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“Skeptical going in . . . happily exceeded all our expectations!”
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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
New Hampshire
1 review
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“Skeptical going in . . . happily exceeded all our expectations!”
Reviewed January 16, 2010

Right from the 'get-go,' this place stands apart. The area location is ideal. Quiet, but close to everything. After being pleasantly greeted, we were shown to our fabulous room! Clean, way above average decor, and all the amenities; fridge, wide flat screen TV, K-Size Bed to die for, and enough pillows to make a Sheik smile. The pool was pleasantly refreshing, and we especially enjoyed our time in the outdoor jacuzzi. We thought the temp was PERFECT. After a great night's sleep, we were only steps away from the provided healthy breakfast to start our day. Even though the bar wasn't yet open, the complimentary Happy Hour next door sufficed nicely. Although all the staff was accomodating, we have to say Brandon is truely Orchid Key's best asset. Friendly, helpful, & funny . . . he had a big impact on our wonderful stay.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

How could this hotel possibly live up to our expectations after all the great reviews we read???? It did that and more. Brandon does exist and he is just as wonderful as past guests have mentioned. As frequent travellers to Key West, we have a few favorite spots, but he offered helpful updates and suggestions.

The room is beautiful and CLEAN. The bathroom was spotless...and I never say that!

Continental breakfast was very nice, plentiful and attended by staff that were truly accomodating.

One small note, our Queen room was a bit tight. Of course, we had a ton of luggage and there was no bureau/drawer space. We were fine with it, but you should consider this when choosing your room type!

This is an amazing gem at a great price in a perfect location! We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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boston
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

We just got back from a shortened stay in Key West and the Orchid Key Inn. The weather was unbearable (40's and windy/rain), really disgusting, but the Orchid Key eased the blow.

Location: Couldn't be better. Right on south Duval. A block from the Hemingway House, 3 blocks from the butterfly garden. Across the street from bike, scooter rentals. Great eateries all around, but also a bit away from the bar scene--therefor keeping it quiet when you decide to turn in. We heard nothing from our room.

Property: Beautiful. Extremely well appointed. Classy, clean. I imagine there is a great vibe there (when people aren't hiding from the weather in their rooms). Even the deck furniture is classy.

Rooms: One word. Amazing. The bed was more comfortable than our very nice bed at home. Nice plasma screen on the wall. The bathroom is amazing and the shower is HUGE!

Staff: Brandon truly made us feel at home (and with how bummed out we were by the weather, we needed it a little). We also had to leave 2 days early due to an emergency back home and he was more than accommodating. Great guy.

I highly recommend the Orchid Key Inn. We will definitely be staying here the next time we go to Key West.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Regina, SK
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

The Orchid Key in was nothing short of spectacular. The rooms were spotless and beautifully furnished and the pool area was gorgeous. The hotel is located right on Duval Street - close to everything, but in a nice, quiet stretch. Parking was provided which, as anyone who has been to KW knows, is an added bonus. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, providing great dining advice and even offering to make reservations for us. Will not stay anywhere else when vacationing in KW.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed January 10, 2010

We stayed for 5 nights and found the place to be everything has already said in previous reviews. i have nothing to compare it to in KW but we enjoyed it very much. It is very well located but away from the noisey part of Duval St., clean, well presented, good parking, fast and free Wi-Fi, new TV etc etc. My only citicism would be the maids waking us up anywhere between 9am-10am and because they don't have "do not disturb" signs you can leave on your door. I would also say it is expansive when compared to other "B&B's "but can't speak for how it compares to others in KW. What i do know is that we loved it and it was worth every penny and deserved of the top spot!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Durham, NC
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Reviewed January 6, 2010

I've been to KW many times previously, mostly camping at Boyd's. This time I wanted to pamper myself and used Trip Advisor to search for a B&B or Inn. The Orchid Key Inn was a #1 pick on Trip Advisor and it definitely turned out that way for me! It's an old (50's/60's?) motel that's been totally updated inside - very spa-like with dark wood, brushed metal, frosted glass, modern art, wonderful robes, etc. And the price was great (especially considering I was there around the holidays). It's on the less-busy end of Duval and the rooms are off the street to reduce noise. That also places you closer to the beaches (Higgs is the best and closest). All the employees were nice but Brandon was the best - friendly, funny, and helpful. They have a pool and hot tub for relaxing after a busy day (temps were in the 70's while I was there in Dec. '09). I rented a bike for the week (with a discount from the Orchid Key Inn) and enjoyed riding almost everywhere (except crazy busy Roosevelt Ave). Do stay here and tell them the cookie lady sent you!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Detroit, Mi
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Reviewed December 29, 2009

We booked the Orchid Key Inn, based primarily on review on this website, and they were accurate. The Orchid Key Inn's location is ideal - on Duval St. in the center of Old Town, where all of the action happens. The few extra dollars you may pay for your room will be worth it, particularly because you really won't need a car if the Orchid Key is your home base. The rooms were beautifully renovated and very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower/bathroom was very spacious. The plasma TV was huge and the iPod docking station in the rooms were a plus.

While the accommodations were lovely, Brandon, our concierge/manager of the hotel, made our stay incredible. He, along with all of the other staff, was very helpful. He consistently made excellent recommendations on activities, bars and restaurants. My husband and I enjoy experiencing "local" rather than "touristy" attractions when on vacation and he sent us to the best places in town and in many cases, made reservations/accommodations on our behalf.

When you are at The Orchid Key Inn, you feel like family. The rooms, location and staff are all amazing - well worth it!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
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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