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“An Absolute Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Andrews Inn and Garden Cottages
Zero Whalton Lane or, 223 Eanes Lane, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #12 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“An Absolute Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I cannot say enough nice things about this Inn and the people working there. The staff was extremely helpful. Lisa checked us in and showed us around and made sure that every question we had was answered. We stayed in the Roma room and it was extremely clean and is exactly what you want when you know that your not going to be in the room very much. My parents joined us later in the trip and we got to see the Treetop Cottage and the Paris room. The Treetop Cottage is wonderful, with a wide open room, a small kitchen, and a private deck with a hot tub. The Paris room is smaller than the Roma room but is just as effective for what you need. (Sleeping, showers, etc...)The Inn is located just off Duval street but you cannot hear any of the hustle and bustle of Duval when you are just sitting by the pool or in your room. The pool isn't very big but is nice to just have a small dip to cool off if you want. The complimentary cocktail hour is a very nice touch, a perfect way to start off your evening. There are multiple cats that roam the property and are free to come and go as they please, they mostly just lay around and sleep, but don't worry even if you don't like cats they wont bother you. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that is traveling to Key West because I WILL definitely be back. (We stayed Jan. 3rd-8th)

Room Tip: Roma and Treetop Cottage were wonderful.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A disappointing, cramped, funky place. Arrived via an extremely unwelcoming alley entry with dilapidated houses, many garbage cans, weeds and tightly parked cars, and I immediately felt I'd made a bad choice for our 3-night stay. Inside the inn property gate is a small concrete patio around a tiny keyhole-shaped pool. On one side of the patio is a small office, an outdoor serving table used for complementary happy hours and breakfast buffets, and a small poorly lit, rather shabby kitchen. The patio area and pool always had dead leaves and debris from overhead trees, as well as several (4-6) cats. The patio tables and chairs were used regularly by guests, and sInce our room faced the patio at ground level, we had to keep the glass door curtains closed for privacy. We ate breakfast on the porch outside our room, which was okay, except for the cats, which were bothersome.

Our small room was mostly filled by the queen bed. My luggage had to be on closet floor, where there was no lighting, and after 3 nights, this got old. The bed was too soft and not triple-sheeted to cover the top blanket, which may or may not be washed between guests. One bedside table was a fridge-- adequate surface, but unesthetic. Bed lights on both sides worked well. Bathroom was clean, appeared to be recently updated with adequately sized stone sink counter and an attractive wooden cupboard with ample storage space. The shower/tub entry was awkward after adjusting water temp, because the end of the tub is edged by the counter. The bathroom door had to be slammed to be closed....a problem during the night. Room ventilation required the ceiling fan to be on constantly, only one tiny window could be opened -in the bathroom.

We had trouble signing on to the wifi--perhaps from a weak signal.
Location off main tourist street is handy for a first-time visit....but we got tired of the street, tourists and t-shirt shops every other door. We were received by Lisa, who gave us good dinner ideas. A man who was there on other days never introduced himself, greeted us nor checked to see if we were settled, though he responded quickly to requests. In sum, this place didn't have enough polish or appeal for my tastes.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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rascalkw, Owner at Andrews Inn and Garden Cottages, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
We're sorry that Andrews Inn and Key West were disappointing to you. Visitors to Key West usually come for the history and the funky, laid-back charm of Old Town, which is a welcome retreat from the newer, more polished, cookie-cutter hotels in the other Florida resort towns.

Our off-the-beaten-path location does require guests to arrive via a small lane. Unfortunately, GPS devices will lead you to our rear entrance which is how you arrived. We provide directions to our front entrance with every confirmation and those who follow them will be pleasantly surprised to arrive at our free off-street parking lot, a rare find in Key West. This lane provides a pleasant buffer between the sights and sounds of Duval St., while only being a short walk away.

While we realize everyone’s tastes and needs are different, we believe that Andrews Inn provides a broad array of reasonably-priced accommodation choices . Fortunately, most of our customers agree, and we regret that you were not one of them.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend the inn. Tom was especially helpful when we called to reserve rooms at a late date. Excellent location, yet hidden away and very relaxing pool area. All rooms different with lots of KW charm. Try it!

Room Tip: We have stayed in the main inn and also guest cottage. Both were excellent.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Fort Lauderdale, Fl
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Rented sailor cottage for one night with my adult sons. The cottage was about a block away from the inn. The sailor house was huge...1600 sq ft. Beautiful cottage in central location. Loved sitting on the second floor balcony. Two very comfortable bedrooms upstairs and huge living room and dining area on the ground floor. We cooked out on the grill and relaxed in the hot tub. At night we walked to the entertainment center on Duval st. Overall it was great and my family had a great time. Next time we hope to rent the cottage for a longer stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FtWayne, IN
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We just came back from a stay at Andrews. We have stayed in many places in Key West and have enjoyed them but the hospitality here is superb. Many of the homes in KW are separate from the "main " house and we were which is always a bit strange but when you stay in KW, this is expected. We had a very nice room..more room then the 2 of us needed but so clean, organized and quiet.The happy hour is such a pleasant surprise which we enjoyed a couple times. Pool is excellent compared to others. Our bed was comfortable, very clean as well as the hot tub, deck area. We were pleased with it all! Thanks again to a great staff for giving us such relaxation along with beauty and fun!

  • 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

when arriving at andrews inn
we were warmly welcomed by lisa the manager
and shown to our room which allthough was small
(which we knew about in advance) but found it very comfortable and inviting
champagne breakfast and daily happy hour was very welcome
we also met tom the co-owner and found him to be pleasant and knowledgable about key west

Room Tip: try to find a room that suits you as all rooms are different (we stayed in venezia)
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  • 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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Key West, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is our 4th yr. with Tom & Nancy and Lisa, and we've booked our 2013 vacation stay with them. It's a great place to meet new friends and of course our FF Frat friends! Location is very good, just a short walk or bike ride ton any of the areas. We are always welcomed, the rooms are very nice, with breakfast served and afternoon Happy Hours you cannot ask for a better place to stay while in KW.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are good, the noise level is not an issue. Tom has bike rental, it's much less...
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  • Stayed October 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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Address: Zero Whalton Lane or, 223 Eanes Lane, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located behind the Hemingway Estate and down a small lane off of Duval Street, Andrews Inn offers 10 rooms, suites and cottages. Enjoy our champagne continental breakfast and daily happy hour by the pool. The courtyard is lushly landscaped with palms, jasmine, and hibiscus. Suites and cottages include kitchens, private decks with jacuzzis, and are welcome to pets and families. ... more   less 
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