People make the difference, and at the Gardens Hotel ALL the staff made a big difference in our feeling welcome and in our being well taken care of. This includes office staff, housekeeping, as well as the breakfast staff (a nice plus.....breakfast is included in the price.)
Our room was beautiful, but we really enjoyed sitting in the comfortable chairs outside on the private deck, where we could watch the rich foliage of the trees and shrubs moving in the breezes. Even though there were other people moving about the grounds (it is a small hotel, more like a bed and breakfast), it felt like we were in the backyard of someone's house.
And since the hotel is less than a block from the main street in Key West (Duval Street), it made for an easy walk to get to restaurants and tourists spots.
It is the kind of hotel that makes you want to return to it repeatedly!!!!!