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“Good value in Key West”
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Almond Tree Inn
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“Good value in Key West”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This hotel is a 15 minute walk from the action but there is one car park space for every room ($8 charge). I thought it provided a reasonable balance between location and price. King suite room but was really a mini suite: bigger room with couch, microwave, fridge, table in addition to what you'd normally expect in a king bedded room. Very small bathroom. Most rooms seemed to open out onto a verandah that overlooks the pool area. When we were there (April 17/18, 2012) the place was not full (everywhere seemed to have vacancies) so there was plenty of room. Nice, pleasant reception, seemed to be family run and they wanted to please. Certainly helpful. Two free drinks per person in happy hour was nice. Pleasant, semi open air area for drinks and breakfast which was quite reasonably good.
We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed in room 106, next to the pool. Although there were families with children in the pool, the sound did not penetrate the room. The room was very comfortable and of sufficient size, although there was not adequate seating. The room was very nicely decorated with sufficient storage space. The pool area has considerable seating in lounge chairs and at tables, with a number of umbrellas to keep on the mid-day sun. The afternoon reception of snacks (which change daily), beer, wine, etc. is very nice after a day treking around Key West. The cold breakfast, also varying by day, is quite sufficient. Service is outstanding, with the reception and office staff ready to do anything to help. The location is a block off Duval, and away from the busiest sections of Duval. There are plenty of good restaurants and other services nearby.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We loved this place and thank you to Tripadvisor for the suggestion.

This hotel is rather pricey but I am always willing to pay more for location. Parking is tight, limited, and over eight dollars a day. Arriving late, we missed the "Happy Hour" but as we checked in the desk clerk offered us a glass of wine and invited us to sit on the patio and gear down. That we did. It was dusk, the weather was wonderful and it was amazing how the immediate hospitality set the stage for a wonderful stay.

As we walked to our room we passed a small waterfall with Koi in a pond and a hot tub with plenty of lounge chairs and large pool. Our room was secluded and had everything we could ask for. We entered through a small white gate to the area of our room. A small bistro table tucked under a stairwell was excellent for night time privacy if one of us decided to sit out for a while.

The room had every convenience and then some. It was very spacious, microwave, fridge, safe. store purchased fudge cookies for a late night snack all greeted us with the usual coffee pot and bottled water. The bathroom was a little tight but it was obvious that every effort had been made to make it less close feeling. After shutting the bathroom door the shower had glass blocks for walls and was well lit. A vanity was in the room with a magnifying mirror and plenty of light. There was one TV an additional TV would have been nice in front of the couch but I am NOT complaining!

Breakfast was included and served at an open bar. It was limited but more than enough to satisfy us. Hard boiled eggs, fruit, with toast and pastries which were toasted while you waited. Plenty of juices, peanut butter, sufficient to make a meal but not cooked to order.

There were many birds and small lizards if you are watchful. As we walked to breakfast the employees were washing the lounge chairs and placing a rolled up towel on each lounge. Everyone smiled and said Good Morning as if they really meant it!

Location, we had asked if there were any areas we needed to avoid and the desk clerk said there was wasn't much, if any, crime. We looked at each other and thought, "not what I heard". But even at 12-00AM and later it felt very safe while we were walking. Even strolling in front of bars and loud areas we never felt uncomfortable.

The next morning we walked literally around the corner to the Conch Train Kiosk and bought tickets for the Conch Train, The Shipwreck Museum and the Hemingway house. The Hotel clerk suggested that we take the trolley but we booked the Conch Train. The Conch Train was narrated the entire time so even as you hop on and hop off for the attractions you are receiving a tour of the city of Key West. There was one free stop on the Train tour that we really enjoyed. I can't say enough about the Shipwreck Museum it was so much fun and informative, good for an entire family. The narrators are in period dress and really go out of their way to accommodate both adults and children. There is a tower with a fantastic view of the gulf. We never had to wait for the next "train" luck maybe? We were told once they would wait if they could but if another "train" came they had to move on to the next stop.

If your priority is location, the Almond Tree Inn is the best and I will be back!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Clinton Ma
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My husband and I loved this Inn. Our room was across from the pool but was still quiet. We liked being near to Duvall Street and yet the yard was quiet and peaceful. We even made new friends while enjoying the afternoon Happy Hour. We have found a home in Key West.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pennington,NJ
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

We decided to take the drive down to the Keys and say for a few days. We loved this Inn. The place was beautiful, relaxing and just what we needed. They are kid friendly but the place was peaceful and quiet the majority of time. Customers keep coming back over the years and you could tell why. They leave the pool towels out in the morning and I don't think we had to ask for a single thing. I guess our only complaint is that the maid did not get to our room one day (they probably need more maids) but to be fair we always came back at 3:00pm for a nap (with the little ones). If we explained this, I'm sure they would have made accommodations. We used the pool quite a bit and though it's not large, we felt like we had it to ourselves most of the time. Nothing beats floating in the pool, looking up at the sky and palm trees or the stars and moon and just letting go and enjoying. We could truly relax and we slept like babies here.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Almond Tree Inn

Property: Almond Tree Inn
Address: 512 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040-3141
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Price range (per night): ₹ 18,474 - ₹ 38,370
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Almond Tree Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Almond Tree Inn came to life in 2013 when we pulled together beautiful, green minded, and Made in the USA products from the top manufactures and designers in the industry. The guest rooms feature custom made furnishings, amazing showers, the latest in technology, stunning wood floors, luxurious linens, and beautiful artwork by local artist.With the ambiance of a secluded resort you would never imagine Duval Street is just 50 steps outside our gates... "Ranked #1 Hotels & Resorts in Key West by TripAdvisor with over 700 five star ratings" Winner "Certificate of Excellence 2011,12,13,14,15". Travelers Choice Award #10 Small Hotel in the USA 2015. Give us a call to book your stay and join us in Celebrating a New Almond Tree Inn! ... more   less 
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