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Orchid Key Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Key West
CROMWELL
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“The Real Deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I don't understand why someone would stay a big chain hotel in Key West. If you want to experience true local color with the warm welcoming staff the Orchid Key Inn is the answer. The location is great! The rooms were beautifully remodeled a couple years ago and pool area is a great place to relax. By the way their bar was a real surprise. Their well drinks and martini menu is a perfect way to sit back and relax.Kim and Sean could not have been more wonderful. They made sure our visit to Key west was perfect.

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  • Stayed April 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in March and we absolutely loved it! Not sure if I can really add anything else to what has been said already, but the location can't be beat and the staff are exceptionally friendly. Brandon reserved a table at 915 for us and it was really really good. It was the best meal we had whilst on the island! We really enjoyed lying round the pool with a nice glass of pinot grigio just chilling out. Beds very comfy, room very clean but if I had to be really picky I would say that the sound proofing was not the best (could hear other rooms' toilets flushing etc) but heard nothing from actually outside. Would absolutely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This was our first visit to Key West and it couldn't have been better. The Orchid Key Inn was in an ideal location - right on Duval Street and central to everything, but it was quiet & relaxing if you wanted a more serine experience. The staff was wonderful, the pool and bar were fabulous and our room was modern and pristine. We have already started talking about our next visit!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are on the same level (sort of motel style) so I don't think you'd get a ba...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This place was recommended to us by friends from Bermuda and it turned out to be a wonderful surprise. Firstly the staff are great, particularly Kim, Brandon and Betty in that little bar which is just perfect. This place is located so well from our point of view and was a haven from the wonderful chaos that is Duval Street!!.......parking is easy and everything was just spot on......Thank you everyone and we raised our glasses to you upon our return.....we plan to be back next year.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I know this review may be a bit late after my trip, but better late than never. My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I stayed at The Orchid Key Inn (TOKI) July 4th weekend in 2011. During our previous visit we stayed at a bed and breakfast (which was excellent), but this time we were traveling with my now in-laws and they wanted a pool. They did some research and discovered TOKI. I checked it out on Tripadvisor and looked at their website. The hotel is small and right on Duval. It is an old motor lodge from the 50s I believe and it has been completely remodeled. Don't worry about being on Duval and noise because the entire week we were at the hotel we never heard anything off Duval. I would not recommend this hotel for children. The pool is not set up for kids to jump around and scream and well. This is more of an adult singles or couples hotel. If you choose to stay at TOKI with children, prepare for them to be bored. The rooms are small, but wonderfully cozy. THE BEDS ARE HEAVENLY!!!!!! We loved the beds so much, that when we returned home, we called the hotel for the manufacturer name and model of the bed (they said that happens all the time) and we bought one. There is a small bar next to the pool with friendly and knowledgeable bar staff. The pool is very nice, again small, but nice. Let me say that I keep stating small because some travelers expect a gigantic suite when they travel. The way I look at it, if the room and bathroom are clean and comfortable that is all that matters, if you want to stay in the room, save your money and stay home. You are in Key West, GO OUTSIDE! The bathrooms are shower only, but enough room for two people. The staff was fantastic and very accommodating. They were very knowledgeable of the area and made great restaurant recommendations. TOKI can be a bit pricey, but it is worth the money. The convenience of walking out of the lot onto Duval is worth the cost. Key West is a great community and you will not go wrong with TOKI. Enjoy!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

Kim @ the front desk was SOO spot on w/everything she recommended!! Renting the bikes was perfect we could get a real sense of where everything is!! Would DEFINETLY stay here again!!!!

  • Stayed March 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a great place to stay with lots of unexpected bonuses. Quiet pool, very small and secluded. Great atmosphere. Betty at the bar and Brandon at the front desk were two of our highlights! Loved relaxing here. The pool area is clean and well kept. The rooms are all exterior but very nice and clean. Everything is close - so keep your curtains closed!

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  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orchid Key Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchid Key Inn ranked in top 10 “Best Small Hotels in the United States”— Miami Herald.... The luxury Orchid Key is located on Duval Street and Truman; the very crossroads of Historic Old Town. Lush tropical landscapes surround our elegant amenity filled guest rooms and suites which surround our tranquil waterfalls, peaceful sun deck, heated pool, and spa. Everything the island is famous for is just foot steps outside our gates. Come experience the five orchid treatment. ... more   less 
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