$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2015 Check-out: Sep 2, 2015

Chelsea House

3 stars
View map of 709 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
129 reviews
Great weekend get away

Our first time experience at the Chelsea House was awesome. The room was beautiful, large and... See full review

  • Karen C.
  • Aug 18, 2015
Downtown Key West

This was a very nice hotel, in a great location. Beautiful place, nice room, great service,... See full review

  • roseanne l.
  • Dec 29, 2014

The historic Chelsea House sits at the heart of Old Town Key West. Offering rooms in grand Victorian mansions, which date from 1888 and 1906, Chelsea House Pool and Gardens has classic accommodations with modern amenities. The hotel is located just two blocks from famous Duval Street and within walking distance of the restaurants, shopping, bars, and attractions that fill the historic neighborhoods of Key West. Guests at the Chelsea House get free parking, Wi-Fi access, and continental breakfast each morning.

Rooms

The AAA-approved three-diamond Chelsea House offers elegant accommodations, furnished in a historic Key West style. Most rooms feature single beds -- kings, queens or doubles depending on the room -- making them ideal for couples looking to take a romantic escape. However, there are some double queen rooms as well. All guest rooms have private baths with showers, and in-room amenities include cable TVs, telephones, and air conditioning. Most rooms have mini refrigerators, and suites have kitchenettes.

Property features

Built in 1870 and lovingly restored to its former glory, the main mansion at the Chelsea House Pool and Gardens boasts hardwood floors, 14-foot ceilings, antique furnishings, and its many porches and balconies evoke the old days of tropical living in Key West. The hotel offers full amenities, including an outdoor pool with private sunbathing, gardens, and free off-street guest parking. The Chelsea House Pool and Gardens serves a complimentary continental breakfast poolside each morning and guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi in the courtyard.

Highlights
  • Great downtown location, two blocks from Duval Street
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Guest parking (free)
  • Wi-Fi access (free) in courtyard
Nearby attractions
  • Ernest Hemingway House and Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Harry S. Truman Little White House (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Mallory Square (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Smathers Beach (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi access (free) in courtyard
Transportation
  • Key West International Airport (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Miami International Airport (160 mi/256 km)

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Chelsea House Rooms

Queen Room
Full Size Bed-Private Bath-AC-TV- Phone-Continental Breakfast-Non Smoking
Superior
Superior-Upgraded Room-Queen Bed-Ensuite Bath-Mini Fridge-Cont Bkfst-TV Phone-Non Smoking
King Room
King Bed-Ensuite Bath-Mini Fridge-AC-TV-Continental Breakfast-Non Smoking
2 Queen Beds
2 Queen Beds-Private Bath-Mini-Frig-Cable TV-Continental Breakfast-Non-Smoking
Suite
Suite-King Bed-Sitting Area-Porch-Kitchen-Cont Breakfast-Non Smoking-Max 2 People

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness Center
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Meal plan - continental
Services
Concierge desk
Security
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible rooms
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control

Dining

Breakfast
A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning from 830am to 1030 am. Selections include fresh brewed coffee-orange juice- bagels and creme cheese- english muffins with butter and jam- sweet muffins such as banana nut toast- and hot teas
Near-by restaurants
There are no dining facilities on-site, but many restaurants and shops are located within walking distance of the hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Chelsea House

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
129 out of 129
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Seth J.
Couples
Charlotte
Aug 28, 2015

Very nice hotel

The staff was excellent, the hotel is in a great location just a few blocks from Duval Street. They have a very nice, quiet pool and great breakfast (continental). The hotel is part of a small group and they gave us a free drink at one of the other hotels (which had a nice bar) just across from Hemingway's house. Definitely would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Karen C.
Family
N/A
Aug 18, 2015

Great weekend get away

Our first time experience at the Chelsea House was awesome. The room was beautiful, large and clean. The staff were very friendly and it was a short walk to Duval so we did not have to use our car. We go to Key West often and have stayed in other Inn's and I must say this was the nicest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Donna D.
Family
N/A
Aug 11, 2015

Key West experience

I was very appreciative of check-in staff. They had given me a 3rd floor room but when I explained that that would be hard for me due to my knees they changed me to a first floor room close to the pool & breakfast. The room was small but met my needs for my 2 day stay. The pool is quite small & a little too warm for my liking. The continental breakfast was okay but could be bumped up a few notches. I loved the location of the hotel as it was in walking distance to Duvall St. & offered free parking. Overall a great 1st experience to Key West!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lashura B.
Couples
N/A
Jul 14, 2015

Great Trip

Nice hotel...easy access to main attractions. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roseanne l.
Couples
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Downtown Key West

This was a very nice hotel, in a great location. Beautiful place, nice room, great service, comfortable bed. However, the room was small. My friends had a room around the corner-in an equally beautiful hotel, with same amenities. However, their room was twice as big and they paid $50.00 less per night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Best to park your car and walk around down. Or better yet-don't even bring a car. You can rent bicycles, scooters or walk around town.

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
roseanne l.
Couples
N/A
Dec 17, 2014

Downtown Key West

This was a very nice hotel, in a great location. Beautiful place, nice room, great service, comfortable bed. However, the room was small. My friends had a room around the corner-in an equally beautiful hotel, with same amenities. However, their room was twice as big and they paid $50.00 less per night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Six Toed Cats
Couples
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 26, 2014

All rooms not created equal...

We stayed here a few years ago in an amazing spacious room with a balcony. During our recent stay last week, we were surprised to enter an extremely small room without the amenities from our previous stay (no mini-fridge, cramped shower, no windows, etc). Turns out this was the "economy queen", so definitely worth spending a bit more to stay in one of their nicer rooms. We were disappointed and the front desk staff was very helpful in getting us into another room #luckily they weren't full#. We actually stayed in 2 different rooms for our 2 nights stay. So now that we've seen 4 of the rooms on property, my best advice is to find out more information about your room assignment and make sure you're getting what you are expecting. This isn't meant to be a bad review though - the B&B is in a GREAT location, easy walking distance to Duval St, Hemingway House, etc. Relaxing and well-maintained pool area and decks. Definitely need to take the #free# tour of Fort Zachary Taylor - our tour guide was incredible, then you can walk over to the beautiful wooded and shady beach areas of the park and enjoy a dip in the ocean!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Florentine
Couples
Brevard, North Carolina
Oct 16, 2014

A lovely place to stay

Wonderful place to stay while visiting Key West. It was only slightly off the beaten path which made it quieter and more enjoyable. Everything we wanted to do was within a 15 minute walk, but we did take the train tour just to learn more of the city's history. Our only suggestion to our host would be to please vary the breakfast menu. It was exactly the same all 4 days we were there; we ate out one morning just for the change. We would still like to return one day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

If you are not dead set on "whopping it up" with the younger set, avoid Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoying the city during the week is less crowded, less expensive and less hectic. The history of Key West is fascinating and best enjoyed leisurely.

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
behavior
Port Huron Michigan
Oct 11, 2014

great place to stay

Very friendly staff clean room excellent location with 2 blocks of the night life would for sure recommend this place to anyone

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AnonymousKeyWestTraveler
Couples
Homestead, Florida
Sep 30, 2014

Great location and friendly staff

This is our second time staying at the Chelsea House. The staff has been great both times. However, our room didn't feel as clean this time. The floor felt greasy, there was hair on the floor in the bathroom, and stains on one the decorative pillows. We didn't bring it to the hotels attention since we got in late. We only stayed the one night and checked out the next morning but enjoyed the location. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and there is a nice breakfast in the morning right by the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

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