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Chelsea House Hotel in Key West
Ranked #39 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
North Port, Florida
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7 reviews
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“Chelsea House”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

this was my second time to Key West this year and stayed both times at the Chelsea... it's located 2 blocks from Duval St.... on Truman ... just enough away from the very active Duval to be peaceful but close enough when I wanted to shop and see the sites..... the Hemingway House is very close and the Lighthouse .... anyway.... it's not the Ritz but it's well kept and cozy and clean.
there's a nice pool and employees were very nice and helpful...I'd stay there again...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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HistoricKeyWestInns, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea House Hotel in Key West, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Carol D,
We are honored that you chose the Chelsea House Pool & Gardens for both of your visits to Key West this year. Thank you! Please come back and stay with us again soon.
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed here during the Hemingway days. The location is excellent. Only a few minutes to Duval St. I walked to Sloppy Joes in only 20 minutes! CVS right across the street. They had plenty of staff, Clean rooms, nice pool, and even gave me a free upgrade. Price way less than other b and b's and well worth it. Can't wait to stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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HistoricKeyWestInns, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea House Hotel in Key West, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
We can't wait for you to stay here again too, Robert! We have a spacious parking lot on-site, but you're right that one of the greatest advantages of this hotel is that you are a short stroll from all of Key West's most popular attractions. The Hemingway Days were great again this year! Please come back and see us again soon.
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Riverview, Florida
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My son and I enjoyed our time there. The staff especially the front desk were extremely helpful and guided us to great spots around town, The free breakfast spared us some money in an expensive town, If we do come back, we will stay at the Chelsea house again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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HistoricKeyWestInns, Public Relations Manager at Chelsea House Hotel in Key West, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Hi Keith,

We're so glad to hear that you and your son enjoyed your visit to the Chelsea House Hotel. Our front desk agents have a wealth of knowledge about things to do and places to go, don't they? Their aim is to make every guest's experience as wonderful as possible. We look forward to seeing you here again in beautiful Old Town, Key West!
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Lake Mary, Florida
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

My fiance and I only needed to stay for night and this was the cheapest I found.

First off, I can't exactly dwell on how 'dated' everything was because it is in the historic district, and frankly it's an old house so I should've known better...however; the pictures made the room look very modern and up to date. That was not the case. The cons of this place were the tiny bugs that were EVERYWHERE, the bathroom was so small my knees basically touched the wall to use to the toilet and I'm not that tall, I saw strands of hair in the bathroom; on the shampoo bottle, and on the pillow. The towels in the bathroom had stains on them, and not to mention the air conditioner...OH MY GOSH, can you say rattling? Loud? Obnoxious? Couldn't sleep because it was so loud in our ears?! Another disappointment was the time of the breakfast, starts at 8am? We had to leave by 7:30am. Thought it was a tad late for many people who get up around 5-6am. The lady at check-in was very sweet, and said she upgraded our room to one that had a fridge in it. Not that it was that big of a deal. But the tile outside of our room which was #7 was loose, the hallway to go downstairs was so tight we had to turn sideways. There was little step up or step down all about the room/bathroom. The walls were broken and wearing away. The door was smaller than the doorway so you could see outside, or inside? We never made it to the pool because of our short visit. Everything just felt cramped and crowded, the room didn't flow everything was kind of placed around. The mirror they had located near the door was only tall enough for me to see my neck to my waist. There was no closet, the safe was on the floor. Just wasn't the best for what we paid. I'd say this is a $80 or less a night...

If you can handle all of this, then sure it wasn't that bad. But I WOULDN'T go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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HistoricKeyWestInns, Multichannel Marketing Director at Chelsea House Hotel in Key West, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
Dear Courtney _b,

Thank you for your review! The Chelsea is definitely a beautiful, old and historic house that we have updated with a fresh, modern decor and finishes, what we call rustic-modern. We have found that most people are out on the town late into the evening and don't get up earlier than 8:30, so we have decided to serve a half hour before. Most guests in Key West are just getting to bed at 5 am, you were definitely in front of the curve on that one! You would have had a great time at the pool too. Thanks again for writing.
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We had a great experience here! Our room # 31 was charming and spacious! Front desk service is excellent! The location is very close to Durval St. They are kids and pet friendly. Our family will come back again!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

This hotel is very well located in Key West. Walking distance to most of the local area. Only problem was our room was an attic room which was very small with a very low ceiling. Room safe was in an impossible position to be of any use. Bathroom was tiny and difficult to move in. Hotel was clean but the internal staircase to our room seemed a little unsteady. Breakfast in the pool area was basic but adequate for us. Would not stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

The Chelsea house is located on Truman and a short distance from Duval. We enjoyed biking to and from all areas of Key West. Although the pool is small it has a perfect mix of sun and shade with plenty of seating. The inn is charming and rooms were comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet was pretty basic and consisted of cereal, bread, bagels and some fruit. I would advise planning breakfast out if you enjoy a hearty breakfast. I have also stayed at the sister property Key Lime inn and the Chelsea house and will stay with historic inns of key west again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 #39 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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