My wife and I stayed three days (two nights) at the Authors of Key West guesthouse for our 24th anniversary, it was a very pleasant experience for us.
All the staff we encountered were extremely friendly & accommodating towards us; Carol & Tippi in the office both provided us with sincere and very helpful information to make our stay at the Guesthouse and exploring the city exceptional.
Tippi is such a great asset to this location, she was even went above and beyond offering to keep our luggage behind the counter after checkout so we could continue to enjoy the city the rest of the day before we boarded the ferry back to Fort Myers!
The rooms are not fancy but they have more than enough room, they may be simply decorated but are very clean; something that is extremely important to any traveler.
The Authors KWGH provides a simple but more than adequate continental breakfast each morning @ 9:00am to get your day started; there were two selections of fresh fruit, containers of yogurt, two selections of packaged bagels (with a toaster available if you wished), Orange juice and fresh brewed coffee along with all the necessary condiments.
One thing we thought might perhaps be an improvement would be to have breakfast available say 8:00-8:15 for those who were earlier risers and wanted a bite to eat and coffee at the guesthouse before venturing out to enjoy Lovely Key West instead of waiting until 9:30ish to get started; but perhaps this time works better for the Guesthouse as we noticed the office hours posted as 9:00am - 6:00pm.
As we said the room we had (Helman) was a more than adequate size, very clean and also had a mini fridge, small microwave, cable and free WI-FI which is a real plus; the negative for us would have to be that the mattress was not very comfortable, hence the earlier than normal rising (6:00am each morning) because we just could not stay in bed any longer and also the room pillows that were very thin and flat, even when doubled over.
Our best recommendation would be to upgrade both of these with something better; it would make all the difference in the world to travelers like us.
Other than that it was a wonderful experience, the excellent staff and convenient location made The Authors a place we would not hesitate to come back to again; as a matter of fact I am already planning our next trip for January 2014 to celebrate our 25th anniversary and a return trip to Authors of Key West Guesthouse is absolutely being considered; hopefully during our next stay we can enjoy one of the Cottage's available.
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