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Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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wales, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed here recently at Christmas and was very impressed. Yvonne was extremely welcoming and very helpful. Drinks and cookies were provided every morning and were great. Breakfast far exceeded anything we were hoping for.
Only reason I don't give it five is that the room on the ground floor really was very small and had no wi fi. Some parts of building do.
Be aware it is at the quiet end of Duval but that was what we wanted. Blue Heaven is close by and really is a must for brunch.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your recent stay and your comments. I am sorry you were having trouble with the Wi-Fi and am happy you brought it to our attention. We have just contracted to have new routers installed which hopefully will be in place within the next two weeks and should ensure all our rooms get a good signal in addition to our pool deck which is not covered at present.

We hope to see you again next time you're in the neighborhood. If you opt for one of our King rooms in the main part of the house they are quite a bit larger.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed at this lovely B and B for a few days over Christmas. Immediately, we were welcomed by Yvonne. The inside is charming, with daily drinks and baked goods for the guests on the main table. It was raining for a couple days, and free ponchos were provided. The Christmas morning breakfast included the christmas crackers, and chocolates on the tables, amazing little touches that clearly demonstrate that Yvonne really does care for her guests.
The bathroom in the queen room is small, with very little to no counter space. The water pressure in the shower is low, and warm water took awhile to appear at times. Coffee, tea and water are available at all times, the B and B feels like a small family house instead of a huge hotel , which is charming.

A lovely stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is a wonderful bed and breakfast. Everything is clean and modern and located in a perfect spot on Duval. Everyone was so friendly and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The breakfast was delicious and served on the front porch every morning. We will stay here again when we go to Key West.

Room Tip: Our room was at the top of the stairs and overlooked the sunbathing area and spa.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norway, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in December. Loved Key West and Avalon and will happily return. Friendly and helpful staff. Cozy and querky rooms with floors going up and down. Nice furniture and decorations. Only downside is not so good water pressure in the shower. Took forever to rinse out the shampoo from my medium long hair. Would I go back? Yes yes yes!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

It was our second trip in Key west, but our first time at the Avalon. First time we stayed at the mermaid and the alligator and really enjoyed it! Our daughter found this place for for the four of us:, we were NOT disappointed at all, in fact we really enjoyed it. Though it is located on Duval Street, it should NOT deter people from staying there: it is indeed very quiet and FAR from the bars, so you can sleep at night ( but not that far if you feel like walking down to the bars!). We booked two rooms with king beds and were very pleased with our rooms. Breakfast was good and served on the porch early enough in the morning. We would recommend this bed and breakfast with no hesitation!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Nyack, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is the 3rd time we've stayed at the Avalon. It is a lovely appointed B&B with the friendliest folks running it. A portion of the cliental come from other countries which we like. We have met some interesting folks over breakfast on the porch but, if you choose to remain solitary, this is also a good place to stay. People greet each other but also go about their business. The staff couldn't be more helpful. The location on the South end of Key West is superb with all the amenities nearby but basically quieter than the bar and tourist scene at the Pier end. Everything is within walking distance. The outrageous Butterfly House is directly across the street as are rentals for bikes, motor bikes, and mini motorized vehicles if you prefer to drive. And, if you like a little romance, you can't beat the canopy beds with their filmy canopes.

Room Tip: We like the second floor because it's a bit removed from the street. It also has the upper porc...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

This bed & breakfast is precisely what I was looking for when booking a room for our first trip to Key West: clean; at the quiet end of Duval Street; very reasonably priced; and in possession of some character. Our queen room was on the small side, but the bed and pillows were super-comfortable, the air conditioning functioned well, and care had clearly been taken to add some charm via embroidered silk curtains, plantation-style furniture, and mosquito netting surrounding the bed. The continental breakfast served on the front porch was a lovely touch and included many good options such as cold cuts and cheese, coffee cake, English muffins and bagels, yogurt, and fruit. We felt well-fortified for our wanderings, which included a 5-minute walk to the art galleries in the neighborhood and a 15-minute walk to the Hemingway Home. I want to give a particular shout-out to the front desk staff, who gave us excellent directions throughout our two-day stay, and also recommended that we visit and provided discount coupons for the magical Butterfly Conservatory right across the street. It was fun sleeping in what amounts to the southernmost B&B in the continental US!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Avalon Bed and Breakfast
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 #12 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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, the rooms are updated to provide modern amenities, while still maintaining its colonial charm & ambience.The plentiful continental breakfast buffet served café style on the front porch each morning is the perfect start to your day before exploring Key West. Located on Duval Street the Avalon Bed and Breakfast Hotel is within walking distance to the many attractions Key West has to offer. ... more   less 
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