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“Small piece of paradise in Key West”
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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed at the Orchid Key recently with 3 couples. We were there for one week and wish we could have stayed longer. The Orchid Key is a real gem located right on Duval Street at the quiet end. Most of the rooms face into a courtyard where the pool and hot tub are located and you literally do not know that you are on Duval Street. The pool side rooms are extremely quiet and sitting by the pool at night you would think that you are on your own private deck. The Orchid Key has 24 rooms and, although they are on the small side, they are very updated and clean. Let's face it, you spend very little time in your room when in Key West but all told the rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. At the Orchid Key you are made to feel very comfortable and welcome. The staff is exceptional in every way. Kim, at the front desk is special. She helped us in so many ways with recommendations, reservations and info on Key West - anything to make our stay enjoyable. Brandon also works the front desk and is extremely personable, professional and helpful. Betty, the bartender, is a fun person who is a true mixologist. She has come up with a number of her own concoctions such as the "Blue Orchid", which are unique and delicious. I could go on and on and mention the entire staff, Trudy and others - they all go out of their way to make you feel at home. Never have we stayed at a place where the staff is more concerned with making your visit a pleasant one. Breakfast and a drink at happy hour are included with the room. The breakfast consists of juices, coffee, pastries, rolls, muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, cold cereals and more - a full, delicious continental breakfast. By the time you leave the Orchid Key, the staff have become your friends. We will be staying at the Orchid Key again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This was our 2nd time staying at the Orchid Key Inn and they did not disappoint! The rooms are clean and you can not beat the location, you can walk everywhere! The staff is friendly and helpful. This is the only place we will stay in Key West!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I decided to take a vacation on my own since I couldn't find a friend that was available to run away from the cold wx in Chgo on short notice. This hotel was clean, friendly, the included breakfast was very nicely done, and the coffee was great. The accommodations are very comfortable and decor is recent and tastefully done. Bed is very comfortable with great pillows. The little bar by the pool is awesome and even locals like to come and hang out there. What makes this place really shine is the helpfulness and kindness of the staff. The bartenders (I mostly saw Mike) all were super friendly and personable. The front office staff, Kim and Brandon are wonderful people, and recommended the best excursions. The location was right in the middle of everything, yet not so close to the nightlife that you could hear the partying. My room was absolutely quiet. I stayed 5 days and was sorry to go.

Room Tip: The hotel is small, I don't feel there really is a bad room there. Mine was away from the pool...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stopped at the Orchid Key Inn's Orchid Bar for a drink upon our arrival in Key West and got so much more. The bartender that evening was extremely outgoing and helpful. Thanks to her we received great restaurant tips and the drinks were phenomenal,. The inn was beautiful in that old style, I wish we had stayed there. Next time . . .

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This special place is truly in the middle of everything. They did a great job renovating the hotel and have a cool vibe going.

We had to cut our visit short because of the unexpected death of our dog. Kim was wonderful and showed tremendous sympathy and accommodated us immediately.

I wish I had more time to get to stay there. From the one night we were there I can tell you that the beds are comfortable, the noise level really is minimal, and the staff works to make it a great place to stay.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our stay at Orchid Key was just what we needed. The pool is intimate as it is enclosed by the rooms and bar. Included in room cost, daily expanded continental beakfast. More than we anticipated. Also included, daily free cocktail (1) between 5-7 pm. Staff member, Kim, was extremely helpful. She recommended local hidden gems and always advised us on rental companies for scooters, bikes and excursions. Saved us tons of time making those decisions. We stayed in the standard room with a very comfortable queen bed. The room was surprisingly small for the price. No storage really. Our clothes stayed in our luggage as a result. Shower, however, ample room for 2. Hotel is in a great location. We walked to just about everything.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool.
Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We only stayed a couple of nights but we loved this spot. The staff we encountered, Kim and Betty, are fun to talk to and Kim made excellent recommendations for activities and dining. Our bed was comfortable and the location excellent.

The property and grounds of this inn are very well kept, almost spotless. It is a 1950's motor style motel that has been renovated. It reminded me of some properties in Palm Springs that have been fixed up but this place was more spotless than many of those hotels!

Orchid Key Inn is an excellent option with old style charm, a helpful staff and great location.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Price Range: $257 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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