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Chelsea House Pool & Garden Hotel

709 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 (Formerly Red Rooster Inn)
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Ranked #42 of 45 Hotels in Key West
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a recent long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel. Stayed in a standard queen room which had a very comfortable bed, safe, refrigerator, and small TV. The bathroom was more than large enough and there was an exit off the bathroom to a balcony as well. The breakfast is basic but more than enough to get you... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel deserves to be higher in the trip advisor rankings. After booking and looking at the other hotels I thought maybe we should of looked elsewhere. However this hotel was charming, and full of character, exactly what you would expect in Key West. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms and showers were lovely. Great location a short walk... More 

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very clean, near everything but not right smack in the middle. Extremely friendly and helpful staff in the office. Great decor in bright colors. I had my own little balcony where I enjoyed my coffee in the morning. Comfortable - I would stay here again!

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Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chelsea has a good location, near the main street but far enough to be calm and quiet. It's quite big for the type of accommodation, with three houses, three parkings and a shared pool. Our room (standard queen) was smaller than expected and had me double checking the site photos, that are a little bit deceiving, making the room... More 

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Hollywood Beach, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a prior review and this place is a DUMP!! Dog feces in the parking lot, human hair in the room, and only one electrical outlet in the room!! Read my review of this WASTE of good money for a terrible stay!! The "food" I wouldn't feed to an animal!! Stale toast, bad coffee, and all the rest that... More 

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HistoricKeyWestInns, Director of Sales at Chelsea House Pool & Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Wow. First of all, I see that of the 8 reviews this person has posted, 6 of them he ranked as "terrible." What is crazy, though, is that back in 2012 this same reviewer stayed at the Chelsea House and then posted a similarly scathing review calling us the "worst ever." Seriously.....come on! If it really was the worst ever,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cozy hotel. Close enough to Duval yet, far enough from all the noise. Even though, the hotel is located on a main street, it's very quiet. Our room was clean, spacious, and comfy. Breakfast was OK and had good WiFi. Would definitely stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chelsea Hotel provided us with the perfect place to stay for four nights. It is located near Duval Street, many restaurants, and close to a small shopping center with a CVS. Also close to the Old Town section of Key West- beautiful homes to look at while walking down Elizabeth Street. The pool is awesome. Tropical landscape surrounding it provides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The management owns three to four guest houses three of which are contiguous along Truman Ave. The guest houses were formerly large, stately homes built around 1900 that have been renovated and made into very comfortable rooms. They have a B&B feel to them. Guest rooms are unique and several retain their original architecture, staircase and wood moldings, etc. There... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our room was VERY clean and spacious, not that we spent much time in our room. Although I'm sure we would have enjoyed it. They had on-site parking too which is a precious commodity in Key West. We didn't stay long enough to enjoy the quiet pool and sunning deck or even the private porch/balcony. I think we would have... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel was great but not worth the uncomfortable and embarrassing bed bugs I noticed all over my body when I got home. Manager was apologetic on the phone and all but still definitely won't be coming back here and letting all my friends know not to as well.

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HistoricKeyWestInns, Director of Sales at Chelsea House Pool & Garden Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that something bit or stung you when you were here in Key West. No mention was made at the time of your stay (i.e. when you woke up in the morning), but you subsequently spoke with a manager by phone after you had left. He did ask about the nature of the bites, and in particular if... More 

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