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.
Ann Harlow and Sarah PoolerBy: Ann Harlow January 19, 2015
5 / 5 stars