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Authors Guest House / Authors of Key West

725 White Street At Petronia , Key West, FL 33040 USA (Show map)
4.2
29 Reviews
$100 - $295
per night

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About

Authors Guesthouse is a private compound of historic Conch style houses, suites and rooms, dedicated to authors who called Key West home. All rooms are air conditioned with private baths, cable television,and refrigerators. Authors is located in the historic Old Town district of Key West, close to all activities. Come, relax and enjoy our pool, tropical gardens and sun decks.

Rooms & Rates

Tennessee Williams

One Queen Bed in bedroom, private bathroom;Living room with pull-out futon sofa;Kitchen,porch; Relax beneath a cool Bahama fan and read A Streetcar Named Desire or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, two of the many plays written by this Pulitzer Prize winning author. This cottage has a living room with a pull-out sofa, a bedroom with a queen bed, kitchen and bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $160-$200

Ernest Hemingway

Living Room with pull-out futon sofa Bedroom with one queen bed Private bathroom Kitchen,Porch Ernest Hemingway won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. This cottage has a living room with a pull-out sofa, a bedroom with a queen bed, kitchen and bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $160-$200

Harry Truman

This room can be combined with The Margaret Truman Room to form a suite. One Queen Bed Private Sun Deck Refrigerator Microwave Private Bath Harry Truman, our 33rd president, cherished the tranquility of Key West.

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

$115$145

Margaret Truman

This room can be combined with The Harry Truman Room to form a suite. One Queen Bed Off Upper Sun Deck Refrigerator Microwave Private Bath Margaret Truman, President Truman's daughter, enjoyed Key West as her father did and became a well-known mystery novelist.

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

$115$145

Thornton Wilder

This room can be combined with The John James Audubon Room to form a suite. Large Room One Queen Bed One Twin Bed Refrigerator Microwave Private Bath Thornton Wilder is the author of The Matchmaker, on which Hello Dolly was based, and the very popular Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth. The Wilder Room, the largest in the main house, provides a very elegant setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$125$155

John James Audubon

This room can be combined with The Thornton Wilder Room to form a suite. One Queen Bed Off Upper Sun Deck Refrigerator Microwave Private Bath John James Audubon was one of the most renowned residents of the Florieda Keys and author of Audubon's Florida.

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

$100$135

James Kirkwood

One Queen Bed One Twin Bed Off Upper Sun Deck Refrigerator/Microwave Private Bath James Kirkwood co-authored the musical, A Chorus Line. While relaxing in these cozy tropical surroundings, enjoy reading one of Kirkwood's many plays or novels.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$125$155

James Leo Herlihy

One Queen Bed One Twin Bed By the Pool Refrigerator Private Bath James Leo Herlihy, author of Midnight Cowboy, acquired an intense love of Key West and used it as a setting for many of his short stories. Small refrigerator in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

$125$155

Carson McCullers

Near the Pool One Queen Bed Refrigerator Private Bath Carson McCullers was only 23 when her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, became a literary sensation. This bright, white wicker room combines a compact interior with a small outdoor seating area. Small refrigerator in room.

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

$100$135

Lillian Hellman

Overlooking the Pool One Queen Bed Refrigerator Private Bath Lillian Hellman, one of America's leading female playwrights, is best known for such classics as The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour, and Watch on the Rhine. Small refrigerator in room.

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

$115$145

Artists

One Queen Bed Outdoor Sitting Area Refrigerator Private Bath Originally part of the residence quarters, Artists Room is a lovely sunny yellow with crown molding and semi private deck. Small refrigerator in room.

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

$100$135

Library

One Queen Bed Outdoor Sitting Area Refrigerator Private Bath The Library is a sunny room with gloss white woodwork and soft green walls. Semi private deck with afternoon sun. Small refrigerator in room.

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

$115$145

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Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining3.4

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Authors

4.4 on July 23, 2014

Great value, peaceful, and good breakfast.


Great Stay!

4.2 on July 20, 2014

Our room was very loud, due to traffic on White Street.


First B&B experience

4.6 on June 28, 2014

The place was very nice and very quiet so good for us. We got to enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi before bed and as said before the breakfast is very light. The only downside is that it is quite far from most of the places so we had to drive. if you want to walk up and down the main street it's far and it's about a mile to a 2 miles away. All in all good price for the location and have a pleasant stay


Good value and very clean!

4.4 on June 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed there during June 2014. This was reasonalby priced compared to other accomodations in Key West. So we decided to give it a try and boy were we pleased! All the rooms and the facility were very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Short distance from many attractions, but yet quiet and private. We would definitely stay here again.


"Exceeded our expectations"

3.8 on June 10, 2014

Everything was pretty good. They could improve the breakfast which was the same the two days we were there and was just packaged food primarily.


Loved the jacuzzi!! :D

3.6 on May 29, 2014

Very neat. Loved the jacuzzi. Breakfast was okay. Pleasant stay.


perfect getaway!

4.8 on May 20, 2014

Perfect! Quiet retreat!


Fantastic hotel in Key West

5 on May 11, 2014

We loved our stay in the "Poets" room at Author's Guesthouse. Friendly staff, lovely bright spacious room, excellent continental breakfast served outside in a lovely tropical surrounding. Hotel was close to grocery store and bike rental where we rented bicycles and rode around Key West or the entire day. Author's Guesthouse certainly made our stay very enjoyable.


Always paradise -

4.8 on May 04, 2014

My sister and I have continued to return to this B & B for several reasons. 1. Tippi at the front desk graciously welcomes us and can answer any question or find what we need. 2. It's CLEAN. 3. It's quiet. 4. It's close to the seaport, just a short walk. 4. It has the best rates. 5. It's cozy and safe..


Great place and clean!

4.2 on April 04, 2014

Stayed in the Artist Room Had a private bathroom and a very comfy bed. Housekeepers left us instructions and keys to the room outside since we arrived afterhours. There is a pool. Small but it's heated which felt great on a tired body The whole room was clean which made it easy to sleep Breakfast was a typical continental but hey still works (they should use fresh Florida orange juice - tasted like tropicana - yuck) Other than that, would DEFINITELY book again.


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Location

Location Type

Island, Tropical

Airport

Key West, FL (EYW)

Directions to property:

Key West International - 10 min.

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wave Runners, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-4 nights on Special Event Weeks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 Night Security Deposit
  • Cancellations: Our cancellation period is 14 days prior to your arrival date (30 days for Holidays and Special Events). Cancellations made prior to this period may obtain a deposit refund, less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of your arrival date (30 days for Holidays and Special Events) forfeit the entire deposit. There is no refund for shortened stays or early departures. Room numbers for specific rooms can not be guaranteed. "No Shows" will have the remainder of the reservation canceled after the first night.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carol Botwinik

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

2 Cats

About the innkeepers

Fine Food, Fine Drink and the Fine Living that Key West Provides.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Serving Location: Garden

Details

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725 White Street At Petronia , Key West, FL 33040 USA (Show map)

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