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Chelsea House Hotel in Key West
Ranked #38 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, England
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“nice balcony, poor details”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

The room was small but pleasant, balcony was very nice. But for the price paid (> $250 per night) the breakfast was very poor - disposable plates/cutlery, orange juice from concentrate, poor food. The house itself was a bit on the shabby side given the room pruice, though generally clean. Pool was small but pleasant.

Room Tip: Room 8 had good balcony and is quiet
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Niagara Falls
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Chelsea House was a quaint place and the people were nice BUT the room was postage stamp size and the bathroom incredibly small and again the PRICE was ENORMOUS. Sorry we wont be returning.

Room Tip: dont go to key west when its HIGH season (school break)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

My fiance and I just spent a long weekend in Key West at the Chelsea House and felt it was the perfect location and had all of the amenities we needed. After reading the reviews on here I called the day before we left and requested a room in one of the main houses. So when we checked in, the woman at the desk (they're all so nice) informed me they put us in the front main house and even upgraded us to a King bed room (we booked a queen). Room 26 was great! Clean, spacious and nice and cool! The only thing we could've used was a mirror outside the bathroom so we could both get ready at the same time, but we managed fine. We road our bikes (best way to get around) to breakfast the first 2 mornings, but on the 3rd morning we ate out by the pool and it was just right for us, pb w/ ww toast, kashi cereal and low fat yogurt. I don't know what some people were looking for that said it was barely decent. Enjoyed the pool a couple of times, and all in all enjoyed the Chelsea. Only slight complaint, our room wasnt cleaned until after 3 so one day we skipped the service and the next day we waited by the pool until she was done.

Room Tip: Definately request one of the front main houses! Room 26 was great!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Stayed at hotel with a group of friends Summer 2011 for husband's 30th birthday celebration. The location isn't bad - we walked to most bars, however, taxi-cabbed it home from the docs after snorkeling. Mallory Square is not a short walk either. Room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast is nothing more than bread, yogurt and cereal - not hot breakfast. We ended up going out to breakfast 2 mornings.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

I have stayed in several guest houses in key west and this place was just old. Guest houses are expected to be a little less quite than hotels and you sometimes have to give up modern amenities to have the charm, this place kept me wishing I has booked at the Marriott. It was very cold an stale, no art on the walls, no beautiful floors, nothing to make it anything special. It was clean however, my shower didn't drain correctly and the only mirror we had was the one in the bathroom. The breakfast was essentially cereal and toast. The front desk was pleasant and the 2 block walk to Duval St was convenient, however remember you are just off US1 which they call Truman. We booked this trip last minute so I didn't pay attention to that detail. You can find a better place to stay for the money. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

A wonderful B&B with a great pool area and a pleasant continental breakfast. The staff went above and beyond to make sure our stay was truly memorable. A place that we would return to.

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yarmouth, maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

we paid top price as we were there over spring break, but it was a BIG disappointment--very sm. room, poor upkeep, lousy bfast offerings--g8 location, though and nice courtyard.

Room Tip: rms in the back near the courtyard are nice. our sm. rm was a standard, maybe others are bigger.
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Property: Chelsea House Hotel in Key West
Address: 709 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040-6423
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chelsea House Hotel in Key West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic architecture with updated, modern rooms and amenities are what you will enjoy at our Chelsea House Hotel located two blocks from Duval Street, making for a leisurely walk to Key West restaurants, nightlife, and attractions. Our stylish, boutique hotel has 48 guest rooms located within three former historic estate properties, two in the Victorian, Queen Anne architectural style; the Peter H. Hanlon house, built in 1905, and the George L. Lowe house erected in 1891. They stand on an acre of tropical gardens which includes a large, heated pool and many comfortable lounging areas. A third former estate property, the Maloney House, was built in 1884. Whether you seek sun, solitude, or a gathering spot for friends, Chelsea House Hotel offers a perfect spot for your next Key West vacation. Continental breakfast is included with all guest stays. Guest parking is available on-site. Historic architecture & modern rooms. Free continental breakfast. Free internet. Upscale eco-friendly bathroom amenities. Large pool. Boutique hotel. Walk to Duval Street and the waterfront. Located in the heart of Old Town, Key West. Charming and romantic, where modern style & comfort meets relaxed Key West vibe at the Chelsea House Hotel. Self parking onsite for 10 USD/day. ... more   less 
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Chelsea House Pool And Gardens
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