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Artist House

534 Eaton St , Key West, FL 33040-6881 USA (Show map)

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Filled with a million memories and countless stories, the Artist House is an enchanting and historic guest house in the heart of Old Town Key West, just steps away from shops, restaurants, bars, water sports and boating. Recently refurbished rooms feature private baths, mini-fridges and LCD televisions. After just one peak, you'll understand why Robert the Doll loved to call this place home!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.0

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Great place to stay- good service, and next to all the action

3.8 on May 21, 2015

I stayed in the Morning room. Very cute with a small balcony. The hotel was in the middle of all the action. could walk to everything The staff was great - ready to help with whatever we needed. The price was average, but worth it to be withing walking distance to everything. I thought the history of this place was very interesting. The breakfast was very good, and the 4 pm wine and appetizers was a nicely added feature. I would recommend this hotel.


5 on May 18, 2015

We stayed in Ann's suite for our 6 night vacation. It was clean, beautifully decorated, very roomy & quiet. There was a refrigerator & coffee maker, king size bed, TV & comfortable couch. We had a large private bathroom with a new shower/tub combo, wish I had time for a bubble bath! Everything was well taken care of. The house is beautiful! I cannot say enough about the staff!!! Jo, also the owner, who greeted us at check in was so helpful with her recommendations which were fabulous! Then we met Laura, we could have spent a whole day chatting with her! She's so knowledgeable and helpful, I miss talking to her! And Cindy was also very nice & helpful. You're in good hands with any of them! Breakfast had a large selection every morning, pastries, breads, bagels, English muffins, cheeses, meats, eggs, fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea, juices....I'm sure forgetting something! This is also a wonderful location, it's very central, easy to walk to everything! Close enough to all the action on Duval street, but without all the noise! We would definitely come back in the future!

Wonderful stay in Key West at the Artist House!

4.2 on May 18, 2015

We stayed at the Artist House for 3 nights during our trip to Key West for our Anniversary and had a wonderful time! We stayed in the "Sunroom" but I referred to it as "the tree house" because to get to the room, you had to go up a steep staircase outside the house which takes you up into the trees. The room was comfortable and very cute and I felt it had more privacy than possibly the other rooms in the house would have. The bathroom & standup shower were very tiny, but if you don't mind a smaller bathroom, then it won't make much difference to you. They offered a continental breakfast in the morning which included pastries, cereal, fruit and yogurt. Then they had wine and snacks during happy hour each afternoon. The Artist House staff was very nice and accommodating. We had a great experience and would definite stay with them again!

Wedding Party Perfect

4.6 on April 19, 2015

We got married in Key West on April 10 and booked the Turret Suite for the week. It was PERFECT. The Bridesmaids were able to sleep over, and the Suite has 2 full baths, which were very convenient. We were able to have the hair and make-up team come to the Suite with enough room to get 9 girls ready. The staff made sure we had everything we needed and even offered the boys drinks while we they were waiting for the girls on the porch. The house also made a beautiful backdrop for wedding pictures. We couldn't have asked for a better experience or day. We will definitely stay at the Artist House on future visits to Key West and highly recommend others to do the same. It's only a few steps from Duval and has great history. There's no better place to experience Authentic Key West.

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on April 15, 2015

The best time ever. The staff was great, especially with questions about local food and must do activities for us first timers. The accommodations were superb, just like home!! Will be staying again.......can't wait!! Dave & Christine Medford, NJ

Fantastica Artist House from Italia

5 on April 13, 2015

Artist House eccezionale Location da favola Camera storica Pulizia impeccabile Complimenti

Adorable Artist House

4.2 on April 12, 2015

A remarkable place to stay. Our family of 5 truly enjoyed our 3 nights in the Turret room. Super-friendly staff, nice breakfast and the afternoon happy hour is a treat. Just be aware that the ghost tours of Key West also like to stop by the house - sometimes late at night...

Inn Keepers with True Knowledge (& Love) of the Island Life

4.6 on April 06, 2015

We stayed for four nights at the end of March 2015. Laura greeted us and within minutes we were learning new things about the isle, despite this being our 16th visit. Super friendly but not intrusive, just what you want for a B&B stay. And although cliche', the Artist House truly exemplifies the phrase: Location, location, location. You are literally steps away from the water and the most intoxicating street in the USA: Duval. I felt so comfortable with our next Inn Keeper, Cindy, I tried, but failed, on an April Fool's joke. Oh well, there's always next year. But if you don't have to wait, book it now. Enjoy.

Wonderful stay

4.2 on April 01, 2015

The Artist House was a great place to stay in Key West; within walking distance to everything. The only downfall is the location is noisy with early morning noise, i.e.; delivery trucks, dumpsters being emptied etc. The house is very clean, continental breakfast is great & the staff is nothing but accommodating. All in all a great stay!!

key west adventure

4.6 on March 10, 2015

gorgeous rooms, fabulous breakfast! my only issue was the noise of the first floor front room - some from the thoughtless people in the room above, some from the street. but that's just the way it is. otherwise, a wonderful stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Eugene's Studio

Stepping into this large suite is like stepping back into time. You can almost picture Eugene sitting at his easel creating one of his exquisite paintings. The Studio has a four-poster king bed, mini-fridge, fireplace and LCD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$165 - $265

Parlor Suite

Once the parlor of house, this front room features an impressive wooden canopy bed. The sitting area boasts a fold-out sleeper sofa and comfy chairs providing a convenient conversing area. A rotating LCD television allows viewing from all areas of the room. The room also has a mini-fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $265

Garden Room

Once the library of the house, the garden room is located downstairs and features a fireplace and a private patio. This artfully colorful room was completely refurbished and has a queen-size bed, LCD television, vanity and mini-fridge. The beautiful wall paper is original and dates back many centuries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $235

Turret Suite

Undoubtedly the grandest room in the house. The Turret Suite will mesmerize you as you ascend the fairy-tale stair case up to the upper octagon shaped loft that is surrounded in windows with amazing views. Once you're there you begin to realize why Eugene built the loft for his work area. Now the room has a double-sized bed & LCD TV. The downstairs features a king bed, a soft pull-out sleeper sofa and a 2nd rotating LCD television. In the changing room you will find a mini-fridge and large closet. A claw-footed tub can be found in the bathroom, taking you back to the days of the early 1900's

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $200 - $300

Morning Room

The Morning Room is located on the 2nd floor of the house and features a queen-sized bed, mini-frige, fireplace and a private balcony that overlooks the garden area. An orginal claw-footed tub completes the feel of the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $235

Anne's Suite

This room was originally the master bedroom. Once you enter, you will understand! The room features a four-poster king bed, fireplace, mini-fridge and LCD television. A guest favorite, the large bathroom provides a step back into time with a claw-footed tub. The room is located on the 2nd floor and is recommended as the most romantic of the rooms. In case you are with family or friends, the pull-out sofa provides a comfortable sleeping option.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $265

Sun Room

Passing through the house and up a set of stairs located in the garden, you will find the most secluded room of the house. The Sun Room definelty earns it's name because it is surrounded in windows. This bright room will make you feel at home in Key West with it's queen-sized bed, private bathroom with shower, mini-fridge, and LCD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $195

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Location Type

Mallory Square 3 Blocks, Duval Street 1/2 Block, Heart of Old Town Key West, 3 Blocks from Historic Seaport/Marina, Downtown, Island, Small town, Tropical


Key West, FL (EYW) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Follow US Highway 1 from the Homestead / Florida City area all the way down the Keys to Key West (approx 160 miles)... upon entering Key West, stay on US 1... at approximately two miles you will see a very large number of houseboats and fishing boats on your right... at this intersection, take a right turn on to Palm Avenue... Palm Avenue leads directly into Eaton Street... Artist House Key West is on your left on Eaton Street between Simonton Street and Duval Streets.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Duval Street, Sloppy Joe's, Hog's Breath, Captain Tony's, Mel Fisher Museum, Hemingway House, Mallory Square, Snorkeling/Scuba, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone, Wired internet , Garden, Concierge Services, Parking 1/2 block away ($20/day)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Waverunners Nearby, Snorkeling/Scuba, Moped Rental Nearby, Eco-Tours, World Class Fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Permitted on patios or garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 5 welcomed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two Night Minimum - Larger Minimum Stay for Special Events
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Normally One Night Deposit except for Holidays, Special Events and group reservations.
  • Cancellations: Reservations are normally secured with a one night deposit which is refundable if cancellation is made 14 days or more prior to date of arrival minus a $25 fee. Fantasy Fest and Christmas reservations and special group reservations are normally secured with a full deposit with terms of cancellation determined at time of booking. Check in time is between 2-4PM. If you are going to arrive any later, you must contact us to arrange for a late check-in. If you would like parking, we do have limited spaces available for $20/day. You must contact us to reserve a spot. We do require a damage deposit at check-in.



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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Take to your room, patio or garden, Breakfast/dining area


534 Eaton St , Key West, FL 33040-6881 USA (Show map)

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