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“tired. this place needs a few dollars put in it” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Douglas House
Ranked #28 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
ontario
1 review
“tired. this place needs a few dollars put in it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2009

good location.the people that work there should go to charm school.this b&b needs some money spent on it.new sheets and pillow cases for sure.maybe some elbow grease in the bathrooms. definatley not worth 200 a night.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pappyOntario
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2009

I stayed in the Travelers Palm Room. The pix were representative of the room. I agree that the furniture was rustic but everything was clean and neat. It was wonderful having a refrigerator in the room. I only had a shower, not a tub, but that's not a problem for me.

If you're picky about high thread count sheets, you probably ought to stay elsewhere. If you're looking for a good bargain on the quiet end of Duval, it's a great deal for the price.

The only thing I really missed was a heated pool. The weather was great but the pool was COLD!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PeaceVA
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DC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2009

Staff was generally unfriendly and annoying to deal with, room was missing a light bulb, had old low-quality pilled sheets, bathroom door didn't close (dragged on the floor), bathroom small and awkward and had a pre-fab shower instead of a real tiled shower. Shampoo + conditioner combined in one instead of separate bottles.

The pool was tiny, hot tub as well, old run-down wooden deck had splinters just waiting to happen.

For $200 per night, everything felt cheap and economy, as if they were saving money, pinching pennies, and staff was generally not so nice.

If this had been a motel for $99/night, I would say it's fine. But even for this location, right in the center of downtown Key West, it is just over-priced.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Felt cheap for the price + not welcoming staff
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank ybroccoli
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Seattle
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2009

Very pleased with the douglas house. Was small but cute and cozy. Great location, close to everything. The staff were just the nicest people and very helpful. My only complaints were that the shower leaked water all over the floor and it was a little noisy on weekends. Would stay here again and recomend to friends.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kristin241
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Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2009

We have just returned from a one week stay in Key West, our second visit. We stayed at the Key Lime Inn the first time and although we had asked for an room with deck where we could sit outside we were disappointed there to find a deck with a view of a neighbouring parking lot! No so at Douglas House. We had reserved room 10 which is on the third floor and is very spacious. It looked as if it had been newlydecorated with walls painted a nice sunny yellow, the stained glass window was also a nice feature. What we really liked was the balcony complete with a pair of adirondacks. The balcony overlooked the garden and pool and was great for sipping wine before going out in the evening and for enjoying the continental breakfast in the mornings. The staff could not have been more helpful, my request for an iron the first evening was met with the iron appearing in the room when we returned from dinner, more coat hangers were supplied upon request. The room was clean, light, bright and airy. We will definitely return to Douglas House

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank D0t24
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Binghamton NY
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2009

WHAT A DUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bad service from front desk, everything seemed like an effort for them.Very dirty rugs...Walls are dirty in the bathroom...yukkkkkk. The blankets need to be washed.Just dirty though out the unit. My room wasnt ready when we got there and was told we could leave of luggage OUTSIDE the doors in the walkway.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tmzmet1
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Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2008

This was our third trip to Key West and our second at a B&B. The suite waqs roomy but dimly lit and dirty. 5 minutes after stepping out of the shower the soles of our feet were black.
The location is great, staff is friendly but we won't be returning to this location.

Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Douglas House
Address: 419 Amelia St, Key West, FL 33040-3120
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Douglas House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful, genuine Key West-style tropical oasis awaits you with this historic retreat nestled within the quiet, cultural district of Old Town. Luxurious, yet affordable accommodations range from deluxe rooms to comfortable suites and two bedroom/two bath condominiums. Amenities include heated pool, Free parking, Wi-Fi, coffee & tea daily. ... more   less 
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