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Artist House
Ranked #9 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Artists House was recommended by one of the artists I represent oddly. She'd been there, and knew I'd love it. We went for our 45th anniversary...always wanted to visit Key West and this winter seemed the perfect time. It was! Laura and others there were SO helpful and pleasant with hints and tips and warnings as well! It's charming and friendly and quiet, but just a block or two from all the happenings on Duval. They even has a bottle of bubbly and glasses ready for our arrival ON our anniversary. So so romantic. ;) thank you all!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Key West and the Artist House. Happy Anniversary from all of us here.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

My Husband and I have been visiting Key West for many years and we used to pass by the beautiful purple Victorian building and wonder what it would be like to stay there. We finally made the decision to stay at the Artist House during a trip in 2011 and we haven't booked a room anywhere else in KW since! We can't say enough great things about the staff. They treat us like family from the moment we enter the front door to the moment we hop in the cab to leave for the airport to head back home. They are genuinely happy to see us when we arrive and share in our sadness when we leave. The location is perfect, the staff is amazing and they provide a bevy of amenities including the scrumptious breakfast spread, booking of activities, providing of snacks in the kitchen in case you get munchies in the middle of the night, wine and beer reception every afternoon and so much more. We just left yesterday and we already miss them! You need to stay at the Artist House. You will not regret it!

Room Tip: Choosing a room on the 2nd floor will provide a more quiet stay but all of the rooms are terrific!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank AlainaMarie73
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the Artist House. It's always a pleasure to see you here and your ARE family!

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The house: Beautiful Victorian home in excellent condition with elegant high quality furnishings, large well appointed baths, and nice common areas. The patios and decks are great for breakfast and the daily "happy hour" and the small pool is an unexpected luxury.
The staff: This is what sets this property apart from it's competition. The people are warm and attentive as well as being seasoned professionals in the hospitality industry. They really enjoy their job and sincerely try hard to make your stay special. Laura was wonderful. We travel often and prefer to stay in B&B's whenever possible. Laura's warmth, energy, and skill will now be the standard we compare others to.
The location was perfect. 1 1/2 blks off Duvall St, close to the fun but far enough away to provide relief from the noise and crowds.
Price: Reasonable and competitive. You can find more expensive places but not a better one.
I wouldn't look anywhere else.

Room Tip: The ceilings are high so it is a long walk up to the second floor. But if you don't mind stairs...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Artist_House_KW, Manager at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope to see you again! Our staff was very happy to provide insight into what to do in Key West.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in January and had a fabulous time. The place is gorgeous and well kept. We took advantage of both the back courtyard patio (with a lovely small pool and lush greenery) for great breakfasts and the front deck for an afternoon drink. The Artist House is well situated, a block or so off the main drag, Duval Street, which meant it is away from the crowds but easy to walk to the action. We stayed in the Eugene Studio room, very spacious and well appointed. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Laura spent a lot of time helping us winnow down the possibilities of places to see, restaurants to eat at, and transportation. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank DW12014
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Artists-Fleming, Owner at Artist House, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2014

Thank you for giving us such a lovely review. We are very lucky to work in this beautiful house and we love looking after our guests. Breakfast and Happy Hour are such a great way to start and finish the day and it sounds like they were perfect for you.
We have a great location, just right for getting around old town and it sounds like you did and saw a lot
Come back and visit us again soon.

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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.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Garden Room (the house's former library) on the first floor. It was really beau...
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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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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $188 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Artist House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Artist House is a Queen Anne styled Victorian Mansion (circa 1890) lovely restored to botique seven room B&B. This historic guesthouse is located in the heart of Old Town Key West, less than one block from world famous Duval Street and adjacent to the historic Key West seaport. ... more   less 
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