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“Great location and true value for your money” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #26 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location and true value for your money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed for two nights at this lovely place. It is really in the centre, steps away from Duval Street and just 10 minute from Mallory square where the famous sunset celebration happening every evening. Rooms are clean and well maintained, shared bathroom is big enough and not overused by others. Pool is a plus and the happy hour in the bar is a nice touch. Kat at reception was extremely helpful and nice but great customer service from the whole staff overall! Hopefully we will have another chance to visit Florida and then that's no question where we will stay!

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  • Stayed April 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Had an excellent time here with family and friends. It's right off the main strip so you walk everywhere. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were extremely accommodating from the minute we checked in until the cab came to take us to the airport. Their happy hour was my favorite part of the trip!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We've stayed there before and will stay there again...just got back from our second visit there and found it to be just as charming and fun as we did the first time. The personal touches from Cory and Kevin make all the difference...there are others too whose names I don't have, but want to say that we have nothing negative to say about this place! The location can't be beat. The happy hour is just right. We love it.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Phenomenal customer service. Cory was great. Right off of Duval Street -less than a 1/2 block- and in the center of everything. A beach 5 blocks one way and Sloppy Joes 5 blocks the other way. To be honest, I didn't experience an issue with noise at all. Pool was small but refreshing each day before the happy hour. The breakfast spread was very good, too. We stayed in a small bedroom with a shared bath (which was huge) but that wasn't an issue at all. I can't say enough positive things. The next time we travel to Key West this is definitely where we will stay!

  • Stayed April 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this bed and breakfast and completely loved our time with them. The rooms were clean and updated. There was a complimentary happy hour in the afternoon and a nice hot breakfast! The owners did a great job of taking care of their guests while giving us privacy/space. And it's right in the heart of Key West's downtown.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

The Duval Inn was a perfect choice for our three day stay in April 2013. The room was small but quaint and comfortable with a giant white fluffy bed and light wooden furniture, giving it a fresh, natural look. The garden and pool area in the back was full of flowers and cute tables and chairs for socializing. The free yet generous and delicious breakfast and happy hour were the icing on the cake. The inn owner was extremely friendly (called cabs, gave helpful tips) and the location was perfect; being just several feet from Duval feet made it close enough to all of the action but just far enough to escape the noise.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I just returned from 5 days in Key West with my girlfriends from work. Four of us stayed at the Duval Inn and we were very happy with the beautiful grounds, fun happy hour, breakfast and perfect location for all that Key West has to offer! All of us have been to Key West before and were looking for something not too pricey and within walking/biking distance to the bars and restaurants on Duval and Fort Zach beach... and the Duval Inn was a perfect fit for us. Cory and Kat were very hospitable and friendly, and I can't say enough about the fun we had every night at happy hour! Our bartenders kept us laughing and our drinks full, and it's such a nice touch to have a little bar in the middle of the beautiful gardens of the Inn. The pool was warm, clean and well kept and the property itself is immaculately kept.

We stayed in the Ocean and Marlin Rooms which can be combined and opened into one larger room. There was a large queen bed in each and the Ocean had it's own bathroom which we all used. There is a community bathroom for guests that stay in the Marlin, but we didn't use that for showers. The Marlin is a smaller room, and there's really not a lot of space for clothes, suitcases or much room to hang around it so pack lightly! It didn't bother me, since we spent very little time in our rooms. The Ocean Room is a considerably bigger and has its own bathroom. The bathroom could use a bit of updating (older paint, some noticeable wear and tear of the shower and sink fixtures) but I'm sure that's probably a work in progress. The beds are very comfortable with top of the line bedding (comparable to a Sheraton Dream bed). If you like a firm mattress, you might not be happy with the mattresses here. They are very soft and luxurious. The shared bathroom for the Marlin Room is beautiful. Brand new tiles, shower and fixtures. I wasn't comfortable showering in a shared bathroom, so I just used the bathroom in our shared suite.

The breakfast was very good, but for those of you who are true B&B fans, understand that this is a healthy CONTINENTAL breakfast! Coffee, juice, cereal, bagels, muffins, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, etc. There are no omlettes, etc. It was perfect for us and all of the food was fresh and very good, but may not be to the taste of travellers who are expecting a true B&B experience. It was wonderful to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful gardens and fountains while having some coffee and a snack in the morning with my friends.

There were a few very minor issues that I think could be addressed to make the Duval Inn even better than it already is: I feel that new beach towels are definitely in order. The towels are seriously warn out, frayed and need to be replaced. I realize that maybe the management feels that guests should pack their own, but when trying to avoid checking bags, beach towels are a luxury that are normally left behind. The second issue was that the air conditioner in the Marlin room seemed to not work as well as it should, due to its small size and the fact that the unit blows air out the top right into the overhang from the window. I think that either a larger unit or a unit that blows the air out the front would help to cool the room off a little better. It was fine for us since we kept the door open to the Ocean room to help circulate the air, but on the few times that we had the connecting door closed, the room did get pretty warm even with the overhead fan blowing.

I have read reveiws where authors complained about the noise from the street traffic and the roosters, and we heard none of either. However, my advice to travellers to Key West who wish to stay close to Duval, or on Duval is this: You will hear noise! Key West is an all night town, so if you don't want to hear street noise, music, etc. stay a few blocks in or stay at one of the bigger resorts where you can get a room on a higher floor. The roosters have been a part of the Key West community since they were brought there in the 1800's. They are there to stay, and they do start crowing well before dawn (around 3 a.m. or so), so if you're a light sleeper bring headphones and you'll sleep like a baby! There's nothing that any innkeeper can do about street noise or roosters, and it always makes me laugh when I read about it here.

The Duval Inn is very accomodating both on arrival and departure days. We were permitted to leave our luggage there all day yesterday. Checkout is 11:00 a.m and our flight wasn't until 6:00. Kat happily stowed our luggage for the entire day while we spent our final hours at Fort Zach and Irish Kevin's. It was very nice to know that all of our belongings were secure for the majority of the day.

I am already making plans to return to the Duval Inn with my husband for our anniversary in September and for a family vacation in November. I can't wait to come back! Thank you, Cory, Kat and the rest of your family for such a fun and wonderful experience at your beautiful property!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 511 Angela Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built upon one of the most advantageous blocks on the island, the Duval Inn is steps away from Duval Street, but our poolside lounges are just far enough away from the excitement to coax our guests into peaceful naps. Clean, fresh rooms with all the charm you'd expect from a tropical Inn, yet each room has all the amenities you would find at a modern hotel. Welcome to Paradise. Welcome to the Duval Inn. ... more   less 
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The Duval Hotel Key West

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