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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Ideal Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

My husband and I just returned from a relaxing vacation in Key West. We decided to stay at the Orchid Key Inn based upon the excellent reviews the hotel consistently receives on Tripavisor.

Even though the hotel is situated in the heart of Key West on Duval Street it is almost completely detached from the chaos. There is adequate parking available if you have a car. Since the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to just about everything it isn't necessary to have a car.

The rooms are clean and have been updated in a tasteful, contemporary decor. A complimentary continental breakfast is served poolside each morning. It was a nice way to start the day.

The staff provides superior customer service to each and every guest! They are friendly, accommodating, and genuine. Brandon is very knowlegeable about Key West, the restaurants, and he keeps a vigilant watch over everything.

We will definitely stay at the Orchid Key Inn when we are in Key West. It is the best place in town!

Room Tip: Room 109 has a spa tub and a king bed.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

We absolutely loved it here! A renovated motel completely modernised and beautifully done. We booked a junior suite and I was over the moon with the jacuzzi bath. The room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Betty in the bar is a treasure! The pool area was just great. There are no negative comments I can leave about this place. I will not be staying anywhere else on any future trips to Key West!
Laura & Tony Cook

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

I love this place. Talk about attention to detail. They have got it figured out. What a great staff too. I can't wait to go back. Rooms are clean, comfortable and well detailed. Great little bar with happy hour and free drink for checking in. Great free breakfast if you desire. Papers set out every morning. Great location. We walked everywhere. You are far enough from the craziness so it is quiet but close enough to get there any way you desire.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

Sitting by their pool and sad to leave Key West in a couple of hours.
The hotel is deceiving from outside. Looks like something from the late 50's or early 60's but what a great surprise when we got into pool area and our room. The rooms are modern and done with a beach flavor and have comfortable beds and pillows. Bathroom is large and shower was very good.
The best part of our stay was the staff. They were always helpful and friendly. Our thanks to Bill, Betty, Mike, Kim , Brandon , Jose and Christina for making our stay here the best. We usually would never stay in the same place twice but we will make an exception for this place.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Nice clean hotel just far enough away from the main entertainment area but close enough to walk. Nice breakfast setup. Staff is friendly and quite helpful.This was the first time that I stayed east of US 1(Truman) and I really enjoyed the less hectic crazy style. This stay opened my eyes to the other things Key West has to offer. In the future I will probably stay even further east of US 1.

Although I knew going into this stay that the hotel lacked a fitness center, you should be aware that a workout space is not an option. The bar is small but has a certain coolness to it. There is not a on site restaurant but many options within blocks.The pool area is quite small but very clean and quiet.

The honesty of the staff is amazing. We arrived before the 3pm check in time and were told to explore KW and they would call us upon our room being ready. They apparently forgot to call and when we mentioned that upon re-check in they offered us a $10 per day discount for the wait. $40 savings payed for our drinks so it was a really fair exchange.

Room Tip: Small clean friendly hotel. It does not have a restaurant or fitness area if thats what you are look...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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CHICAGO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Was visiting Key West with the girlfriend and was lucky enough to score a 4-night stay at Trip Advisor's #1 Key West hotel. Pricing was fair, relative to the standard high costs of lodging in KW. Brandon and Kim (manager and front desk clerk) were not only overly amicable but very helpful also. They were quick to point out great places to dine and drink. Brandon was not shy with his reviews of the various KW watering holes and restaurants, which was nice. The location of the hotel is ideal and it's small enough so that the service is impeccable and very attentative.

The bedding was very, very comfortable...like sleeping in a cotton candy cloud. Oddly enough, I never slept well while in KW.

The continental breakfast every morning ran up until 10 a.m., which allows you to sleep in if you wish and still get something to eat in the morning. Every day it was a lavish spread of pastries, cereals, juices, fruit, french toast, bagels, hard boiled eggs on ice and more. It was one of the finest "continental" breakfasts I've encountered in all of my hotel stays.

Overall, I really don't have anything negative to focus on at the Orchid Key. I will say, however, that although the cocktails that they offer at their bar are very fresh tasting and potent (we visited once for happy hour), the bartender there is rather ornery and standoff-ish. That was a little surprising- contrary to the pleasant nature of everyone else who works there- but the bountiful happy hour spread they laid out more than made up for his dry personality that night.

I'd highly recommend this hotel if visiting KW. I'd stay away from the big resort type of places on the island- the smaller boutique hotels is where it's at in KW...and the Orchid Key is #1 in that category.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

The staff at the Orchid Key Inn were amazing. They were always happy and helpful. Our room was right next to the pool and the bar. The bar has the most amazing pineapple infused vodka/rum....either way it was great. The room was very modern and the bed was VERY comfortable. We did not miss our king bed at all. It is in a great quiet location on Duval street. This is the perfect place for adults that are looking for easy access to Duval street and that want there own oasis away from the party.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Orchid Key Inn
Address: 1004 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-3126
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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 #3 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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