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Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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upstate ny
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“Charming B & B”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We ended up at the Avalon because there were very few rooms available near Duval for Fantasy Fest this year, and am so glad we did. We checked in late so they left us instruction on how to get in and where to park, easy! It's in a perfect spot, less than 2 blocks to the beach and an easy walk to all the festivities on Duval. The staff was great, and the manager Yvonne told us the history of the inn which was really fun to learn about. We were in room 26, great room! It was large and had 2 queen beds, and gave us easy access to the amazing 2nd floor balcony. Our windows looked out onto the balcony, so windows need to be covered if others are out on the balcony. The mini fridge in all the rooms is a nice touch. We had brought a bottle of champagne and kept it in there. Everything was clean and neat, the lounge area in the lobby had everything you could want, computer and printer for boarding passes, coffee and tea, chilled beer and wine for sale, and cookies in the afternoon. The breakfast on the porch was fine with us. We are not big breakfast eaters, so the assortment of yogurts, fruits, breads ands bagels to toast, hard boiled eggs, juice, cereal, and sweets was more than adequate. If you wanted a more substantial breakfast there places only a few blocks away. The pool was small, but we used it one hot afternoon and enjoyed sitting outside where there are plenty of lounging spots. Big thanks to all the staff, you do a great job.

Room Tip: Room 26 was big with 2 queens, plenty of room and looked out on Duval.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you chose to stay with at us at Avalon for Fantasy Fest. It is such a great event. Not only for those visiting us and participating in the festivities like yourselves, but in true Key West tradition it also raises so much money for local charities.

Thanks again and hope to see you next year!
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Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

Location and staff is one of a kind !!!
Its realy the calm end of the Duval but only a couple of minutes away from the party zone
The ladies that run the house were super nice and helpfull with all our silly swiss questions ... We will come back
The room was very clean and decorated with charm and an unexpected sense of taste ... USA - i was wrong ... You can if you want :-)

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Thank you so much. We agree our location is hard to beat. Close enough to all the action without being too close.
Hope you had a good journey home and that your weather is not too cold yet?
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have always been hesitant about staying in a B&B but was amazed with the Avalon. Located in a great place, at the end of Duval, 2 blocks from the southern-most point of the U.S.
Couldn't hear any of the neighbors in a place known for partiers. That tells you how quiet the rooms are.
Mesh tenting over a 4-post bed, a master bed room type bathroom, a nice television and robes to wear just made the experience great. King bed and great pillows.
The breakfast in the morning was fantasic by any standards.
The desk clerk has been there a long time and she can be very helpful. Catch her when she isn't busy and you can get some pretty good stories from her, also.
I only paid $169 for this room. Great value!

Room Tip: Lot of stairs for the 2nd floor so if that bothers you, try for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Thank you so much for posting such great photos and sharing your comments. We hope this will not be your last stay in a B & B.

Our Key West Innkeepers association logo is "The Key West Way to Stay" and with over 50 members, most of which are in the old town close to, or like ourselves, on Duval Street we agree B & B's are an excellent choice for a stay in Key West.

We are so happy you chose the Avalon and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We chose this B&B because it was very reasonable priced,the staff where very friendly and helpful,very clean and a nice little courtyard with a small pool,the room was very small with no hanging space one night was enough,bathroom was tiny but free tea and coffee breakfast was very simple but ok,parking was free around the corner,would I stay there again yes but pay extra for a bigger room

Room Tip: Chose the cabin which was a lot bigger
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Myself and 3 friends had 2 nights in Key West in September and chose the Avalon Guest House.
We thought it was good value for money and the rooms looked spacious for 4 friends sharing a room.
When we arrived the staff were so friendly (the receptionist is originally from the UK and was so helpful!). We unloaded our luggage and then the guesthouse has complimentary parking just 5 minutes round the corner.
The room was huge and fantastic for 4 girls trying to get ready at the same time!
Avalon is located at the quieter end of Duval Street just across the road from the Southernmost Point. I'd say it's about a 25 minute walk down to the other end but it's a lovely walk and a nice opportunity to look at everything.
Breakfast was included here and is actually very good with lots of options!
We would definitely recommend the Avalon to anyone and I would not hesitate to stay here again if I went back to Key West.
The staff are also fantastic at recommending places to go so don't be afraid to ask them for suggestions!

Room Tip: We had a room on the ground floor which was huge but I think all the rooms are pretty good in size.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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avalonbnb, Manager at Avalon Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
We really appreciate your comments. Thank you.

You ladies looked to be having such a great time while you were here, and I am so glad our recommendations of places to go worked out well for you.

Hope to see you next time and thanks again for choosing Avalon.
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed at the Avalon B&B for one night in August 2013. It was not our first time in Key West, but our first time at the Avalon. The B&B was located at the end of Duval Street, very closed to the Southernmost Point and walking distance to the Hemingway House and Key West Lighthouse. The place was nice, clean and absolutely quiet. The room was very comfortable and the canopy queen bed so lovely even if the bathroom was a bit small. The staff was extremely friendly. They also offer tea, coffee and freshly biscuits (absolutely delicious) in the afternoon. The only complain we have it is the breakfast. It was just ok. I think I would come here again. Highly recommended! Sorry if my English is not perfect but I am not English mother tongue.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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South Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We spent 2 nights here in room 24, a superior queen room. The room was very comfortable, but a bit small. The entire building was extremely clean. The staff was really friendly and helpful in suggesting attractions and restaurants. Breakfasts were also very nice. The rooms were soundproofed very well. Location was on the quiet end of Duval Street.

Room Tip: Ours was on the second floor in the back of the building.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avalon Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1317 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-3131
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Avalon Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Historic Duval St. the Avalon is a c1885 historic 19 room Bed and Breakfast style Key West Hotel.With romantic canopy net beds in all rooms, private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, flat screen TV's, heated pool and free Wi-Fi, the rooms are updated to provide modern amenities, while still maintaining its colonial charm & ambience.The plentiful continental breakfast buffet served café style on the front porch each morning is the perfect start to your day before exploring Key West. Located on Duval Street the Avalon Bed and Breakfast Hotel is within walking distance to the many attractions Key West has to offer. ... more   less 
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