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Authors Key West Guesthouse
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you are looking for perfection in the building, you will not find it here
If you are looking for a home cooked breakfast, you will not find it here
If you are looking for a large pool, you will not find it here...
If you are looking for clean rooms and comfortable beds, you will find it HERE!
If you are looking for a great price, you will find HERE!
If you are looking for the MOST AMAZING STAFF, you will find it HERE!
This was our second time at Authors, (and not the last). Last year was my husband 50th b-day and this year was my 50th and celebrated our specail time with friends and family at Authors again. Tippi is the most amazing person! She helped my husband plan our wonderful trip back to the Keys and to Authors with plenty of friends and family. She went above and beyond her duties! Thank you Tippi! We will be seeing you all soon!! Love and Gratitude, Kim & Terry :)

Room Tip: For a group friends, the Poet has 2 adjoining rooms!! Great to open all the doors and get together!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had I not read the TripAdvisor reviews I would have been sorely disappointed by the jacuzzi-sized "swimming pool" and the awful prepackaged breakfast, but I knew what to expect and was satisfied. Service was very friendly and attentive, the room (Wilder) was large and spotlessly clean. The place is a little out of the way but no more than a 20 minute walk from the major sites/destinations on the island. Parking in the hotel itself is limited to 2 spots, but there's plenty of available parking on the street, which is not true closer to Duval St. The mattress was a bit soft for my taste.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank zdevil
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Really enjoyed staying the 4 nights at Authors. We had the Thornton Wilder room which was on the 2nd floor. The room is for 3 people, but with just my wife and I there was plenty of space to spare! The AC was super cold, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate in size. Authors is situated several block from Duval St, and could really be bothersome to walk back and forth from Duval in the Key West heat, however with a bicycle or scooter, its actually in a perfect location away from the hustle and bustle. The grounds are kept immaculate, the pool is nothing more than a hot tub, but being from Miami, I dont go to Key West to hang by a pool anyway. Breakfasts were the usual B&B fare: bagels, fruit, yogurt, OJ and coffee. A perfect way to get something in your stomach to soak up the beer from the previous night before going to a hearty breakfast. All in all, I was very pleased with Authors and would recommend it to anybody looking for an inexpensive, quaint, laid back Key West experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank FLboy22
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had the most amazing time in key west and staying at your B&B was very pleasurable! Johnna was most helpful and very knowledgeable about several things we enjoyed going to and seeing! Would recommend this a great place to stay! Would stay there again!!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank ginster1971
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

!st time in KW, so didn't know what to expect. Now realize most of lodging are B&B's or guest houses. This facility is rather old, rooms kinda small, and are just old rooms divided up for sleeping. Rooms were VERY clean, however, didn't have a true sitting/kitchen/convenience area. Grounds get daily attention, well kept & VERYCLEAN, just an old facility. Pool is extremely small....can sit in it, but really just an oversized hot tub. Repairs were being done on property daily, so obviously trying to keep it up, just again very old. As spent 4 days there, did find much more attractive properties for same or less price, so honestly would probably only stay here again if cant find anywhere else. All the staff were VERY friendly & couldn't be more helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frank M
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