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So a picture is not always worth a 1,000 words. The rooms look larger on in the images than they actually are. I have wide shoulders and could not stand in front of the sink as the width between the wall and towel bar was not wide enough. The shower also is not very large so do not drop the soap.

Awesome little spot!! Price was nice and room was nice! They have options for big rooms or little "just need to catch some zzz's" rooms that will get the job done. Will definitely consider for a follow-up Key West visit!!

Great location to walk everywhere. Very well taken care of property. We had a great 5 night stay. A few things to improve/change to make it even better: Poor breakfast - with so many bakeries just a few blocks away would be nice to have fresh selections. Door to the bathroom - would help to have solid door for some sense of privacy. Everything else was just great - thank you for having us.

pool is really small but rooms were very nice and staff was accommodating

Staff was very friendly. The room was simple but fine for our needs.

The room was very nice and clean. The area was safe and quiet. Barby checked us in and was extremely helpful with providing us a map and tons of information and recommendations. She goes above and beyond to make the guests feel at home.

Very quiet, loved the room, a longer walk or short taxi ride to Duval street. We truly enjoyed our stay!

It was in walking distance to everything. Not enough parking but that is key west.

Property is within walking distance to most things, although a bit of a walk. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Property owner is wonderful. Has lived in the area 40 years and is knowledgeable about the history of Key West, the Dry Tortugas, etc, as well as where to shop or eat. There is a nice large Jacuzzi for a pool. The breakfast is not much, bagged Lender's bagels with option of cream cheese. butter or peanut butter.

Great location. Easy walking distance to so many things. Barby was very sweet and helpful. We will go back again.

The property was adorable, quaint, very clean and well taken care of. It was quiet and was secure at night with all outside gates locked. Guests get a key to back gate. Each room had outdoor table and chairs. The room we had, the Artist Room, was small but really cute and comfy. The staff was nice, the continental breakfast was great and we will definitely stay there again!

The place was just okay. Room was clean and bathroom quite small and not convenient. Breakfast was minimal; frozen bagels, coffee, juice, fruit and yogurt which appeared to have been previously frozen. The woman who checked us in was cold and unfriendly; we got the impression we were making her work. It is about a mile from just about anything. Sitting out by the pool was not enjoyable since the circulator was just a few feet away and quite noisy. All that said, the price was reasonable.

A bit out of the way, but quiet and an excellent deal

a little further from the activities than I would have liked. Room was great though. There was a strong smell of cleaners though. the cat was cute.

Great. My only gripe, provide better WIFI. Every thing else is glorious about this place.

Beautiful property! Friendly and accommodating staff, lovely room!! Only downfall is that it's just a tad too far away from downtown.

A little off the center of historic Key West, but still very well-positioned and quiet. Good Jacuzzi pool. Parking is on the street, but readily available.

White St. & Petronia Key West FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Duval Street
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Key West Historic District within a short walk of Duval Street, Authors of Key West Guest House is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. This 13-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Authors of Key West Guest House's 13 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators and ironing boards. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests of Authors of Key West Guest House enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. There's free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a terrace, a water dispenser, and a picnic area.

Room options

Harry Truman, 2nd Floor, Private Balcony

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Artist, Ground Floor

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Williams Cottage, Stand Alone

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

McCullers, Ground Floor

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Authors of Key West Guest House

Everyone (12) Couples (9) Family (4)
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Everyone

By on Jan 11, 2021

4
Family Partner Couples

So a picture is not always worth a 1,000 words. The rooms look larger on in the images than they actually are. I have wide shoulders and could not stand in front of the sink as the width between the wall and towel bar was not wide enough. The shower also is not very large so do not drop the soap.

By on Dec 7, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Awesome little spot!! Price was nice and room was nice! They have options for big rooms or little "just need to catch some zzz's" rooms that will get the job done. Will definitely consider for a follow-up Key West visit!!

By , from NEBRASKA on Nov 24, 2020

4
Partner Couples

Great location to walk everywhere. Very well taken care of property. We had a great 5 night stay. A few things to improve/change to make it even better: Poor breakfast - with so many bakeries just a few blocks away would be nice to have fresh selections. Door to the bathroom - would help to have solid door for some sense of privacy. Everything else was just great - thank you for having us.

By on Dec 14, 2019

5
Family

pool is really small but rooms were very nice and staff was accommodating

By on Dec 1, 2019

4
Partner Couples

Staff was very friendly. The room was simple but fine for our needs.

By on Sep 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2019

Thank you for your review. We hope you will visit us again soon.

5
Partner Couples

The room was very nice and clean. The area was safe and quiet. Barby checked us in and was extremely helpful with providing us a map and tons of information and recommendations. She goes above and beyond to make the guests feel at home.

By on Jun 28, 2019

5
Partner Couples

Very quiet, loved the room, a longer walk or short taxi ride to Duval street. We truly enjoyed our stay!

By , from Royal Palm Beach, FL on Jun 24, 2019

4
Everyone

It was in walking distance to everything. Not enough parking but that is key west.

By on Jun 22, 2019

4
Everyone

By on May 11, 2019

Authors of Key West Guest House

725 White St. & Petronia, Key West, FL 33040
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