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The Cabana Inn Key West
Ranked #22 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed in this hotel only for one night but were really impressed by very friendly stuff (Alex especially) and charming surroundings. They even have a happy hour every day with free wine and cheese. The prices compare to other hotels on Key West are affordable, premisses very clean and well maintained. It is only three steps away from Duval street but you do not hear or feel any of the craziness that takes place on Duval street at night. I feel that I will be back there maybe pretty soon and would recommend it to anybody else who wants to stay there.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Laura_Innkeeper2, Manager at The Cabana Inn Key West, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

Thank You for the great review. The Cabana Inn is a small paradise tucked right in the center of town. The Cabana Inn management and staff are here to make sure your stay is enjoyable and relaxing.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We read the older reviews from Big Ruby guests and thought we would try it and go in with an open mind...and we unfortunately found their reviews to be right on. We were greeted very poorly by the person at the front desk and it set a bad tone for the rest of our stay. We found the person who checked us in to be rude and unwelcoming. The warmth of a cute B&B is long gone and replaced with white paint and very sterile looking furniture. That being said, it was very clean-which was a plus.

We read the previous reviews and saw that the breakfast was poor, and we support those comments fully. You can expect hard boiled eggs, cold cereal and old toast. Not that breakfast is so important, but it is a sad change that the new ownership made to cut costs. If I could make a recommendation to the new management, it would be to spruce up breakfast a little. We heard twice while we were there that they were "waiting on a delivery" as a previous reviewer had also stated. Happy hour was disappointing. With wine out and some crackers, there wasn't anyone congregating and socializing. As previous Big Rudy's guests, the happy hour was one of our favorite parts, but that is long gone.

The location is the best you can get and that remains a plus. We figured we would give it a try with an open mind, but for the cost, we were disappointed with the services that were no longer offered. Maid service was minimal at best. For the cost they charge, I would expect our breakfast coffee cups to be removed daily rather than sit on the counter waiting for us to wash them.

Some of the staff seemed very personable and welcoming. Sadly, we didn't interact with those individuals much.

If you are looking for a hint of a Big Rudy's, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a standard B&B, you will find this a welcome place in a great location although a bit costly for what you get.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Super location with quaint grounds and accommodations. Pool was nicely heated. The hot tub was huge. We stayed in #46 which was awesome! Second story with a spiral staircase and private balcony, full kitchen, separate bedroom area and real dishes/glassware. Nice fluffy towels and big bathroom. The service was over and beyond: we got there a bit early and they stored our beer and food in the hotel's fridge until we were able to get into our room We wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely go there the next time we are in Key West!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Laura_Innkeeper2, Manager at The Cabana Inn Key West, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

Thank You for the Great Review. The Management and Staff at The Cabana Inn are here to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. Our tropical oasis, right off of Duval takes you back to Old Key West. Lush vegetation and birds whistling in the back ground. A great place to take it easy. We hope on your next trip to Key West, you choose The Cabana Inn.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Not living far away, we frequent KW often and normally stay off island or one of the chains. This time however for our anniversary I took a gamble that paid off, I was a very pleasantly surprised for a B&B, pool, jucuzzi, sun areas, decks, patios, all immaculate, perfect host and staff, Quiet though conveniently just off the beaten path.
We'll be back soon

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jason S, Manager at The Cabana Inn Key West, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for the fabulous review of The Cabana Inn. We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The Management and Staff at The Cabana Inn strive to make your stay with us the most enjoyable and memorable as possible. We are excited to know you will be returning to see us in the future.

Laura D.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great Location and price for being just a block off of Duval. Parking is tricky and expensive. Rowdy loud nightlife scene just across the street. Very clean. Very friendly. Louvred room door does not stop any sound whatsoever. Get place for a party not so much for peace and quiet. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Jason S, Manager at The Cabana Inn Key West, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review The Cabana Inn. The Management and Staff are here to ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable. While conveniently located in the center of Old Town Key West, The Cabana Inn offers a tropical oasis, with tropical birds whistling in the wind, as an escape from the party on Duval Street. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Cabana Inn, and we look forward to your return.

Laura D.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

My two girlfriends and I stayed here on a Monday night for my friends birthday, and we were pleasently suprised. Not only was Laura an amazing hostess, the grounds of the hotel were perfect. The pool and hotub are beautiful and they even have a courtyard with extra chairs to layout and unwind. The room is clean and the bathrooms are up to date with a huge shower! It is in a perfect location right off Duval street, walking distance to everything! There is a happy hour with free cheese/crackers and wine! And a beautiful spread for breakfast as well. She even gave us a bottle of wine for our friends birthday! I reccomend this hotel to couples, families and even young adults like me. It is a fabulous hotel and I cannot wait be coming back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Jason S, Guest Relations Manager at The Cabana Inn Key West, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thank You for the wonderful review. The Management and staff at The Cabana Inn are here to make sure you have a wonderful vacation and insure your complete satisfaction. From breakfast to happy hour we are on deck to provide you with the up most service.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I really think this is the place to stay in Key West. A beautiful rather small complex with few rooms, a swimming pool, a spa and a free internet spot (also to print documents, etc.). The place is extremely clean, the rooms very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. Wifi is of course available everywhere in the hotel. The breakfast is normally included and good. The place was also very quiet at night (we were there in low season). Last but not least, the Cabana Inn is perfectly located near the famous Duval Street. Once your car is parked (there are some free parking places at the hotel otherwise you will have to find a public unlimited free parking in the downtown area) you can enjoy Key West simply walking around or even better rent a bicycle (rental at hotel or other shops).

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jason S, Guest Relations Manager at The Cabana Inn Key West, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thank You for the great review. The Cabana Inn is a small paradise tucked right in the center of town. The Cabana Inn management and staff are here to make sure your stay is enjoyable and relaxing.

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Additional Information about The Cabana Inn Key West

Address: 413 Applerouth Ln, Key West, FL 33040-6534
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $234 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cabana Inn Key West 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Cabana Inn, an oasis in the heart of Old Town Key West, one block from Duval Street. A historic conch estate with cottages meticulously converted to a modern and comfortable inn featuring the very best amenities including lush interior courtyards, lagoon pool, spacious in-ground Jacuzzi, large sun yard with treetop walkways and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Big Ruby`s Hotel Key West
Big Rubys Key West

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