Avalon Bed & Breakfast

1317 Duval St , Key West, FL 33040 USA (Show map)


Avalon B&B is a lovingly restored Victorian house built in 1885, boasting high colonial style ceilings and decorated with a tropical elegance and homey atmosphere. Over the bed canopy nets provide that romantic touch. Enjoy our continental buffet breakfast overlooking Duval Street each morning, including an array of freshly sliced fruits, assortment of breads and pastries, yogurts, cereals and a daily changing specialty such deli selection, as mini quiche, croissants or omelets.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Weekend Getaway

4.6 on April 20, 2016

Had a great stay and the staff was very helpful and welcoming. Amazing location and cookies every afternoon. The room was very clean and had excellent air conditioning (which is not always true in Florida hotels). The small details were what made everything even nicer. Makeup remover, tooth brushes, makeup towel. All around great weekend

Great stay in Key West

4.6 on February 20, 2016

Enjoyed our stay in Key West. The staff at The Avalon was extremely welcoming and helpful. The accommodations were cozy and well kept. Would definitely try to stay at The Avalon again.

Lovely place

4.2 on February 10, 2016

We stayed in this lovely B&B in January and enjoyed great time there. The location is great, rooms are lovely and breakfasts good. The service is very good too. We will come back!

OK - but not great

3.0 on January 26, 2016

Just stayed for 3 nights (22nd, 23rd and 24th). The breakfasts were not good, but the bed was very comfortable.

Loved it even more the 2nd time!

5 on January 22, 2016

My wife and I got married in Key West almost 3 years ago and honeymooned at the Avalon B & B. As much as we loved it the first time, our return trip was even more enjoyable. The ambiance, location (quiet end of Duval Street), fantastic front porch view (to people watch), the daily breakfast of healthful food and beverage, the staff, room cleanliness, international guests, all warrants our return to this wonderful establishment any time we return to Key West.

Great stay

4.2 on September 05, 2015

Yvonne and her staff were wonderful friendly and very helpful. The breakfast in the morning was very good too! The staff even knew the history of the house witch I found interesting! Thanks for a great stay!! You will see me again on my next visit to Key West. D.A.K

Great Getaway

4.2 on May 04, 2015

We had the opportunity to spend a week at this lovely B&B - the structure was once a Cuban Association & Children's Hospital - the rooms were comfortable & clean - the staff was very helpful. Since it is located at the south end of Deval St. It was very quiet every night. While they did not have any food available there was always freshly baked cookies & a cool drink available. Although the pool may be small the value you will receive here is not. Everyone on the staff here was very helpful and makes you feel like family - thanks Yevonne & Staff

Our stay

4.8 on March 06, 2015

Had a great stay in Key West, the room was very clean and well maintained, as was the B&B. Staff was helpful and very informative. Thanks for a great stay and look forward to staying with you again.

Fabulous Stay in Key West!

5 on February 27, 2015

My husband and I were invited to a wedding in Key West this past January. The wedding took place at The Reach, down the street from Avalon, but the rooms were so expensive so I searched online for a close B&B with relatively inexpensive rooms. The Avalon far exceeded our expectations!! It was in a wonderful location, quiet, VERY clean and the staff was so helpful with anything that you needed or had questions about during your stay. I cannot say enough about the whole experience and we will definitely be staying there again in the near future. Highly recommended!!

Relaxing and comfortable

5 on January 20, 2015

We, a Swedish family of 2 adults and 2 children (10, 13), celebrated Christmas in 2014 in Avalon B&B. We could not have chosen a better place! Everything was top and Avalon exceeded all our expectations. The situation is probably one of the very best in Key West, at the southern end of Duval street, and also on the sunny side. We have never ever experienced such friendly and service minded staff. The Hotel Manager Yvonne, and receptionist Ted was absolutely superb. It felt as if we were movie stars when we each morning went down to the fabulous breakfast and was able to enjoy it on the big porch facing the street. Every afternoon we were offered tea/coffe on the front porch. Avalon is fully renovated and is of high class. My wife was so fond of Avalon that she hardly wanted to leave it for our trips. We'll be back!

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Rooms & Rates

Small Queen Room - sleeps 2 people maximum no children , located on the rear of the building.

Our most economical rooms. Located on the rear of the main building, these rooms open up by the pool deck. Although smaller than our rooms in the main house, they have all the same amenities, including mini refrigerator, private bathrooms, flat screen TV and canopy beds. Ideal for those on a budget or our single travelers. Located on the ground and second floor.

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

Queen Room (Sleeps 2 people maximum including children)

Decorated with elegant style and comprising amenities such as mini refrigerators and flat screen TV’s not always found in a small inn, these rooms are perfect for couples looking to get away from it all. Located on the ground and second floor. Please ask when making reservations if you have a preference as last minute changes cannot usually be accommodated.

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

King Room (Sleeps 2 people maximum including children)

Located in our main building these elegant rooms feature a plush king size bed, 32” Flat screen TV’s and bathrobes for use during your stay. Perfect for a romantic getaway or anniversary celebration. Located on the ground and second floor. Please ask when making a reservation if you have a preference as last minute changes cannot usually be accommodated. Maximum occupancy 2 people.

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

Double Queen (2 queen size beds, sleeps 4 people maximum including children)

With two queen size beds. Also located inside our main house. The rate for this room type is for up to 4 people. Perfect for families or two couples. They all boast high colonial style ceilings and ceiling fans. Well-behaved children are welcome not to exceed 4 people total inlcuding children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

King Cottage - Sleeps 2 people maximum (Not suitable for children)

For the ultimate in romantic accommodations, an elegant King size bed awaits you in our private cottage located behind the main house. Tastefully decorated and airy, the cottage opens up onto our pool. Complete with bathrobes for use during your stay with us, and 32” flat screen TV. Relax and enjoy a cool drink while sitting on your front porch. Perfect for those who want to pamper themselves with a little more space and privacy. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. Sorry No children.

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

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Location Type

Southernmost Point, Hemmingway House, Historic Duval Street, Airport, Downtown, Island, Small town, Tropical


Key West, FL (EYW) 2 miles

Directions to property:

Driving Directions from Miami. Take the Florida Turnpike south to the end Take US 1 south until you reach Key West (Approx 126 miles) At the entrance to Key West stay in the right hand lane. Take a Right coming onto the island into Key West (To Downtown) Continue until you reach Duval Street (Approx 3 miles) Make Left on Duval Street. Avalon B & B is located thee blocks up on the Left (1317 Duval St.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Southernmost Point, Hemminway House, Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Mallory Square Sunset Cellebration, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Pool , Heated Pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm - 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on outside porches and balconies only.
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We welcome well behaved children over the age of 7.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Name address and valid credit card number are required in order to make reservations. A one night deposit will be charged on reserving. Special deposit policies apply for Fantasy Fest and New Year.
  • Cancellations: Our Standard cancellation policy is 7 days prior to arrival. For reservations cancelled inside 7 days a one night penalty will occur. Cancellation policies for holidays, groups and special events may be longer. Fantasy Fest, Christmas and New Year week require a 50% deposit with a 60 day cancellation policy.



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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area