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“We shall return...hopefully not the same day again though!” 5 of 5 stars
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Avalon Bed and Breakfast
1317 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #30 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Clitheroe
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“We shall return...hopefully not the same day again though!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Absolutely loved this little B&B - it was more than I wanted to spend but turned out to be a good investment as it was so close to the main sites but quiet enough to ensure we slept well. For me it was all about the little things - a dark coloured face flannel for me to take off my make up with (I always hate using those florescent white ones knowing it is going to have two panda eye marks on it), home-made drinks and snacks in the lounge, postcards of the house for free, a wine service for around the pool or on the veranda (really nice quality wine too - and some US establishments really serve some decidedly iffy wines) and the best Christmas light display in Key West - I will be appearing on a number of holiday snaps quaffing wine on the veranda whilst they pass in their cars, on bikes and on tour buses even! We wanted a break from the parks of Orlando and this was the ideal retreat if only for a couple of days - hell of a drive though - hadn't realised how awfully US roads are lit - well basically they aren't and we spent many miles on the pitch black Florida Turnpike - sounds major but believe me it is little more than a dual carriageway for many miles. As we left Avalon we said we would be back - we meant in 2013 when we will be returning with our daughter and her partner.....however, 60 miles down US1 I received a call from the hotel that our passports had been found in a drawer ("I thought you had them", "no you always look after them" etc!) - we turned around immediately - so that day we went over seven mile bridge 3 times - it's very impressive but I think I can wait until 2013 to see it again! Thank goodness someone did a full clean and sweep of the room as it is possible we could have only noticed we didn't have them on Christmas Day when we were due to leave Orlando. Cannot be recommended enough.

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  • Stayed December 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Charming B&B right on Duval St. ... and yet away from the noisy section. Good value, clean and bright. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good Continental Breakfast. Slight downsides are noisy AC unit and shades that let in a fair amount of light in the upstairs unit in the back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 days on our first trip to Key West. Fantastic location, great hospitality, on Duval Street (main street), within walking distance of good restaurants. Would go back tomorrow. Not cheap it great value.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here ,the room was really nice and the staff were extremely friendly but we thought that this was more of a hotel than a B & B we stayed in 19 B & B during our trip and spent breakfast at most of them with the other quests where we could share our adventures. The breakfast here was very poor compared to other establishments ,though the good point was the location on Duval street near Hemingway's house and the southernmost point.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed three nights at this lovely little B&B, located right on Duval Street, but at the "quiet end" of the street. The location is perfect, right near the Southernmost Point and directly across the street from the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. It is a bit of a hike to get to the other end of Duval, Mallory Square, etc., but we love to walk, so it wasn't a big deal for us. The staff were very professional and friendly. Our room was great - very clean, comfy bed (we had a king), roomy shower, and I had requested the 2nd floor so we could enjoy sitting on the 2nd story porch overlooking Duval St., which we did every night! The pool was great - nice and warm, but still refreshing after long days of walking the island. I agree that the breakfast was just OK. The fresh fruit and sweet breads were great, but the bagels and breads were just grocery store bought and no hot dishes. The cookies and lemonade in the afternoon were a nice touch, and they have a filtered water bubbler with hot and cold water and coffee and tea available 24 hours! Several of the other B&B's we have stayed at have had a complimentary happy hour in the late afternoons, and this B&B does not offer that. This was the only thing that could be added that would be a nice touch. We will definitely stay here again!!

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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our room looked just like the photos. Loved the netting over the bed and the quality furnishings. The breakfast wasn't anything exceptional. Would have enjoyed one hot dish. Cookies in the evening was a nice touch and the women who run the inn were very nice. Be aware that's it's at the other end of Duval Street from Mallory Square but not far from El Siboney restaurant with great Cuban food and the Southernmost Point in the U.S.!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed at the Avalon for 4 days with a group in mid-Oct. Very professional approach, rooms clean, the only critique would be a hair brush (not ours) under one of the beds. Like others have noted, A/C was a little loud but not over the top. Owners very accomdating with info on local attractions. Breakfast great, especially on the front deck. This part of Duvall is quiet. Get up a dawn walk to the southernmost beach (turn left out the door) and you'll see all sorts of fish/birds feeding off the beach. Take your camera as the architecture of sun coming off the adjacent mansion/inn is stunning.

For dinner, the Blue Heaven is heavenly, nice atmoshpere, outside, but great food.

Get some cuban coffee at the Cuban coffee Queen down by the marina.
If you like snorkeling/outdoors, do not miss the Dry Turtogas hydrofoil tour. Sea turtles on the way out, snorkeling with barracuda, sharks, rays, beautiful fish etc., outstanding. The fort is just alright. Money well spend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1317 Duval St., 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 Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Historic Duval St. the Avalon is a c1885 historic 19 room Bed and Breakfast style Key West Hotel.With romantic canopy net beds in all rooms, private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, flat screen TV's, heated pool and free Wi-Fi, the rooms are updated to provide modern amenities, while still maintaining its colonial charm & ambience.The plentiful continental breakfast buffet served café style on the front porch each morning is the perfect start to your day before exploring Key West. Located on Duval Street the Avalon Bed and Breakfast Hotel is within walking distance to the many attractions Key West has to offer. ... more   less 
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