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“A fabulous little jewel!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Truman Hotel
Ranked #21 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
verticalchaos
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52 reviews
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“A fabulous little jewel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

We went on a family vacation (we're all adults), and our parents surprised us with a three-night trip to Key West. We stayed in two rooms at the Truman and absolutely loved it! The rooms are adorable, and the setting is heavenly. It's very easy to walk pretty much anywhere - I walked to Higgs Beach and we walked up to Mallory Square for the sunset twice. The continental breakfast is continental, but definitely sufficient.

My only small gripe is that smoking is allowed on the pool deck and outside the rooms. It only really bothered me on the pool deck during breakfast - I definitely prefer to eat without tasting smoke - but if smokers decide to sit at the tables outside your room, the smoke can drift into your room. With the international mix that was there while we were, however, I would be surprised to see it become a totally non-smoking property.

Still, I would definitely stay there again when I return to Key West!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Great to know we made the stay enjoyable!
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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Really enjoyed our two night stay here. Very nice room by the pool. Unique idea of serving continental breakfast by the pool. Server very nice and helpful. Man in office also very helpful. We were having problems with our laptop and he was very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
All of us here at the Truman Hotel appreciate your post!
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

They get it, and get it right. Great location near Duval. Clean well designed and maintained rooms. The pool is great, a real beauty at night. The customer service was excellent. The continental breakfast hit the spot and even the coffee was superior! Best of all was the parking! I hope they keep up the great work, and as long as they do my family and I will be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I would like to thank all the staff you made our stay so memorable..well done.
Our choice of Hotel in Key West could not of been more perfect as we were first timers to Key West and so having a quiet beautiful oasis of calm to wake up to and arrive back at night was fantastic . The pool area is excellent and meant that we could chill out completely before walking the two blocks to Duvall and all the fun that it has to offer.
The breakfast buffet was also a great bonus and again was more than we needed to start the day.
It's a first rate Hotel and I would highly recommend it to anyone...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Just returned from the Truman. Great hotel very new and clean. Breakfast was good usual of cereal bagels pastries etc served until 10am but no rush to leave which was nice. Staff were friendly and location was great. Although the pool area is about the average size for Key West there seemed to be plenty of places to sit and relax. Rooms were large and very clean and the bathroom was great! Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Thank you!
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Wigan, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Truman was fantastic. The beds were soooo comfortable, shower was amazing after a day of sight-seeing, room was very clean and modern. Pool and loungers were great for relaxing on in afternoon and hotel provides pool towels and free fruit punch.
We stayed in superior room with two queen beds, two wardrobes, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, pool view and really spacious balcony and AC (not sure all the rooms have AC so it's certainly worth upgrading if you can).
Continental breakfast was included, everything you could ask for to start the day - orange juice, tea, coffee, yogurt, cereal, toast, bagels, muffins, pastries and fruit. Hotel also provided free bottle of water every evening (attendant came round the rooms about 7 each night) and couple of complimentary chocolates - if we weren't in the room they would leave by the bed for us.

Hotel is located 5 mins walk from Duval Street, close enough for everything you want to do during day and at night but far enough away to be quiet away from the noise and the crowds. Car parking is available as well.

Would definitely recommend and would stay again next time in Key West.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
It is great to know that we are meeting our guests expectations. Thank you for the positive comments!
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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

The hotel has a very comforting feel to it. The beds were heavenly. The shower was amazing. Everything was modern and clean. The breakfast was continental (a true Carb fest) but the area and set-up was very quaint by the pool. There is plenty of outdoor space for sitting outside of the room or by the pool. The staff were nice and pleasant. The hotel allows children however, it is a smoking hotel so if you have any issues with smoking this may not be the hotel for you. The elevator was not working while we were there so carrying our luggage up to the 2nd floor was a bit of an inconvenience but problems happen so it's understandable. The hotel had plenty of parking. It is about 1-2 mile walk from all the action so we still had to take taxis when we went out. It was a little too pricey so next time I might try to find a cheaper hotel in the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank LizHerr
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dBranham, General Manager at Truman Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thanks for posting. Our rooms are non-smoking however we do allow smoking by the pool. We are reviewing this policy. We appreciate the great comments!
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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 #21 of 77 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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