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“A Real Gem”
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The Gardens Hotel
Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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“A Real Gem”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

The Gardens hotel exceeded our expectations. Check in was great with a welcoming glass of prosecci. We took advantage of the coupon on Trip Advisor for the free bottle of wine.
We stayed in one of the Courtyard rooms, a nice size, & were happy with our choice as we were able to sit on the verandah & listen to Sunday night jazz.
All of the staff were friendly & helpful. They show what customer service is all about.
The pool was a wonderful 86 degrees with the greatest floats/rafts ever!. A pillow on each end and easy to get off & on.
We flew into Key West and took a cab to the hotel. No car is needed once you get there. The Gardens is midway between the gulf & the ocean, and a very short walk to Duval Street.
For my husband & I, this is a do-over trip & we will surely stay at The Gardens Hotel again.

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

On a lark, my wife and I drove two hundred miles (with the top down and weather cooperating) for a two day one night stay. Just the drive to Key West was an adventure. We read other thoughtful reviews so planning a Sunday night stay with Jazz and wine by the pool sounded perfect. It was, and it was enjoyable to not only mingle with fellow guests but locals who know something good when they see it. This charming B & B has wonderful accommodations and staff. Erica and Jim were great!

Just a block from the action of Duval Street, you are still far enough off the beaten path to escape the noise of Spring Break yet be a quick walk from the action. Only thing to beware of is tree sap on your vehicle if you park in the lot on Angela Street. We thoroughly enjoyed this one night stay and highly recommend it to those who appreciate the charm of a well-managed and beautifully set B & B.

Room Tip: A first floor room allowed us to sit on our Veranda and enjoy the Jazz.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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TOTOKeyWest, General Manager at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2012
Sometimes a one day trip is pleasant and rewarding! Thank you for the visit and comments. I will pass them on to our wonderful crew who all make The Gardens Hotel what it is. We hope to see you soon!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Stayed at The Gardens for our anniversary... exceeded all expectations! The staff is wonderful, and that really does make a difference. They immediately make you feel welcome, and give you a sense of a kind of home-away-from-home. They gave us excellent suggestions of where to eat and what to see. We were lucky enough to stay over a Sunday night, which meant they had a cool jazz concert in the courtyard area. The event was very well attended, so get a seat early, or do as we did - sit on our private balcony and enjoy. The place has a great wine bar, where you can purchase just a splash (great to sample many different types and brands) to a full bottle. They also have a regular bar that doubles as the breakfast station where they serve multiple daily specials. Finally, the location cannot be beat; there is no way I would want to stay on Duval street - no offense, but that is where I go for nightlife, and I don't want people like me keeping me up all night - but the Gardens are located only one block away and is close to everything.

No other way of putting it, VERY IMPRESSED. We would suggest this place to anyone, and would stay again when we come back.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We loved The Gardens Hotel. It is a private walled oasis located just off of Duval ... walking distance to lots of great restaurants nearby. We were happy to lounge around the pool, read our novels and chat with the other interesting guests. The staff was fantastic and attentive. The amenities were very good...not superlative...but that hardy mattered. The gardens were lovely. We plan to return next year.

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We just returned from a delightful seven nights at this tropical gem nestled in the heart of Key West. The room, facilities and common areas were elegant yet unpretentious, with a large enough site to create a tranquil setting despite its central location. Further, virtually all of the "veteran" staff is professional and attentive, yet seem to have integrated the hotel's unpretentious charm into their DNA. We will return!

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TOTOKeyWest, General Manager at The Gardens Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2012
Thank you for your wonderful comments! We work hard to make every guest experience the best ever!
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Additional Information about The Gardens Hotel

Property: The Gardens Hotel
Address: 526 Angela St, Key West, FL 33040-7433
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Key West
#1 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gardens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once the largest private estate in Key West, the expansive grounds of The Gardens Hotel house 20 luxurious guest suites, and comprise over an acre of lush, tropical landscaping just steps away from Key West's infamous Duval Street. The Gardens Hotel calls to mind the best of elegant boutique hotels,but with a decidedly Key West atmosphere. Start your day with a tropical complimentary breakfast and relax in our pool open 24 hours. Our d'Vine Wine Gallery is the first Enomatic wine tasting system in the Keys. Taste, Flight or full pour, you can enjoy up to 35 different wines from around the world. Every Sunday 'Live Jazz In The Gardens' starts at 5 and ends around 7:30pm. Live piano in our Cabaret, Wednesday through Saturday, 5-7pm. Now a tradition and a stop off for both locals and guests, world class entertainers all in the beautiful Gardens. ... more   less 
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