Weatherstation Inn – historic Key West inn

Weatherstation Inn – historic Key West inn

Imbued with a tropical mood  and the colors of the islands,  The Weatherstation Inn maintains the integrity of a traditional, historic Key West Inn.  Bahama shutters, gleaming hardwood floors and furnishings bring to mind the plantation homes of the British and Dutch West Indies. Eight distinctively different guest rooms, several balconies and a spacious sundeck all look out on the tropical landscaping which surrounds the handsome residence and private heated pool. Located on the grounds of the old Navy Yard, in what is now the private upscale gated community of Truman Annex, The Weatherstation Inn offers security and location unavailable elsewhere in Key West.

Begin the day with a hand-prepared breakfast basket, which is delivered to your door and can be enjoyed in your room or by our tropical pool. Breakfast baskets showcase local breads and pastries, along with an assortment fresh fruit and other items. Your room is stocked with a complimentary array of Key West Aloe products, so pamper yourself and then take a walk to historic Fort Zachary Taylor for a morning swim in the ocean, or tour Harry S. Truman’s Little White House – one of many nearby historic attractions within minutes of this historic Key West inn.

Just outside the Truman Annex gates a wanderer’s paradise awaits you, including all the pizzazz and flash of Duval Street or the charming lanes and alleys of Old Town. Discover your surroundings at The Weatherstation Inn.

The History –
Situated in the Florida Straits, 150 miles from the American mainland and just 90 miles north of Cuba, Key West became known as the “Gibraltar of the Gulf.” It was this ideal location that perfectly placed the Key West Naval Station for the key role it would play in the military actions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with the campaign against Caribbean pirates in the 1820’s, through the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, the rich tapestry that is Key West’s history is inextricably woven with that of the U.S. Naval Station. The United States Weather Bureau building was erected in 1912. After 1951, the Weatherstation Inn building served as residential housing for the U.S. Navy and was subsequently abandoned after the closure of the Base Annex in 1974. The two-story structure, renaissance in style, typifies both the U.S. military architecture of the period and the unique site of a tropical American military base. Purchased by Tim and Kelly Koenig as a private home, the young couple received the Rehabilitation Award for the best adaptive reuse project of 1992. The Koenigs then transformed the property into a bed and breakfast in 1995 and Ocean Properties, Ltd. purchased the property shortly thereafter. The Weatherstation Inn proudly opened its doors to guests in the spring of 1997 and has remained as sought after, historic Key West inn.

Rates

Off Season from $180.00 per night  Peak Season from $235.00 per night

plus tax

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