Experience the culinary master pieces at Cedar Key's most reknowned foremost restaurant on the island at this historic charming inn built in 1859. See why this establishment earned the reputation as the best meal within 75 miles.
The Island Hotel Bed & Breakfast in Cedar Key, Florida is on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and is one of Florida's most famous Bed and Breakfasts.Built in 1859, the Island Hotel is constructed from seashell tabby with oak supports. Its walls have withstood hurricanes for almost 150 years, and its sloping wooden floors have survived the passage of innumerable feet. Built as the general store and post office, it has changed little over the years.
The main lobby Sit on a rocker on the long balcony and watch the sun set over the Gulf, relax in our informal and cozy lounge bar, painted in 1948 with murals of Cedar Key and King Neptune, for whom the bar is named, the only bar in Levy County without a television! Or just spend a relaxing morning or evening in the hotel lobby and reflect on years past when the lobby of a hotel was the center of social activity. Strike up a conversation with a stranger who is looking for just exactly what you are...a relaxing and comfortable break from the hectic world that exists outside of Cedar Key!
The upstairs lobby. The Island Hotel Today Whether here at our web site as a past or future guest or as a one interested in the history and future of one of Florida's most famous landmarks, we hope you will enjoy your visit and will let us know what you think!
Best Known For...
Heart of palm salad,crab bisque.
Reviews and Awards
Cedar Key chamber of commerce business of the year 2005. Florida magazine viewers choice Cedar Key restaurant.