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Orchid Key Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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“Overall good, but not as good as reviewed.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Yes - everything was in place and breakfast was conventional. Had good time overall @ Key West. No reason why would not visit again. Don't take me wrong here, it was not anything special. Some minor complaint about WLAN was off several times and one night was little bit unpleasant with some girls first time traveling without mom and dad. So yes, you can go there and probably you don't be disappointed, but nothing really special to me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

First time in Key West, loved the Key and really loved this hotel. Room was super clean, very well appointed. The pool area is fantastic, plenty of lounge chairs, fresh towels, palm trees, any and everything you could ask for. All of the employees were fantastic but Brandon, Kim and Betty were outstanding. These people go out of their way to make sure that your experience is nothing short of perfect. This place is truly a gem and I will never go back to Key West and not stay here, it is that special.

Also, we were celebrating my wife's birthday, I called down and was referred to Surprises in Paradise. When we arrived at the hotel our room was incredibly decorated with balloons, a beautiful flower arrangement, delicious chocolate covered strawberrys and a nice bottle of champagne. Similar to the hotel, this was not cheap, $200.00, but it was first class and exceeded my expectations. Great service if you want to surprise your special someone.

Finally, if you need a cab, ask the front desk to get Big Al for you. This guy is a 10+, tremendous personality, lifelong Key West resident that can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the island and is truly a great guy. He owns his own cab, give a great guy your money instead of some faceless company, again this guy is GREAT!

Overall, our 2 days in Key West were outstanding and the Orchid Key Inn is everything that everyone says it is, HEAVEN IN PARADISE!!!

Room Tip: Poolside room was outstanding, no noise at all.
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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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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was our first time in Key West and we had an enjoyable stay at the Orchid Key Inn. When we arrived at about 2:30pm, our room still wasn't ready so the front desk personnel suggested we walked about 4 blocks to the Southernmost cafe. When we returned at about 3:30pm, our room was ready for us. The rooms were very nice and clean. However, there were nats or mosquitoes flying around. Between me and my husband, we killed about two each night. I imagine that when housecleaning cleans the room they keep the door open and the hotel room door opens right to the outside. It wasn't a big deal as there wasn't many of them, just enough to be a little nagging. The front desk was very helpful in providing dining suggestions and there was free Wi-Fi included in the price. The hotel was in a great location and directly accessible to Duval Street. We parked our vehicle the entire weekend and walked everywhere or took the trolley to places that we wanted to go. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed our room next to the pool area.
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  • 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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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I almost don't want to add my review on Orchid Key Inn in fear that I won't be able to get in next year. It was THAT GREAT!

The employees were so friendly & welcoming (especially Brandon who we've now adopted!) that it made our stay our best Key West visit yet.

Our room was very clean & comfortable - had everything we needed & more. Microwave, refrigerator, fresh fruit, bottled water...

The pool was quiet, clean with a nice mix of music playing. The continental breakfast & free drink at happy hour were an added bonus.

The small bar is a hidden Key West treasure. We found it a couple years ago & why we decided to give the Inn a try.

We will DEFINITELY stay here again next year!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My wife and I were on vacation in Key West last week. The entire staff, Kim, Betty, Brandon, were fabulous. The rooms were clean and quiet. You have access to everything in Key West, with just a short walk. Kim and Betty were a wealth of knowledge on restaurants, bars, directions. They helped us pick some great places to eat. The Orchid Key Inn is a true gem and when we return to Key West, we will definitely stay there again.

  • 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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Seaside Park, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Orchid Key Inn with friends for a week. I most definitely would stay there again. The personel were very attentive and helpful. The hotel was immaculate. The continental breakfast had many different choices and the happy hour was terrific as well. Although the hotel is located on Duval Street, it is quiet at that end and you can walk everywhere! I would recommend this hotel to everyone and would be sure to stay there again. Thank you Orchid Key Inn for a wonderful vacation!

Room Tip: I would suggest a king size room near the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Lewes, Delaware
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed at the Orchid Key recently with 3 couples. We were there for one week and wish we could have stayed longer. The Orchid Key is a real gem located right on Duval Street at the quiet end. Most of the rooms face into a courtyard where the pool and hot tub are located and you literally do not know that you are on Duval Street. The pool side rooms are extremely quiet and sitting by the pool at night you would think that you are on your own private deck. The Orchid Key has 24 rooms and, although they are on the small side, they are very updated and clean. Let's face it, you spend very little time in your room when in Key West but all told the rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. At the Orchid Key you are made to feel very comfortable and welcome. The staff is exceptional in every way. Kim, at the front desk is special. She helped us in so many ways with recommendations, reservations and info on Key West - anything to make our stay enjoyable. Brandon also works the front desk and is extremely personable, professional and helpful. Betty, the bartender, is a fun person who is a true mixologist. She has come up with a number of her own concoctions such as the "Blue Orchid", which are unique and delicious. I could go on and on and mention the entire staff, Trudy and others - they all go out of their way to make you feel at home. Never have we stayed at a place where the staff is more concerned with making your visit a pleasant one. Breakfast and a drink at happy hour are included with the room. The breakfast consists of juices, coffee, pastries, rolls, muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, cold cereals and more - a full, delicious continental breakfast. By the time you leave the Orchid Key, the staff have become your friends. We will be staying at the Orchid Key again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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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 #2 of 41 hotels 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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