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“Key West Literary Conference Weekend”
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Artist House
Ranked #10 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Artist House during the first weekend of this year's Key West Literary Conference (Jan. 2014). It was a great location for the conference. I was welcomed warmly by Laura, and all the other staff members were friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the excellent breakfasts in the back courtyard and cocktail hours on my private balcony. If you need laundry service, there is a laudromat with same-day service nearby. There was a complimentary newspaper as well as travel brochures. It's an old house (former private residence), so the floors do creak, and you can hear some noises through the walls at night. If you want a large swimming pool, this is not the place for you (it has a small plunge pool). Also, be careful of the step at the front gate--I missed my step and banged my head rather hard on the gate door. Since it is a b&b, there is no room service of meals. Also, there is no fitness center, but I enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. If you are a churchgoer, the beautiful Episcopal Church is right around the corner facing Duval Street--it's worth a visit. All in all, I recommend this place for its convenient location, quirky history, lovely exterior and interiors, nice breakfasts, and friendly and helpful staff.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. I am pleased to hear that you were happy with your room and all we had to offer. The spa in the garden is a jacuzzi and just lovely for resting in, after a day wandering Key West.
I am glad to hear that everyone looked after you and hope that you will come back and visit us agin the same time next year.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a day. This place was very artistic. Room was clean and lighting gave a romantic feel. Location was less than five minutes of walk from duval street, pier and adventure activity docks.

The parking was a bit congested. The breakfast can have more options like potato.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

I am pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay and you found our location and house right for you. Breakfast includes pastries, fresh croissants, bagels, fresh fruit, cereal and cold meats. With juice, coffee and champagne we usually find something to suit everyone.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Last weekend we escaped from the wet weather in the UK and spent 2 nights in the Artist House, sleeping in the Eugene Studio Room. We had a warm welcome from Jessica and jpined in the happy hour in the garden before seeing the sunset and having dinner at Alonzo's. The coffee machine was set up for us to have de-caffeinated coffee on our return each evening (we only had to ask onece!) We enjoyed the spaciousness of our room on the 1st floor. Although it would have been possible to park on the street the weekend we were there it was great to leave the car in the park and explore by tourist train and on foot without having to worry.
The only downside to our stay was the presence of midges/mosquitos in the garden/kichen in the evening even in January so take precautions!
Breakfast out in the garden each morning was a treat and Agatha made it possible for us to leave a bit early on the Monday by letting us help ourselves to breakfast while she was still preparing it for the rest of the full house. The central location was excellent and if we return to Key West we would definitely return to the Artist House.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your weekend, escaping the wet weather in the UK. Jessica and Agatha love looking after the guests and it sounds like they helped make your vacation a special one. Don't forget to come back and visit us again next year in the spring and remember mosquito's come out in the warm weather, just like us. so always be prepared.

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

This week we attended the wedding of our daughter on the beach in Key West. We had the pleasure of staying at the Artist House (on Eaton Street) and found it to be a lovely experience.
If you choose to stay there, I'm sure Laurie at the front reception desk will take great care of you and make you feel right at home. We'll be back1

Room Tip: Each room is totally different and has its own personality. We stayed in the Garden Room, formerly...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and you found it to be a lovely experience. I think the Garden room is such a cute room, it has such a warm and homely feel. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed three nights at the Artists House and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were so helpful and friendly particularly Laura. There is a wonderful sense of history in the building providing a real feel of old Key West. It would appear that the building has been recently re decorated and everything was spick and span. Breakfast was excellent and the evening happy hour was a very nice touch. Sitting on the verandah with a glass of wine watching the world go by was a nice end to a day of exploring the town. We would recommend the Artists House and will certainly stay again should we return to Key West.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

What a lovely review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything the Artist House has to offer. The breakfast and Happy hour are always popular with our guests ad people watching on the porch is definitely becoming a big favorite. With a large glass of wine in your hand who could ask for more.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit from over the pond.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Wonderful property in a great location with excellent staff. The back courtyard is a great place to start the day and everyone was extremely helpful. We were only there for one night but would definitely go back.

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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for the lovely review of our house. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you were looked after in true Artist House style. We look forward to your next visit

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the Artist house in the Turret room. An extraordinary room. The staff was lovely and very nice and accommodating. We loved the breakfast, fresh wonderful pastries, mimosas, and other various things. We partook in the happy hour every night. Light snacks, beer, wine, soda and light snacks. The location is excellent. A block or so to Duval street, and a very short walk to Mallory square the sea port. It rained for most of the time we were there. Fortunately they have a great porch to lounge and people watch. Would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Turret Suite. It really is a wonderful room. Breakfast and Happy Hour are big favorites with our guests and it sounds like you enjoyed them.
We hope that the weather will be better for you when you come back to visit

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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 #10 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $200 - $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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