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“Deceptively Large, Close but far enough away”
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Douglas House
Ranked #31 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Deceptively Large, Close but far enough away”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have stayed at the Douglas House for the last 5 years with family, friends, and for boys trips and have never been disappointed. The property is deceptively large, with each room having a patio or deck area to call their own, and a second set of rooms across the street. The rooms directly back from the pool are the most modern, but the ones on the left after you hit the pool have a bit more of a secluded feel. The pool was redone a year or two ago and has plenty of lounge chairs and towels for all. They just got their liquor license and now sell wine and beer; you can also bring your own bottle to the bar next to the pool, the ice machine is around the corner.

The hotel itself is a very short walk from the Southernmost Point (5 min) and the Hemingway House (10 minutes) but is far enough up Duval Street to be able to sleep at night when you get back. It is only a 15-20 minute walk to the jumpin section of Duval and a cheap taxi back if you tip back a few too many. (Try The Rum Bar for a night cap across Duval from hotel, you won't regret it)

The staff has always been friendly and helpful and the prices can't be beat. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Douglas House was the perfect place to stay to really feel a part of the Key West experience. We stayed the first night in the Triangle Palm which was perfect. The suite has French doors looking out towards the pool area and was so clean and comfortable, paradise! We were not able to book this room for two nights so the second night we were in the Bamboo Palm. Nice and clean, but was a bit too far in the back for our liking. We can't say enough about the great staff, especially Chris who went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We only stayed one night and wished we could have stayed longer, but we had already made other plans.
Parking is a little away from the hotel but is off street and dedicated to hotel guests.
The location is quiet but very close to Duval Street with all its bars/restaurants, the hotel could be described as quaint, the small secluded gardens and small but adequate pool would have to think you were not in a town but in a country setting.
Our room, No10, was excellent, a good sized room with a balcony overlooking the gardens, a small but pleasant shower room, with decor which really suited the feel of the hotel.
It is not like any chain hotel, it is a bit special.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Medford, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were only staying in Key West for one night so we wanted to get a feel for the island and the local culture. The Douglas House is cottage style housing at its best! The room was really cute and very clean! We had a small kitchen and an additional bed in the upstairs loft. Being located 1 block from Duval but away from the noisy bars, we were able to get a great night's sleep. I will definitely return when I am in Key West again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Douglas House is such a nice little place to stay in Key West! It is just off Duval St., so it is extremely convenient to nightlife with everything you need just in walking distance. The grounds are kept immaculate and the room was extremely clean. Management addresses any concerns right away. The only complaint we had was the noise in our room. We stayed in room #12 which happened to have joining doors to other rooms (next door and upstairs) which are no longer used. We were able to hear our neighbors loud and clear..the most disturbing was when housekeeping arrived in the morning to the other rooms. If they could just work on soundproofing a little bit, it would be more than fantastic!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The douglas house experience was just awesome from booking direct to the service provided by staff. The bamboo room #15 was very private and quiet. Close to Duval street yet far enough from the crowds to be tranquil and serene. Thanks to the Douglas House for making our vacation in key west perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was a wonderful cozy rental property that was quiet but very close (right around the corner) to all of the Duval Street action. This place was very clean and came with all the ammenities that you Chris was excellent and took care of all are needs! . We would rent this place again in a heartbeat , and will be back in a few months! We stay in room L7

Room Tip: Room L7 was very quiet and you a HUGE balcony that wraps around
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Douglas House
Address: 419 Amelia St, Key West, FL 33040-3120
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Douglas House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful, genuine Key West-style tropical oasis awaits you with this historic retreat nestled within the quiet, cultural district of Old Town. Luxurious, yet affordable accommodations range from deluxe rooms to comfortable suites and two bedroom/two bath condominiums. Amenities include heated pool, Free parking, Wi-Fi, coffee & tea daily. ... more   less 
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