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Olivia by Duval

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511 Olivia Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Olivia by Duval
Ranked #62 of 93 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My background: I have stayed at the OBD annually for almost 15 years, enjoyed EVERY visit and have written glowing reviews of the property, staff and the dearly missed former owner Kay (who passed suddenly Spring '14). The OBD was then purchased by Key West Hospitality/Wicker a large corporation.... and the change began. I was there 10/14 and was shocked... More 

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I want to note that the last 5 or 6 reviews made me nervous and sickly about coming to this place. I literally expected a room to be falling apart and the pool to be green and unusable. To my surprise this place was just fine. Is it starting to look aged, yes, however, you are still in key... More 

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Place has gone downhill since the owner passed away last May. We had to ask them to clean the room. My feet were black from the floors. Had to constantly ask for pool towels. The manager George is very helpful but it's too much for one person. I won't go back.

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Chester County, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our 2nd time here at OBD - we stayed here in March 2014 and had nothing but wonderful things to say about it when it was owned by Kay. She was a fantastic host and George and DJ kept things humming. Kay passed late this summer. Out of the blue an e-mail came saying OBD was under new... More 

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Benbrook, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed here 4 times in past 4 years, when Jen, Danny,DJ and that great gang was here....Absolute new management blood suckers, rates tripled in many places like Cap quarters front and rear, smurf or conch, its crazy GO elsewhere, new owners are terrible we came and left !!!!!

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Booked "junior suite" w. breakfast for family of 4 for 2 nites for $672. Upon arrival we found out that no breakfast is included! In the room (appr 23 m2) only double bed + single bed. After request half broken x-bed was delivered. Paper thin walls, lousy AC and dirty pool area. Waste of money!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The only reason I would even think of staying here again is because of the property manager (George). We have been staying here the same 10 days for years, with great customer service and a fair room for a fair price. The new owners have now decided to raise the room prices over $120 per night and are not keeping... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had stayed at this hotel before and loved it. When we stayed last year it was an adult only facility and it was clothing optional at the pool. After we arrived at the hotel and checked in, we headed to our room and had to go through the pool area to get there. Stuck on the gate to the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

After coming here for a lot of years and it being our favorite place to visit, It is sad that this place was sold and taken over by a group that just doesn't care. When you stayed here, Kay, DJ and the rest of the staff made you feel like it was you home. Now that it was taken over... More 

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New Jersey
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Received official email from the new owners confirming what was posted in a previous review, The email clearly states that the Clothing Optional pool policy ends starting Nov 1, 2014. There were so many positives about the property, but this is a significant feature and now that its gone, I feel like Tripadvisor should reset the ratings for this property... More 

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Address: 511 Olivia Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Olivia By Duval Hotel Key West

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