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Charming Character : Chelsea House

We visit Key West annually for a good friend’s birthday retreat, and usually everyone arrives and stays at the same hotel. This year, my girlfriend and myself decided to go a day early for some time to ourselves to enjoy the area and all it has to offer. I chose Chelsea House as our destination based on it’s vicinity to the activities we were looking for, and for the pool/deck and charming history the house portrays. When we arrived, the room was not quite ready for us (we got there a bit earlier than normal check-in) and the staff was delighted to see us. The young lady at the front desk was inviting and was more than happy to issue our parking pass and pool access while we waited for our room to be ready. Needless to say, it was a smooth transition from our 7 hour drive to the lovely pool and garden area. The pool has a great deck area, and is surrounded by beautiful trees (the most notable was the large palm overhanging the pool itself, awesome). Our room was ready right at 3pm, and we were delighted by the charm our ‘Butterfly Room’ shows. Lovely 4 post bed and beautiful flooring, small bathroom, closet, flatscreen and mini fridge. The house is old, so it comes with the amenities expected when staying in a ‘charming’ house. Most notably the small shower and lack of water pressure, but this is key west and we don’t need a pressure washer for a shower. The room had sufficient towels and pillows, and a comfortable bed- the only reason I submit a 4-star rating rather than a 5 was some small cleanliness issues. Nothing grotesque, mind you, just small subtle things I notice because I notice small subtle things. Overall the area is nice, right on the main road and easy access to Duval and all the shops. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family who love the classics, and am personally excited to check out some of the other properties Historic Key West Inns offers.

By: on May 19, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Hotel Reviews & Testimonials

4 / 5