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Orchid Key Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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“First time. Not the last time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This was our first trip to Key West, therefore our first trip to Orchid Key Inn. We added a drive down to Key West for a few after a seven day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. By the second day, we asked if we could stay another day, so we turned our three night stay into a four night stay. We were sad to leave. We were very happy with everything they offer there. The retro feel property with high end fit and finish is beautiful. It's a tiny quaint little property marked by beautiful vintage neon signage. Everything is supremely clean. They take good care of the rooms, pool, grounds and foliage on a daily basis. Relaxing by the pool in sun or shade was easy and carefree. The staff were all excellent and wanting to extend themselves as gracious hosts. We enjoyed Betty in the Orchid Bar daily for cocktail hour. She was fun to chat with. The little bar is great to chat with the locals who come in for Betty's tipples and the other guests from around the world (yes you, Maryland and England). We also enjoyed the lovely breakfast ladies who set up shop in the morning in the bar area. It is a continental breakfast of store bought goodies, but there is lots of it of every type. We fell in love with the toaster french toast and never walked away wanting more. OKI is located right on Duval, but away from the party zone. There is lots to do, see and eat all within walking distance. We are already planning to get back to Key West and OKI in May 2013. We can hardly wait.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Orchid Key Inn definitely lives up to it's rating. My husband and I spent a few days in Key West and were so happy that we chose to stay there. It is far enough away from the craziness of Duval but an easy walk if you choose to join in the fun. The staff was very friendly, the rooms and grounds were immaculate. We wanted for nothing. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have had in a long time. We were sorry that we had to leave. It is definately on our come back list.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Amid the diversions of Duval Street in Key West is this perfect inn. It's immaculate with an attentive staff, pretty pool and beautiful overall design. If you want liveliness, just walk out onto Duval, if you want peace, sit by the pool. Kim and staff truly know the meaning of hospitality - without being intrusive. Do I want to go back? Definitely. It was my first time there and I got to chatting with a couple - it was their 3rd visit to Orchid Key Inn. That's the kind of place it is!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Orchid Key Inn has the look of an old motel but has been completely remodeled. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated with beach feel. Comfortable beds and very quiet for great sleep. The bathroom is all new with a large double head shower that you can remove from the wall. Separate toilet with a door so makes it easy to share. The front room has a comfortable sitting area with a pull out couch, nice bar and fridge to have your own food and drinks.

The bar is modern, yet small and welcoming. Everyday they have a great happy hour where you can get $3 house wine (which is very good) and snacks. The bartenders are friendly and the atmosphere is great. Breakfast with a full spread for breakfast (continental style) and you can enjoy it poolside.

The location is walking distance from most of the night life on Duval Street, not too long a walk but nice to be on the quiet end of town when you want to sleep. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is our third time to Key West and our third time staying at Orchid Key. We are spoiled to the superb service from everyone and feel like we have a group of old friends who really want us to have a memorable vacation. Most nights we were happiest just having Betty's delicious drinks at the pool bar and being entertained with her many stories. The staff, the hotel, the location, and the hospitality(nice breakfast) make it our number one destination in Key West.
Bill and Denise

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My husband and I spent one night here and we LOVED IT! Great location, modern, super clean, great pool, great happy hour, quiet even though its right on Duval! The beds were very comfortable! Very friendly staff! We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband & I stayed at the Orchid Key Inn this past weekend and I must say........it was FABULOUS! The staff was incredible, the hotel was immaculate, the location was perfect, and the overall experience was FIRST rate!! Brandon is exceptional, friendly, funny, and super helpful with recommendations to great restaurants! Betty was also a super friendly and really helped us choose the perfect restaurant for the lobster thermadore I was craving!! We could not have been happier with our choice and we're CERTAIN that we will be back. The attention to detail in the rooms and yummy breakfast in the morning was over the top. The fact that there were makeup removal wipes in the rooms was an indication of the thought they put in to keeping their guests happy! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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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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