Artist House

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


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
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

once again a wonderful stay

4.6 on October 07, 2015

Close to Duval Street, beautiful home, wonderful hostess, great history! we have stayed at other Bed and Breakfast on the island and this is our favorite. this was our second year at artist house and there will be more. do yourself a favor and enjoy this home and their hospitality.

A great place to stay!

4.6 on October 01, 2015

Stayed here for a couple days with my girlfriend last month. Everyone that works there is extremely friendly and it's one of the cleanest places I've stayed at.

Beautiful Home and Outstanding Staff

5 on September 14, 2015

I was very impressed with this Inn and the wonderful staff! We were excited to stay in the Turret Room and Laura helped us facilitate a tour that featured the doll that made the house and room so popular! She and all of the staff for that matter were very kind, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delish and I loved having Mimosa's in the morning along with the wonderful buffet! The house is very well maintained and beautiful and full of lovely antiques! I am a clean freak and felt the cleanliness was exceptional! This Inn has ranked the top of my B&B experiences! We will be back again!

Beautiful B&B with charme and warm welcome

4.8 on September 01, 2015

We booked two rooms: The Anne Suite and the Sun Room. Okay, the Sun Room is a little bit small in comparison to the other rooms and suites but nevertheless a nice one and for two nights okay. But surprisingly the owner offered us a complimentary upgrade to the Parlor Suite after the first night which is a large room with sofa and a nice bathroom. The rooms are like on the pictures. Also in other cases the service of the reception was outstanding. They recommended us really good restaurants and provided us with rain capes and everything else one could need. Breakfast was the best we had in Florida. Fresh bread and pastry, fresh fruits, eggs, juices, champagne and much more. One could sit in the garden or on the veranda and enjoy the morning sun. The Artist House is just around the corner of Duval Street and 8 minutes to the harbour but fortunately that is far enough to sleep quietly when people are still partying on Duval Street. Parking is possible for free in a five-minute-surrounding. So all in all a wonderful stay. We would recommend the house without doubt. Stayed as friends (20-30), 2 nights, German

Fantastic location

4.4 on August 22, 2015

We had a phenomenal time. The house is beautiful (many passers by took pictures), the location is close enough to walk to Duval or Mallory square, yet you don't have to deal with the noise or congestion. Bed was comfy, breakfast tasty, and the free happy hour was nice added bonus. I would absolutely recommend this B&B to people, and I would got again.

My vacation for the year!

2.6 on August 12, 2015

Our stay was nice. Our room was a lot smaller than expected for the price. There were ant in our room and some or the amenities did not work. We didn't complain because we there for fun not to be "those guests"! The staff was fantastic especially Laura! I would stay there again just un a larger room! :)

Perfect location and Hospitality!

4.6 on August 04, 2015

This inn is in a perfect location to walk everywhere -you really do not need a car. Rooms are beautiful and roomy. Staff is great! Highly recommend!

Artist House May vacation

5 on June 08, 2015

We loved our stay at the Artist House. Staff was wonderful. Location great. Room was always clean and service was outstanding. We were a return guest and will definitely be back in the future.

Perfect place to stay !

5 on May 31, 2015

My daughter and I stayed here from May 25-20, 2015 it was such a great place to stay. The house is well kept and clean. The location is less than a block from Duval Street which has a great variety of shopping and restaurants and activities. There were always fresh towels and our room had the most comfortable bed. We stayed in the Morning room and had a small balcony off our room. There was a coffee maker and mini fridge in our room. The Artist House location was not too noisy or busy with traffic. We didn't rdnt a car. and we walked everywhere. There was fresh coffee every morning and breakfast. There was fresh fruit, wonderful pastries , ham and cheese and eggs bagels and yogurt we had mimosas every morning also. There is a happy hour every afternoon with beer and wine and snacks. There are porches to. Sit on and also a patio near the dipping pool. Cindy and Laura are great with recommendations with restaurants and places to see and things to do. The Artist House is a great bed and breakfast to stay at in Key West.

The Sun Room

4.0 on May 28, 2015

Lovely home very close to Duval. Staff were exceptional. We stayed in the Sun Room which is their smalllest room. It can only be entered through a stairway in the back courtyard which is very steep. Be prepared when bringing luggage up. The room has a refrigerator which was very nice. The shower was tiny and a bit uncomfortable. There was a refrigerator in the room. The breakfast was outstanding for a B & B and exceeded our expectations. They also provide free beer and wine during happy hour. We paid $10 less per night for a room much much smaller than the other queen size beds rooms with difficult access. Someone looking for privacy in a B & B may opt to chose this room, However, everyone dines for breakfast and happy hour in the courtyard which is where the entrance is. We intend to return on a non holiday weekend when rates are less and in any other room in the house.

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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


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