Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

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Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, sun loungers

Overview of Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking available
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL, 33040

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationErnest Hemingway Home and Museum5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKey West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Carlos Institute - Casa Cuba7 min walk
  • AirportKey West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.)8 min drive

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About this area

Key West

Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel is located in Key West Historic District, a neighborhood in Key West, and is in the city center and near the beach. Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Smathers Beach and South Beach. Florida Keys Eco - Discovery Center and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are also worth visiting. Jet skiing, kayaking, and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum - 5 min walk
  • Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum - 6 min walk
  • San Carlos Institute - Casa Cuba - 7 min walk
  • Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory - 9 min walk
  • Key West Film Society - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Key West Intl. Airport (EYW) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe — 2 min walk
  • Little Pearl — 3 min walk
  • Duffy's Steak & Lobster House — 3 min walk
  • Key West Cuban Coffee — 4 min walk
  • Dj's clam shack — 4 min walk

About this property

Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

3.5-star hotel in the heart of Key West Historic District
Near Duval Street and Southernmost Point, Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel provides a marina, a terrace, and a garden. In addition to a snack bar/deli, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Swimming pool with sun loungers
  • Self parking (surcharge), an outdoor pool, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage, concierge services, and a water dispenser
  • A 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel have comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Housekeeping and phones

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 20.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • No elevators
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Marina onsite
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

More

  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.38 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach towels
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This hotel requires written authorization in advance for any payment using a credit card whose name differs from the registered guest.

We should mention

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 40 out of 54 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 54 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 54 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 54 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 54 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful Oasis in Old Town Key West. Can ride a bike to all great things nearby Truman Annex, Hemingway House Zach Taylor State Park Sunset Cruise Waterfront Areas Tons of Great Restaurants 5 stars in everything
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have been coming to Key West for over 50 years. This was one of the best properties that I've stayed at. The location was beyond the best with easy walking access to all venues, excellent parking, and secure well maintained property. The rooms were small but clean and comfortsble. It will be my first choice when I return.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
We comfirmed a two bedroom suite. We got 2 small rooms with no closets, facing the busy street, hearing traffic all nite.We were soooo disappointed. Our first and last trip to the keys. Not to mention $20 per nite for parking which is for the guests. I would not recommend this place. I should have done some research.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The service was great. The room was super comfy and spacious. We were really impressed.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved how quaint and secluded it was. The little porches, were nice.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021