$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 30, 2014 Check-out: Oct 3, 2014

Chelsea House

3 stars
709 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
129 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 (129)

Ratings and reviews for Chelsea House

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
129 out of 129
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.5

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Key West Trip 4
South Florida
Jun 22, 2013

Not what I expected.

Room was very small, but the location of it was nice-- Downstairs and off by itself. However, when people were moving upstairs you could REALLY hear it. The staff was okay at check-in. Kind of got the impression they "oh, here's another tourist".... Breakfast was okay. The croissants they have are nice, but grab a muffin fast or the ants might get it first. Bed sheets kind of bunched up as you slept, and the bed was mediocre. Location from Duval was pretty great, especially the lighthouse, Hemingway house, and southernmost point.

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

Southernmost point lighthouse Hemingway house Jack Flats for the game

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mandy and Larry
Boca Raton, FL
Jun 16, 2013

Fantastic

The hotel was very clean. Each room has a balcony. Breakfast was great.

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

Conch Restaurant was great.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twit
Kent, Ohio
May 17, 2013

First time visit

Close to Duval & walking to most places. Room accommodations were adequate as we were not there most of the time. Pool & breakfast were good

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

Buy a tour package. You get multiple days on the trolley and can save some steps

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FMBFL
Fort Myers Beach
Apr 20, 2013

Great spot

Great location, wonderful staff and amenities. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jesse Gomez
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 10, 2013

Great Hotel

Nice, informative staff and the hotel is perfectly situated in a quiet part of town...walkable to everything!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sopwithflyer
Portland, Oregon
Mar 18, 2013

Great Location w Nice Staff . . .

Chelsea house is in an ideal location, just 2 blocks off of Duvall Street (the hub of shopping and the adventure of Key West). The staff was great, the room was fine, smallish bathroon . . . I would go back again.

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

One of the best restaurants in Key West: Michaels (you will need reservations).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wilcas
St Louis, MO, USA
Mar 18, 2013

quiet, nice place to stay

The hotel was very nice as was the pool area. It was farther fron the center of the Duval area than I thought it would be, a very long walk from KeyWest Express dock, which was where we arrived. We did take the trolley back to Duval central area, the trolley stop was only two blocks away. Had to take a taxi back later that night because the trolley had stopped running, my companion has a bad knee and coulod not do the walk twice in one day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Josie13
Boston
Feb 24, 2013

Beautiful buildings

Good location and not a bad stay but not a good deal for the money. Also, a bed and breakfast, in my opinion, should offer more than what a Ramada would have for a free breakfast and in this case they offered even less. The room was also fairly small, you couldn't really have 2 people in the bathroom at the same time. The pool area was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bogeybear
Sebastopop, Ca
Feb 13, 2013

Great location for checking out Key West on foot.

Our room was small and would have been tight for larger people, but that wasn't a problem for us. The room opened up to a nice deck connected to a beautiful garden/pool area. Coffee and breakfast started at 8:00 and was fine. The location makes it easy walking to galleries, Duval St., and marina's.

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

Get a map for reference.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Honeymooners M plus K
Richmond, VA
Jan 14, 2013

Fun Honeymoon

All of the staff at this hotel that we encountered were so nice, friendly, and helpful. The location is pretty good - would've been a little nicer to be closer but my husband and I enjoy walking and it's a nice walk to sloppy joes (almost a mile one way) but wear comfy shoes. The room was very clean and modern but also very small. If it was bigger I would've said it was perfect. There was no mini fridge and I assume that's because it wouldn't have fit. The free wi-fi was very weak and I ended up turning off wi-fi on my phone b/c the 4G was faster. The breakfast was nice - nothing fancy but had some healthy options like healthy cereal and low-fat yogurt. The pool was kind of small but looked nice. We never actually used it. Overall, we had a great experience here and it was a great price. We would recommend this place to others.

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

We did the jet ski tour around the island and it was terrible. You're in a line of 10 other jet skis and they make you go a certain pace (about 40 mph) which is really fast in very choppy water and so you don't even get to enjoy the experience or look at the island because you're in this rush the entire time. Will never do one of these again. If you can rent the jet ski on your own than it would be fun but not in this "tour" around the island.

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