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The Paradise Inn in Key West, FL

The Paradise Inn in Key West, FL


Paradise Inn is an artful collection of quaint conch style cottages and rooms set in a verdant oasis and lush tropical garden. Tranquility tucked away in the heart of Old Town and just steps away from the best restaurants and the action of Duval Street.


Established in 2013.

Within lies an artful arrangement of historically significant and meticulously renovated one and two bedroom "cigar makers" cottages. Additional suites are located in two authentically reproduced Bahamian-style houses with vine covered porches, sundecks and shaded balconies everywhere.

Limestone and brick paths meander through the spacious grounds, landscaped with an impressive collection of indigenous and exotic tropical flora, from night blooming jasmine to gumbo limbo and red ginger....even the exotic ylang-ylang tree, from which Chanel captured its famous scent, Number 5.

Daydream by the lotus pond where Japanese koi swim and lilies bloom. Unwind in the Jacuzzi or cool off beneath the palms in our fountain-fed pool.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.88

Address: 819 Simonton St, Key West, FL, 33040
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
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Comments (16):

1. norm m.
Really really nice place.  Lovely staff, lovely grounds, pool and hot tub and really nice, clean room.  We were there in mid-January and got a great rate, too.  

One criticism (and I hope the management is reading this) is the smell.  The office was all jazzed up on crappy plug in air freshener and everytime they made up our room, they sprayed something similar all over the place.  Aaargh!  Stop with the cheap perfume.

18/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Chelsey N.
This is a beautiful place to stay in Key West.  It really has that authentic "Key West" atmosphere, and it is in a central, convenient location.  The staff is friendly and helpful; they were willing to go above and beyond to give personal customer service.  There is a happy hour everyday with free wine and cheese! The pool/spa area is also a great place to hang out.  

One major criticism that I have is that the walls in the rooms are paper thin! I could hear people outside all night long.

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Brian R.
Love this place!  It's quaint but at the same time it's one street over from all the action.  The only place I stay when I head down to Key West!

21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Rusty S.
Beautiful hotel, great location, reasonable rates-- in downtown Key West!

At about $200 a night, this was more than we were hoping to spend on a hotel room, but it turned out to be well worth it.  The location is just a block away from the center of downtown Key West and an easy walk to either side of the island.  Being a block away from Duval St, though, is just far enough that the noise and crowds are hardly noticeable from this location.  Onsite (gated) parking is included in the room rate, so once you're parked you don't really need to move the car again till you're leaving (this is a major bonus in a town where parking can be expensive and hard to come by).

The grounds here are beautiful-- full of tropical plants and flowers and featuring an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and koi pond.  The room was also great: a king suite with a sleeper sofa in the living room, it's own private deck area with a table and chairs, and a mini-kitchen area (fridge, coffee pot, microwave).

The manager, Conrad, was extremely professional, helpful, and friendly-- gladly offering advice on where to go (and where not to go) during our visit.  The grounds and hotel staff here had also done an outstanding job at keeping everything clean, orderly, and in good working order.

I would happily stay here again if looking to book a room for a couple of days in Key West!

13/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Mary G.
We recently stayed 3 nights at the Paradise Inn. The Inn is lovely and the staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. Jim was especially helpful. It was only his second day working but he was the perfect host. The rooms were lovely and comfortable. The location is perfect, just off Ducal street.

07/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Janice D.
Fabulous place, rooms were beyond comfortable and the decor was stand out. Particularly loved the front porch with chairs overlooking the pool. Close enough to everything, yet quiet and quaint. I look forward to my next trip to Key West and stay at The Paradise Inn.

30/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Angie T.
This hotel...and honestly I wouldn't even call it a hotel...it's so much more personal than a hotel...really lives up to its name.

The Florida Keys stand alone IMO far as paradise goes...but this review is for The Paradise Inn, not the Keys.  

We arrived late by cab, but still, checking in was a breeze. The sweet guy who was there to greet us was so nice and not at all upset at the late hour of our arrival.  He was ever so helpful about making sure we were all squared away with our bike rentals before we were off to our room.  You don't drive in Key West.  You walk or bike it.  We knew this but hadn't made previous bike rentals.  No worries, though. The hotel anticipated this and set us up with a bike rental company who came and met us there at the hotel the next morning.

The rooms are all spacious and suite like with a living room area and a separate bedroom. The bed is comfy and there's a microwave and mini fridge in the room. Breakfast is included in the rate and it consists of fresh fruits, yogurt and pastries.  

Beautiful place, beautiful space and wonderful customer service. Love it!

18/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Patrick B.
Just a block from Duval. The place is beautiful so well kept. The room was spacious. My only complaint is that there was no bed spread or blanket. The mattress wasn't that comfortable. I hate to even mention it because everything else makes up for it. If your in key west and you want an authentic old key West inn. This is the best place I've found.

25/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Devin N.
What a great place this was to spend a full week just recently!

Comfortable HUGE king-sized bed
great pool (though, selfishly, I wished there was less people using it)
great staff
nice location (about one and a half blocks from Duval St.)
clean and tropical
continental breakfast included

It really was a week in paradise...

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Cara S.
We stayed here the 1 night we were in Key West. I have nothing negative to say about this place! Our room was clean and spacious. The pool was wonderful and they provided us with clean towels to use at the pool. It's is a small hotel with few guest so you feel as though you are the only people there. Breakfast is included in your stay and it was wonderful! I was very impressed!

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Juliet N.
Stayed for only one night, but wish it had been more. This place was so nice! We got a King Suite (a steal at $200/ night during the off season). It had a bedroom (with a cozy King sized bed and a door), and a living room area with a pullout couch. My cousin stayed on it and said the bed was really comfortable despite being a pull out. The look is pretty much all white, there are 2 large tv's in the suite and a nice, clean bathroom. There is also a sink outside the bathroom (so handy). There's a refrigerator in the room and they leave a couple of bottled waters on the nightstands for guests. Oh, and free WiFi, always a plus. They have a nice little pool area with lounge chairs and a hot tub area a little apart from it. The hotel is near the south end, a couple of streets off Duval, so it is quiet but still convenient. There is a restaurant right across the street (Off the Hook, I think) that serves food all day, good food and convenient to the hotel.

The staff here were really friendly and accomodating. We checked out and were able to leave our stuff in the front office while we went for a stand up paddleboarding tour. Then when we came back we were able to use the pool area and hang out. There is a bathroom and a real shower (with a door) out there so we were able to get cleaned up before leaving Key West. That is such a great service, and much appreciated. We found out you can rent bikes directly from the hotel for $15/ day. We didn't need them but it's so convenient to just get them there if you do. Would definitely recommend, especially if you can catch a good deal.

08/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Nancy P.
The paradise in was a spectacular cottage style hotel with every amenity you can think of. From a mint on your pillow case and water by your bed two towels at the pool and wine and cheese in the afternoon the Paradise Inn has much to be desired! Staff is wonderful and the rooms are really big and very well maintained. We loved staying at the Paradise in and would definitely return there it is a bit pricey but so is Key West for places to stay.

10/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Cindy G.
Nearly perfect!   This place is wonderful, charming, private, reserved parking, quiet and is located 1 block off Duval.  You can truly walk just about anywhere on the south end of the island without a problem... rent a bike if you want to be a little faster.   Want quiet ?  stay in -  no quiet?  walk a block away to Duval.   We had a king suite with a porch - nice size room - comes with fridge & microwave - also has coffee maker.   Breakfast included and they carry gluten free corn muffins (very exciting!) fruits, bagels, cereals, coffees & teas.  If you want something bigger they are happy to give you some local breakfast places.   Also wine/cheese in the evening but missed those!  Pool is nice sized - not huge but good enough for the number of rooms - hot tub and plenty of nice seating and chairs around if you're gonna hang out.  Free wi-fi with a nice strong signal.   Our room could use a little maintenance but would not keep us from going back - consider this place our home now for any Key West trips!  Tip - Book online ... avoid the hotel sites ... you'll get a better deal.   Booked an additional night and still came out ahead.  Almost didn't review because this place is so great (don't want it booked out all the time!) but i gave in.   ENJOY !!!

11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Lauren S.
We loved staying at the Paradise Inn during our 5 night stay in Key West. The staff is extremely friend and helpful (especially Donna and Greg) and gave us excellent recommendations for local eateries in the area which we ended up visiting multiple times.  The location of Paradise Inn is ideal - although it is only a block or two away from Duval Street, ts nice to have this quiet retreat to return to after a night out. We also loved the complimentary breakfast and the free wine and cheese happy hour (which we frequented).  

The only complaint that we had was that the cleaning crew didn't really clean the rooms - they only made our beds and gave us more towels (and also cleaned the rooms really late compared to other hotels we have stayed in).

Overall, I would highly recommend that you stay here on your trip to Key West and if I am ever in the area again, I will definitely be back.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Stephanie L.
My husband and I stayed here just one night and wish we had more time. Greg was on the front desk when we checked in and was so kind and helpful.  The rooms are beautiful and all of the extras were well thought out - from a fantastic breakfast, to their complimentary wine and cheese reception. We will definitely be staying here again.

13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Ryan K.
We booked this place through hotwire using the tool that lets you say how nice of hotel you want and the general area of it. We really lucked out and got this place for around $125 less per night than it was going for other places.

First check in is 4 pm which is a bit on the late side. We arrived around 3 not knowing this. Luckily they have on site parking for $25 per night (your other option is street parking which is next to impossible to find most of the year). We elected to pay to park on site and they allowed us to park and walk around the area while they finished cleaning our room.

When we returned from walking down to Duval St (just a block away) we went to our room which was very nice. It was clean and everything was in it's place. They left york peppermint patties on the pillows.

The pool is not heated but even in January it was warm enough to swim in comfortably. The hot tub was small but adequate for the size of the motel. It was set to the perfect temperature where you could sit in it for 30 minutes and not be too hot or cold.

The staff (especially Jim) were great. They were very knowledgeable of the area and were very responsive / friendly. They were some of the most professional hotel / motel staff that I've come across while still feeling genuine and not fake.

We will be staying here anytime we return to Key West.

04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0