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“peaceful retreat, close to the action”
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The Gardens Hotel
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We enjoyed our recent stay at the Gardens. We stayed 3 nights in june and were happy with our choice of hotel. This was our first stay at the Gardens and we would return. Once you park your car,you wont need to move it again until checkout. (keep in mind, parking is tight),The staff was friendly, the room was very comfortable. We had a second floor courtyard room, it felt like you had your own little piece of old key west, very private and peaceful.The breakfast was nice, but wish they had a hot dish each morning. You can eat inside or out,without a bunch of people milling about like at a large resort. Its nice to be able to walk back to the hotel during the day for a swim and a drink, then head right back out to all the fun of key west

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keysk8e, Owner at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Sounds like you guys had a great time with us! The view from the upstairs courtyard building is beautiful and I'm so happy to hear that you were able to completely relax up there!! We have recently added hot items to our breakfast such as scrambled eggs with bacon and cheese as well as mini quiche. We also offer fresh baked bagels, croissants, and other pastries. I personally love the feeling that you get while staying at a small boutique hotel. It' has more of those great personal touches, and I am happy to hear that you feel the same way!! Hope to see you again soon!!

Kate and Crew

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Lovely bed and breakfast, fantastic room, comfortable bed and great, relaxing gardens and pool. Very romantic for our wedding anniversary. Staff could not do enough to help us and were incredibly welcoming. Breakfast was the best we had whilst in Florida. Well placed to see the sights of Key West. We were only staying one night but booked an extra one as soon as we arrived. An absolute haven.

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keysk8e, Owner at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Thank you!! We love our staff here and they love to make sure that every guest has a unique stay. The breakfast has recently been revamped and is getting tons of great reviews!! Next time you visit hopefully you can stay with us longer! Hope to see you soon!!

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This place is a must stay unless you're into a big party scene. It's serene and lovely. Right off Duval close to everything. Staff is lovely and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. The A/C in room 17 rocked, and you'll need it in June. Give these folks a shot. They're worth the money. We'll be back.

Room Tip: 17 worked for us. It was fantastic. I miss it already.
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Please don't overlook this wonderful establishment. Serene gardens, private, quite, nicely appointed rooms, convenient to all attractions in the Key. The staff puts on a sufficient breakfast every morning at 8:30. Yogurt, fresh fruit, scrumptious pastries, cereal, and possibly a hot dish, cheese, and rolls of meat, juice, coffee, tea. After breakfast, there is always ice tea and water out by the pool. A small bar at the pool also, and least we forget the wine tasting room. Two resident cats roam the premises, and both are as sweet and loving as can be. Sunday night is live jazz, which was very enjoyable, the locals are invited also. Our room was close enough that we could sit on the veranda and enjoy the sounds, while sipping a cocktail.
Loved hearing the roosters each morning. Parking is a slight problem, and they do charge a nightly fee. There are 17 wonderful room options to choose from. All gates and entries are locked every night, so its very secure. Very peaceful and relaxing, walking through the gardens daily is a must, each time you see something different. The beds are to die for, everything is totally top notch, from the wonderful friendly, helpful staff, to the location. The Gardens Hotel do not accept children under the age of 16, so if your seeking a serene paradise, please consider The Gardens Hotel.

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keysk8e, Owner at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2014

What a glowing review! You sound like you really enjoyed yourself here at The Gardens! We have recently changed our breakfast and we are pleased to be getting such positive feedback. From the wine bar to our Sunday Jazz , and strolling around the gardens there is plenty to do and see. We love that our family here continues to keep growing!! See you for your next visit and thanks again!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Beautiful bed and breakfast, good location, near the night activities. Well decorated room, quiet and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious. A small paradise to discover! Well kept gardens and pool.
Would definitely return to this place.
Service was exceptionnal.

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Thank Francine T
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keysk8e, Owner at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We have been working on our breakfast presentation and glad to see it was a hit with you! I will pass your compliments on to Sharon, Peggy and Carol!
We all look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

There cannot be a better place to enjoy Key West's sights, sounds and pleasures. The Gardens' location and grounds are fabulous, and breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed the wine bar, relaxed by the pool and were in easy walking distance to all of the attractions Key West offers. Our room was immaculate and ultra-comfortable. We will be returning to The Gardens when we return to KW.

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keysk8e, Owner at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you So much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are indeed blessed to be able to share our island paradise with folks who "get" what we are trying to create at The Gardens!
We definitely want you back! Sooner rather than later..........
kate and crew

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The Garden Hotel is a treasure for relaxing and enjoying Key West. We loved the tropical environment. Duval St., Mallory Square, Sloppy Joes and other activities & sights are in walking distance of the hotel. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with luxurious linens. They offer a wine bar, pool bar and a piano player(couple nights a week) along with a continental breakfast. The owner is very involved with the happiness of her guests. The staff was always helpful, friendly, and courteous. A treasured retreat and memory. We loved our stay at the Garden Hotel and looking forward to our next trip there.

Room Tip: All rooms are GREAT!!!!!
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keysk8e, Owner at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

We Want you to stay here again! I must admit that I personally enjoy the wine bar! I call it my hurricane shelter. If we ever get a big wind, that's the place I want to be! Glad to hear that our housekeeping staff kept your room immaculate. Everyone should expect that! Happy that you are joining our family of repeat guests and hope your return is soon.
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Address: 526 Angela St, Key West, FL 33040-7433
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Key West
#1 Green Hotel in Key West
#5 Best Value Hotel in Key West
Price Range: £228 - £357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gardens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once the largest private estate in Key West, the expansive grounds of The Gardens Hotel house 20 luxurious guest suites, and comprise over an acre of lush, tropical landscaping just steps away from Key West's infamous Duval Street. The Gardens Hotel calls to mind the best of elegant boutique hotels,but with a decidedly Key West atmosphere. Start your day with a tropical complimentary breakfast and relax in our pool open 24 hours. Our d'Vine Wine Gallery is the first Enomatic wine tasting system in the Keys. Taste, Flight or full pour, you can enjoy up to 35 different wines from around the world. Every Sunday 'Live Jazz In The Gardens' starts at 5 and ends around 7:30pm. Live piano in our Cabaret, Wednesday through Saturday, 5-7pm. Now a tradition and a stop off for both locals and guests, world class entertainers all in the beautiful Gardens. ... more   less 
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