Blue Parrot Inn – Old Town guesthouse

Blue Parrot Inn – Old Town guesthouse

Welcome to the Blue Parrot Inn, an Old Town guesthouse in the heart of Key West. The Parrot. which was originally built in 1884, has been beautifully restored with the addition of modern comforts. They now offer 9 guest units, each of which is unique with its own distinctive decor. Each unit will give you its own special glimpse into the past of our very special island. On-street parking is available.

The Blue Parrot embodies the history of Key West. Walter C. Maloney, who was a very prominent figure, built what is now the Blue Parrot as a private residence for one of his seven children. Walter was the mayor of Key West, a member of the state legislature, editor of the Key West Dispatch and was vice consul for Sweden. He is best remembered as the author of A Sketch of the History of Key West which he wrote in 1876.

Since 1884, the Parrot has survived the great fire of 1886 — the reason behind all the tin roofs — which destroyed much of Key West and several major hurricanes (not to mention the tourists since 1985). Thanks be to Walter as he had the house constructed with wooden pegs, much like a ship, which allows give in the face of strong winds. He rose to prominence, after all, in the height of Key West’s glory days when fortunes were made from salvaging ship wrecks. Be assured, ships no longer wreck here and there has been no destructive hurricane since the very early 1900s.

Now that you know that you will be staying in an authentically historic Old Town guesthouse perhaps you would like more specific information about the current accommodations. The Blue Parrot Inn is not only a very quiet, relaxed and friendly house but also  very conveniently located to the beaches and all attractions. They are located just one house in from US 1 (Truman Ave.) and two blocks from famous Duval Street. You can have all of the fun and know that you will be coming home to clean and quiet comfort. If you prefer, you can spend your days lounging about or in the heated pool or getting a tan on the sundecks.

However you choose to spend your day, you can start it off with your complimentary poolside breakfast. Coffee, tea and juice are available every morning along with fruit, English muffins and bagels with all the fixings.  Eat to your heart’s content.

Speaking of gardens, they have some very beautiful ones. There are many varieties of palms, bromeliads, orchids and flowering vines. Something is always in bloom and some of those blooms smell heavenly. Chances are, if you are not from a tropical climate, you’ll find many plants here that you would not have dreamed existed when exploring the gardens of this Old Town guesthouse.  Exotic is the word!

All rooms feature air conditioning, Bahamian fans, phone with free local calls, cable TV and private bath.  Rooms, except for those with one double bed, also have refrigerators.


Off Season from $100.00 per night  Peak Season from $170.00 per night

plus tax.

Holidays and special events may be higher.