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“Almost Perfect!”
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Artist House
Ranked #12 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 17, 2011

Firstly, the location is superb - just off Duval Street making everything walking distance.

We stayed in ‘The Morning’ room which was central on the first floor.- adjacent to the stair case. The room, like all the rooms at the Artist House was beautifully decorated with its own individual style – although the mattress was a little hard for my liking!
Unfortunately the bathroom let the room down – the shower trickled out water and the antique claw bath tub has seen way better days!

The breakfast was varied and plentiful – we loved the home from home feel of preparing your own breakfast from the selection laid out in the kitchen.

Happy hour consisting of free wine and beers was an added treat and not just for the free booze! It was an opportunity to meet fellow travellers and share stories with other guests of differing nationalities.

Helen is a credit to the Artist House – not only does her warmth and friendliness fill the house but she has a head of useful information on places to eat and sights to see. With fascinating tales and stories of the local area she is only too happy to share these with you over a glass of wine.

The Artist House for us was almost perfect:- a little investment in the bathrooms and some heat in the outside dipping pool would make it just perfect…

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2011

Thank you so much for the compliments! We're happy to hear you had a great time!

We also love happy hour-because it gives everyone an opportunity to get to know each other, learn other traveler's tips and unwind. It adds the personal touch that you won't get at a hotel.

Not to brag, but we do have the best location! In the heart of old town, walking distance to everything but yet off the major street and away from the noise. Doesn't get much better than that!

Two of our rooms do feature antique claw-footed tubs. If you prefer a more modern bath, we do have plenty of rooms to choose from. It's a personal choice...a lot of people appreciate the character of the antiques while others prefer a more modern style. Whichever you prefer...we've got you covered!

This time of year, many guests tend to differ on their opinion on the dipping pool temp. While we can easily turn the temps up for those that enjoy a relaxing soak in the evening, we still have guests that like to have it cool for a refreshing dip. All you have to do is ask and we'll gladly adjust it to your liking! We strive to please all of our guests! Typically we keep the heat on from mid-October to early May.

Once again, thank you for your kind words! We hope if you are ever back in Key West that we'll get to host you again!

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Reviewed October 9, 2011

Looking for a place after our first choice (rental house) was taken out from under our feet. Our friend found this place last minute and they had enough room to fit all seven of us. The location was a hop, skip and a jump from Duval street.

Our house hostess, Helen was kind, helpfull, and a joy to meet. Our rooms get 5 stars, they were clean, quaint and nicely decorated. 100 times better then any hotel room. Thanks to the great service of the B&B's housekeeper.

Continental breakfast, afternoon happy hour and great employees helped to make this trip AWESOME. Looking forward to a second visit. Can't wait to suggest this location to my friends.

Karen V.
New Jersey

Room Tip: Slept like a baby everynight.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2011

We're glad you enjoyed the house, staff, location and everything else you mentioned! We'd love to host your friends!!! We're happy to have the great staff members and Aggie does a great job keeping this big place spotless!

Thank you for the great review! You're group was a blast!

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Looking for a great place... in a prime location... with awesome service???

Then the Artist House is for you!!!

We stayed here for four days in September of 2011 and had a GREAT stay! We stayed in the Parlour Suite (not the most highly recommended room as you can hear a bit of traffic on the street) and had a GREAT time.

Would we recommend the Artist House? We already did... our in-laws are heading down in February 2012!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2011

The greatest compliment a guest can give us is to recommend us to family, and we're flattered! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review!

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We spent the last week of August 2011 at the Artisi House. Helen, the manager was fantastic. The others were also but Helen really stood out. Our room was on the first floor and was extremely comfortable. The continental breakfasts were always excellent and the afternoon happy hour was always something to look forward to. The location one block off Duval was perfect. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone.
Our only complaint is the need for the plumbing to be modernized. It took a while for the shower to heat up.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2011

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so happy to hear Helen made your stay blast!! She is a gem and we're happy to have her! Your group was a lot of fun to host and we hope you'll all be back again!!!

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Reviewed September 22, 2011

Awesome service, beautiful rooms. Soooo much nicer than the Curry Mansion, where we stayed last time. And, it has an interesting history.... 'Robert the Doll' used to live here, according to the ghost tour app we had. Ask the staff about him!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2011

Thank you so much for the great compliments! We are glad that you appreciate the history of the house as much as we do! The Artist House has loads of charm and of course-dear old Robert!

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Thats all I can say about the Artist House. From the moment I arrived, the attention we received was unquestionable. I stayed at the Eugene Suite, it was not only beautiful but a very spacious and ample room with the sofa in the room. Local was awesome, I was not even 2 blocks from Duval. I didnt have to drive anywhere all weekend since everything was at a wonderful walking distance. I cant wait to go to KW again, I wouldnt stay anywhere else besides Artist House. Hope to see you soon.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2011

Wow-what a great review! Thank you!
We do strive to give our guests all the attention and assitance they deserve!
The location of the house can't be beat...just a few steps from Duval in the lower end of all the action-yet far enough to not hear it when it's time for rest and relaxation! There really is no need for a car at all when you stay with us!
See you again soon!

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Reviewed September 8, 2011

We stayed in the Sun Room during our stay at the Artist House. The Sun Room has its own entry and is great if you want to have a little more privacy, but still have the advantages of a B&B. They had a wonderful breakfast every morning and happy hour in the early evening. The ladies were able to answer all our questions, give recommendations, and make our reservations. The Artist House is right off of Duval St, so you can walk or rent a scooter to get around. We would definitely stay at the Artist House again if we ventured back down to Key West.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Artist House

Address: 534 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040-6881
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $201 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Artist House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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