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“Fantastic Stay at the Garden House!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Garden House
Ranked #64 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Florida
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70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay at the Garden House!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Garden House for a few days and had a fabulous time! When we first arrived, we were greeted by the most wonderful, sweet, outgoing woman named Nancy (the manager). She is what made our stay so much fun! Yes, the rooms were nice and perfect for our needs! Yes, the location was amazing - not too far from Duval Street! Whenever we were back at the room, we just had fun! There is a Happy Hour and the breakfast is good. She made our stay so enjoyable that we are about to plan our next trip there! I highly recommend this place in Key West!

Room Tip: Any room is just fine. They are all situated around the pool. The pool/outdoor kitchen was just ou...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lovespain
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Paducah, Kentucky
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

I made a reservation at the wrong hotel and canceled less than 24 hours later. They charge a $25 bookkeeping fee! I find this a ridiculous policy and definitely confirms my opinion that I would never stay there! My trip is over 35 days away and they still charge the bookkeeping fee no matter what. Bad customer service. I would call the fees incurred due to using credit cards "a cost of doing business"

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Odessa, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

For the price...it is probably the worse deal you could get in Key West. For only about 20-30% more you could stay directly on centralized Duval Street and get MUCH more for your money. As for the rooms and facilities... it is very claustrophobic* and you are guaranteed to hear all the agreements and disagreements of your neighbors. Besides, the constant slight odor of mildew the rooms provide the absolute minimal space for sleeping... these room were divided with one thought in mind - maximize the number of people per square feet and NOT any level of comfort is considered. The neighborhood is quite and set off from the more active areas...so, you might want to rent a bike or motorbike. The parking lot at the hotel is plentiful but is dirt...so, if it rains it will be quite a muddy mess. If this place didn't have a no return policy, I would wager half of the occupants would leave after the first night. Overall, this place is high cost and low value... but, might work if you are on a budget and simply need to spend a single night for a single person or couple but not a family. *Side Note: AVOID rooms that share baths (rooms 4 and 5?)...they are like a cave, beds are uncomfortable and are simply the most uncomfortable place to stay.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms 4 and 5 that share bathrooms... unless you like staying in a cave. Do not confuse the G...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Joe M
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Meriden, CT
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

We stayed in the "Gecko Grotto" room, which is one of the smaller rooms at the inn. Totally adequate for our needs....bed, tv, refrigerator, clean bathroom, nice shower. Typical continental breakfast in the morning.. nice having coffee a few steps from the room. Nancy, the manager, was very helpful and a lot of fun. Great location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robin_from_MeridenCT
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Strathroy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

The location was excellent. The room was okay. The bed was old and tired. Nancy (1 of the managers) could be trying if you are looking for peace and quiet. She is a talker and if you want to be entertained she is perfect. The continental breakfast was good with OJ, coffee, yogurt, pastries, toast, bagels, etc....

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank katcanuk
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Additional Information about Garden House

Property: Garden House
Address: 329 Elizabeth St, Key West, FL 33040-6804
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price range (per night): $213 - $480
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Garden House Inn is Key West's most fun inn! Garden House Bed and Breakfast is very centrally located, only a block or two from Duval Street, the Historic Seaport, Mallory Square and Caroline Street, to name a few. We are a fun and relaxed B&B, with 10 rooms, all with private shower/bath. You'll most likely hear laughter spilling around the building from the other guests enjoying the free happy hour. Come over to join in the fun! ... more   less 
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Garden House Key West, Florida

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