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Avalon Bed and Breakfast

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#11 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Located on Historic Duval St. the Avalon is a c1885 historic 19 room Bed and Breakfast style Key West Hotel. With romantic canopy net beds in all rooms, private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, flat screen TV's, heated pool and free Wi-Fi. Our rooms are updated to provide modern amenities, while still maintaining the homes colonial charm & ambiance. A plentiful continental breakfast buffet is served café style on the front porch each morning, and is the perfect way to start your day before exploring Key West. Located on Duval Street the Avalon Bed and Breakfast Hotel is within walking distance to all that Key West has to offer.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking rooms
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My husband and I decided to book our stay at Avalon in Key West because the B&B we usually stay at was filly booked. Avalon is as lovely as its pictures online and very clean. Keith and Yvonne were always happy to answer any questions or to give recommendations. We had room 15 and found it to be quite comfortable and plenty of place for the two of us. Fresh baked cookies in the afternoon were a lovely plus. Breakfast and people watching out on the front porch were very relaxing as was an adult beverage out by the pool.The location is ideal, right on Duval street but at the much quieter end. I would highly recommend Avalon for anyone looking to stay in a romantic Key West Bed and Breakfast.
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Response from avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Responded today
Thank you so much for the kind words.I am pleased to hear you had a quiet and comfortable stay and we truly appreciate you passing along the information to others. I am happy we were able to help with some good recommendations during your stay. Keith, Eric and myself have combined over 90 years of Key West experience and are happy to pass on our information and recommendations when appropriate.
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This is a gem of a place with a great location and all the charm of Key West we love. Just checked out we will be back . Rent bicycles across the street, visit cafe at mansion, sip drinks on the quaint patio!
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Response from avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the kind words. We greatly appreciate it. I am thrilled you had such a good time and look froward to your return visit.
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So we did early check in, it was myself and three other women. When we checked in, the woman at the counter kept alternating between an American and British accent with tons of sarcasm and attitude. My friend who booked the trip had lost the debit card she used and instead of just asking her for another card she made snide remarks about it. The lobby and outside patio were nice and so was the room but it was HOT! The tiny AC in the corner did not blow cold air and it did not cool down at night. We are all florida locals so we are used to the heat but it felt like we were visiting a third world country, I personally felt like I was visiting family in Cuba. Ridiculous. The breakfast was the only pro of the hotel for me.
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Response from avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for reviewing us online although I am sorry neither your nor our experience with your trip were the best. I would like to mention first the phone call to the after hours emergency number not mentioned in your review, to my home phone at 11 pm the night before demanding an early check in. Sadly when I advised we cannot offer a 9 am arrival since the room was occupied, and explaining that this was an emergency after hours number only for guests staying at the hotel, I was subjected to some colorful verbal comments. This was followed up by a 9 am phone call the next morning, again demanding check in, and yet a third call at just after 10 am. Check out time for the previous guest was not until 11 am which I politely explained each time, with a promise to call you as soon as the room was ready, which we did, getting you into the room several hours before regular check in time. We always try our best to have rooms ready as early as possible but obviously this has to be within reason and not something we can guarantee. We do require proof of payment and ID at check in. There were no comments other than to ask for a valid credit card. Unfortunately showing me a picture of a card in your cell phone was not acceptable, and my unwillingness to take this seemed to upset you. No one mentioned any issues about the room being hot, however 4 people were using hairdryers and showering all at the same time on a hot summer afternoon with a little Pizza party going on, which may have contributed. I am surprised nothing was mentioned to us at all during your stay however, even at check out which was unfortunately well after our scheduled 11am check out time. With regards to any comments I made, I did at check in request that you be quiet and considerate of other guests during your stay, especially when returning in the wee hours of the morning. I felt based on the previous evenings comments, the attitude at check in when trying to ensure payment, and the obvious intent to be here to party (I believe it was a Birthday Bash trip) it was a necessary comment to ensure the comfort of all our guests. I am sorry you took offence to that. The Avalon clearly states on the website and in our terms and conditions that we are not suited to Bachelorette or party groups, and we do our best to ensure a quiet romantic and family ambiance for all our guests to enjoy. We do understand that a quiet romantic Boutique hotel like the Avalon is not for everyone and appreciate your comments to help point that out. Thank you for mentioning the wonderful breakfast.
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The B&B is very clean, the front desk people are so nice. Breakfast selection was great, served on the front porch. Cookies in the afternoon along with flavored tea or water. This is a great location on Duvall St to catch the Duvall Loop Bus. There is a parking lot across the street to park-n-pay, so you are not on the street. Not ADA friendly- steps no ramp and hallways are too narrow.
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Response from avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the kind words and for mentioning our cleanliness. Our housekeeping staff work hard and take such pride in their work it is so nice to have it noticed. I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Excellent location. Breakfast is really good and everyday they serve something different. Rooms are clean and cozy. This B&B is located in Duval st. The location is perfect. Is the quiet part of the street, so you are in the perfect place.
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Response from avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the lovely comments. We agree this is the perfect place in the perfect location, but it is always nice to have our guests agree. hank you for sharing your thoughts and recommendations online here on TripAdvisor.
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$169 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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