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Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed three nights at this lovely little B&B, located right on Duval Street, but at the "quiet end" of the street. The location is perfect, right near the Southernmost Point and directly across the street from the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. It is a bit of a hike to get to the other end of Duval, Mallory Square, etc., but we love to walk, so it wasn't a big deal for us. The staff were very professional and friendly. Our room was great - very clean, comfy bed (we had a king), roomy shower, and I had requested the 2nd floor so we could enjoy sitting on the 2nd story porch overlooking Duval St., which we did every night! The pool was great - nice and warm, but still refreshing after long days of walking the island. I agree that the breakfast was just OK. The fresh fruit and sweet breads were great, but the bagels and breads were just grocery store bought and no hot dishes. The cookies and lemonade in the afternoon were a nice touch, and they have a filtered water bubbler with hot and cold water and coffee and tea available 24 hours! Several of the other B&B's we have stayed at have had a complimentary happy hour in the late afternoons, and this B&B does not offer that. This was the only thing that could be added that would be a nice touch. We will definitely stay here again!!

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have access to a great front porch! However, you can use the porch even if you stay...
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Our room looked just like the photos. Loved the netting over the bed and the quality furnishings. The breakfast wasn't anything exceptional. Would have enjoyed one hot dish. Cookies in the evening was a nice touch and the women who run the inn were very nice. Be aware that's it's at the other end of Duval Street from Mallory Square but not far from El Siboney restaurant with great Cuban food and the Southernmost Point in the U.S.!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed at the Avalon for 4 days with a group in mid-Oct. Very professional approach, rooms clean, the only critique would be a hair brush (not ours) under one of the beds. Like others have noted, A/C was a little loud but not over the top. Owners very accomdating with info on local attractions. Breakfast great, especially on the front deck. This part of Duvall is quiet. Get up a dawn walk to the southernmost beach (turn left out the door) and you'll see all sorts of fish/birds feeding off the beach. Take your camera as the architecture of sun coming off the adjacent mansion/inn is stunning.

For dinner, the Blue Heaven is heavenly, nice atmoshpere, outside, but great food.

Get some cuban coffee at the Cuban coffee Queen down by the marina.
If you like snorkeling/outdoors, do not miss the Dry Turtogas hydrofoil tour. Sea turtles on the way out, snorkeling with barracuda, sharks, rays, beautiful fish etc., outstanding. The fort is just alright. Money well spend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank sweethome
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Avalon B&B is a great place to stay. It is friendly, inviting and very clean. Breakfast was continental with a great choice and served on the porch every morning. Our room c/w en suite was bright, clean and lovely. It had everything we could possibably need. The staff were friendly, helpful. It is situated on a quieter part of Duval Street not far from the beach but within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants and nightclubs. I would recommend the Avalon to anyone it is brilliant.

Room Tip: Go on line and check out the room that most suits you.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had the little bungalow nex to the pool which was lovely, the Bed and Breakfast is nicely decorated and you feel welcome. The breakfast on the porch was excellent. Now the only and significant problem I have t mention here is the incredible noisy airconditioning, there was the airconditioning of our bungalow plus the one of the room in the building next to it that made so much noise that i turned off ours at night trying to sleep better, which of course made me wake up because i was too hot and turned the air conditioning back on, trying to sleep with the noise.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you so much for staying at the Avalon and for your positive comments.
We are happy you enjoyed our accommdoations and property.
We would like you and our future guests to know that the air conditioner in the cottage has been replaced. We have installed new air conditioners in almost all of our rooms.

In addtiion the cottage has also received new furniture, as have many of our rooms.
We do hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed here for our honeymoon and had a fantastic experience. The B&B is located at the quiet end of Duval street--very nice--but also within biking distance of activities. The staff was super gracious and helpful in planning our activities, from suggestions to booking. We couldn't have asked for a better stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

A wonderful place to stay that not only lives up to the pictures but exceeds them!
The staff were very welcoming on arrival and parking is free and less than a five minute walk (you can pull up outside to drop your bags off). The house welcomes you with a lovely atmosphere and old world charm mixed tastefully with the latest mod cons.
Rooms are just as described, if not better with some of the nicest complimentary toiletries I've seen.
Free wifi in the lobby and front porch (and in rooms 25 and 26) was a bonus! The breakfast on the porch was plentiful and very relaxed, a great start to the day.
The location is excellent as its quiet at night and yet within easy walk of local attractions, restaurants etc.
Overall a lovely place to stay and I would definitely like to visit for longer next time.
I would agree to some extent with the previous comment about the noise of the air conditioning but all we did was turn it off and use the ceiling fan during the night problem solved for us!
Thank you Avalon!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1317 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-3131
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $165 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avalon Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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