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“Friendly, affordable and convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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Duval Gardens
1012 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #46 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Friendly, affordable and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We were looking for an affordable hotel for our short stay in Key West. Duval Gardens, located toward the quiet end of Duval street (the main drag in Key West) turned out to be the perfect place. We selected this place for location and price but found it also friendly, with a wonderful simple breakfast served on the front porch, a small spa (warm) pool, just outside our door, and all decorated for the holiday season. In the evening we took our bottle of wine and enjoyed the scene from the same front porch. There is a bike rental place right next door but everything in Key West is an easy walk from this location. Our room was small and cozy, but quiet and clean. a problem with a sink not draining was fixed after we reported it. All in all, we would definitely go back there on our next trip to Key West.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

As part of our Civil Partnership celebrations we chose this hotel (B&B) not really knowing what to expect, but we really can not fault this little piece of heaven! The location was ideal - close enough to the action on Duval Street but quiet and tranquil enough to rest and relax. The room was spotless, the staff and management very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Christina for being such a superstar!!!! The continental breakfast was the perfect way to start the day watching the world go by! If you are going to Key West you will not get any better than this.

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Michelle & Celine

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed here for Fantasy Fest and it was perfect. Very friendly staff and manager. The room was very nicely appointed and clean. Each morning there was a big continental breakfast set out on the front porch where we could watch people walking on Duval Street. Every place in old town was walkable so we were able to park our car and not use it for the entire time we were there. We would very highly recommned the Duval Gardens!

  • 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 October 13, 2012 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here early October this year. She booked it as she knows Key West and it was my first visit. What a find. Up the quieter end of Duval St and perfect if a quiet nights sleep is needed(though you can walk to the busier bar area in minutes). We stayed in the Magnolia room which overlooks the main street and is just perfect for people watching. Comments of pool small, not much parking space? People get into the Key West mood and relax, it's just so so nice here. Staff? All you could need. Will stay again, no doubt!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Duval Gardens from September 26 through October 2 and were very happy that we made this choice. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was in line with our expectations. The location could not be better as you are close enough to walk to everything yet just far enough to be able to get a good night’s sleep. Duval Gardens exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed September 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 October 6, 2012 via mobile

This was a great find, never stay in a hotel when this place is available. Pet friendly, quiet and clean, cold a/c is important after walking in the sun and my 14y/o daughter and yorkie poo puppy were very comfortable and happy with our stay

  • Stayed October 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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Sun City Center, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The room was beautiful - newly refurbished with a tropical feel, a netted, 4-poster bed, fulll kitchen and small table with two chairs. The location was perfect. There was a extra added touch in the bathroom for women - a packet of make-up removal and a dark face cloth so the white towels didn't get stained.

Duval Gardens just missed the mark as a B&B. We have been to many B&Bs so we do have a comparison basis. We were not given a tour upon arrival nor were we informed of anything - like when & where breakfast was. We had to ask questions. Although the room was beautiful there were little things that became annoying: only one towel rack in the bathroom and not even a hook to hang a wet towel, your cosmetic bag, etc. The one switch in the bathroom worked both the light AND the noisy fan so you had to listen to the fan any time you were in the bathroom (which can be a while for women who are putting on make-up and fixing their hair). There were no hangers for pants. Although there was a mat outside the door, there was nothing inside the door and when it rained, the inside hardwood floor got wet and dirty from our shoes. We did wipe it up with paper towels but the floor did not get cleaned by housekeeping during our two night stay. The big disappointment was the breakfast. We expect something a little special at a B&B and their breakfast was what you get at a Days Inn or other inexpensive hotel: two containers of cold cereal, a basket of hard boiled eggs, bagels, store bought pastry and a bowl of fruit. It just wasn't a B&B experience

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Duval Gardens

Address: 1012 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Topical Bed & Breakfast on Duval Street, in the heart of Old Town Key West. All rooms with romantic canopy netted beds, private bathrooms and Mini refrigerators. Queen and King rooms available. Enjoy breakfast on the front porch every morning. Walking distance to beaches, shopping nightlife and museums. ... more   less 
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