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“Beautiful inn, Excellent service, Perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
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La Pensione Inn
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   809 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #47 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful inn, Excellent service, Perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a wonderful time staying at La Pensione for a long weekend! I have already recommended it to all of my friends and family. The service was absolutely outstanding and the amenities were wonderful. Loved the convenience of renting bikes right from the Inn and the fabulous location just a few blocks from Duval Street. Great for friends or a romantic getaway. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in a good location, just 2 minutes walking from Duval Street (the centre of the island).
Atmosphere is very familiar and the 2 ladies who manage the hotel were both extremely kind.
Price in August is fair, I can't say the same for the high season one (just read on a paper).

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Key Largo, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

If you're a B&B fan, then you'll enjoy your stay here. The staff knows how to treat a guest. Very welcoming, comfortable place - we felt very at home. From the room photos, we were expecting more than we got for a room but it was clean and the bed was comfortable with charming double doors out to the balcony. Breakfast was good with a fresh, homemade waffle, fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, etc., and a variety of charming places to eat it with downstairs balcony, upstairs balcony, poolside, front porch, dining room. I enjoyed great conversation with Freida in the morning and Cindy in the afternoon - both are very helpful if you have any questions or need anything at all! Very good air-conditioning in the room. Great location 3 blocks from everything yet not surrounded by craziness.

  • Stayed August 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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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Gerat place to stay I remember when it first opened Joe and Vincent were great owners and it is still the same. Nice to come back to as room that 's not noisy. And go to sleep.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

La Pensione is a lovely old historic house with 9 guest rooms, located just 3 blocks from Duval Street, and about a mile from Mallory Square.

We were welcomed warmly by Cindy the manager, who showed us to our room (number 5), with which we were very happy. The whole house is decorated to compliment the age of the property, and spotlessly clean throughout.

Breakfast is served in a communal dining area, or you can choose to eat outside on the porch, and consists of cereal, fruit, bagels, boiled eggs and waffles. Cindy presides over breakfast, making the waffles, topping up coffees etc., and it was a wonderful opportunity to chat with her to get advice about Key West and also meet the other guests.

The pool area was also a lovely place to sit, have a drink and chat to the other people staying in the house. We really did have a lovely sociable time.

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in Key West and the whole atmosphere of La Pensione made our visit even better. We hope to be back in Florida and Key West next year and I'll have no second thoughts about once again booking this small hotel/B&B

Room Tip: Rooms 7, 8 and 9 open onto a communal balcony
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  • Stayed June 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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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Charming, bucolic, lovely atmosphere. Cindy, the Innkeeper, was very personable and tailored the day trips and water sport fun she told our party about to each person's individual likes. We stayed in room 6 which was large, clean and comfortable but we were so busy exploring Key West, we didn't spend much time in the room! The pool and landscaping were lovely. It's a great location and close to everything. We didn't want to leave so it goes without saying that we would stay there again. The breakfast was great- orange juice, coffee, fresh fruit...ask Cindy for her special waffle!

Room Tip: I didn't see every room but every room I did see was great.
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  • Stayed May 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I brought my brother here for his very first time in Florida. I was very excited to find a B&B with two double beds. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Cindy the Manager. She was super helpful had great spirit and made us feel right at home. The place is really stunning, great charm! The pool is wonderful and the landscaping is picturesque. They offer free ice and coolers to borrow, their's a soda machine on site; they also provide beach/pool towels to and they rent bikes right onsite **the best way to get around**!! The location is perfect close to Duval Street and there is a nice big CVS right down the street for all you needs- including beer and wine. All and all the place was great nice and clean, good beds and I never missed the TV. If you need a TV in Key West your not having enough fun! If you do need a TV, they have free internet... bring your laptop. I have read a couple of other reviews and....Yes, you can hear the planes from the airport but that's with any place in Key west and the roosters can be a bit annoying at 3 AM but their EVERYWHERE! Cindy, Ivy, Debbie and Freda were wonderful I can't say enough nice things about La Pensione, I will be back!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Additional Information about La Pensione Inn

Address: 809 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Pensione Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1891 Victorian mansion - Directly in the center of Key West's historic old town. ... more   less 
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