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“Quiet but in the center of the action”
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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews
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“Quiet but in the center of the action”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We spent 5 days at the Orchid Key Inn. The room was small but very clean and comfortable. Beds are first rate. My only complaint was that we were located next to the laundry room and there is some noise from there if you are planning to sleep late. The bar is wonderful and so is the pool and hot tub. This is a great place to relax for a few days.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

If you want a hotel that is on Duval and close to the action but not right in it,
If you want a hotel that is friendly and helpful
if you want a hotel which has happy hour
if you want a hotel with a pool and bar
If you want a hotel that includes breakfast
Then this isthe Hotel for you in Key West

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lauderhill, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

My wife and I along with my sister and her husband thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Orchid Key Inn in Key West. It is located in a great location off of Duval Street where all of the primary action is in town. We found the hotel, pool, and sauna to be very relaxing and a good respet from the busy day and crowds in downtown Key West. It's location near the Hemmingway home and the Lighthouse as well as a regular stop for the conch train served us well. Their breakfast bar and evening drinks by the pool were a fitting and relaxing beginning and ending to each day. The hotel was very clean and well maintained and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We booked this smaller, intimate Inn in the heart of Key West after staying in a few of the larger, less personal resorts. We were so very pleased with this cozy, cool Inn. The location is great; a short walk to all the places to see and good restaurants. The service is great, very individualized. We really liked the bar which had happy hour every evening. You get a free drink for each registered guest per evening (beer, wine or soda) and complimentary cheese & crackers. The complimentary continental breakfast is served in bar area each morning. It is good including cold cereal, hard boiled eggs, toast, pastries, coffee, tea, juice, etc. The grounds are lush with foliage, fountains, etc. The pool area and hot tub are nicely furnished with tables and lounge chairs. A total of 24 rooms with king beds makes this more of an adult oriented Inn which is nice for couples looking for a getaway from the kids. Overall a great value, central location, nice amenities, and wonderful service. Definately a keeper and will stay again soon !!

Room Tip: Our room was 101 on the corner toward Duval but you did not hear any noise from the street.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed at the Orchid Key Inn a few weeks ago. It was a lovely property, great rooms, nice people, terrific location. Our first two nights were splendid; after a day of sightseeing and adventure water sports, we were ready for a 9:30 - 10:00 bedtime. Our third and fourth nights, unfortunately, were rather unpleasant due to noise from the bar. The property is small, and most rooms are very closely located to the pool bar, making it impossible to not hear the revelry of folks who come in off Duval Street. Our third night, I actually went to the bar in my pj's to say that it was really, really loud out there. Our fourth night was again loud, and we found out the next day that someone else had both called the on-call manager and gone to the bar to complain. If you're looking for a peaceful night's sleep, the Orchid Key Inn might not fit the bill; if you're looking to party, then this is your place.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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islandhopper2006, Owner at Orchid Key Inn, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to bring this incident to our attention on TA. We would like to apologize for the two nights you and your husband had to deal with a small group of unruly hotel guests. We pride ourselves on the tranquility of the courtyard and pool area. Especially in the evenings after 9pm the only noise you should hear is the soft sounds of the waterfall and fountains around the property. We understand that a small group of guests broke our house rules while celebrating a birthday one night and the closing of a theater performance the next. We wish you would have brought this to management’s attention during your stay so we could have taken action sooner. We want every guest to have nothing but a fantastic time while staying with us and we regret that you did not get to enjoy our peaceful ambiance during two nights of your stay. I would like to make this up to you and ask that you email me your stay information so we can make this up to you. Again please accept our sincere apology. Please send an email to frontdesk@orchidkey.com attention John
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Fonthill
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This was our first experience in Key West. Couldn't have been better. The location allowed us to walk everywhere. Our car never moved the three days we were there. The rooms were well appointed and immaculately clean. The pool, hot tub and bar are set in the middle of a beautiful garden atmosphere. All this a mere few steps off Duval Street and yet quiet and quite relaxing. The staff were friendly, helpful and hopefully we'll get back to visit in the future. I knew the minute we opened the door to the room that we had struck gold.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a smart, cozy hotel in the heart of Key West. Our room was quite comfortable and beautifully furnished. The shady swimming pool and small bar is a perfect place to relax after sightseeing. And the Inn's happy hour gives you a chance to chat with other visitors. Having stayed a a number of large and impersonal hotels on vacations, I found the personal touch here wonderful. The staff is attentive and helpful, and they get to know you, and you them. They offer good dining tips. We would definitely stay here again. (We did not experience any weird smell as commented on by another reviewer. All was fresh and pleasant.)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Orchid Key Inn
Address: 1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-3126
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orchid Key Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orchid Key Inn ranked in top 10 "Best Small Hotels in the United States"- Miami Herald.... The luxury Orchid Key is located on Duval Street and Truman; the very crossroads of Historic Old Town. Lush tropical landscapes surround our elegant amenity filled guest rooms and suites which surround our tranquil waterfalls, peaceful sun deck, heated pool, and spa. Everything the island is famous for is just foot steps outside our gates. Come experience the five orchid treatment. "Travelers Choice Award Top 10 Small Hotel as well as the Top 10 for Romantic in the USA 2013, 2014,and 2015". #1 For Highest guest satisfaction in Key West. The perfect location in Old Town Historic Key West surrounded by some of the finest dinning on Duval Street. Offering award-winning service and amenities of a luxury resort. ... more   less 
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