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Tropical Inn in Key West, FL

Tropical Inn in Key West, FL


Incomparable mid-Duval Street walk-to-everything location. Distinctive island ambience; unique features and amenities; attention to detail. The Tropical Inn artfully blends the hushed intimacy of a romantic bed & breakfast with the quality and casually elegant style of a boutique lodging in the European tradition. This lush oasis comprised of an historic Bahamian-style Conch house, a scattering of charming garden cottages, and two pools offers rooms and suites ranging from "mid-range" to "superior".


Established in 1984.

The original structure ("Main House") of The Tropical Inn is an historic Bahamian Conch House, built in the late 1800s as a single-family home.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was converted to a guesthouse in 1984 and has been family owned and operated since then.  Over the years, this B&B has expanded to incorporate adjacent cigar-maker cottages, which have been renovated to comfortable guest accommodations featuring modern amenities while retaining their historic character.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.17

Address: 812 Duval St, Key West, FL, 33040
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Comments (12):

1. Melissa M.
My first time in Key West, and my first stay at a B&B.  We made a great choice staying at the Tropical Inn!  Beautiful, clean rooms, wonderful hosts, and terrific breakfast! Walk out the front door and get into the think of Duval St, and walk in either direction to all sorts of activities. Walk through the back door and relax in their gardens, and the pool.  We had our wedding at The Tropical Inn and have found a great place to stay the next time we visit Key West!  Recommended!

29/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Ed P.
Was fantastic, great helpful staff, will stay there again and again!

27/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Richard B.
This was a nice little tropical inn on Duval, maybe the kind Mario Sanchez drew a couple of times. The room was nice and charming, had nice french doors that opened right up to the backyard and pool area. My only problem was upon returning one night, my set of keys didn't work to get into the front entrance of the locked building. Found out the next day that the set i was given and took with me for the evening had two room keys on the ring. Whatever, we got into our room without having to have anyone come down,  but it was still a bit of an inconvenience. They charge $15 for parking a block away.  There were also a few fruit flys all over the breakfast buffet station. Otherwise it was a nice quiet little place.

20/05/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Sean O.
I normally reserve 5 stars for high end establishments but this place deserves recognition. The first thing I have to point out is that once you step inside you forget you're staying on Duval Street as you don't hear any traffic or pedestrian noise. The main house is very charming and walking out to the patio/pool area instantly transports you to beautiful private garden. The room was immaculate and the bed really comfortable. (I slept better there than I normally do at home.) The included breakfast was well above average and especially nice on Sunday. The Inn keepers (Allan, Jane, and Brandi) were the perfect example of what all hospitality staff should be: Genuinely friendly and very helpful with the even the smallest of questions. I will definitely be staying there again the next time I go to Key West.

17/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Colin D.
Nice house and decent service.  Breakfast was slightly underwhelming but the great location made up for it.  My issue was that they have their pool & common area lit up like a landing strip with no way to turn down the lights.  My room had a patio entrance from the pool area but basically only a white sheet as a curtain.  I could read a book in my bed at midnight with all the lights off and the curtains drawn shut!  I don't know about you but I don't know how anyone sleeps like that. This is suppose to be a bed and breakfast where you get a good night sleep but I had a lousy night here.  Looked through their whole welcome binder for a number to call someone to get the lights turned down...No luck.  Way overpriced for what I received.  At checkout the lady dryly asked "If I had a good night OUT," nothing about my opinions on the amenities or my night's sleep.  She took my keys and that was it. Would not recommend.

16/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Jay D.
The Tropical Inn is a first class bed and breakfast. Located in the heart of duval street. Very quiet and cozy! Awesome pool and hospitality!

05/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Lisa E.
As I entered this little piece of paradise, it is a found treasure in the middle of Duval Street. Not on the beach, but as most people that travel to Key West knows there is not any beaches here. It is surrounded by the beautiful ocean breeze and water. Tropical Inn is one of those places you wish to find. When you walk in off the street, you enter a HOME, with an outside garden and a total of 11 rooms through out the property. A pool that is surrounded by gardens and lush vegetation. Hot tub off to the right off of the back porch. We are in the back of the property cabana style room with a private hot tub, and from Duval Street you can hear live music not to loud from the outside and enjoy the night. We always bring a noise maker when we travel, I think it is a must. When we went inside, not a problem we could not hear the music. Wake up to a morning breakfast that is perfection to start the day. This is a place that I plan on visiting every year.


02/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Amy B.
We just stayed at the Tropical Inn the second weekend in August. It is a lovely little bed and breakfast located on Duval Street but not at the heavy bar end where all the noise is. It is very convenient and we walked easily from one end of the island to the other. We flew in from California on the red eye arriving in Key West at 8:30 in the morning. We knew there were people in our room (Gecko's Garden) so we wouldn't be able to check in when we got there. The staff was very accomodating letting us leave our bags there while we grabbed breakfast and were super fast in cleaning our room so that we could get a nap in before the rest of our family arrived in Key West. We were in our room by 11:30!

The location was great, staff was nice and helpful, our cottage was the largest they have and decent size for the two of us. We even had our own private hot tub. The bed and pillows were comfy and the only issue was when the rain shower wouldn't devert to the basic shower - they fixed immediately.

We used the pool as well for late night swims and it was clean and well kept! Breakfast is basic but perfect for me - fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, cereal and juices. They provide extra towels, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower gel, hair dryer, and iron.

This is an excellent place to stay especially if you want a true "Key West" vibe without the noise and you don't mind not being on the water.

I only gave this 4 stars and not 5 due to the price - $374.00 an night.

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Janet B.
My friend and I stayed at this inn last weekend.  Perfect location on Duval Street.  The room is nicely decorated but small.  On the second day, the cleaning person did not replace our dirty wine glasses.  We could not find a cork screw anywhere on the premises, either, which I thought was kind of odd since there were wine glasses in the room.  Also, breakfast is continental which is disappointing, considering the price of the room.  No complimentary snacks or drinks in the lobby, either.

17/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Michael R.
Interesting that only 3 reviews have been written in the past 4+ years for Tropical Inn.  My first Key West trip was enjoyed in large part due to where we stayed.

Stayed in one half of the cabana and it was large enough for a couple who don't spend all that much time in their room during daylight hours.  Very comfortable temperature-wise with the high wall-mounted a/c unit (extremely quiet) and ceiling fan in this humid town.

Clean, conveniently located, friendly yet not overbearing or "in your face", and exactly what their attractive website displays and details.  I would stay there again without a doubt.

05/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Brandon S.
Loved this cute little hotel. Nice employees. Beautiful old vibe. Great continental breakfast. Just waiting on my reimbursement on an extra charge. Ill keep you posted if this is easily taken care of.

30/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Pauline L.
We booked the Banyan Tree Suite for our Honeymoon this past April.  There is a public parking place across the street (Duval) which has a special arrangement with the Tropical Inn.  We parked on Monday and didn't touch the car again until we left on Thursday.  It was wonderful to be able to walk anywhere in Old Town Key West easily.  
Tropical inn is centrally (and I do mean centrally) located on Duval.  You can step outside and then decide whether you want to go left or right.  Right takes you to the Southernmost Point, the Butterfly Conservatory, Fort Taylor and Hemingway house.  Left takes you to Mallory Square, Sloppy Joes and all the other bar crawl places you might want to visit after sunset.  You can't go wrong here.  No matter where you decide to get your drink on, you can walk home easily.
But it's not just about stepping out.  It's also about staying in.  The room was well appointed, big, comfy bed, nice little private deck outside with (my personal fave) a patio swing, and even a separate sitting room with a day bed, for additional people if needed.  
After a long hot day of trekking all over Key West Doing the tourist thing we crawled to our room and sank into that great bed, oh... heaven!
The grounds and pool are wonderful, lush, peaceful.  Breakfast in the morning, poolside in the afternoon, bar crawl at night... sounds wonderful doesn't it?
The staff are so friendly and helpful with recommendations, and maps.  
I very highly recommend The Tropical Inn.

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0