Tropical Inn

812 Duval St , Key West, FL 33040 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Artfully blending the hushed privacy of a boutique hotel with the intimacy of a romantic bed and breakfast, The Tropical Inn is a haven of tranquility in a most unexpected central location: at the midpoint of legendary Duval Street, within walking distance of all Key West attractions. This romantic Key West bed and breakfast consists of the lovingly restored main house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and three charming cottages clustered in a lush tropical garden with a fabulous waterfall pool and spa. Meticulously clean, professionally designed interior and garden spaces are tastefully furnished in a tropical motif evocative of the European colonial era in the East and West Indies. Rooms at this lovely Key West inn have private baths, queen and king size beds, minifridges, ceiling fans, air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, and Wi-Fi Internet access. A microwave oven is centrally located for the convenience of guests. Most rooms feature adjacent porches or decks, and three Garden Cottage Suites have very private outdoor areas with their own spas! A tantalizing expanded continental breakfast buffet is served each morning on the garden terrace. This hospitable Key West B&B is a family owned and operated establishment. An emphasis on guest comfort, personal service, and attention to detail is evident throughout this charming Florida Keys bed and breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Another great stay

4.4 on May 09, 2016

Spent six nights here in late April. If you're looking for the Key West charm this is the place to stay. We have stayed in many other places over the years and have settled on the Tropical Inn as our home away from home in Key West. This is among the best. Great location relative to all KW activities. In spite of being located on the Duval strip, the room and garden are a world removed from Duval . We stayed in the Pineapple Hideaway room with full size refrigerator, microwave, it's own porch and private hot tub. A very nice room. The continental breakfast was good with a special pastry every day (no need to go out for breakfast). On site they have well equipped KW style rental bikes available for the day or as long as you want . Low cost beer, wine, water, sodas and snacks available and complimentary coffee and tea on-site.The gardens and pool area are essence of a tropical setting. Jane, Allen, Brandi, and Tammy are very helpful in suggestions on dining and daily activities around the island. We will keep coming back here for a long time!

Tropical Inn, Key West

4.4 on April 14, 2016

This was our first stay at Tropical Inn & I would definitely return. The staff/owner was very personable & helpful. The room was very clean & cheerful. The grounds were lush. Very pretty. Would definitely recommend it.

Key West elopement

5 on February 01, 2016

We chose the Tropical Inn prior to knowing they also do elopement planning. How exciting! All the details of our wedding were perfect - the officiant, the flowers, the cake & romantic extras … everything was personalized for what we wanted. We had choices, to make our day what we wanted. The Tropical Inn is in a perfect location for walking throughout Key West. The Key Lime Loft was was quiet & well decorated, the bed was very comfortable, the private balcony was relaxing. The room had all the amenities: refrigerator, hair dryer, soft towels, iron & board. The staff was professional, helpful, friendly & fun - always keeping up with details from planning to our arrival. Breakfast was available at a perfect time in the morning & always pleasant conversation shared with the other guests. The Inn was charming, secure, very clean & comfortable. We will return as soon as we can!


5 on December 17, 2015

First time staying at a bed and breakfast and loved it. Very nice owners and very clean rooms. Good simple food and great location. Owners very knowledgeable about key west island. Clean pool and patio!

Tropical Paridise

5 on October 24, 2015

I have never had a bad stay at a Diamond Collection B & B and The Tropical Inn was Awesome! The location, the owners and the services provided are top notch. Out front, Duval Street offers all the party and excitement of Key West. Enter the backyard of the property and all the excitement of Duval Street is left behind. You have a great pool and hot tub and are surrounded by a tropical forest. The periodic singing of roosters is heard along with the waterfall in the pool...The location is perfect. About a 20 minute walk to Mallory Square or the butterfly conservatory going towards the east I highly recommend The Tropical Inn as your lodging destination when visiting Key West.

Awesome inn and location

4.4 on September 15, 2015

Our stay at the Tropical Inn was fantastic! The staff was friendly and helpful, while remaining non intrusive. We booked their least expensive room and it was really nice - bed comfortable and a nice roomy shower. There is a good selection for breakfast. The pool/patio area is AWESOME! Key West was quite hot during our stay and we took a dip mid- afternoon and in the evening to cool off - very easy to do, since the Inn is so well located. I would definitely recommend the Tropical Inn and will stay there again when we return to Key West. Great job!

Highly recommended!

4.6 on August 28, 2015

We stayed at the tropical inn last weekend and highly recommend it. The staff was amazing - attentive and helpful. The check in and checkout was smooth and effortless and they were always around for answers, advise, directions, etc. The room was lovely. The location right on Duval in the center is ideal. It amazed me that even though it was so centrally located in the middle of Duval , yet managed to be quiet and serene. I would definitely stay there again!! Thanks.

Great Place, Close to it all!

4.2 on August 21, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in August. First time to Key West for my husband and I (early 30s). The location was amazing- close to sites, shops, restaurants and bars! Even though it's so close to the nightlife, it felt so peaceful one we entered the building and garden area. We were upgraded to a larger cottage room and the AC was the quietest AC ever! Great breakfast options- breads, jellies, cereal, yogurt, fruit, meat, cheese, hard boiled eggs, OJ, cranberry juice and coffee. Only thing they didn't offer was water, unless you paid for it. Small pool that we used after a night out, and towels to use offsite at the beach and boat ride. Also they gave us complimentary wine tasting at the bistro next door.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted that you were pleased with the complimentary upgrade, quiet AC, and healthy breakfast ... with one exception ... water at breakfast, which must have been an oversight on our part during your visit. Normally, we have single-serve bottled water in the same giant clam shell where the yogurt is served, under ice. We are so sorry that you didn't ask, so that we could have remedied the shortcoming immediately, rather than necessitating a visit to the drink cooler in our honor snack bar. 100% guest satisfaction is our goal, every day. We hope you will give us another chance soon to prove that in a return visit.

Our visit to Key West

4.6 on May 09, 2015

Great people,location and food.

Key West Weekend

4.2 on April 26, 2015

This was my first time in Key West, and the Tropical Inn was a wonderful place to stay. It was quiet and the vegetation afforded privacy even when others were on the patio. Coming up on 30 years of marriage, I loved the opportunity to buy a Love Lock. We also appreciated that it catered to quiet couples. My only suggestion would be to include some "out of the ordinary" goodies for breakfast, but perhaps this is due to the hot weather.

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Rooms & Rates

Gypsy Mermaid's Escape

The Gypsy Mermaid's Escape is adjacent the upstairs veranda, providing a convenient place to relax and people-watch as the every-changing scene on Duval Street passes by below. It is handsomely furnished and imaginatively accessorized in appointments gathered from faraway ports.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $295

Bamboo Room

The Bamboo Room, a garden-toned haven of comfort, features a teak and cane poster bed with a palm tree quilt and an ample desk for writing your memoirs ... or just postcards from Paradise ...

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $295

Key Lime Loft

The Key Lime Loft opens through French doors to its own private sun deck. It is furnished in natural woods mellowed by time and wicker the color of sun-bronzed honey, all under a sheltering vaulted ceiling. Poised high above the garden and rooftops of neighboring cottages, it's your romantic island tree house!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $245 - $255

Banyan Tree Suite

The Banyantree Suite has a spectacular overview of the garden and pool from its spacious private deck, where at night the stars seem close enough to touch. Featuring a 4-poster bed and an adjoining room with day bed, the suite comfortably accommodates three guests. Casually elegant indoor-outdoor living, classic Key West style!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $295 - $410

Mango Summer

The Mango Summer features an antique wicker armoire, a high, wrought-iron queen size bed, and sunlight filtered through Plantation shutters, coaxing you to linger awhile. And why not? You're on island time now.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $180 - $280

Poinciana Patio

The Poinciana Patio is a relaxing, poolview retreat with vaulted ceiling and French doors opening to the garden that "bring the outside in". The handsome wrought iron queen size bed and day bed -- both covered in bright, fiesta colors -- give this room a sunny air of carefree comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $265 - $380

Coconut Cabana

The Coconut Cabana adjoins the back porch of the Main House, for a convenient outdoor area. Inside, a vaulted, open-beamed ceiling of pecky cypress and sleek, contemporary stone tile floors and bath create a secret island hideaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $225 - $320

Conch Courtyard

The Conch Courtyard has its own private, gated patio and the ambience of an Old Florida cottage -- but with every modern amenity. Artwork by locally proclaimed artist, Alan Maltz, graces the walls, which meet a dramatic vaulted ceiling of pecky cypress. The Conch Courtyard assures you a carefree, barefoot holiday on your island in the sun.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $265 - $380

The Tuckaway

When it's got to be special, it's got to be The Tuckaway. One of the Garden Cottage Suites, luxurious, private ... bordering on decadent! King bed, exotic Indonesian furnishings, private reed-screened porch with whirlpool-for-two. Very romantic!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $345 - $450

Gecko's Garden

Seductive ambience unequalled in Key West! A king size Empress Bamboo bed draped in clouds of netting, a rainfall shower, stone tile floors, vaulted reed ceiling ... and a private patio with inground spa. How romantic can it get?

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $395 - $515

Pineapple Hideaway

Entered by way of a quiet lane outside the garden gate, the Pineapple Hideaway is the most private of the Garden Cottage Suites. Stone tile floors and bath, vaulted bamboo reed ceiling, rainfall shower, a kitchenette, covered deck, and private patio with Jacuzzi make the Pineapple Hideaway perfect for a romantic escape from Reality!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $345 - $475

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Small town, Tropical


Key West, FL (EYW)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance , Duval Street location, On National Register of Historic Places, Porches, private decks/patio garden w/ spa, Lush tropical garden w/ waterfall pool, Friendly staff, complimentary concierge, Quality furnishings & antiques

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking restricted to outdoor areas: porches, decks, garden.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends 3 days; holidays 5 days. Some exceptions; please call.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night or 50% of stay, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: A 14-day (longer for holidays and special events) cancellation notice is necessary for an advance deposit refund; incurs $50 cancellation fee.



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  • Time Served: 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Garden terrace