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The Duval House
Ranked #46 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is a premiere place to stay and we always try to reserve there. The accommodations are as advertised and they not only address any problems instantly they ask how can they improve. Members of the staff are constantly working to keep these historic buildings in excellent condition. During our stay I had a question and the manager very graciously stopped what she was doing to answer. Last fall the Duval house was booked when we wanted to visit so we reserved a place at Albury Court. A disastrous decision, the accommodations are not as claimed and Key West Historic Inns has no interest in correcting the multiple problems. In the future we will adjust our travel plans to stay at Duval House.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed in Duval House for 2 nights with another couple in 2 king size adjoining rooms with a shared washroom. We booked last minute and got what seemed like competitive rates for Key West. The check in was painless and the staff was sufficiently friendly and helpful. While the overall layout of the rooms was OK, the rooms, and particularly the washroom were so run down they reminded us more of a roadside, by-the-hour motel than an upscale B&B. The rooms were old, with peeling paint and loud, ancient, wall mounted AC units, while the washroom smelt like mold and looked like an outhouse.
On the positive, the grounds are quite clean (although they are starting to show their age) and the pool area is shaded, but lovely. The location is terrific and the breakfast was reasonable.
Overall, good value for Key West at not more than $200/night per room.

Room Tip: Take a higher floor if possible. Our ground floor rooms were sub par.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank RMB06
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed in a king room with a balcony. It was really nice. The bed was super comfy! It was great to sit out on the balcony in the evenings and mornings. A nice addition would be a coffee maker. The continental breakfast in the garden area was great, as long as you don't take the wrong plate.Someone traveling with us was getting some boiled eggs and a bagel and took a big plate near the waffles and got reprimanded like a little kid from the manager. Really??? Glad it was the day we were leaving. Other then that incident the breakfast was a nice touch and lots to choose from. It was nice to come back at night and close our door and you could not hear any noise from Duval St. at all. All the other employees were so sweet and nice, maybe the manager should take lessons.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Westcafe
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Nice place. Great location if your going to party in key west. It's an easy stumble from sloppy joes. This place was clean and had a nice vibe to it. The grounds were very secure and well maintained. I would stay here again. We only were here 2 nights but would have stayed longer. We would return

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Steve S
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed in a cabana room near the breakfast area and pool. These are the least expensive rooms, but even with a 30% walk in rate, they are still expensive. Parking was also extra. These rooms are small, very clean with a queen size bed, sink in the room, small flat screen TV and no fridge, microwave, radio, phone or coffee maker. They did have internet access though. The bathroom is miniscule and the shower even tinier but every thing worked and there was always hot water. We didn't spend much time in our rooms so they were adequate for us. We slept well and it was quiet.
Patio doors lead out to the beautifully kept gardens and heated pool. It was a lovely place to have breakfast outside each morning and to finish the evening off with a glass of wine. It was hard to believe this quiet garden was just a breezeway walk from the noise and activity of Duval
Street. Out the front gate, a walk to the left takes you to the southern most point and to the right
Mallory Square. A great little bakery is across the street and a myriad of restaurants and bars are near by. If you visit make sure to pat the friendly grey cat who kept us company on the patio. This was our first visit to Key West and we loved it. Can't wait to return one day.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Upon checkin, we were given a patio room that was very small and smelled moldy. We switched to room 17 which has a loft bedroom with a pitched ceiling (standing and dressing was a challenge and sitting up in bed to read wasn't possible because of the pitch) The bed was only a full size mattress and there were 2 tiny nightstands (12'' plant tables). Sheets and cases looked clean but wrinkled as if slept on. TV was a 17'' computer monitor. There were 2 torn Dining chairs and a couple oversized end tables downstairs (no comfortable seating for relaxing in your room). Bath towels were older, thinning and stained. Shower was an old outdoor type that had been enclosed with wood with plexiglass roof. Hot Water handle didn't work properly and toilet seat needed repair (actually it came off the stool). Pool and grounds were ok. Friendly staff. Poor accommodations.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roxane S
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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

The outside sitting area was beautiful, but the rooms were not. The room was so tiny and smelled moldy. We had to switch rooms mid stay and our new room had a hair on the bed (clearly the sheets had not been changed) and there was an old cigarette on the floor.
It was upsetting.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Duval House

Address: 815 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-7405
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $176 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Duval House 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Duval House is the heart and soul of old Key West. Our bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for an idyllic getaway. The Duval House is a traditional, caribbean-style bed and breakfast centrally located at the midpoint of Duval Street in the heart of Old Town, Key West. We offer seven buildings overlooking our lush, tropical courtyard and sunny, newly-constructed pool. All of our rooms offer private bathrooms, overhead fans, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and complimentary, continental breakfast. Reserve your stay at paradise and let us make your getaway dreams a reality at The Duval House. ... more   less 
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