The Chelsea House is a nice historic inn on a well-kept property with an attractive pool area. Plenty of shady spots were available-always a plus in the tropical heat. We stayed in a Junior King suite for 7 nights (# 33b, I believe). The room was large and well-designed with attractive details. We liked the high-end, stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops in the bathroom but our favorite feature was the private balcony overlooking Elizabeth Street. We did have a pleasant stay and would not hesitate to recommend the Chelsea House to a friend.
Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples
One of our all-time favorites is Ambrosia on Simonton Street. They have a wonderful selection of sake and the sushi could not be fresher! We are definitely sushi lovers and this place far exceeds any sushi bars we have back home. The chef is creative and innovative and the restaurant offers unique menu items such as duck tataki. Great ambiance in a chiq modern setting while, compared to other great dining establishments on the island, the cost remains quite reasonable. The only drawback: no outdoor seating.
Attraction Review: 5 Pineapples
We LOVE the butterfly conservancy at the south end of Duval St. It seems a little pricey before you enter ($ 12/adult) but you will discover it’s well worth it! It is a lush, tropical greenhouse with countless species of colorful butterflies that are quite likely to land on your shoulder. There are also quail and other small birds. A great opportunity to take some good pictures! I don’t normally care for gift shops, but the one at the conservancy is rather impressive with a huge selection of (non-tacky) butterfly-themed jewelry and art.
By: Julie Halstead on September 23, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Hotel
4 / 5