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Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

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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
Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Patio | Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Duval Street

8.8/10 Fabulous

79 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
The price is $489
Price available on 2/5/2023
811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL, 33040

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Key West Historic District
  • Duval Street - 1 min walk
  • South Beach - 2 min drive
  • Mallory Square - 6 min drive
  • Southernmost Point - 6 min drive
  • Smathers Beach - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Key West Intl. Airport (EYW) - 13 min drive


  • Little Pearl - 3 min walk
  • Duffy's Steak & Lobster House - 3 min walk
  • Dj's clam shack - 4 min walk
  • Havana Key West - 4 min walk
  • Nine One Five - 4 min walk

About this property

Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel puts you just 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the airport and a 5-minute drive from Duval Street. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, and kayaking, parasailing, and scuba diving are nearby. A snack bar/deli, free bike rentals, and a terrace are other highlights. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 30.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 39.38 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Beach towels
    • Additional inclusions


  • Self parking costs USD 30.00 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

This hotel requires written authorization in advance for any payment using a credit card whose name differs from the registered guest.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel?
As of Jan 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel on Feb 5, 2023 start from $489, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 30.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dj's clam shack (4-min walk), Havana Key West (4-min walk), and Nine One Five (4-min walk).
What's the area around Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel like?
Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel is in Key West Historic District, a short 1-minute walk from Duval Street and 5 minutes' walk from Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Travelers love the hotel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

I wouldn't stay there again ...
Although the location is great and the staff was friendly, the overall experience was not good. The rooms and property were not in great shape. We got a couple of rooms and they were inconsistent and generally uncomfortable (except the bed which was great). The breakfast was sad. I would try another hotel/BnB and couldn't comfortably recommend this place.
10-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Slightly disappointing overall...
This was a family vacation so we reserved multiple rooms. I paid the premium prices for all of the rooms; however, only 1 of the 3 lived up to expectations. My suggestion to those reserving more than one room is to request the larger rooms if possible. Two of the three rooms were very small, particularly for the premium price. I actually felt bad for the other couples staying in the other (smaller) rooms because we had more space to move around, as well as a larger bathroom. The pros: - the location is excellent; you can get anywhere on the island relatively easily - the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating - the free on-site parking was very welcome - the wifi was good enough to watch streaming video The cons: - the lackluster breakfast was really disappointing, again, especially for the premium price tag. It’s very basic. For example, there were days were fruit was not provided or knifes were not available (so I would desribe that as inconsist) - There was no desk in the room - There was no comfortable seating inside the room - My fault for not reading the fine print but the "resort fee" was unexpected. And, if I'm paying a resort fee then I want the service (i.e., towels were rarely available around the pool without asking, cups for water were sparse, room cleaning times were inconsistent) - I did not receive the welcome drink, whereas the customer before me was offered a drink - The fan outside room #16 (on porch) was defective
Michael, 6-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Property seemed newly renovated, great location and safe/secure. However, there were multiple things that were done so poorly it seemed unsafe. Shower floor was about to cave in, holes in the wall, ceiling dripping and a side door that looked like it was kicked in. Jeffrey the hotel cat was the highlight.
Lauren, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

We try to cancel the reservation 3 days prior to arrival and they refused to do it and the reason that I have was that I text positive for the monkeyPox and they charge me one night 520 dollars…
David, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Loved the vibe. It’s quiet, but so close to EVERYTHING. Having a snack shop would really be beneficial, but would definitely stay again!
Bridgett, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had an amazing time. The front desk was so helpful always asking what we needed. Pool area really does look like the pictures! Only issue was lights were controlled by wifi and fan and lights sometimes could'nt be controlled. Jen, Arturo, and Jeremy were all outstanding
Caitlin, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel! And Jenny at the front desk was very attentive and accommodating
Daisy, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lauren Ashleigh, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had what we can the penthouse (room 9) and it was amazing. Plus the grounds are very Key Westy.
Michael, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a quiet, beautiful property. Easy access to everything, and Jefferson the cat is an added bonus.
Kim, 3-night romance trip
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