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Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   709 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 (Formerly Red Rooster Inn)
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Ranked #35 of 40 hotels in Key West
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night at the start of April, it was really great weather. The hotel is located on the busy Truman Street and is an easy walk into town (5-10mins) and the water front. Bryan checked us in and he was really friendly and told us were to get key lime pie and couch fritters. Free parking on... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friends and I stayed at Chelsea House for 4 nights. We had 2 rooms, 11 and 17. The property consists of 3 separate houses; the one in which the lobby is located was built in 1905. Each room has its own distinctive character. Although it is located on busy Truman Street, our house seemed far removed from traffic. We... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chelsea House is beautiful and relaxing. Every corner of their houses reminds me of true Key West. Rooms get pricy during the season, but I won't stay anywhere else. I guess I just fell in love with this place.

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

Hi Ren M, It's wonderful to hear that you fell in love with the Chelsea House Pool & Gardens! We can't wait to see you here again on your next visit to the island. Thank you for being our guest. More

Mandeville, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Chelsea Inn on March 4 & 5, 2014 during our week-long Mardi - Gras trip through the keys. We were a little apprehensive based on some of the reviews on Trip Advisor posted from December and January. But we were very pleasantly pleased with our room and the overall experience here. We stayed in Room 12... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Chelsea house from 2nd till 3rd of April and this was the best hotel during our Florida tour.We loved the room (Nr 14), which was super clean and cosy. The hotel is this great house from 1905 and it gives the authentic feeling of the old Key West...It would be a pity to stay in a modern... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We're thrilled to hear that we were your favorite hotel during your Florida vacation! Our authentic old-world charm is what makes the Chelsea House so unique. We would love to see you again in the future. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a lovely setting right off Duval Street, an excellent location. It is old and it is expensive. The staff was very kind and helpful except for the unbelievably rude front desk clerk on duty about 3:30 pm on Saturday, April 5. My husband simply inquired about plugging in our golf cart to charge it for a... More

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

I am glad to hear that you loved the location and historic nature of the Chelsea House Pool & Gardens. I am extremely sorry to hear that one of our staff members did not act with the pleasant and friendly professionalism we expect. We will definitely address the issue in order to prevent this from happening again. I assure you... More

Oslo, Norway
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite expensive for such small rooms, but hey, that's Key West: all is expensive. Unique type of property, on a house founded in 1905. Small but charming, and very friendly staff. Away from the busiest area of Key West but still close enough, within walking distance.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in December. The uniqueness of this property is part of its charm. However as also part of its charm the room sizes are not standard. We had a few friends staying there as well and we each wanted to see the others rooms. And i was amazed at the differences. One of our friends... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed the unique charm of this Historic Key West Inn. Whilst some guests are looking for the lowest price point and therefore select the smaller economy queen rooms, our larger accommodations such as the spacious Junior Suite you stayed in are well worth the extra money in many peoples' opinions. We are proud of our beautiful... More

Berkley, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I've been to Chelsea House Three times, the last time was for our wedding and we chose this place as our host hotel and it was a great decision. The ambience of the hotel and the gardens is very "Key West" and are guests loved the fact we could all congregate at the pool. Yeah, some of the rooms are... More

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

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for posting your review. Congratulations once again to you and your beautiful bride on your wedding. We truly loved having you and your party stay with us at the Chelsea House Pool & Gardens last weekend. One of our greatest joys is seeing repeat guests like you who come back and stay with us... More

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

How any vacationer can give this place upwards of a 2/5 is beyond me. As we were told, Key West has to be the #1 tourist trap of the USA. Upwards of 300$ / night for old run down buildings that only look good from the street. Guess we had to feel the pain to believe. Staff at check-in was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm sorry to hear that you feel that Key West is a "#1 tourist trap", as our island has so much to offer including great weather year, fabulous restaurants, gorgeous architecture, museums, water sports, white sandy beaches, a plethora of world class artists, friendly people and spectacular sunsets. Here on... More

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  • Continental breakfast(10)
  • Duval street(5)
  • Mallory square(4)
  • Very nice(3)

Additional Information about Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

Address: 709 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 (Formerly Red Rooster Inn)
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chelsea House Pool & Gardens 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chelsea House Pool & Gardens is one of five hotels in the Historic Key West Inns collection and is centrally located in the Old Town area of Key West. Just two blocks from Duval Street, you can walk to Key West restaurants, nightlife, and attractions. This former estate property includes two grand Victorian mansions dating from 1888 and 1906 that stand on an acre of tropical gardens. Within the expansive grounds there is a large heated pool and many comfortable lounging areas. Whether you seek sun, solitude, or a gathering spot for friends, Chelsea House offers a perfect spot for your next Key West vacation. ... more   less 
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