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Alexander's Guesthouse
1118 Fleming St., Gay and Lesbian Guesthouse, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Complimentary Cocktail
Ranked #3 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful place and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My partner and I spent four days at Alexander's and the home, our room was fantastic - nicely decorated, comfortable and the amenities are delicious; I loved the heated in-ground, outdoor pool!
The staff were wonderfully friendly, helpful and provided fantastic service. They helped us plan a romantic dinner cruise, they provided solid suggestions for places to eat and even helped us score a reservation and a discount on wine.

Jeff was truly fantastic and special - thank you for all your help and suggestions.

Great place to stay, we plan on staying there again.
thanks to all the staff and guests for making our vacation special
Mike & Matt

Room Tip: We picked Room 14 - which is a great size and right off of the main floor infront of the pool and ho...
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The apartment has only just been totally refurbished last month and we are one of the first people to stay in it.

Alexanders best room is now even better!

The bed is firmer and better.

The shower is incredible and much more powerful. Bigger, all glass, really nice.

The kitchen looks great.

See my Key West blog with loads of pics and videos of the new, improved apartment. And other tips and lists on visiting Key West. Search google for: Key West Lookout.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We spent an amazing 3 nights at Alexander's. Very friendly staff, excellent breakfast and tasty drinks during happy hour :)
The room was very clean and comfortable. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere among the the more mondane places to stay in Key West.

Thanks to all at Alexander's!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay at! Great service - thank you Charlie an Jeff for all your help and guidance during our stay. Well decorated contemporary rooms and hotel unlike most which can be a bit 'mumsy' in Key West. Great included breakfast - lots of choices and a very happy Happy Hour. Definitely will go back.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 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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Sanger, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was my second stay at Alexander's and nothing changed! Still the best place to stay in Key West by far! The rooms are excellent and breakfast is excellent, but what makes Alexander's stand out is its staff and what happens when you stay there. First, the staff, starting with Charlie and Laura down the the people that clean your room they become family. But the most valuable thing that happens is that during your stay the entire guesthouse becomes a family! You may visit as a single or even a couple, but you will leave as a family member!
Thank You
Dick Paduchowski

Room Tip: Any room will do!
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  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have stayed at Alexander's 3 times now and can honestly say that the experience keeps getting better. The facilities are always immaculate and the staff is amazing. Anything you can conjure up - a jet ski excursion for 16 people, chartering a sail boat for 22, making dinner reservations for 4, or even setting up a volleyball net over the pool - they do it all and they do it with a smile and very graciously. Happy Hour at the Monkey Bar with Charlie and Amy mixing up the drinks is always a hit. Breakfast is always yummy and the entire staff are always doing whatever they can to make the place and your stay wonderful. I highly recommend this place for gay and lesbian travelers. You will not be disappointed! Enjoy!

Room Tip: Room 10 is very unique. Room 15 is wonderful and sort of removed from the hustle and bustle.
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you’re used to staying at hotels when you travel, staying at a guesthouse requires a change in mind-set. There may not be a 24-hour front desk, or a valet to bring the car around whenever. But, be prepared to sacrifice the anonymity of a cookie cutter chain for a more intimate, personalized experience. The very best guesthouses deliver a superb experience with top notch service and leave you wondering what you ever saw in a hotel anyway. And Alexander’s Guesthouse is the cream of the crop at delivering a superb experience.

The very visible front desk employees deliver extraordinary personal service. They know your name, what room you’re in and engage with you as you come and go, offering help with any need along the way. They take your pleasure personally and feel it’s their responsibility to ensure you have a good time, with helpful suggestions catered to your travel personality. Maps, tour tickets, bike rentals, dinner reservations, excursions – they do it all. When Agnes heard that the guided cemetery tour wasn’t happening one morning, I had a printed copy of the self-guided tour almost immediately. They are a font of knowledge that you won’t get at a hotel chain. It’s not quite Anna Madrigal, but you will feel like family. Kudos to the employees I interacted with the most: Agnes, Jeff and Charlie.

Guesthouses also have a personality. Alexander’s is one of peace and quiet, inclusiveness and relaxation. Everyone is welcome. Period. And that sort of welcome allows everyone to be themselves, to relax and enjoy their vacation. It’s a job they do well.

The rooms are well decorated and cute, the expanded continental breakfast is delicious with a little individual touch each day and the hospitality is unparalleled.

There’s a reason Alexander’s is rated at the top of the travel listing for Key West. It’s their dedication to providing you the best experience possible.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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: 1118 Fleming St., Gay and Lesbian Guesthouse, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alexander’s Gay and Lesbian Guesthouse is proudly gay –owned and operated. Our guests can enjoy complete freedom and a little peace of paradise. Located in the heart of Old Town, Key West’s famous Historic District, Complimentary expanded continental breakfast served poolside and complimentary evening cocktails. Two sundecks are also available for sunbathing. Each room is uniquely decorated in a contemporary style, in addition to the basic rooms, Alexander’s offers deluxe rooms, suites and even a full apartment. ... more   less 
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