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“Fantastic trip first time in KeyWest!” 5 of 5 stars
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Orchid Key Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Fantastic trip first time in KeyWest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

First trip to Key West. Just a quick 4 day- 3 night trip. Drove down from Ft. Lauderdale .Two couples from New England celebrating our 30th wedding anniversaries. It is sometimes difficult to believe anonymous reviews, but every time I have used Trip Advisor they have been completely accurate. This time was no exception. Picked the Orchid Key Inn based on Trip Advisor reviews and could not have been happier with our choice! Everything was just as advertised. Clean large rooms, great little bar, complementary breakfast and most of all very pleasant and friendly staff (Thank you Brandon, Kim, Betty , and Jean !) that could not do enough to make your stay perfect. This is, as advertised, a renovated 50's era one story, old time motel, not unlike we have in Cape Cod. However, there is nothing even close to this on the Cape! We weren't sure what to expect, but having stayed at the Ritz Carlton Residences in SF and the Bellagio in Las Vegas, we were equally pleased with the Orchid Key Inn! A completely different setup from a large hotel, but every bit as impressive. As others have stated best location is poolside if possible (we stayed on the driveway side, did not hear a thing and were completely happy.) Perfectly located in the center of Duval Street, bike shop, tour stop across the street, CVS around the corner in case you forgot something, 10 minute walk to Mallory Square ,5 minutes to the Southernmost end. With rooms that were spacious and clean and beds that were extremely comfortable, a large walk in shower, two huge TV's, mini refrigerator and microwave, nice small pool and hot tub, comfortable lounge chairs, etc., we could have hung around the motel and been perfectly content! But no one should come to Key West to hang in the room! We too happened upon Fantasy Fest, at least the first few days of it, and all we could say was "WOW"- what a time!! Everyone, no matter what age should experience it ! Lastly, took the Sunset Cruise on the Danger schooner and that was unbelievable! Only 12 passengers and all the beer, wine and munchies you can eat for the two hour sail! Don't pass this up! All in all we would recommend this motel to everyone! Know what it is. Personal service almost B and B like, not a large resort and you won't be disappointed. Can't wait to come back, only this time for a longer stay!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We have had a wonderful stay at the Orchid Key, this is our first trip to Key West and we will be returning to the Orchid Key for our next visit! Kim, Jean and Betty help to make our visit extra pleasant with their outstanding service, smiles and kindness. The rooms are very clean and the shower is fantastic. The breakfast by the pool is a great time to relax and enjoy your morning before you start the day of exploring Key West. The Orchid Key Inn definitely deserves a 5 star rating!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is the perfect hotel. Don't be fooled by the retro signage (which we loved); this place is a hidden gem. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very, very clean. The pool area is beautiful and relaxing. The staff is terrific, and they offer a complimentary breakfast and free drink. The staff fixed free snacks one afternoon while we were relaxing at the pool. This hotel is much nicer than you would find in a similarly priced chain hotel. I will come back and would not stay anywhere else in Key West.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our first trip to Key west, and we chose Fantasy week.... Not on purpose, but had alot of fun people watching! The hotel was great, reminded me of California one story motels, but extremely nice rooms. The bed was very comfortable, and my wife is now in search of the cool headboard. The pool is small but perfect, and was great for relaxing while enjoying the free breakfast, and drinks in the evening. Everyone is very nice, and had great suggestions for boat trips, restaurants, and navigating the festival activities. When we return to the keys, we will be back

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My hubby and I drove from Fort Lauderdale down to Key West for the first leg of our honeymoon. I had booked Orchid Key based on reviews from Yelp. Little did we know it was Fantasy Fest - if you don't know what it is, google it. The hotel was in a great location for all the sites, walking down Duval, viewing the sunset at Sunset Pier, renting a moped, and finding great food. The rooms were superb! The beds were comfortable and clean. The bathrooms were spacious and well stocked. Kim at the front esk is a friend you never knew you had. Jean lays out an amazing and plentiful breakfast every morning. Both ladies are so sweet and friendly. I give Orchid Key five stars because our stay was fantastic, comfortable, and relaxing. Thank you Orchid Key!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The Orchid Key resort is very handily situated near the quiet end of Duval Street, and is ideal for a brief stay. The staff are superbly helpful, the room was very comfortable with a fabulous shower. The only niggles are that there is very little drawer space in the room, so if you want to stay for more than a couple of nights, you are living out of your suitcase. The other thing is that there is very little outside dining space (for the complementary breakfast). The bar is quite small, but the bar staff are like the rest of the staff, very welcoming. No restaurant, but there are plenty just a short walk along the street. We stayed for two nights in October 2012, and enjoyed our brief stay. You are away from the hustle & bustle of the bars at the "Sloppy Joe" end of Duval, but close enough to meander down there.
We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Having not booked any where we found this hotel by driving around. First impressions are very good and although rather surprisingly it was Fantasy Festival, we managed to get in. Room is to a very high standard and the free drink was very welcome after an 8 hour drive from Orlando. The location was ideal, right on Duval St and easily walkable to the southern most part and Malory Square. Lovely pool area, bar and breakfast in the morning. Would recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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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:
#1 Green Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orchid Key Inn 3.5*
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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