The Chelsea House
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Historic Bahamian-style boutique hotel and cottages in Old Key West with a heated pool
- Walk two blocks over to popular Duval Street, and try to keep up with the famous “Duval Pub Crawl”
- Relax on the sun deck by the heated pool where tropical landscaping and winding paths enhance the calm atmosphere
- Do some major people-watching at Mallory Square, where throngs gather to watch the fiery sunset over the water
Finding a peaceful refuge in the heart of Old Town Key West isn’t easy. Duval Street, much beloved by tourists and revelers, can be a non-stop party with dozens of bars, clubs and street performers all busy until the wee hours of the morning.
The Key Lime Inn is just two blocks from the mayhem, but within its grounds lie a peaceful heaven from the hubbub. Originally an estate home built in the 1850s, several cottages and the pool area were added later during a total renovation. The finished result blends original details like eyebrow roofs, gingerbread trim and Bahamian shutters with modern conveniences like flat-screen TVs and in-room Keurig coffeemakers.
Since this is an independent historic property, don’t expect to find cookie cutter hotel rooms. Each one is slightly different in shape, layout and furnishings. The common thread is the use of Key lime green as an accent color throughout.
The inn is more of a couples retreat than a family-friendly spot as all rooms either have queen or king-sized beds with no more than two people allowed per room. For paired up travelers looking to party, walk two blocks over to Duval Street, and try to keep up with the famous “Duval Pub Crawl,” a bar tour that stops at some of the island’s most famous watering holes.
The morning after, relax by the heated pool on the deck. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking.