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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.68 - based on 1397 reviews

Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and welcoming. We made our reservations at the last minute, so were only able to get a smaller economy room. Although the room was smaller than we are used to, it was very comfortable and clean. The bed was also very comfortable. After all, in Key West, most people are only in their rooms to sleep. In addition to the room, the grounds were very lovely and the pool area was a nice place to relax during the day. The breakfast in the morning was a plus. After a night out, it is convenient having something ready for you in the morning that is quick and easy. This was our first trip to Key West as a couple. Thank you for making the trip one to remember!

 

By: on July 30, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


We had a great experience, personnel were very nice and helpful giving us suggestions about where to go and eat.

The room was very nice decorated and neat.  We will come back to Chelsea House!!!

Thank you,

Leida

By: on July 30, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


My girlfriend and I live in Ft. Lauderdale and we were looking for a weekend adventure and get-away in Key West. Since it was just the two of us and we wanted to be close to the action, we were hoping to find a little place near the historic area of Key West so that we could easily get around on foot during the day & night.

After browsing online for a couple of nights, we found that the Merlin Guesthouse still had vacancy. With a reasonable rate compared to other options, an excellent central location, and images of a very clean and well maintained property, we decided to book a smaller, Queen Economy room.

Before booking, we had read that parking could be a little tricky, but to be quite honest, I didn’t expect parking to exactly be plentiful on 4.2 sq. mi. Key West. Since we arrived around 10pm on a Friday night, we did need to look a little harder for parking, but we found safe (read: non-towing!) parking within walking distance on nearby Truman Ave (just past the Duffy’s).

Our room was small but not cramped, and was all a young couple needed for a weekend getaway. It was very well appointed and well maintained. The dark, natural wood floors were beautiful and the exposed ceiling beams provided charm. The four post bed was also a nice touch. Our queen economy room was one on the side “deck” facing the street, but noise didn’t seem to be an issue at all. If anything, the friendly property cat would typically welcome us on the deck.

The rest of the property looked very cozy and quaint. While the property is in the middle of the action, management does a great job of fencing and maintaining landscaping that provides plenty of privacy within the sanctuary that is the courtyard. Lush vegetation (I’m a big fan) provided a very tropical feel while the small pool and the surrounding deck chairs and a nearby hammock were very inviting. I regret that we weren’t able to truly enjoy this aspect of the property – since we were only in town Friday night to Sunday afternoon and, with a trip to Dry Tortugas on Saturday, we were always on the go!

The friendly lady at the front desk was very helpful and cheery when we checked in and checked out, unfortunately I didn’t catch her name. I feel that she could turn around anybody’s day just by talking to them for a few minutes. Housekeeping did a great job of keeping the room clean while being respectful of our belongings inside.

As for local attractions – I highly recommend the trip to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. Personally I’m always a fan of any adventure, big or small, and Fort Jefferson is a picturesque gem off of the beaten path. As for a restaurant – I feel that every visitor in Key West needs to have brunch @ Blue Heaven. If you’re a big breakfast person like me and you don’t make it, you’re not fully experiencing Key West!

I highly recommend the Merlin Guesthouse to anyone looking for a clean, warm, cozy place to stay while enjoying a get away in Key West. Whenever I visit KW again with my girlfriend, we will try to stay here again! Thanks for the great stay!

By: on July 30, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


First time in Key West and so glad my boyfriend and I chose The Chelsea House.  Close to everything, but nice and quiet to return to at the end of the day. Room was tended to quickly every day.  Staff was friendly and as attentive as you needed them to be. The pool was crystal clear and just the right temperature to be refreshing with plenty of shade, and it was never crowded.  I would like to see more savory selections at breakfast such as oatmeal, granola, and Greek yogurt rather than the sweet options that were offered.  I would definitely stay again, though I am intrigued to try one of their other properties, too!

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


Our stay in your hotel was fantastic. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Perhaps there is not enough tables, chairs and parasols for the guests at breakfast. See you next time!!

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


We are members of Hyatt Vacation Club.  We wanted to come to Key West one day early. I checked out several hotels. I felt this one would be a perfect stay for one night.  It was a PERFECT one.

Great location, cute/cozy room, good breakfast, pool was very nice!  I would love to come back!

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

5 / 5


This was our second time staying at the Merlin Guesthouse, July 23rd through 26th. We enjoyed it so much we came back. We live in Florida but visit the Keys every year to enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Check in and check out are very quick and the staff is always personable. We enjoyed talking with Linda about the property and the Key West lifestyle. Our room was very clean, which is a big reason why we came back. It was comfortable and charming with an old key west touch. Stayed with another couple to celebrate birthdays, hotel has a great central location to both ends of Duval street making it easy to walk everywhere and take in the sights! After a long day of shopping, swimming, fishing, or renting jet skis we were able to come back to clean fresh towels in our room.  I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Key West.

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We stayed at Key Lime Inn in late July 2014.  Perhaps the greatest thing about our stay was that the hotel was quiet while we were there, which was a great change of pace from all the hustle and bustle of Duval Street just a few blocks over.  The room was very nice – clean, updated and comfortable.  Breakfast in the morning was very good for a standard continental breakfast.  Overall we had a great time and will be returning to the Key Lime Inn for future visits.

 

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


Our stay was great from the moment we arrived until our departure. We were greeted the minute we arrived and quickly checked-in. Although we are frequent visitors to Key West, the staff recommended a restaurant that was new to us. It was an awesome restaurant and now on our list of restaurants we will frequent on future visits. We will definitely stay here again.

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


My husband and I stayed at the Key Lime Inn on Monday, July 21st for 2 nights. I really recommend this place, staff was very friendly, rooms were really nice and the breakfast was everything that we needed to start our morning. Very close walking distance to Duval street. Definitely staying there next time we visit Key West.

By: on July 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5