$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 4, 2014 Check-out: Aug 7, 2014

Chelsea House

3 stars
709 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
189 reviews
My four time staying

I have stayed here four times! The rooms are a little different than a hotel room but it works and... See full review

  • Traveling Mermaid80
  • Jul 28, 2014
Very accomidating staff

The hotel is clean, beautiful, at a great location, nice continental breakfast, they were very nice... See full review

  • Kaufjj
  • Oct 22, 2013
Historic Key West hotel offers elegant rooms at the heart of Old Town
The historic Chelsea House Pool and Gardens 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 Pool and Gardens get free parking, Wi-Fi access, and continental breakfast each morning, and the hotel has a pet policy.
Highlights
  • Great downtown location, two blocks from Duval Street
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Guest parking (free)
  • Wi-Fi access (free) in courtyard
  • Hotel has a pet policy
Rooms
The AAA-approved three-diamond Chelsea House Pool and Gardens 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. Pets may stay in guest rooms, but guests need to make arrangements ahead of time.
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.
Transportation
  • Key West International Airport (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Miami International Airport (160 mi/256 km)
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

Hotel Map

24.553 -81.7968
Nearby airports
Key West International Airport, (EYW), 3.36, MI, W;
Area description
City Center

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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.

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Guest Reviews (189)

Ratings and reviews for Chelsea House

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
189 out of 189
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CWilliams
Saint Clair Shores, MI
May 22, 2012

Key West getaway

This was our first time to Key West. We only stayed for one night but had a lot of fun. The Chelsea house was an amazing place to stay. Very warm and comfortable. I love those old Victorian houses. They are beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling Mermaid80
Key West, Florida
Jul 28, 2014

My four time staying

I have stayed here four times! The rooms are a little different than a hotel room but it works and has charm. The breakfast is great with coffee, oj, milk, bagels, fruit, and others things. The pool is a plus, perfect way to start the day and end it with. The house close to many things and if you are looking for something to do Brain can help you find it. I will be staying again and again here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Get drink tickets, buy one get one free type of deal.

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Youyongquan
Chicago
Jul 23, 2014

dirty towels & too noisy

This hotel has very perfect location in Key West and the staffs are nice. But we saw the towels in our room very dirty with a lot of long hair in them. We did not use their towels at that night. Also, the noise is a very important problem. In our room, we can heard sound of our neighbors very clearly. Air condition was really like a working vacuum in this small room. We had to wear ear plunges to help us to fall asleep. More than 200 $ a day. Too expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lou Coach
Miami, Florida
Jul 19, 2014

cute bed and breakfast

The hotel overall is nice and cute. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The only problem we has was how small the hallways and rooms were. The showers are extremely tiny. The staff is very helpful. The hotel is close enough to most attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
barracuda 613
philadelphia
Jun 24, 2014

historic inns of key west was close to old town

historic inns of key west was close to old town it was very good as a bed and breakfast type inn. room we stayed in was very comfortable and spacious compared to other rooms I saw. But if you get the minumum $$ expect to stay in a smaller "economy" room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Scooter rental is two blocks down and saves some walking time and is also fun.

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Smzi
Hill Country Texas
Jun 18, 2014

Very nice

The location, parking and pool make this cozy bed and breakfast worth the stay. A nice get away in a well decorated old house. The stadff and othere guests were very friendly which makes the stay more relaxing and fun.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Try sharing appetisers in more than one restaurant, rather than a full meal, to,enjoy different flavours and experiences.

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Artie Art
Naples FL
May 20, 2014

Great location and value!

We loved this place! Clean and quiet. Right off Duval St. Staff was incredible too. Will for sure be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Clubs on Duval

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Binkies
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Apr 18, 2014

Great hotel in fantastic location

Staff is extremely helpful. We were assisted immediately with where to eat, best place to rent bikes...which were delivered and picked up from the hotel, best place for parasailing, bike trails, best beach, best place for seafood, Cuban food(fabulous Cuban restaurant right around the corner), best key lime pie and best happy hour. We followed the advice of the hotel staff and we were not disappointed! Renting bikes turned out to be a perfect way to get around the island. Rooms are clean and well equipped. Hotel grounds are well kept. Pool is great. Complimentary breakfast was delicious with fresh locally baked goods. Location is great and close to everything. This is a very nice and enjoyable place to stay and perfect for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a bike! The perfect way to get around the island. Affordable, saves time and money. No cab fare! No additional time needed to walk around. Just ride your bike where you want to be!

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kaufjj
Florida
Oct 22, 2013

Very accomidating staff

The hotel is clean, beautiful, at a great location, nice continental breakfast, they were very nice about our little dog and stated they are not just pet tolerant but pet friendly, staff at front desk and maintainence were more than accomidating. Small pool was just right , beds comfortable, safe didn't quite work and remote suddenly stopped working but they fixed it right away, can not say enough about this historic inn property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Sebago sunset snorkeling tour, and of course the Conch train tour are great !

Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
G Rider
Miami, Florida
Sep 23, 2013

Nice Getaway

Very clean newly refurbished room. Excellent attention by staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Chelsea House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christen9
Georgia
Sep 13, 2013

Relaxing and fun!

The front desk staff was very helpful and professional. The room was decorated nicely and was clean. Only a 8 minute walk to the main attractions on Duval street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Ask about 2 for 1 cocktail vouchers at check-inn!

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