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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

cute little hotel about 2 or 3 blocks off Duval St. This room was good for 2 people but would be too small for a family. We rented the queen bedroom and it had a queen bed, 1 small sitting chair, 2 nightstands, mini refrigerator, and 1 dresser in the main living area. There was a good size closet with a safe in it. My complaint with our room would be the small bathroom, which little counter space. The room was functional and worked for our 2 day stay but I would want to stay for a week in it. The continental breakfast was very basic. Hard boiled eggs, assorted breads, bagels, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, coffee, hot tea and orange juice. Its enough to fill you up or at least tide you over until lunch but that’s about it.

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

3 / 5


The staff at the Chelsea House was very polite and helpful.  We were to be married on our visit.  The manager personally welcomed us and we were made to feel like special guest!  The room appeared to be newly remodeled.  It was roomy, clean, and quiet.  The ac kept it quite comfortable and the balcony overlooked a nice private area in the back.  There is plenty of on site parking and we always had a space by the room, even when being out late with the car one evening.  I will stay here again if I get the chance!

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


The exceptionally friendly staff was apparent the moment my wife and I checked in —  Victoria  handled our check-in and offered dining tips that we inquired about.  The whole ambience and décor of the hotel gives off the local, historically quant vibe — this is not the big-chain hotel feel.  We were looking for the low key, laidback atmosphere and this fits the bill perfectly, as good or better than any else in the area — and quiet with the individual bungalows.  The hotel is close to Duval St. — an easy 5 minute walk —  but not so close as to get all the hustle and bustle of being on the main street of the Old Town section.  We came here on a friend’s trusted recommendation, and would certainly extend our recommendation to anyone seeking the same vibe.

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


Excellent room with a great location. Room was clean and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back.

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


Just wanted to Thank You and your Staff for a wonderful experience at your hotel.  Was a very peaceful place to stay  and the help on booking-recommendations etc was great!  The rooms were nice and clean. Excellent location to get around from and experience Key West.  You were recommended to me by John Philbrook, a previous guest of yours that had stayed there.

Thanks!  Bill

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

5 / 5


We just returned from a week’s stay at Cypress House and I can’t say enough good things about it.  The room was so clean and comfortable… high ceilings and ample space made us feel like we were at home, not in a hotel.   The staff goes above and beyond to accommodate your needs.  The other guests were a pleasure to chat with over the ‘Liming’ hour by the pool each evening.  The location is perfect, close enough to the action, but also far enough that you feel like you truly escaped the craziness that is Key West.

I’d recommend this hotel to any of my friends wanting to visit the island.

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House Hotel

5 / 5


The entire experience was very pleasant – from booking online, to arriving and checking in, to checking out. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very neat clean and the bathroom was a very good size. The location was also ideal – close to Duval and major attractions/restaurants. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to the Keys!

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


My wife and I stayed at the Cypress House May 27-June 2, 2015 and could not have been more pleased with the accommodations or location.  The people on the desk that we dealt with most were Scott and Melissa. Scott was the one who checked us in on May 27 and showed us around.  They were both super helpful, courteous  and always asking how things were going.  They were our  “go to” people for information on restaurants and what I call “infrastructure support facilities” (i.e. drug stores, supermarkets, laundry facilities).

The room we stayed in the Main House was clean, comfortable and in amazing condition, considering the historic age of the building.  The maid staff persons were all super, to the point that we left them a tip of $40.00 for their efforts. The breakfasts were good, as there was always a hot entrée item, and it varied from day to day.  What we really enjoyed was the “Liming” ritual, beginning every day at 4:30 with a food item and a matching mixed drink.  We had empenadas (ssp??), pulled pork sandwiches, conch fritters and, on our last evening there, a fantastic seafood dip.  All of it was excellent, relaxing and put us in the mood for “Where should we have dinner tonight?”  Speaking of dinner, we had some guidebook suggestions, but Scott steered us to Alonzo’s (part of the A & B Lobster/Alonzo’s combo) our first night.  His instructions to go left out the office door, take the first left (Elizabeth St) to the end of Elizabeth St, then the walkway around the right side of  the Conch Republic Seafood Company, were far better than our trying to follow our previously printed- off Google map, which would have made us loop around to Front Street (off Duval) then to the end of Front Street.  Thanks, Scott, for saving us several steps!  As it turns out, Alonzo’s was our favorite restaurant; we ate dinner there 3 times during our stay, all at the bar, where we met a lot of interesting people.  Other restaurants were Bagatelle, Half Shell Oyster House, Red Fish/Blue Fish, Southernmost Beach Café and, what has to be an institution in Key West – The Hog’s Breath Saloon.  All of these are in easy walking distance of the Cypress House, with the exception of the Southernmost Beach Café.  However, my wife and I took a Friendly cab down there – Scott got us the phone number – and it was $7.85 one way (metered, the cab company had quoted us about 8.00).  We also checked a pedi-cab fare, but the guy on the phone wanted 20.00).  My wife and I are retirees, but we decided to see if we could walk back to the hotel, and we did without any real difficulty.  But for someone who may not be able to walk that distance, the 8.00 (about) one-way cab fare is more than reasonable.  Also, Friendly Cab was very prompt and got the cab for us when they said they would).  We also took them back to the airport for our return home – the fare was 9.00 per person, fixed rate (which is what we also paid with another cab company when we came in).

Let me just say a couple of  things about renting a car – (1) you really don’t need one if you stay at the Cypress House and intend to stay basically in Key West (2) parking is limited in the area, you have to pay for it, so it can be problematical.  If you want to be more mobile than walking, the Cypress House will arrange to have bicycles delivered to you at the Inn;  you don’t have to go out and get them on your own; or return them on your own.  Fantastic!

Infrastructure support:  the Cypress House is basically 1 1/2 blocks off Duval Street – the main restaurant/bar street in town. If you turn right on Duval and go down a couple of blocks, on the left, is a CVS drugstore with food items (if you need them); as well as the usual drug store commodities.  If you turn left onto Duval and go up to Fleming (about 2 blocks) there is a 24 hour CVS store; neither one has a pharmacy, but if you go one block further south on Duval after passing the 2nd CVS  store, there is a Walgreen’s with a pharmacy.  Also, for those of you who miss your out-of-town newspaper (the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, USA Today, etc.), the Walgreen’s store has them, as does a full service supermarket called Fausto’s on Fleming Street (near the corner with Simonton Street, which is the cross street with Caroline, where the Cypress House is located).  And, for those of you who just CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR STARBUCKS,  there is one on the corner of Duval and Fleming, in the La Concha hotel (outside entry on the corner of Duval and Fleming) about 2 blocks from the Cypress House.

Finally, while there are no guest laundry facilities at the Cypress House, future guests may be interested to know there is a commercial laundramat located 2 blocks from the Cypress House.  Again, Scott pointed me to this establishment.  You go out the front door of the office, turn left, go down to Elizabeth Street and turn RIGHT, and go down to the corner of Elizabeth and Eaton.  They have 2 machines, the larger one (Continental) takes 18 quarters per load, the smaller one (Visionex) takes 12 quarters per load.  Soap is 1.25 from the dispenser, the driers give you a solid 5 minutes per quarter.  The Laundromat is open 7 days a week from 7:30 till 10:00 PM; and they have drop off service, where they will do you laundry for 8:00 per load (dropped off between 7:30 AM and 9:00 PM Monday thru Saturday; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday’s).  They also will pick it up from your location (within reason) for 9.00 a load.  The earlier you drop off or have picked-up, the more likely you are to get same day service;  it really depends on how many loads are dropped off/picked up.  Phone number of the Laundromat to check with them is (305) 294-2894.  Again, they are a scant two blocks from the Cypress House hotel.

In short, you could NOT have a better hotel/base of operations for anything you want to do in Old Town than the Cypress House hotel.  This was our first trip to Key West and my wife and I could not be happier with the accommodations at the Cypress House and the convenience of location for everything we wanted to do.  Our philosophy when we go to a vacation spot like Key West is not to schedule every minute of every day, but simply to kick back, relax and decide what we want to do on a day-to-day basis.  This time of the year – basically the beginning of the off-season – may have been more conductive to us and our philosophy, since the streets were not overly jammed with people.

Regardless, we had an absolutely marvelous time and will look forward to a return at some future date and another stay at the Cypress House.  Thank you and keep up the good work, Scott, Melissa and all the rest of the crew at Cypress House!

Bill and Elaine Cole

 

 

 

 

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House Hotel

5 / 5


Chelsea House is located perfectly in the middle of Key West. Never have to move your car. Free parking is also a plus. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was beautiful and very clean. Check-in and out was quick and easy. I would recommend the Chelsea House to anyone planning on visiting Key West.

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


Greetings

We visit Key West regularly…so often some mistake us as “locals” lol…Albury Court is on our list of places to stay…the rooms are very clean and the price is always reasonable…a simple but good breakfast and friendly staff!

By: on June 8, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5