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Key Lime Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   725 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Key West
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Anniversary at Key Lime Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Part of our Ruby anniversary present from our daughter - Key West was heaven with dolphins and Key Lime Inn a fitting accompaniment. We arrived around midnight but there were staff to welcome us and a bottle of champagne on ice waiting in our well-appointed room set in a cabin with a patio, close to a swimming pool. It was a wonderful stay and the Inn made the experience of visiting the Keys perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sauble Beach, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

First time to the Keys.. Anniversary trip spent @ Key Lime Inn. We reserved Cottage #20/ Absolutely fabulous well appointed room ,, private deck, fabulous staff , great pool for AM and after a long fun day needing a cool down.. Easy walking to +++ restaurants, shopping on Duval but far enough away for no noise.. Highly recommend for couples..

Room Tip: Cottages are nice but more expensive
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

End of March, my wife and I staid for a week at the Key Lime Inn in Key West. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, and what ever short-comings the hotel had was made up by the helpful staff.

When we arrived, we noticed that the room was very hot, so we cranked up the air and went out to dinner. When we got back, it was pretty late, and the room was still hot ...hotter that outside actually ...... so off to the front desk I went to complain. The lady there seemed genuinely horrified, and said maintenance would be around to check on it. Sure enough .... 10 mins later the maintenance fellow dropped by, and confirmed we had a dead A/C unit. He said he'd be back in an hour with the replacement. He wasn't kidding. Pickup truck showed up in an hour with the maintenance crew and we had our new A/C running in about 15 mins. I would say that set the tone for our stay .... the staff will do anything to make your time there enjoyable.

The room (18) consisted of a small detached cottage, with a little patio out front. Size wise it was comfortable, with a lounging area, flat screen TV, good sized closet, dresser, and a pretty good bathroom. The coffee station and small bar fridge were in the bathroom. We were a good distance from Truman, and with all the trees and plants, the traffic noise was somewhat muted. The cleaning lady did a great job keeping the place clean. I read that some people complained about wireless internet access only being available in the hotel proper. We were on the far side of the property and never had any trouble picking up the signal. Perhaps the hotel upgraded it. The bed was very comfortable.

The hotel has a good sized pool that was kept very clean. This was a welcome change from the Aylbury Court hotel we staid at last trip. There the pool was the size of a over large bath tub.

Location wise, its in an excellent spot. Duval is close buy, and there are several restaurants up and down the street. This is "old town" in the parlance of the Conchs, so there are wonderful century old mansions all about. Once you are on Duval, you are about equidistant from the beaches on the south island and the downtown area in the north.

Ok, that's all the good stuff. Some minor complaints.

The safe in the room was rather pathetic. I'm pretty sure you could have pried it open with a butter knife .... and there was no combination. Just a skimpy key. Considering how much we paid for the room I would have expected a decent safe.

Breakfast was the usual continental type. Coffee, juice, bagels, cereal ...that sort of thing. Didn't bother me, but my wife would have liked more variety.

If you want to spend a day at the pool, make sure you stake your turf early. Many people at the hotel had the annoying habit of throwing their towel on a lounger by the pool indicating its in use....and then they disappear for several hours. That observation is more of a statement on how inconsiderate some people are when they travel then a fault with the hotel

Summing up ...we had a great relaxing time.But it wasn't an inexpensive one. It cost us more than $300 a night for this room. For that much, I would have expected somewhat more than we got. That being said, we still had a great time here, so after much debate with my wife, I'll give it four stars.

Room Tip: Stay as far away from Truman as you can. Its the principle east-west road on that part of the island...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New London, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great location, walking distance to Duval Street, historic homes and beaches. Inn was clean, pool area well maintained. Only thing missing...key lime pie in the afternoon. Would recommend this inn to anyone going to Key West.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Highland Lake County, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We enjoyed our stay 4/10/-4/12/2013. Everything was wonderful from the check-in to the check-out. Secluded from Duvall but only a couple of blocks away. I don't understand anyone giving this lovely place a bad review. Loved being close to Duvall without the noise. Blue Heaven is the best restuarant/bar. Try the Heavens Punch.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our 3 year anniversary and must say we absolutely LOVED This little gem of an inn. We've never been the kind to spend over 100.00 on a hotel room but this was WELL worth the money paid. Although the rooms are small in the regular queen rooms they are cozy for a couple who just want relaxation time and a place to sleep at night away from the noise of duval street.

When we first arrived the young lady at the front desk was super nice and friendly. She told us exactly where outroom was and everything in proximity of our room, told us about great restaurants and little attractions to look at. they had even upheld our request for a room close to the pool!

the room in general, yes is small but very quaint and comfortable for 2. A nice size television adorns the room a sink/vanity area and a small chest as well. the bathroom to me was a little too small but that's also because I'm not a supermodel skinny woman, I have curves and need space to stand in the shower! No tub just a standing shower and unless you and your husband, wife, fiancé or fiancée, partner boyfriend, girlfriend WHATEVER they are, is a tiny person no bigger than a toothpick, "shower time " recommended to be separate.

The walk to duval from the hotel is short, only about 10 minutes. And if you want more than the cereal and bagel breakfast the continental breakfast of the inn offers there is a Denny's right down the road from the inn.

The pool is gorgeous, quite large compared to initial photos of it being "small". Ample seating around the pool. There are also a couple hammocks on the property.

The housekeepers are extremely nice and very efficient.

Just overall had a great time!!!

We are already planning to make another trip back to key west for this year and will definitely be staying at this place again!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

What a cozy, pretty place! PRIVATE, QUIET, AND CLEAN! The staff was very friendly, and helpful with any plans we wanted to make for going out. The room was clean and nicely decorated in blues, greens, and white. The pool was clean. The room was clean - and I'm a clean freak. It was close to everything so we walked and road our bikes everywhere, but it was a couple blocks off the crazy crowds, so it was such a relaxing place to go for a swim in the afternoon, or sit outside with a glass of wine by the pool at night! I very much enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 725 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 43 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Key Lime Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Key Lime Inn is a 37 room historic hotel in the center of Key West’s Old Town area, just two blocks from amazing Key West nightlife on the world famous Duval Street. You can walk to restaurants and nightlife and enjoy the quaint houses in Key West’s historic neighborhoods. Rooms are situated in several buildings spread out on an acre of grounds, giving the property a very tranquil, spacious feel. Garden paths and tropical foliage separate buildings and quiet resting spots. A large heated pool is surrounded by palm trees, and has plenty of deck space for comfortable chaise lounges. ... more   less 
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