Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

709 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.63 - based on 412 reviews

What a great time we had at this historic hotel. We were a bit worried as we needed a room for four as we have two teens, but our concerns were immediately washed away by a great room and nice facility. The room was large enough to accommodate everyone and the bathroom and shower were also great.

Breakfast by the pool was nice and relaxed and the pool itself was a nice respite later in the day, after spending time in town or on the beach.

The hotel is centrally located and made our only regret the car we had rented, as it was totally useless. Walking and a bike rental was all we ever needed. We walked to Duval Street (two blocks) and the Hemingway House (four blocks). Everything else was as close or only a couple of blocks more.

The staff was also considerate and went out of their way to help us in every possible way.

We will definitely being returning to the Chelsea House when we visit again and will be recommending it to our friends.

By: on April 6, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Chelsea House.  We had a junior suite – 33B – and found the room spacious.  We loved the balcony for sitting and enjoying the beautiful greenery.  We also liked that the location was a little distance from the bustle of Duval Street but close enough to walk everywhere.  We definitely plan to come back again.

By: on April 6, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


Our stay was prefect! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Room simply perfect. Definitely will return!

By: on April 2, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


Our stay at the Chelsea House was beyond compare. From the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out, everyone involved with the hotel was so good to us. I’m not listing names because it truly was everyone. Every question was answered both respectfully and honestly. The room was also very clean and enjoyable. And the breakfast outside was so very pleasing. It was our first trip to Key West and Chelsea House helped to make it memorable. We will definitely recommend it to our family and friends! Thank you for everything!

By: on March 31, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


Greetings to All;

Thank you so much for the opportunity to write a review on our stay at the Chelsea House.  We stayed with you from March 22nd – 28th of this year and arranged our wedding through you as well !

We cannot say enough good things about our stay there.  We both loved Key West and will return and are even looking for some magical way we can live there in  our retirement, but also so enamored with your hotel as well.

The reservation process was excellent – personal, professional and even flexible as we moved our initial reservation from the Merlin to Chelsea.  When we arrived, the check in process was fast and efficient as all the paperwork was already there and waiting for us.  The check out process was equally smooth, professional and friendly.  Your administrative staff in the main office are excellent and helpful even when I was looking for 4 clean champagne flutes to take with us to get married!

Our room was 33a which we LOVED.  It was immaculate, spacious and well laid out.  We had ample storage and hangers which is a rarity.  Your in-room toiletries were lovely as well, and I’m really picky about that.  Our only small suggestions would be – and they are specific to this room – is that the bedside window faces the front of the property with the motion detector light and it goes off constantly all night which brings a significant amount of glaring light into the room. I know the shutters are better looking but the black out drapes work much better…. and secondly (and it is a small thing) it would make a lot more sense to move the towel hook away from the light switch and move them across from the shower, to the left side of the door.  I was always fumbling behind a towel to turn on the light!  Finally, I think a hand towel holder by the sink would be great, we had to keep ours folded ON the sink.

Beyond that, we just loved the hotel which reminded us both so much of “The Fantastic Marigold Hotel”.  A funny collection of people from all round, meeting at the pool or for breakfast and chatting in this little oasis just steps from Duval St.

Some staff really stood out – Frankie who looked after us and our room, she is just so delightful.  Barbara who seemed to look after the cleaning staff and breakfast was charming and warm and wonderful as well.  Mary Simmons who organized and officiated our wedding was superb as well, she really made it a great day for us.

I would so much recommend your hotel to anyone – for all the things I’ve mentioned above but also your amazing location and parking which is a true rarity in Key West.  In terms of excellent restaurants and bars, why yes, we’ve got some ones that we give 4 stars too:

Bars:  Green Parrot, Capt. Tony’s.

Restaurants: The Café (we’re vegetarians); La Trattoria (old Key West) had great service and great Italian food; Blue Heaven had the most amazing location and the best vegetarian meal I’ve ever had.

I hope this review is useful to you and that it makes you even more proud of your hotel !

Many thanks again,

Kelly Stalker & Howard Chisvin

By: on March 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


Matthew was particularly responsive to us when we checked in allowing us to choose which King room we preferred. Breakfast was delightful by the pool except hard to balance plate and eat; wasn’t until the last day that we noticed the table and chairs set up under the tent.  Cleaning staff had to be called at 4 pm after we returned from an afternoon out because they had not gotten to the room yet.  Did enjoy the modern facilities in an historic building.  Lots of charm.

By: on March 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


We stayed on the second floor. Small room, but very comfortable. It was nice to step out onto the balcony and just feel the sun. Breakfast was nice to have by the pool. Included local pastries, bagels, yogurt, cereal, fruit, eggs. Overall feel of the place was nice, quiet, and relaxing. Glad we chose the Chelsea House for our getaway. Will visit again!

By: on March 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


This was our first time in key west and it was all we were hoping for. The hotel worked out perfectly, was an excellent experience. Lima and the staff were very helpful and courteous upon our arrival – they helped with getting checked in quickly as well as giving us some great recommendations. Location was perfect; centrally located on the island, two blocks from Duval, a block from CVS, and a 5 minute bike ride from anywhere we wanted to visit. The rooms and hotel were very neat and although we didn’t spend a lot of time there, they had a nice pool and rooftop lounge area to relax. All in all a great time, and we would recommend both Key West and The Chelsea House Hotel to anyone interested.

By: on March 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


We loved our stay.  The room was perfect.  We stayed in room 21.  The staff was so nice. Special shout out got Lima.  She was so helpful.  Great employee to have on your team.  Loved our stay.

By: on March 28, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


This was our first time in Key West and the staff here were extremely helpful and courteous. Everyone was more than happy to answer any questions and provide recommendations to great attractions and restaurants. The Chelsea House is centrally located so it was easy to walk or bike pretty much everywhere. The atmosphere at the Chelsea House is relaxing and clean. It felt like a tropical spa. The rooms were large and decorated nicely. I would definitely return and stay here again!

By: on March 23, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5