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Alexander's Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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4 reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our first visit to Alexander's, but won't be our last! (Booked next year's trip prior to leaving)... We chose Alexanders after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, and we are so glad that we did... We loved the location (far enough away from the "hustle and bustle" of Duval Street, but close enough to walk to)... Breakfast every morning was awesome.... Staff are so very friendly... we were there for Easter, and to our surprise, they left an adorable little easter basket in our room on Easter morning:).... We stayed in Room # 4 and loved it! We recommend not "over-booking" your vacation with so much to do that you don't get a chance to sit back and really enjoy the property and people at Alexanders....Only other advice--- if you are serious about going, book early, because finding a vacancy is getting harder and harder with all of the repeat customers:)

Room Tip: Room # 4 is wonderful.... we loved the private entrance (2nd floor off of the pool area)... Very qui...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander G, General Manager at Alexander's Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Thank you to this wonderful guest for your review! We are so happy the guest loved our special little Easter treat too! Alexander's staff love to make holidays and special events even more fun for guests! We feel proud that our guests want to spend the holidays with us, so we do our best to make it sparkle!

This guest also did offer great advice about re-booking for the following year before leaving. We encourage guests to do this, this would have to be arranged by a member of the Front Desk. We do our best to make it easy for guests to do this by offering a two month grace period to arrange for deposit if needed.

Thank you again to our sweet guest and we can't wait to see them again!!
Have a great summer everyone!
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late evening a group of 4 men. 3 of us first time In Key West. And coming to this place is close to heaven. A very nice location. A very nice pool area, and fantastic staff! We stayed at a room 2nd floor, a bit strange toilet but cosy. The thing that just not give the place 5 stars are too many straight guest, specialy old women, the owners must try to get it back to a gay place :-)

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Alexander G, General Manager at Alexander's Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
We are super happy these guests had a chance to experience Alexander's and stay in our really adorable rooms on the 3rd level! These two rooms are side by side and are perfect for guests traveling together.

Rooms 8 and 9 also open out on to the 3rd level sundeck, which is bright and sunny during the day and the best view of a starlit sky at night. Yes, the doors on the restroom area are a little different as they are swing doors, but still offer privacy.

This guest also mentioned his concern about straight female guests staying at Alexander's and we should bring it back to being gay. We normally have about 20% of guests who are straight throughout the year, generally it is mostly LGBT. During this guests stay, there was a group of female guests who were celebrating a young lesbian couple's First Wedding Anniversary! Some female guests were straight, most were lesbian.

We do understand a guest wanting to feel comfortable and safe in an environment so they can be themselves without any judgment. This we completely understand at Alexander's and always promote, embrace and uphold the principles of love, compassion, tolerance and acceptance...Equality for all. These are new and different times,continually evolving for LGBT or straight establishments, where no one can be turned away for sexual orientation any longer. In the LGBT community, we have been fighting for equal treatment for years, what we want in life, we also have to give.

Exclusively male or female guesthouses can maintain this exclusivity because a business can designate "All Female" or "All Male". There are still many guesthouses who are exclusive in this way for those who prefer this. We love all these establishments, as we want all LGBT guests to have many places to call home.

At Alexander's, we have always been a mixed crowd, including having straight guests every so often.... for the last 32 years. Alexander's has always been a gay and lesbian guesthouse and we have also always welcomed the supportive friends of our LGBT guests. These friends have fought along side us over the years. While we would never allow a guest to stay with us who has not been completely informed of where they are staying, we do state on our website that we welcome "Friends of Our Community" in support of Equality and our sweet Key West island motto of One Human Family.

Alexander's is celebrating it's 32nd year as an LGBT guesthouse! We are amazed that we have kept on ticking after all these years. We are eternally grateful for all of our guests who have supported us over the years... wishing each of you love and happiness!

xo,
Laura Zequeira
General Manager
Alexander's Guesthouse
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

As a frequent business and pleasure traveler, I can tell you Alexander's knows their business - and that business is hospitality. This was our second visit and we've already booked for next year. From the friendly greeting when we arrived early (they helped us carry in our luggage while we waited on our room to be made up), to delicious breakfasts, to making reservations for us at local restaurants, and finding a professional masseur, they knew about and did it all. The staff never failed to be cheerfully helpful.

The clean, well-stocked rooms are decorated with fun touches while being designed for function. The pool and breakfast area was always immaculate and the grounds are beautiful, private and relaxing.

One of the things we love most about Alexander's is the complimentary cocktail hour every evening - a very fun time allowing guests to mingle, get to know each other, share "finds" on things to do or places to go and laugh... a lot. We also like the mixture of guests - men, women, some gay-friendly straights, but mostly gay/lesbian. It is a place we feel at ease and have made some contacts and friends. Alexander's Guesthouse has a "following" of repeat business and we're now in that group.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander G, General Manager at Alexander's Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
We say THANK YOU to this guest for taking the time to visit Tripadvisor for us! Welcome to the Alexander Family! We are so excited this guest will be returning next year. This makes our hearts swell with pride for sure! Many of our return guests continue to share with us how they have made lifelong friends while staying here at Alexander's. We do our best to create a community where guests can continue to build lasting relationships. Many share email addresses before they leave or find each other on our Facebook page. We love to hear the stories about how they visited each other across the world! Many decide before they leave, to reserve their rooms at the same time, so they can see each other again the following year.

Yes at times, Alexander's will have a blend of LGBT and straight guests, Alexander's will always remain a property which caters mainly to the LGBT community, however, we have also always welcomed "Friends of Our Community". We welcome all who offer support through compassion, love, tolerance and equality, embracing our Key West island motto of One Human Family!

Again, thank you to this guest and all who share their experiences...we appreciate you more than you can imagine!
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Watkins Glen, New York
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

From the greeting to our sad departure, we love Alexander's. This is the only place we stay in KW. They don't leave anything out during your stay. From the comfort of the beds, to the amenities, happy hour, incredible staff, and all the little extras they provide, we love Alexander's and feel like family.

Room Tip: BOOK IT !! Love that it is adult only also.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alexander G, General Manager at Alexander's Guesthouse, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
We are so thrilled this guest enjoyed their stay! We thank them for taking the time to share their experience. While guests read these reviews, we all read them too! We really love what we do and aim to create a great experience for each and every guest! Yes, guests love that it is an adult environment (over 21 years of age). While the ambiance is beautiful, warm and friendly, it is not a "racy" environment. The staff generate a friendly, social air, so that guests feel more comfortable engaging with us and each other. It is truly a place where Friends meet Friends! Especially during our complimentary daily Happy Hour...guests sometimes meet new friends from their very own hometown, staying in touch via Facebook or exchanging emails. If you are someone who has not had the chance to visit Alexander's, you are always welcome to join us for a complimentary cocktail while in town...stop by between 5-7pm any day of the week...we would love to meet you and give you a tour!
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2014

What a wonderful place Alexander's Guesthouse is! The wonderful staff is helpful, so considerate and beautiful. I always feel so welcome there! How nice it is to wake up to those deliciously warm muffins and the made to order omelets each morning. Rooms are especially clean and all are spacious. I can't wait until the next time I go there. So nice to chat with the friendly staff who actually get to know the guests by name. Welcome to Nina and Michael!

Room Tip: I love room 5 with its balcony view of the pool. Room 10 offers special amenities and I love the br...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Goodyear, Arizona
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Another wonderful stay at Alexander's last week! We have been in 3 different rooms and all have there unique touch, it just depends on what you are looking for. 10 was very romantic, the outside shower/bath did not bother us at all. 16 very spacious if you require a large area, very private with the enclosed deck with lounge chairs. The staff is what makes Alexander's special. All members go above and beyond to make sure your stay is the absolute best. Thank you to Laura, Jeff, Agnes, Michael, Conner, Vagner and the amazing housekeeping staff! Welcome to my little fireball Nina! Wow, what wonderful service we constantly watched her give everyone at Happy Hour and the desk.! What a great addition to the family! Thanks again...for anyone who has never been....BOOK IT NOW....:)

Room Tip: 16 is large, private....10 very romantic.....can't go wrong with either
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Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We've been coming to Alexander's for many years now and it is still the best boutique hotel we know of. We travel the world extensively and nothing beats this little gem. Thanks once again to all the staff and s very warm welcome to new members of the family - Michael and Nina - you are both fabulous! See you on 2015. Xxxx

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alexander's Guesthouse
Address: 1118 Fleming St, Gay and Lesbian Guesthouse, Key West, FL 33040-6910
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander's Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alexander’s Gay and Lesbian Guesthouse is proudly gay –owned and operated. Our guests can enjoy complete freedom and a little peace of paradise. Located in the heart of Old Town, Key West’s famous Historic District, Complimentary expanded continental breakfast served poolside and complimentary evening cocktails. Two sundecks are also available for sunbathing. Each room is uniquely decorated in a contemporary style, in addition to the basic rooms, Alexander’s offers deluxe rooms, suites and even a full apartment. ... more   less 
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Alexander`s Guesthouse Hotel Key West

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