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“Great hotel! Awesome location!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Truman Hotel
Ranked #20 of 79 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel! Awesome location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Two blocks from Duval and a quick walk to everything, the hotel was a wonderful retreat. We usually stay at the Westin, but it was not available; so we had to find another location. I literally looked at every hotel and was so lucky to finally pick this one. The room was really clean and super cute. I loved the pool and the breakfast each morning. It never felt crowded and we usually had the pool all to ourselves. Nickolaus at the front desk, went out of his way to make our trip special and always had great advice for things to do. Stay here and you will always go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
We think our location is the best too! Thanks for posting!
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  • Sleep Quality
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Lithia, Florida
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed at the Truman April 10-14 and we fully enjoyed the experience. The Truman is small, but nicely appointed and the staff is extremely attentive. We were originally in a room above the office but the sun came in through the window in the morning and woke us up. We asked for a pushpin or something to tack the curtain down and they immediately offered to move us. Our second room was more spacious and a little easier to move around in.

If I had a complaint, it would be that in the first room, the shower head is so close to the wall that you had to stand almost all the way up against the wall to get a good wash. Pretty funny considering the shower is quite sizable- you use 1/4 of it! The second room had a smaller shower that leaked water all over the bathroom floor. So really, no major complaints.

Aside from that, we LOVED it. It originally felt pricey for the size of the room but the proximity to Duval and other attractions can't be beat.

I would fully recommend a stay here. We'll be back!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Angie F
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
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Essexville, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

My wife and I plus another couple were making our first trip to Key West. We wanted to be able to be close to Duval Street but not right in the middle of it. The Truman is located two blocks off Duval, which made it perfect. We were close enough to be able to walk to almost everything we wanted but far enough away that we could relax by the Truman's pool without all the noise. So as with most real estate, it location, location, location and the Truman has it.
We had a room on the second floor. My wife loved the bathroom, with all the tile, counter space and raised bowl sink. My friend's wife took a picture of their bathroom within two minutes of being there!
The A/C worked great, the bed was very comfortable and the pool was a very nice feature. We spent more time than I thought at the pool, either in the morning while enjoying the continential breakfast or in the evenings after a long day of walking, bike riding, eating and drinking.
From the moment we checked in, the staff was accommodating and very friendly. The cost is reasonable considering the cost of everything on the island.
I am recommending this hotel to friends of mine who are going to be visiting Key West in October.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank CaptBacchanalia
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Happy we provided you with a great visit to Key West!
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Bruges, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located about 100m from Duval Street. Fantastic location, close to the action but still very calm. The rooms are spacious, clean and pretty and are very inviting. Evert room has its own relax chairs in front of the room or on a terrace.
They provide parkingspace with an lift entrance in the parking garage (very practical)
The only downside is that they don't really have a breakfast area. You have to sit by the pool and it gets crowded. Apart from that, an amazing hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beyondmusic
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you! We are pleased that we met your expectations!
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Glasgow, UK
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Although we stayed in November last year, I couldn't NOT review this amazing hotel...better late than never I say.

Its like a little apartment complex with an awesome little pool area in the centre. The location is ideal, a couple of Blocks of Duval St, so its quiet enough to be relaxing but close enough to the action when you want to get involved!

There was a small continental breakfast available which was minimal but ideal to start the day and some water/juice left at the bar for those lazy (hangover) days round the pool.

We stayed in Room 221 which I believe is one of the smaller rooms, but it had an great balcony which although on the main road, we spent a fair amount of time relaxing and just watching the world go by - a real sun trap!

There's a very dangerous aspect to the hotel however - the fact that 5 Guys Burgers & Fires is literally a 30 second walk across the street, and an awesome Dessert (Better Than Sex) restaurant next door - tooooo easy to undo any hard work you have put in to look good for your holiday! Dangerous for the wasteline!

One thing worth pointing out is that given the small, boutique nature of the hotel, the outside spaces on the deck area of the rooms located on the upper levels are very 'communal', i.e. you can walk in or out of your room and be literally in the middle of your neighbours relaxing on their outside chairs. Everyone seemed polite and friendly enough, so no real problem...just worth pointing out.

I would not hesitate for one second in visiting this hotel again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Your post says it all! We think our location is great too. Thanks for letting everyone know about your stay!
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KY
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

This place was excellent and we will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Key West. Our room was lovely and spacious. Our friends that stayed with us did have a smaller room that was a little on the tiny side, but still lovely none the less.

We also experienced great customer service. Housekeeping did not make it in our room one day because we had the "do not disturb" sign on the door; they called us that afternoon to make sure we didn't need any extra towels or soups. I've never had another hotel do that before! They also assisted my husband with finding a local florist and having them duplicate my wedding bouquet (it was our anniversary), and had the flowers waiting in the room for us when we checked in!

The location is great as well. It's not right in the heart of all the bars, but it's only about 7 blocks away. Not a bad walk at all. Plus, it's nice and quiet!

I highly recommend The Truman for your visit!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chilli-Willey
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you! We are so glad that we helped to make your anniversary memorable. Our staff enjoys being a part of our guests' celebrations!
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Potsdam, Germany
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103 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We visited this nice and fancy Hotel on our trip to Key West. The hotel looks rather from the outside, but when you enter the pool-area as well as the yard, you will be fascinated; clean and green areas, shady places as well as a nice pool-bar. The staff is more than helpful and friendly, the reception on 24/7.
The rooms are just amazing – bright, clean and very spacy. This hotel is a bit pricy – but worth every penny. We will definitely come back and would recommend this hotel to everybody.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gspla
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
We appreciate your time in posting here. Thanks so much.
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Property: Truman Hotel
Address: 611 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040-3233
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Truman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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