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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
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“Nice Accommodations”
Reviewed July 1, 2011

Pros: Great breakfast buffet. Hard boil eggs, assorted breads/buns, etc., juices, coffees, pastries, bagels, etc. VERY nice hostess on duty every morning. Swimming pool, plenty of chairs/tables, drinks at poolside. In the sun. Some shade by palms in early morning and late afternoon. Hot tub/spa. Bar on premises. Closes about 10:00-ish PM. Specials daily. Rooms remodeled, marble baths with glass enclosed showers, upper end shampoos/soaps, beds comfy, 4 pillows. Air conditioning superb. We had the suite which had plenty of room and places to store clothes. Two TVs, sofa, chairs, etc. New and modern. Easy on and off of Route 1 into Key West. Denny's on corner open 24 hours if you are getting an early flight out and need breakfast. Cons: At quiet end of Duval (that's good), but a mile+ walk to the sunset viewing and main attractions. Okay if it isn't hot. But walk that a couple of times a day and the Inn gets further and further away. They offer you two comp. drinks per person and snacks between 4-6 PM. Only if you are at the Orchid Key in that two hour span can you redeem your coupons. That is really nice, but three afternoons out of four we were out in the town somewhere. Great if you like to stay in your room around that time, otherwise you kind of feel cheated out of an amenity. There is an $8.00 per day parking fee (on site). After the cost of the room per day, it should be free. The longes at pool side are really uncomfortable. They do not pull upright into a 90 degree angle which is great for reading, drinking coffee/etc. The backward slant just about breaks your back if you want to do something other that bake in the sun. Not many people (when we were there) used them. Last...there really has to be a curfew of sorts. After out all day, wanted to relax by the beautiful pool and waterfall with night lights, have a drink and just enjoy the lovely evening. Right! A group of seven people were drinking, laughing, yelling (not talking), arguing, etc. at roughly 10:00 PM. The pool sits in the C-shape alcove of the Inn and sound echos & magnifies. I felt sorry for anyone who had the rooms around the pool and were trying to relax for the night. Thank goodness our room was around the corner so when we left (after 5 minutes) we couldn't hear them.
I would stay there again since the Inn was very clean and modern despite the 50's architecture. And the breakfast was not the usual Continental fare most serve. It was close to the Southern Most Point and the beach there. It just needs tweeking in regards to "quiet hours," parking fees and poolside longe comfort. Otherwise, it still stands as one of the better places to stay that is affordable.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Our stay at Orchid Key Inn was pleasant. The location is great, and the rooms are well decorated, smell great, and are very clean. We enjoyed the free cocktails, however it was very , very crowded in the little bar. We were not allowed to have chilled glasses if we took the drinks outside, but there were not any seats in the bar on the second night that we were there. We had the breakfast one of the two days that we were there, and it was very good. The room was very small, and my husband and I kept running into each other. There was not any room to store our clothes or baggage. We had a queen delxue room and the total for two nights stay was $436.50. This was the lowest available rate when we made our reservations. The office is not staffed overnight, but a number is provided in case of an emergency. We were charged for parking, which I didn't think should be required. We have stayed at two other locations in Key West on past vacations, and so far this is our favorite location. If I stayed here again I would want a larger room.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

we came to key west to get married. i was first attracted to the hotel online for its updated modern style. my expetations were exeeded in the first 10 minutes we were there! first of all it was true to pictures. when we arrived brandon at the front desk was so friendly! i told him it was our wedding weekend for myself husband and my 10 year old stepson. he asked about our plans while in town and he made some restaurant recomendations that were better than what i had planned and they were wonderful places that made the trip even better. i highly recomend this hotel!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Key West at the Orchid Key Inn. The boutique hotel is super cute, comfy and the staff was wonderful. Everyone was super friendly and accommodating. The hotel is on the "quiet side" of Duval street which was super nice. Our room faced their pool, so it was very quiet at night. It's a nice little getaway in the heart of Key West. Very Clean!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Our stay at the Orchid Key Inn was the perfect complement to our 1 year anniversary in Key West. The Orchid Key Inn is a nice place to get away and spend a romantic weekend with that special person in your life. The pool area is landscaped beautifully and feels very inviting. Orchid Key gets 5 stars from my wife and I. Even though it is on Duval St., it's still quiet enough to get some peace and quiet if needed. It's within walking distance of all the famous and fun bars and restaurants. We recommend Orchid Key to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay right in the middle of the action.

Brandon at the front desk was beyond nice and helpful. He was a wealth of helpful suggestions as to where to go for food and fun. Brandon went out of his way to make our anniversary a special one. He was a delight to say the least and made our stay a very memorable one.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Easy location, nicely renovated rooms, breakfast included around the pool, and Brandon, was very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Betty our bartender advised us on local entertainment and best other things to do while here.. not to mention being quite the mixologist .. love. ya!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Property: Orchid Key Inn
Address: 1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-3126
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orchid Key Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchid Key Inn ranked in top 10 "Best Small Hotels in the United States"- Miami Herald.... The luxury Orchid Key is located on Duval Street and Truman; the very crossroads of Historic Old Town. Lush tropical landscapes surround our elegant amenity filled guest rooms and suites which surround our tranquil waterfalls, peaceful sun deck, heated pool, and spa. Everything the island is famous for is just foot steps outside our gates. Come experience the five orchid treatment. "Travelers Choice Award Top 10 Small Hotel as well as the Top 10 for Romantic in the USA 2013, 2014,and 2015". #1 For Highest guest satisfaction in Key West. The perfect location in Old Town Historic Key West surrounded by some of the finest dinning on Duval Street. Offering award-winning service and amenities of a luxury resort. ... more   less 
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