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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue
Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.76 - based on 6824 reviews

The Cypress House Hotel is one block off of Duval which allows for walking to most of the local restaurants and attractions!! The accommodations were a good value for the price, a clean place to sleep without some amenities and adult only. Simple, clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, decent continental breakfast and a daily liming “happy hour” with complimentary drink and appetizer. The pool has limited space around it to lounge which is not an issue if you’re out and about all day.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House Hotel

3 / 5


My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your pleasant hotel and its convenient location just off all the action on Duval Street. We could easily reach all sites in Key West without using our car.  We loved leaving the car in the parking lot even though there was a small charge.

The front desk staff was friendly,  professional, and helpful. Checking in and out was easy, and we were accommodated even though we arrived early. Our room was pleasant and planned with care to let in natural light from the window in the bathroom. An open-area and covered sitting area just outside our room was a pleasant place to read, and it overlooked the beautiful pool. Breakfast served around the pool was great–yum–I could love eating another of the delicious chocolate muffins!

Our favorite restaurant was Bliss, with its South American décor and staff and delicious food. We had the best snapper entrée we have ever had in any restaurant. We wish we could have stayed in Key West longer–at Chelsea House Hotel and to return to Bliss again. We also had a wonderful lunch at La Te Da.

We will definitely recommend your hotel to others. In fact, a friend of mine already asked for the information since I raved about the hotel and its location.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Hotel

5 / 5


We loved our stay at the Merlin Guest House. It was recommended to us by a friend. It was everything we expected it to be. We enjoyed the continental breakfast by the pool. The room was clean and comfortable. We liked meeting the resident cat, Jordan as well. The staff at the front desk were all very helpful. We will definitely come back.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


The Lighthouse Court Hotel is ideally located.  The staff are courteous, professional and very helpful.  El Siboney Restaurant has the best Cuban food we have ever had.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

4 / 5


  1. Laura from Spain very helpful with check in
  2. Parking in back to unload and then parking in lot 2 blocks away is good option given such limited parking in area.
  3. Room 3 D worked pretty well but pretty small. Minor issues such as: Had a bench but needed it for suitcase so no chair. A wardrobe for clothing by each side of bed worked. Small shelves on each wardrobe held small things like phone, pocket stuff. However, no table or chest in room.  May have been handicap room since bath was large. Putting a small table in the bath would help overall. A folding chair would have even helped too. We put the ice bucket on the tub rather than floor😊
  4. Setting was very nice with multiple buildings among beautiful landscaping and nice pool area larger than we expected. Brick walkways added to ambiance. Everything well maintained and fast clean up after heavy winds/rain. Simply very nice old Florida feel and very clean and workman working on little items to keep it updated.
  5. We enjoy light healthy breakfast with yogurt, fruit, breads, great coffee, sweet rolls.
  6. Nice little mojito bar indoors by pool offered good drinks. No food. Marina treated us well!
  7. Location is good 1 block off Duval. About 5 blocks to southernmost point, which is smaller area than we expected. People get in line for a fast pic and then move on. Mallory square is about 12 blocks in opposite direction.  Fun walk up Duval st. with all the shops and restaurants-we enjoy walking. There are plenty of cabs and bicycle taxis for those desiring a ride.
  8. We toured the Hemingway House across from hotel, road the open air tour bus, and went thru the Truman White House. 3 part ticket was about $55 each. We also visited the free eco museum about preserving the reef and underwater environment. Is on walk to Fort Zachary which is also free and worth an hour or two. Unique history.  Zachary Beach is just past Fort.  It had a few more rocks in the sand but we really liked this medium sized beach. Lots of snorkeling along rock walls. Fishing allowed at far right end with license.  Fairly crowded in a good way. Has a state operated carry out sandwich shop and chair concession. Lots of parking but it did fill up. Some seemed to walk and hit the sites along the way and then took a cab back to Duval area.  Higgs Beach has nicer sand and full service restaurant. Next to a large resort hotel so also busy and more upscale clientele maybe.  The big city beach/park with long pier was not very busy but also had a restaurant and young adults playing volleyball. Just a few people sunbathing here and there.  May be used by more locals but not sure.
  9. Great restaurants but you have to check reviews.  Good late night music at Kevin’s Irish joint.  Everyone hits the long pier/restaurant  by Mallory square for drinks, light dinner, sunset.
  10. Key West was great trip for us for the history, beaches, variety of food/restaurants, later night music. Temperatures nice in low 80’s – warmer than usual for January.  The Old Town section of the island near Duval has great old Florida vibe and very walkable. The newer section has more large commercial/chain stores and hotels/traffic etc and not as appealing to us.

 

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

4 / 5


My wife and I have stayed in Key West the past few years and the Chelsea House was the best hotel we have stayed at yet! Great location in town; especially with regard to Duval Street!!!

The rooms were clean and comfortable and the service was great! The coffee at breakfast was not as strong as I like but other than that the amenities were excellent and I would definitely recommend the Chelsea House Hotel to anyone that would visit Key West!!!!!!

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Hotel

4 / 5


This was our first stay at Merlin Guest House, however, our second in the Historic Key West Inns hotel collection. Ken and Ebony were welcoming and even assisted us with street parking. Our room was private and absolutely gorgeous. We loved the location on Simonton Street-close to everything. We enjoyed Deuces across the street and Sarabeth’s, a few blocks away for great meals. We would highly recommend the Historic Key West Inns hotel group and would stay with you again.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


This was our third visit, everything was great. Location couldn’t be beat. We are regular visitors and have tried a few other places in town and we have found the Lighthouse Court to be our favorite. It was just my wife and I this time but in June we had my daughters wedding at Hemingway’s House across the street and we had around 40 people; the Lighthouse Court Hotel could not have been better. Staff is excellent.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

5 / 5


The Cypress House Hotel was perfect.  We have traveled all over the world and would rate our stay here in the top 10.  The staff was friendly the location great and our room was comfortable.  We will make it top on our list for next year.

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House Hotel

5 / 5


Hello, I wanted to take the time to thank the staff at Lighthouse Court Hotel for the outstanding service they provided. I would like to personally thank Jennifer at Lighthouse Court; she made my friend’s birthday very special. I look forward to staying there again.

Tim Sims

By: on January 30, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel

5 / 5