Key West B&B scene, a stay at the Cabana Inn Key West is a historic, colonial-style, adult-only experience. The Inn’s minimalist yet comfortable design provides a chic and quiet environment for couples who appreciate modern aesthetics. The courtyard, with its inviting pool, waterfall, and hot tub, is the focal point for relaxation and socializing, as a calm respite from the busyness of Duval Street. Located just a short walk from the heart of Key West, the Cabana Inn has you close to the action with the luxury of an escape to a more romance-friendly setting. The Cabana Inn serves daily breakfast and also a complimentary wine and cheese happy hour to get your night started. 

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Key West Bed & Breakfast

Calling all art lovers! The Key West Bed and Breakfast is a collection of “quirky, colorful, Caribbean-inspired accommodations.” Set within the William Russell House, it’s listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Located three blocks from Duval Street, each room is a unique artistic expression, reflecting Key West’s eclectic and creative vibe, with many having private decks overlooking Old Town. Southern-style porches with oversized rocking chairs and hammocks are the perfect spots for you and your special someone to just enjoy being together. If you’re up for a little exploration, the grounds have outdoor seating nooks for you to share private moments or simply enjoy being in nature. 

Andrews Inn 

The Andrews Inn is a more secluded, recluse-type experience. Tucked away in a quieter part of town, this inn provides a sense of privacy, intimacy, and rustic ambiance in each of the six guest rooms, making it seem like your own little home in Key West. The atmosphere here is peaceful, with a beautiful garden that invites lazy afternoons. And, speaking of the gardens, it’s where a warm, fresh breakfast greets you each morning of your stay. Carrying forward a decades-long tradition, you can also enjoy a complimentary happy hour by the pool that has earned the distinct honor of being called the “happiest happy hour in town.” It’s a great spot for couples looking to “get away from it all.” 

The Conch House 

When you step into The Conch House, you’ll travel back in time with its many stories from Key West’s past. This iconic conch house, whose innkeepers are direct descendants of the original Key West settlers, is meticulously preserved and showcases rooms that are a blend of historical feel and modern comfort. Each room tells a unique story, making for an intriguing and romantic stay. The Inn’s porch is a great spot for breakfast or a quiet evening, while the veranda is perfect for an early evening cocktail, giving you a taste of the old Key West lifestyle. Located in the heart of Old Town Key West, The Conch House is a great place to stay for your romantic island escape. 

Gay B&B Key West
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Coco Plum Inn

Right in the heart of Old Town Key West, the Coco Plum Inn exudes a homey aura with rooms that are warm and inviting. It’s a perfect place for LGBTQ+ travelers who want a mix of romance and relaxation. Each room has its own character, creating a comfy vibe where you can just kick back and unwind. Plus, you’re smack in the middle of all the action, with easy access to the best of Key West’s dining, nightlife, and attractions, yet the inn creates an atmosphere as if you’re tucked away from the rest of the world. The Inn’s location makes it just a short walk to some of Key West’s most beautiful beaches and historic sights.

Courtney’s Place

Considered by some to be one of Key West’s best hidden treasures, Courtney’s Place is a collection of historic cottages that have been transformed into a cozy bed and breakfast. Intimately set on a quiet lane, a block-and-a-half from Duval Street, this spot is perfect for couples who want an out-of-the-way place to unwind and just be together. The outdoor pool and patio area are perfect for a relaxing afternoon away from the hustle and bustle. As they like to say it, “We are people-friendly, children-friendly, pet-friendly – in fact we are just plain FRIENDLY!!! We Welcome All!!!” While you’re there, say hello to “Tequila”, the resident bird, and keep an eye out for one of the “hotel cats” that may stop by to say hello.

The Inn On Fleming

The Inn on Fleming combines elegance with historic appeal in this beautifully restored 19th-century Victorian house. Located near the Key West Historic Seaport, and a ten-minute walk to Duval Street, this adult-only, “green” inn has rooms that are both stylish and comfortable. The patio and gardens have more of a quiet feel, ideal for breakfast for two or sipping a glass of wine at the daily happy hour. The pool itself is a refreshing spot to lounge, but it’s the cascading waterfall that calms and relaxes. When you’re ready to head into town, you have three options: you can leisurely stroll, rent bikes from the inn, or take the free hop on hop off bus service called the Duval Loop that stops a few houses away from the inn.

Marrero’s Guest Mansion

Nestled right in the historic part of town, Marrero’s Guest Mansion is a step back in time with a fun, modern twist. Imagine waking up in a room that feels like a piece of history, then stepping out to explore all of the “uniqueness” of Key West. Marrero’s 12-room, adult-only mansion is just a stroll away from some great local spots, perfect for those romantic evenings out, or lazy afternoons wandering the streets. The mansion has a cool, laid-back vibe, with a garden and a pool that’s just right for catching some rays or relaxing with your partner. With a complimentary continental breakfast served fresh each morning, and a daily Happy Hour at their authentic vintage Tiki Bar in the parlor, great memories are waiting to be made by you and your partner.

Island City House Key West
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Island City House

A mix of romance and a laid-back island vibe is the best way to describe Island City House. Here you have a choice of three different settings each with its own unique charm, where each room is an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Tucked away just enough to give you some peace and quiet, but is still close enough to all the fun stuff. You’re never too far from the island’s best eateries, bars, and beaches. Plus, the pool area is perfect for those lazy, sun-drenched afternoons with your special someone. Or, you can schedule an on-site couple’s massage in their gardens. Looking for a bit more romance? Wind down your day, by taking in the amazing Key West sunset, snuggled together on the balcony, as the sun sinks into the Gulf.

Come for the Escape, Stay for the Romance

Key West is a treasure chest for LGBTQ+ travelers looking for that perfect romantic getaway at one of its many bed and breakfasts. Each one has its own vibe, from historic cottages with a story to tell, to laid-back spots where you can just be yourselves. They’re where you can kick off your shoes, relax, and soak up the sun and the island’s charm. Whether you’re strolling hand in hand down Duval Street or catching a stunning sunset, these B&Bs are the ideal spots for you to kick off your romantic adventures.

Looking for Key West accommodations that cater to LGBTQ+ travelers specifically? Then check out our list of LGBTQ+ hotels and resorts in Key West.

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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida and beyond, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

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