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Douglas House
2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   419 Amelia Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #43 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My fiance and I stayed at Douglas House for our few days in Key West and we really enjoyed it. We thought it was nice that it is close to all the things on Duval Street, but not right on Duval Street, which helped with noise levels at night.

Everyone we met there was very nice, friendly, and helpful. It has a beautiful courtyard with a small pool which I imagine would be nice for quiet times, (we didn't spend any time in the pool or courtyard). The room was clean and very private, except for the occasional Douglas House kitty visitor on our porch, but we didn't mind that!

We would recommend staying here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We arrived late in the afternoon with no reservations and no clue where to stay. First Timers! We stopped at the Welcome Center and Tara set us up from there! The only complaint (it's really not a complaint) was that the room was on the 2nd floor. We were offered help getting the bags up to room though. Super close to Duvall but at the quiet end. We rented bikes and never had to move the car. Our room was small but very nicely done and had a high ceiling with a fan. When we checked in, we only paid for 1 night not knowing if we would like it or not. Needless to say, we stayed the entire time there. I would stay there again and would recomend it. They had rooms to fit a number of different budgets.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Douglas House is such a charming and quaint property to stay at. Our room was beautifully decorated and even had stained glass windows. Although it was chilly when we stayed, I was still able to sit on our private porch and drink my coffee in the morning, enjoying the relaxing fountains and tropical plants surrounding the property. Their pool was beautiful too, but I was too cold...The staff is upfront when booking that they don't serve breakfast, but they are very knowledgeable about the great breakfast spots close by. Close to Duval and other attractions, but quiet when it's time to relax! Wish we had been able to stay longer, will be back as soon as we can!

Room Tip: We stayed in Royal Palm #10...It's upstairs and private, great size for a couple.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was my 2nd stay at douglas house and it was equally as enjoyable as my first stay. The hotel is quietly nusseled away from all the noise of duval street and within walking distance of all of the main attractions of key west. The staff (Douglas and Mike) were super friendly and very accommodating. They have a lovely pool and free coffee and tea. My only small complaint is that they could use some new beds. Some of the rooms have great bed and are very comfortable but others have beds that are just as bad as the pull out sofas. Other than that We had a wonderful time the rooms were clean and comfortable as always.

Room Tip: The L rooms are newly renovated however the other rooms are more bed and breakfast style
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bemidji, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is our second stay at Douglas House and we'll definitely come back again. We stayed in the Bismarck Palm (#14) and it was wonderful. Very roomy, with a huge shower and a large deck area. Douglas House is in a great location, just off Duval St., but it is very quiet and peaceful. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I'd recommend this place to anybody looking for something different from the usual cookie cutter hotel stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Got married on the beach this christmas and stayed in Douglas House again. This place is truly a gem. We keep coming back each year. Love the secret garden. Mike at the front desk was really nice, haven't met anyone anywhere so professional host in years!

Room Tip: Not all rooms are pet friendly. Make sure you call and ask.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Florence, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was the third year we stayed at the Douglas House between Christmas and New Years. As always the staff was very helpful and friendly. For being a half block off Duval it is quiet and restful. The rooms are large and very clean. Looking forward to our fourth trip!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Douglas House

Address: 419 Amelia Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Douglas House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful oasis awaits you in this historic Old Town retreat nestled amid lush gardens. Luxurious, yet affordable, accommodations range from deluxe rooms to comfortable suites and two bedroom, two bath condominiums. Amenities include pool, hot tub, free parking and free continental breakfast daily. ... more   less 
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Douglas House Hotel Key West
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