Old Town Manor, Key West, Florida $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Internet entrepreneur Runi Goyal snapped up this rather careworn guesthouse and gave it a sensitive makeover in 2006, replacing the grubby and kitschy Key West interior with top-notch Victoriana. She also gained a Green Hotel certification for her simple but effective setup (paper billing is only provided on request, everything is strictly recycled, bathroom products are in pump dispensers instead of wasteful mini-bottles). The 13 rooms are basic but bright with floral bedspreads and wooden furniture. Some, like the Jacaranda and Tamarind, share a private deck as well. Not surprisingly, the tech is state of the art (flat-screen TVs with built-in DVD players, free in-room Wi-Fi). Old Town Manor does not have a pool, but the shady garden is a pleasant place to take breakfast, which includes gooey guava bread and fresh-baked banana-nut bread—all organic, of course.