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Orchid Key Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2010

My husband and I booked in mid July and I must say we absolutely couldn't have made a better choice. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Sean at front desk. He was great at handling our check-in. Sean, answered all of our questions and even recommended some of the best places to wine and dine. He even gave us coupons that were really handy. THANK YOU SEAN!!

We booked the King Suite and my husband and I were really impressed with the details such as the bath robes for two, spa quality bath amenities (Bath & Body Works). The room also included other amenities such as i-Home I-Pod radio, safe, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and more. The A/C comes with climate control and it worked wonderfully not to mentioned very quiet. At the bar we met our bartender (Shioban) very nice lady who made us laugh. We went there for our complimentary drinks which is served daily from 5 to 6 pm and it was just nice the setting and all. After 6, drinks are at half price which is good. This hotel is close to all the action that Key West has to offer but also allows the coziness and alone time to share with your partner. You will find a Denny's Restaurant open 24 hrs right in the corner and not to far you will also find great rentals on scooters. We will definately be coming back again. Thank you all for making our stay something to remember.
Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Flores

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

This is our second trip to the Orchid Key Inn. What made us come back? In addition to the rooms, location, price and the best happy hour in town....the Orchid Key employs the BEST staff. From the "mythical" Brandon - what an outstanding representative for the Inn, to bartenders Daniel and Meghan, my husband and I had a hard time leaving the Inn. Their advice on attractions, restaurants, etc were top notch. Can't wait for our next trip to Key West!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

We stayed at the Orchid Inn for 2 nites. The staff is great, the place was super clean and modern. The location is perfect. It is right in the middle of town, right on Duval Street, less than a block from the lighthouse, just up the from everything. We knew parking was a problem, so being in the center of town and walking to everything was easy. A few times we took a taxi because of the heat, but it was still great.

Amenities are great here and the bar and pool are a nice treat. Beds were some of the best ever, rooms nice and large and newly remodeled. We stayed in the king suite and it couldn't have been much better.

If you want a little more room than a typical B&B, a little more quiet and privacy than a typical B&B, and something more modern than a typical B&B, then you should think about this place.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

Wonderful! The Hotel is even more beautiful than displayed on the website. The room was clean and all the services were above and beyond all my expectation. We stayed in the King Deluxe Suite it was like staying in a spacious two bedroom apartment. There were a King size bed in the bedroom, but you also get the luxury of a Queen Size Sofa bed in the living room. The Hotel is in a quiet area, but still close enough where all the actions on Duval Street are in walking distance. My girls and I enjoyed the Hotel being close to Site Seeing, Shopping and Dinning. The pool was clean and the hot tub was just beautiful, accented by a waterfall. The happy hour offered by the Hotel was in a fabulous setting. The Continental breakfast by the pool is a fantastic way to start each morning. My girls and I enjoyed all the outstanding amenities at the hotel. Anyone planning a trip to Key West, FL should give this hotel a try. It will be money well spend. For my girls and me it was an experience like no other hotel we have stayed at before.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

My wife and I arrived at the Orchid Key to celebrate our 28th Wedding Anniversary and discovered our every expectation was met. We had last stayed there almost 22 years prior when it was known as the the Key Lodge Motel. The hotel has since been completely remodeled and overhauled and is a great little place to stay. The staff was completely helpful and courteous, particularly Brandon who was able to provide numerous suggestions for enjoying a visit to Key West. Key West is his home, and he wants to share what he enjoys about the place with each of his guests. He has several suggestions and contacts throughout the island that are useful for getting the best value for your money. The bar is small, but designed for the hotel guests and Siobahn is not only a great bartender, but an engaging conversationalist who further enhances the atmosphere. The rooms are clean, beautifully decorated and functional. They are a bit small, but I simply use a room for sleeping so it met our needs perfectly. The location cannot be beat., right on Duval Street and close enough to the action on foot, but far enough away to ensure a restful night. The pool is fabulous, beautifully landscaped and relaxing. I cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

We really enjoyed the Orchid Key Inn, .It was very clean, nicely designed and decorated. It was off Duval enough for quiet but close enought to easily walk to the Duval action.

The pool was nice. The employees were helpful.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2010

Stayed at the Orchid Key Inn over Memorial Day. A short trip (just 4 nights) but very relaxing. The Inn is a single-story, recently renovated motel, but the renovation was done very nicely with pleasing retro style. Glass tiles in bathroom, marble, nice colors, furniture, art, etc. Nice amenities like robes in the room, a free in-room safe and mini-fridge, coffee maker. Everything brand new, sparkling clean and perfectly maintained. Great service by the pool. If you are lucky to be there when she is on, Siobhan will take care of you wonderfully, bringing you refreshments like a watermelon daquri cooler (yum) ! Just grab a comfy lounge chair, order a tropical blender drink and feel the stress of daily life melt away. Pool is not huge (most Key West pools are not) but it is big enough to go for a refreshing dip when it gets too hot, or good to lounge around on the wide steps in the shallow end. Pool is warm, not too chilly. There is also a nice jacuzzi whirlpool/spa with a waterfall feature, very relaxing. Grounds nicely landscaped with pleasant tropical feel. Tables with unbrelllas surround the pool area. Satisfying breakfast included with fruits, cereal, bagels, toast, english muffins, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, juice, coffee, tea and pastries. Happy hour includes a free first drink and snacks, and discounted subsequent drinks. If you get lazy and just want to chill by the pool, you can order lunch delivered from a choice of nearby restaurants. We did this one day and it was great! Hotel is walking distance to many attractions (lighthouse, butterfly garden, beach) and many nice restaurants. We parked upon arrival and did not use the car until we left. Cabs are abundant and not too expensive. Guests are mostly upscale couples (of all types). No kids at all while we were there which we were happy about (peace and quiet at the pool all day) All in all good value for the money in Key West. Highly Recommend this place (and I am picky). See Brandon at the front desk for restaurant and tour recommendations, he is very nice and gives great advice. Great staff, very friendly and welcoming. They treat you right. If you want a great Key West getaway with no stress or problems, stay here. Only suggestion for improvement would be to use disinfectant/room freshener that is less strong, or more "green" . Our room smelled kind of chemically, curiously like horseradish, and the odor lingered in our clothes after we got home. It was not a big deal, but was noticable. A small blemish on an otherwise perfect stay.
Recommend if you stay here you go see the butterfly garden 2 blocks away,even if you think it will be corny or cheezy - it is not, it is acually surprisingly beautiful and quite relaxing. I have been to several of these and this was the best I've seen. It was much more enjoyable than we expected.Not just for kids/famlies.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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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: £198 - £404 (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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