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Alexander's Guesthouse
1118 Fleming St., Gay and Lesbian Guesthouse, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Hotel amenities
Special Deal
Complimentary Cocktail
Ranked #3 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Another winner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

Alex continues to be the best gay-oriented guest house on the island. They've also renovated a few rooms- we stayed in one and it's really nice. Great new details like rainshower and cool tiling.

Plus for our anniversary they put out wine and a nice note in our room. Very kind. It's like staying with friends who also know how to run a hotel!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Signal Hill, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

My girlfriend and I just returned from a Key West vacation that was literally the best vacation either of us have ever experienced! Both of us agree without a doubt that our stay at Alexander's Guesthouse was one of the most significant reasons why this vacation is now our favorite memory. Not only is Alexander's a beautiful, peaceful, sanctuary, but the staff - Laura, Raul, Philippe, Charles and David were the absolute best. We felt at home at Alexander's. We were very well taken care of, comfortable, and most importantly...safe. That feeling is priceless especially for a lesbian couple vacationing in a new place. Not only will we be back, guaranteed, but we have already
insisted that Alexanders is the only place to go if ever anyone we know is
heading to Key West. I will never stay anywhere else! :)

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

My partner and I (from UK) stayed in the apartment at Alexander's for 4 nights, which were the best days of our 2 week vacation in US. The people who work there are exceptional. They looked after us (the new kids in town) perfectly - happy to arrange taxis, dinner reservations, ideas on where to go. It ensured that we had an amazing first visit to Key West. The apartment was great for the two of us - large, clean, luxurious and great air con! The ambience at the house is very relaxed and guests can mingle as much or as little as they want. Complimentary cocktails by the pool in the afternoon were great. I would heartily recommend Alexanders and plan on returning just like the other guests who were there and return several times a year. A true gem.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

We extended our stay and moved into an even more lovely room! The service was awesome and Michael went out of his way to make our trip super special! It was my birthday and he put a small bottle of Alexander's Guest House wine in our room ... would recommend!

  • Stayed August 2009, 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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Charleston, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

This is my third year in a row at Alexander's - for some of us (we traveled in a group) this was year #6! As always, the service was five-star and the accommodations were outstanding. Alexander's has such an amazing vibe - friendly, helpful, catering-to-your-every-whim...if you can't relax here, you can't relax anywhere! Already looking forward to year #4....

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

We have been staying at Alexander's for about 10 years now, sometimes twice a year. It is, without a doubt, the BEST GAY guesthouse in Key West, especially for committed or married same-sex couples. At any given time, the guest list at Alexander's usually consists of a good mix of gay men and women, most of whom are mature and of a broad range of ages. The staff at Alexander's is completely professional, responsive, welcoming, and informed. In addition, the owners of the property visit it on a regular (sometimes daily) basis to make certain that everything is running smoothly--and they obviously have a wonderful relationship with their employees. This serves the guests very well: All problems, big and small, are addressed immediately by the suberb staff, which includes dedicated maintenance and housekeeping staff who are far above average. The ambiance of the whole property is exactely what you want in the tropics: laid back, comfortable (and comforting), and very aesthetically pleasing: it is a beautiful place to be, morning, noon, & night. And then there is the food and drink: The breakfasts are above par (with eggs often cooked to order), coffee & iced tea etc. available thoughout the long, lazy afternoons, and a Happy Hour that is fun, relaxing, friendly, and, well, intoxicating (if that's what you want). Over the years, we have met many wonderful people from all over the United States and, indeed, the world at Alexander's. Like us, many of these guests are "repeats" at Alexander's, which really is the best indication of all that, if you are gay and looking for a place where you and your partner can relax in an exclusively gay environment, you cannot do better in the Keys than Alexander's.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

Alexander's is located away from the noise of Duval Street in the beautiful and historic old town section of Key West. The best way to get around from there is by bike--and the staff will order one for you and have it delivered (at a surprisingly inexpensive daily rate). Our room was perfect--right off the pool area--and cool, modern, and comfortable. The grounds are tropical, flowerful, and well-maintained. Breakfasts include homemade muffins and eggs cooked to order. The staff is genuinely fun as well as professional, helpful, and sweet. (I had a bike accident while there, and they all went out of their way to see that I got the care I needed and then made sure I had a cold gin and tonic in hand all afternoon! One staff member is a doctor, and he checked in on me daily. Very sweet.) It's a great place to relax by the pool, have a drink with new friends you meet there, and make your base for exploring Key West. (If you're feeling frisky you can cross the street and get a day pass for the Island House, fun place but one you might rather leave behind when you've seen enough.) I love this place and can't wait to return. I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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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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