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“Nice stay overall” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Key Lime Inn Key West
Ranked #16 of 50 Hotels in Key West
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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“Nice stay overall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

My wife and I stayed for three nights at the Key Lime Inn in February, 2012. Overall, we had a very good experience. The location was perfect in that it was walking distance (by our standards) to all major KW attractions. Very quiet -- at least when compared to some other hotels closer to the nightlife -- but it might have helped that we were in an upstairs room. The room itself was quite clean. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, and I'm usually really picky about this aspect of my hotel stays. The staff was quite friendly and helpful.

On the downside, as other reviewers have noted, this inn is not a luxury resort. But it has some dated charm, in a recently renovated sense. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have parking available when we arrived in the evening -- we were directed to find street parking until spots opened up in the a.m. The following morning, we got a spot on the property, and it didn't turn out to be a big deal, just a minor annoyance. Also, the breakfast was ... OK. It wasn't much -- bagels, muffins, cereal, coffee, orange juice, and apples -- but it was, well, OK.

To sum up, we had a very good stay at the Key Lime Inn and a wonderful stay in Key West. Quite pleased with it overall. I'd certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Liked our room a lot. #11, upstairs in the Maloney Bldg. It was a distance from the pool and the street...so very very quiet. Lots of pillows and a comfortable bed. Very clean. The private porch had no view except the roof of an adjacent cottage. The morning food offerings were just okay. The pool was clean and nice to use midday, for a respite and refreshment before heading out to the town. Easy wnalking access to all parts of the island located near Duval Street.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Doylestown, PA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

This INN is just one inch better that a 1950s Motel. We were lead to believe it was quiet because it was not on Duval St. Quiet it wasn't with the rooster crowing 24 hours, the traffic going all night and the church chimes ringing whenever they felt like. It was within walking distance of everything and the front desk staff tried to be helpful. We were given the historic original house which translates 2nd floor walkup. Thankfully thee was someone to help with the luggage but it was a steep climb. The room was spare. The bed was very high and no step stool to help a 5"1' senior citizen climb onto it. There was only one mirror in the room, in the bathroom, tough if it is steamed up when you want to use it. the only place for two people to put their toiletries wad a 2 foor long 4 inch wide shelf above the pedistal sink. One towel rack and one extra towel ring. The shower curtain was sucked into the shower and got in the way. There were paper coffee cups and plastic drinking cups that the maid never replenished. I had to ask the front desk for more. Also there were no facial tissues in the room and they were produced when I asked for them. The buffet breakfast was just awful. The muffins mus have just been defrosted and the butter was rock hard. Everyone crowded around the small area near and by the pool. The rooster was there too waiting for scraps.
Apples were the only fruit. Won't go back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Just got back from 3 nights and 4 days in Key West.
The room was dated but clean. Noisier than I expected, the person in the next cottage either was an inconsiderate clod OR the door was difficult to close. Which is the most likely scenario since my bathroom door has the same issue. But the door slamming was loud and woke us several times.
Our cottage was close to the rock driveway so we heard all the vehicles coming and going.
For the price, even in expensive Key West, I would expect a little more. The breakfast served by the pool is nice but very minimal. Suited us ok, but some folks expected more.
The staff was very helpful and congenial. The place was clean and very quaint.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed at the Key Lime Inn for our babymoon last weekend. You cannot beat the location.. it is 2 blocks from Duvall Street (where all the action is). We were in one of the free-standing "cottages," which was cute but pretty tiny. It was clean and had all of the necessities. It did not really have a usable patio. Let me add that staying that close to Duvall comes at a price... you can hear traffic outside periodically. Because of that, the resident rooster (who starts crowing at about 4 am), and the church bells across the street, I went to CVS to buy $2 foam earplugs for the A.M. Worked like a charm! It's not really much of a hassle taking into consideration the price (it is pretty reasonable) and the fab location. We would absolutely return.

Room Tip: The rooms are probably quieter the farther away from the road you get.
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Property: Key Lime Inn Key West
Address: 725 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040-6423
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 50 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€€
Hotel Class:3 star — Key Lime Inn Key West 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic architecture with updated, modern rooms and amenities are what you will enjoy at our Key Lime Inn located in the center of the Old Town area of Key West. Key Lime Inn is a stylish, boutique hotel with 37 guest rooms located just two blocks from amazing Key West nightlife on the world famous Duval Street. You can walk to restaurants and nightlife and enjoy the quaint houses in Key West's historic neighborhoods. Rooms are situated in several buildings spread out on an acre of grounds, giving the property a very tranquil, spacious feel. Garden paths and tropical foliage separate buildings and quiet resting spots. A large heated pool is surrounded by palm trees, and has plenty of deck space for comfortable chaise lounges. Continental breakfast is served poolside each morning and guest parking is available. Historic architecture & modern rooms. Free continental breakfast. Free in-room internet. Upscale eco-friendly bathroom amenities. Large pool. Boutique hotel. Walk to Duval Street, the harbor & beaches. Located in the heart of Old Town, Key West. Modern style & comfort meets relaxed Key West vibe at the Key Lime Inn. Self parking onsite for 10 USD/day. ... more   less 
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