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“Just about perfect!”
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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Things that were perfect:
1. Location. Right on Duval. You can walk to Southernmost Point on one end of the block to Mallory Square on the other end.
2. Clean. Smelled clean & was immaculate.
3. 95% quiet. Slight noise from the bar on Sunday night- but not enough to actually keep you awake. Really barely worth mentioning- but I will for people who are super sensitive to noise.
4. Front desk. Brandon, Cindy and Kim. Awesome. You need reservations, information, taxis, whatever. They will do it, find it, call and are happy to help you. This is RARE! The customer service they provide is beyond what I have ever experienced.
5. 60s motel look on outside with totally updated & modern finishes inside.
6. Beautiful little poolside bar with complimentary happy hour with a free drink each night.
7. Great complimentary continental breakfast each morning, sit by the pool with coffee & (delicious- not just average) bakery goodies so you don't have to rush out every morning.

If this was a Perfect World:
1. We had the King suite that opened onto the driveway. No natural light to speak of comes in through the living room window. The bedroom window is a privacy window with foliage in front of it so no light comes in there. It's darkish in there even in daytime - but really not a big deal. We were only in there in the morning anyway. But the fact that it has 2 TVs, a sofa, microwave, small fridge & a beautiful counter to sit at more than makes up for it.
2. Bathroom is really nice with good shower pressure & hot water but the toilet is in a separate room across the hall which was a little odd- but again- no big deal.

I can't even imagine anyone not loving staying here. It's a gem! Thank you Brandon, Cindy & Kim!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We jsut spent four days at the Orchid Key Inn. We concur with other five star ratings. It's clean, quiet, great beds and amenities. We like the fridge and microwave along with a nice Kurig coffee maker with Caribou coffee. Kim and Brandon are cordial and helpful in all ways. Our grandkids, who live in Key West, came over to swim a couple times and they were great in allowing them to visit us there. Also they have good drinks, a happy hour with free stuff, and a nicely prepared and presented breakfast with good coffee. Nice all the way around.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Benson1520
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

This is a gorgeous property and being able to sit by the pool and eat your continental breakfast is heavenly.

The rooms themselves are beautifully and tastefully decorated and there is plenty of space. The bed is very comfortable and the shower divine.

Whilst the property is centrally located, I would have preferred not to have stayed in Room 2 had I known what the noise level was going to be. My friend was up half the night kept awake by the noise of drunken people walking down the street.

I would certainly suggest requesting one of the rooms facing the pool in the courtyard where it does seem very quiet and peaceful.

The bar provides a free drink and snacks at happy hour which I would suggest taking advantage of too. The snacks were all very nice, especially the cheese and crackers.

Breakfast is served in the bar in the morning and there is plenty of choice and it is all very fresh and I would say caters to everyone.

I did have to take a couple of the muffins and pieces of cake to enjoy when I went to Dry Tortugas National Park and that is definitely a trip I’d recommend, especially travelling by sea-plane.

To sum up, I would stay here again if going back to Key West but I would want to stay in a quieter room so not to be disturbed.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Orchid Key Inn is an oasis on Duval. The rooms were clean and modern. The pool/bar area was a clean, relaxing, and beautiful. The staff was incredibly helpful and professional. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we've already booked a room for next spring's vacation.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank ToddButts
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Updated rooms very clean and comfortable, great mid-Duval street location and VERY friendly and helpful staff. Good happy hour, very good continental breakfast was included with our booking.
Dog-friendly (must reserve if traveling with your dog - which makes sense).
Highly recommend.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Loved the room, hospitality (thanks Kim for everything), the breakfast and the tranquility around the pool area. Whether you are sitting around the pool eating breakfast or sitting in the sun (towels were provided), it was truly a zen- like experience. It was away from the craziness of Duval Street but close enough you could walk if you wanted to be in the fun. We parked our car and never thought about it again until we left.The interior decor was immaculate and it felt like you were walking into a newly, modern built hotel. We will definitely be back again!

Room Tip: Room 109 had a jacuzzi, was quite spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank peljul
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Spent 1 week at Orchid Key Nov. 2013, this motel reminds me of the small Mom & Pop motels that are getting so hard to find, the grounds are well kept, the rooms have been remodeled, kept spotless, comfy beds and a great shower, sit by the pool and enjoy free breakfast and at happy hour the first drink is on the house. The real gem of this place is a gorgous fresh water conch named "Kim". She gave us great tips on where to eat, shop, and even booked extra activities for us. Definitely our "Girl Friday"

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £201 - £467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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