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The Duval House

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The Duval House is the heart and soul of old Key West. Our bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for an idyllic getaway. The Duval House is a traditional, caribbean-style bed and breakfast centrally located at the midpoint of Duval Street in the heart of Old Town, Key West. We offer seven buildings overlooking our lush, tropical courtyard and sunny, newly-constructed pool. All of our rooms offer private bathrooms, overhead fans, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and complimentary, continental breakfast. Reserve your stay at paradise and let us make your getaway dreams a reality at The Duval House.
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Paid private parking on-site
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Adults only
Newspaper
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Tobin S wrote a review 6 Apr
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This was our first experience in Key West. Loved the garden ambiance of the Duval House. Even better than the photos. Staff was beyond welcoming. They really understand how to take care of the small details. Will definitely return to Duval House on future trips to Key West.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Adam F wrote a review Mar 2024
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We really enjoyed our stay at The Duval House! Great location on Duval street. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our room was comfortable.. The bed and pillows were very comfortable! They had a nice array of thing to eat in the morning for breakfast. I would highly recommend staying there!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It's a nice quiet place to stay. It's a great time to relaxe.
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Janie B wrote a review Mar 2024
Endicott, New York14 contributions
Can’t say enough good things about this place. Friendly staff, comfortable beds, lovely grounds, delicious breakfast, nice pool and super convenient to everything on Duval Street. Loved that they had a cat or two wandering the property! We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Sandra Cunha wrote a review Mar 2024
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This was our first time at Duval House. We loved it and will definitely be back. It is an absolutely charming place with an old world flavor and beautiful grounds. The location is fantastic with restaurants and attractions all within walking distance. The staff is attentive, personable, and accommodating but special kudos to Dawson who went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Ken and Sandra
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SunWorshiper60898 wrote a review Mar 2024
Atlanta, Georgia46 contributions61 helpful votes
My husband and I really enjoyed staying here, and with a tweak here and there I would have given it 5 stars. Our Deluxe King room was clean and roomy. Our room was right on Petronia Street (it’s a one-way, relatively quiet street) and we had a lovely private deck with large tropical plants ( see photos). We enjoyed sitting out there with coffee or a glass of wine, reading or watching the light foot traffic. No one walking by could see us - it was great. The ceilings were pitched and there was no room above ours. I think there was a room next to us, but we never heard any noise except for the roosters, who strut around and holler just on the other side of the bedroom wall, which is outside of the Duval House property so management has no control over that. The AC unit was out of reach on the wall, so we weren’t able to alter the temp I would have lowered the temp a couple of degrees for sleeping hours only). The Duval House garden area is gorgeous, with beautiful trees, orchids, and more. The pool was inviting, never crowded, and the water temp was warm yet refreshing. The office staff were helpful and friendly. We took advantage of the bike rentals ($15 for 1st day, $10/day after that). Most places are within walking distance, but some (such as Lazy Dog kayaks) were further and we found there were bike lanes along most of the streets. Breakfast was OK, but could be easily improved to accommodate non-dairy guests. Access to oat, almond or soy milk would have been great to use as coffee creamer or maybe even to put over cereal (if any was offered, which it wasn’t). There wasn’t even any powdered nondairy creamer at breakfast, though there was some of that by the coffee in our room. There was some granola used for the premade yogurt parfaits, and I would have used that as cereal if it and plant milk had been offered. There was some good fruit available, though no bananas. My husband put peanut butter on a bagel for the one day we ate breakfast there. The waffles looked great, and the breakfast staff were friendly.. All
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rick wrote a review Feb 2024
Boston, Massachusetts31 contributions7 helpful votes
We love this place. Good staff, in the middle of it all with a nice quiet garden in the back for down time. It’s a very short walk to either side of Duval Street. Many many restaurants very close by. The kind women who work at the breakfast area are very good, although it might be nicer to have a little more variety .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t bring a car you won’t use it
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litetravel wrote a review Feb 2024
Indianapolis, Indiana31 contributions23 helpful votes
The good: Location was fabulous and they have beautiful gardens. The pool is nice but small. We didn’t use the pool much because there were so many other things to do in Key West. Bed was comfortable and room was very spacious. They have parking on site . Things to be aware of: this is not a good hotel for someone with mobility issues. Lots of steps everywhere you go and the breakfast floor was wet and very slick one morning. Breakfast food was really good - same items everyday. Coffee was horrible - they make it so weak we bought coffee somewhere everyday. Breakfast is awkward - not enough tables and you have to eat in Adirondack chairs. The breakfast staff block you from getting the food as they tell every new guest coming what they have, when they could easily figure it out. They intend to be helpful but the main lady is so overbearing it’s uncomfortable. Far more positives than negatives. Price was the best we found for the location.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring earplugs. The Key West roosters crow all hours of the night.
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Response from John Flynn, Owner at The Duval House
Responded 27 Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Some of the buildings on our property were built around 1906, and many of our guests appreciate their charm. We have ramps throughout the property, so individuals with mobility issues need never use stairs. We ship in our coffee from an expert roaster in the Midwest, not Indiana, but the Midwest. We follow their recommended water-to-coffee ratio, and many guests like it. Some people like their coffee to be like engine oil. Of course, everyone has his or her personal preference, but that is not how we serve ours. Anyone who has met Susan, who serves breakfast at Duval House six days per week and is incredibly dedicated to her job and kind, warm, and lovely, would be surprised that she could block anyone from getting his or her breakfast. She informs guests of our many breakfast choices and offers to cook everyone a fresh Belgian waffle. If you found that to be a little overbearing we apologize. Again, thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts.
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Robert I wrote a review Jan 2024
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The staff provided excellent client service friendly accommodating. The rooms are clean and up to date. Beautiful gardens in court yard with swimming pool gazebo hammock area and plenty of seating. The breakfast in the morning was fantastic with very helpful polite friendly staff. Being on Duval Street we were worried it might be to loud but not at all. We are looking forward to coming back next winter. I highly recommend the Duval house .
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from John Flynn, Owner at The Duval House
Responded 22 Feb 2024
Thank you for the excellent review, Robert! We are delighted to learn you enjoyed our grounds so thoroughly and that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings. We hope to see you again in a few short months!
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PJ F wrote a review Jan 2024
Baltimore, Maryland119 contributions70 helpful votes
Lovely historic property with spectacular garden, conveniently located. Staff members are super friendly and go above and beyond to assist guests. A real gem of a place. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from John Flynn, Owner at The Duval House
Responded 22 Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We are happy to learn you found the staff to be so helpful. We think we have a great team and are happy to learn you think so as well. If you ever return to Key West, we hope you will choose to stay with us!
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Abhinav S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fantastic location, amazing staff, car parking onsite, and amazing breakfast especially the staff members who serve the breakfast they are so wonderful and friendly. If ever I am back in Key West, most definitely I will stay at this property. Minor inconvenience as we booked the two-bedroom apartment for my family of 8. Unfortunately, there was only one bathroom so there was a rush and queue in the morning. Easily fixed if you use the public bathroom on the ground floor. We only stayed for one night so not a big deal.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Although the hotel says booking for adults only, you could take kids but they are not allowed to...
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RM 1,329 - RM 2,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
duval house hotel key west, duval key west
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida KeysKey West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Duval House
Which popular attractions are close to The Duval House?
Nearby attractions include The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (0.2 km), Duval Street (0.2 km), and Heroes Bar & Liberty Lounge (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Duval House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Duval House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Duval House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Duval House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Duval House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Shoe Island Bistro, Kaya island Eats, and Key West Cuban Coffee shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Duval House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Duval House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Key West.
Are there any historical sites close to The Duval House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Truman Little White House (0.8 km), Key West Garden Club (1.6 km), and West Martello Tower (1.4 km).