I arrived too early for the official check-in time, but was told they would hurry to get my room ready if I wanted to go ahead and check in. When I told them not to hurry, they told me they would leave the door unlocked with my key inside.
First of all, Alice, the owner, is an excellent hostess and goes over and above to see that her guests are well taken care of. She treats her guests the way she herself would like to be treated. The breakfast is quite filling and was delicious. I went in a bit early and got my coffee and sat down at a table while visiting with other guests. The food was served promptly at 9:00, which was perfect for me. Fresh fruit and juice was available before breakfast was served as well.
The room was charming and decorated in the Victorian style of the age of the house. I"ve stayed at other B & B's, and this was one better-priced and the breakfast was better as well. The yard and porch were very inviting and comfortable to visit with other guests. In addition, bikes are available at no extra charge, so I used one to go see the state museum.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Cedar Key who wants a taste of the history of the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast built in 1880. Located 125 miles north of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast. Choose from 7 beautiful rooms and 3 suites. Lots of antiques, private baths. Full breakfasts are served. Enjoy our "bottomless" cookie jar and vast selection of fine teas. Our garden setting is canopied by ancient Live Oaks. Capture Gulf breezes from our wonderful veranda overlooking the Gulf. Located just 3 minutes walk to restaurants and shops. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cedar Key b&b
- Cedar Key Hotel Cedar Key