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Duval Inn in Key West, FL

Duval Inn in Key West, FL

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Steps From Duval. Miles From Ordinary.

There's nothing quite like the Florida Keys, and at the Duval Inn, we believe your Key West experience should be nothing short of extravagant. A turn-of-the-century historic guesthouse, you'll find the Duval Inn has both the old charm and character of a tropical conch house, as well as all of the comforts and attention to detail you'd expect at a modern hotel. Built upon one of the most advantageous blocks on the island, the Duval Inn is steps away from its famous namesake street, with all the dining, shopping, and entertainment Key West has to offer. However, our chaise lounges are just far enough away from the vibrancy and excitement to coax our guests into napping beside our peaceful pool.

 

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Rating: 4.22

Address: 511 Angela St, Key West, FL, 33040

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    Comments (9):

    1. Melissa D.
    I have stayed at the Duval Inn twice on vacations to Key West and both times I was thrilled with the cleanliness of the rooms, the amazing customer service, and the outstanding amenities.  First off the rooms are kept in spectacular condition and if you need anything don't hesitate to ask the wonderful housekeeping staff.  All the photos of the rooms on their web site are up to date and accurate.  No worries that those photos were taken right after renovations 15 years ago! Brian was working the front desk most often on my visit so I have lots of good things to say about him.  If you need any help planning activities, dinner reservations, or a local's insider take on anything he is the person to go to.  He recommended some of my now favorite restaurants in Key West!  Now lets get to the amenities.  Completmentary continental breakfast in the morning is pretty standard in comparison to other B&B's in KW.  Muffins, danish, coffee cake, yogurt cups, fresh fruit, whole fruit, cereal, milk, juice, and coffee are just some of the items you might see on the buffet.  Gone are the days of an actual home cooked breakfast of eggs bacon and pancakes in this touristy town so try not to be too disappointed. The Duval Inn also has a nice lounging pool, not good for swimming laps but definitely nice for cooling off from the heat and sipping a margarita.  Speaking of margaritas, free Happy Hour is at 5 o'clock (times may change) and yes I said Happy Hour at the Duval Inn for free!  Its a great time to meet the other visitors that you may have heard in the room next to yours.  Rosie is the bartender and she makes a mean drink and has some crazy stories about the island since she is a native conch.  

    Some insider tips:  When room rates are low, the heat is high.  Be prepared to get a sunburn if you're not constantly bathing in sunscreen.  Also try to stay indoors from about 12-3pm when the sun is the worst.

    All B&B's on the island are small, if you want a big spacious room go to the impersonal overpriced chain hotels.  Also, if its spring break, fantasy fest, or any other crazy college break be prepared to hear about it from your room.  Hardly any B&B's have sound proof rooms (if you find one let me know) so you will hear your neighbors opening doors, running water, watching tv, and yes sometimes you'll hear them having sex.  Either make the same loud noises back and have a laugh about it at Happy Hour the next day or bring some ear plugs.

    Bring cash for the pedi cab drivers to take your sore feet back to the room after walking down duval street.  Its not a far walk from one end of duval street to the other but if you've been walking, swimming, and drinking all day, a ride back might just save your feet for the next day.

    27/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Al L.
    I stayed at the Duval Inn in early October.  We drove down from Miami a day earlier than planned, called around and we're really happy to get a room.   We stayed in the Seaside room, which is a quaint little cottage with a private bathroom and goes for $199/night.  A recap of the Pros and Cons

    Pro
    - Seaside room.  Beautiful cottage w/ hardwood floors, nice cold AC, comfortable queen sized bed.  Was well maintained, clean and nicely decorated.
    - well located, just a block away from Duval street on Angelina street
    - free Happy hour from 5pm to 6pm.  The bartender and handyman, Rodger???,  was friendly and poured us a couple of drinks even though we arrived after happy hour ended.  Happy hour is a great time to meet and share tips w/ others
    - parking lot right on premises

    Cons:
    - Roosters that start crowing at 3am!  I didn't get much sleep even though I was exhausted
    - $10 extra charge for parking
    - average breakfast.  No home baked goods, but had bagels, bread, cereals, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, juices and processed "fresh" fruit
    - Vibe more like a hotel than a bed & breakfast.  The staff was helpful, but didn't go out of way to make you feel welcome, compared to the  Key West Bed & Breakfast (the KWBB), which we also stayed at.   As a comparison  when we first arrived the KWBB, we received a tour of the property & Trish who was working there spent almost 45 minutes finding out our interest and making suggestions.
    - charged the higher peak season rates about a month earlier than most places

    We enjoyed our stay, but really liked the Key West Bed & Breakfast much better.

    23/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Tom T.
    What an amazing stay in Key West @ the Duval Inn!  HIGHLY RECOMMEND!  They have varying room sizes and the price depends on what room you stay in.  We blocked about 8 rooms for a wedding, and I stayed in the Shell Room, a very small but perfect room with a great GREAT great comfy bed and a very cold AC unit (shared bathroom with 3 other rooms, but WHAT A BATHROOM)!  That's really all you need if you're going down to the Keys, a place to lay your head, recharge and keep cool.

    But wait, there's MORE!  The manager would come out and give us a happy hour every afternoon, it was AWESOME!  The pool and courtyard area is a great shady place to hang out between trips to the beach, Duval Street or elsewhere in KW.  What an awesome location, centrally located on Key West, minutes by foot from EVERYTHING!  I really cant say enough about this place.  Wish parking was free, but its $10 per day.  No biggie, its right next to the charming front house.

    28/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Theresa J.
    Just got off the phone with the owner Corey to discuss the cancellation fee of $35 I was charged. I was requesting it to be reimbursed because I canceled 22 days before my scheduled visit. He refused to refund it even though after checking he has already resold the room.
    I visit Key West monthly and have never encountered such a ridiculous policy and an owner that isn't willing to accommodate a future guest.
    Don't book here - there are plenty of nicer hotels on Duval that don't hold ur money hostage!

    17/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    5. Lynnessa W.
    Such a fun tiki bar! Roy the bartender is such a sweet guy. We walked in here off of Angela near Duval. Just came in here before Christmas time to have a few drinks before hitting up Duval. They allow dogs and shut the gate so our 4-legged girl could roam free in the courtyard by the pool and the tiki bar with us. It was really sweet for them to accommodate us. We only stopped here for a drink but ended up staying for about 5+ and met some really cool people visiting Key West! Roy recommended some cigars and it was honestly the BEST cigar I have ever had. It was a "Churchill Cohiba" and it was perfect. I couldn't believe we found such a good Cuban cigar and a perfect little tiki bar tucked off Duval St. We will definitely come here again because the view and the atmosphere is just great!

    21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Oscar V.
    A great stay in Key West! Prices are more than reasonable and the hospitality is great. It's right off of Duval St., so it's close to all the action and very quiet and peaceful. There's a complimentary happy hour at 5 pm everyday, which was a perfect break from biking around.

    23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Daniel M.
    Had a great stay at the Duvall Inn! They were really nice and allowed me to book for 2 nights around the holidays when there was a 3 night minimum. Really friendly staff. And as others have mentioned, there is a FREE HAPPY HOUR every day between 5-6pm!!! I've never heard of this before, but think it's a fabulous idea. The location is perfect, not even a block from Duvall Street but not right in the middle of the chaos. They have a super cute courtyard (where the small pool and tiki bar is) that is great to sit out on during happy hour or breakfast (which is also free). The room was small but suited our needs, and everything was clean. It was also nice that they had parking right next door (I believe it was included in the cost too, but not positive). I would definitely recommend this place!

    02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Brad G.
    Phenomenal hotel and perfect location. Management and all the staff were so accommodative and nice! Highly recommended

    03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Patrick S.
    What an amazing place to stay while in KeyWest
    We met some really amazing people during the happy hour out by the pool , and met some new friends and ran into some old ones too the bartender Roy what a funny effer we stayed Friday and sat. Nights in the center of all the action and had a little of my own action too ... What happened in key west stays in key west we will all meet up again here next year too that's how well it went

    13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0