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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue
Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.72 - based on 3490 reviews

My wife & I visited Key West for the first time as a special Birthday getaway. We stayed at Chelsea House Pool & Gardens and couldn’t have been more pleased. The desk staff were very warm, helpful and accommodating and the Check-In and Check-Out were simply flawless. The room was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The grounds have multiple buildings all gathered together with a very inviting pool to the rear and lush tropical vegetation everywhere. We drove in the first day and parked the car and never moved it during our stay.

Duval street and the harbor areas are easy walks from the property, and if you want to rent bikes the staff with handle delivery & pick up for you. If you want to just sit on one of the many porches and relax it’s very easy to do. If you want to mingle with the History and Nightlife is a couple short blocks away.

When I want to come back to Key West, I know where we’ll stay.

By: on January 20, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


We came into Key West an hour before check in at 3:00 and while our room was not quite ready, we were assured by Michaell and Kezzy that it would be available at 3:00 and “would we like to have a complimentary drink down the street at a sister hotel?”  Easy directions and a short stroll to get a refreshing Mojito from Nick – definitely a nice introduction to the Key West ambience.  When we got back, our Superior Cottage (Cabin 17) was waiting for us in pristine condition with inviting punches of Key West’ color – pale aqua walls, dark floors and lime green and white bedding.    We were initially concerned that the Truman Avenue location would be noisy, but the shaded plantings and setback cottages provided a perfect buffer zone every night.

The Key Lime Inn had an ideal location for walks to the beach, up and down Duval, or late afternoon strolls to Mallory Square; abundant 4 and 5 star Yelp rated restaurants were located in every direction within a few blocks.  We had a very active three days in Key West and each time we returned to our room we found everything freshened up for us.  On our last night, we went to Mangia Mangia for homemade pasta and Kezzy was sweet enough to print a coupon for us that I had seen on their web-site.  Other staff members provided discreet, unobtrusive service at breakfast and the grounds were constantly being tidied; the front desk staff were consistently charming and helpful.  Thank you for such a beautiful introduction to Key West!

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


Our first night in Key West we stayed at one of the chain resorts near the airport. It was nice, but the location was not so good for quick access to the heart of Key West, Duval St. We then stayed four nights at the Lighthouse Court Hotel.

Very convenient to everything about Key West, we rode bicycles to all of it. Rooms were comfortable, quiet and clean. Staff friendly and helpful. A nice continental breakfast in the morning, an oasis by the pool to relax away from the swarming cruise ship tourists. We will stay again when we return!

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

5 / 5


the hotel is in an ideal location. you can walk everywhere. the breakfasts were high quality and class as were the liming apps and drinks. our room was very large w super high ceilings. very southern like. the 2 things I would have preferred would be loungers at the pool and a much bigger pool. medium is more common in the keys though.

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House Hotel

4 / 5


we enjoyed our stay with Historic Key West Inns thanks!

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


We just got back from a 2 night stay at the Merlin Guesthouse.

It is in a great location. Just 2 blocks off Duval street. The grounds are beautiful. Our room was clean and comfortable. We had a great stay. We will definitely stay here again.

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


What a lovely place to stay in Key West – quiet, clean, helpful staff. I wish the pool was larger, but I learned to walk rather than swim laps. I would definitely book Lighthouse Court again.

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

4 / 5


I hastily booked the Chelsea House for my 81 year old Mother and myself, without really knowing anything about Key West. We arrived early and were told it was no problem checking in early. Once the gracious staff realized I was traveling with an elderly woman, they offered up the first floor room so she wouldn’t have to take the stairs. We easily navigated from the central location to Duval Street and the surrounding area. Parking was easy and we later discovered the Chelsea House put us right in the middle of the island, within easy distance of the beaches to the east, Mallory Square to the south, and the military amenditites to the west.

We were very pleased with our room. While a historic house, the room was clean, nicely decorated, and peaceful and quiet. We also enjoyed the breakfast which was freshly made (ham and cheese croissants) and filled us for most of the day. The pool area was nice too, although a few more chairs would help. The patronage were like-minded travelers, looking for sunshine and relaxation without the necessary madness of Duval St. The staff was exceptional in providing directions, suggestions and knew when the sunset went down to the minute. Fresh apples and hot coffee were an extra nice touch. We were very happy with our stay and would highly recommend the Chelsea House and surrounding area to anyone looking for an authentic Key West experience. We will definately return.

Many thanks,

Ann Harlow and Sarah Pooler

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


We spent one night in a king suite and it was awesome. The next night we had to move to a queen room. Despite notice to the contrary, we were able to find parking. Location is excellent. Breakfast was good. Staff was persistent. Lady who checked us in was great — wish I remembered her name. We will be back.

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We love coming to Key West and the Key Lime Inn. The friendliness of the staff, location, the nice breakfasts around the pool, and the cleanliness and style of the rooms all contribute to our return to the Key Lime Inn for each of the last thirteen years. If we had one thing we would change it would be fitted sheets on the beds. That is such a minor concern, but a personal preference of ours. Really the time we spend each December at the Key Lime Inn is fabulous and I have recommended your inns to everyone we know that asks us about a place to stay in Key West. Keep up the great work!

By: on January 19, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5