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“Authors Was a Disappointment” 3 of 5 stars
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Authors of Key West Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   725 White Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #39 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
Peekskill, New York
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“Authors Was a Disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

We chose Authors because we wanted to stay in Old Town but not too close to Duval Street and Authors had a great website that said they were in walking distance to Duval Street, had a pool and included breakfast. All of that was true if you call an oversized jacuzzi a pool, and a very basic (Lender's bagels, English muffins, orange juice, oranges and a few bananas and coffee) breakfast. Breakfast was put out in a table in a lovely garden. Too bad the offerings weren't more. Decaf coffee instead of packets of Sanka would have been one improvement...and a toaster that toasted another, mugs instead of small styrofoam cups, sturdier knives for spreading butter and cream cheese etc. The place looked in need of TLC. The towels and linens while clean, were worn. The bedspreads old. The decking had some boards replaced but really needed to be replaced and not patched. We had to pay for our 4 night stay upon arrival so weren't in a position to move elsewhere. We made the best of our stay and went out for breakfast one morning. Definitely wouldn't recommend this to anyone. There are a lot of better choices in Key West.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

I was happy with the location far from Duval St.'s noise, and the relatively reasonable price. My room was small but clean, but had a musty smell. No toilet paper roll holder, no towel hook or bar by the shower and sink. Breakfast was bad bagels and an orange or bananna- does any B&B in Key West serve a homemade hot breakfast? I chose a room by the small pool, away from the street, thinking it'd be quiet. But my first night I was woken up at 3 by two ladies talking and drinking in the pool that closes at dusk. The next night woken at 4 by a couple having sex on a lounge chair! I know the manager has no control over guests but she was rather unapologetic and didn't offer me any compensation for my loss of sleep. Won't stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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wilton manors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Carol was great and good tips and directed us to great restaurant for my sister's 50th bday. Location is great, rooms were clean and good size, block away from rental bikes, nice walk to Duval, beautiful tropical, fresh ice water, nice breakfast set up, fantastic jacuzzi type pool to relax in, secure, safe and a heck of a good time!!! My boyfriend and sisters enjoyed it tremendously and hopfully same time next year!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We enjoyed everything about our stay! The staff was very helpful with any question and the locataion was clsoe enough to walk everywhere but, far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. Will be staying again on our next trip down.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The staff are very welcoming and helpful. They gave us great Key West tips, and even loaned us a cooler to take with us on a sunset cruise. Even the smallest room is a decent size, and the location is perfect. I recommend renting a bike from Eaton Bikes to get around town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

Great location, staff, service and experience! Easy walk, quiet and beautiful scenery. Visit Mo's down White street towards the pier...the most amazing cuisine I have ever had! (and the sweet shop down the road has awesome key lime cookies!)

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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roseville, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

A decent value in KW. A short walk to Old Town and two great bakeries. Harbor Walk is a nice morning stroll. We had a nice stay overall.
Things to note:
The "pool" is a hot tub.
Breakfast is very basic.
Street noise was surprising at times.
Some things were showing signs of neglect that would be easy to fix (the faucet, door blinds, and some heavy dust on the books in the room).

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 725 White Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Authors of Key West Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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