Authors Guest House / Authors of Key West

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

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.0

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.2

Extremely helpful staff

4.4 on February 02, 2016

Stayed for two nights with two young kids. All communications and queries were answered promptly and were very helpful. On checkin front office staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They provided helpful suggestions and recommendations in particular booked rental bicycles for us through a company which proved very competitive and also helpful. Highly recommend. Personally found all accommodation prices very high in Florida compared with Sydney, which is why I only gave it four stars for value.


Stayed in January 2016 with two kids

4.0 on January 30, 2016

From my initial enquiries I found staff extremely prompt and helpful in all replies. Stayed with my two kids 12 & 10 yrs old. Room was clean and as advertised. Breakfast was more than adequate to start the day. Personally I found all accommodation in Florida expensive, especially staying in KeyWest compared with Sydney Australia which is why I only gave it three stars for value. All communications with reception staff was extremely helpful and extremely friendly. They arranged for rental bikes to be dropped off for the three of us from this great company which charged a lot less than their competitors. They also suggested one of the trolley tours, which again provided me with a $2 discount compared with the competitor. I highly recommend this location, it's quaint, clean, good beds, good breakfast and most of all wonderful staff. I would love the opportunity to return again.


Happy Experience at Authors Guest House

4.2 on January 26, 2016

We had a very pleasant stay at Authors Guest House. The room was as we expected and was comfortable. DeVonna shared restaurant recommendations with us which was very helpful. Parking worked out well and we were conveniently located in Old Town Key West. We hope to return in the future.


Quiet Neighborhood B&B

2.6 on January 22, 2016

Author's location is good for those who want to be able to walk to Duval, but stay away from the noise and craziness. Room was clean, but small, with a very low ceiling. Air conditioner was noisy and marginal at best and the room could have benefited from a ceiling fan. Breakfast was disappointing. Coffee, juice, bananas, bagels in cellophane wrap and yogurt. Expected from from a B&B.


A good guesthouse to stay

3.6 on December 30, 2015

This room is clean and nice. The service is also very good.


Lovely one night stay at Authors Guest House

4.0 on December 21, 2015

We are local south Florida residents wanting to treat our out of town guest to a one night stay in Key West. We were impressed with how clean our accommodations were and how efficient and friendly the staff was.


Great value and quaint lodgings in Key West

4.2 on December 21, 2015

Love everything about this place except the location. It is off the beating path and makes walking to Duval and other areas of interest a long walk! Love the Hybrid Hot Tub/Pool and rooms are always clean and cheerful as is the staff.


Great and Economical Quaint hotel in Key West

3.4 on December 10, 2015

2nd year in a row we have stayed here. Great hybrid pool---half hot tub, half wading pool :). Very nice people, rooms are clean and nicely decorated and they are a good value---also don't insist on 2 night stay on weekends.


Thank you your suggesting this Guest house

3.2 on December 09, 2015

Carol and DeVonna who work at the establishment are very helpful. Any issues we had were taken care of immediately to our satisfaction. The rooms were very comfortable.The continental breakfast was excellent food wise and fun to meet the other hotel guests. DeVonna made us a map of suggested eateries and sites as per our questions, we went to almost all of them, lol.. It was a fun vacation...thank you very much to these two people assisting making it such a great time...


Beautiful hotel

3.6 on December 03, 2015

This hotel is beautiful, my family and I love to stay here. It is cozy, makes you feel like home. The service and people are great.


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Rooms & Rates

#1B Artist (V)

Originally part of the residence quarters, Artists Room is a lovely sunny yellow with crown molding. Queen Bed, Private Bath and a Mini Fridge.

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

#1A Library (Q)

The Library is a sunny room with gloss white woodwork and soft green walls. Queen Bed, Private Bath and a Mini Fridge to keep the beer or wine chilly.

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

#4 McCullers (V)

Carson McCullers was only 23 when her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, became a literary sensation. This pink and white wicker room combines a compact interior with a small outdoor seating area. Mini Fridge in the room to chill your beverage of choice

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

#3 Herlihy (Q/T)

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. Queen Bed, Twin Bed, Private Bath, and a Mini Fridge. Just steps away from the pool spa.

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

#2 Hellman (Q)

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. Queen Size Bed, Private Bath and a Mini Fridge. Enjoy the early evening in the Pool Spa directly outside your front door.

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

#9 Williams (C)

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 trundle bed, a bedroom with a queen bed, and full kitchen and bath.

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

#5A Harry Truman (Q)

Harry Truman, our 33rd president, cherished the tranquility of Key West. This room features a Queen Bed, Private Bath and a Mini Fridge. Enjoy the morning on your private deck.

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

#8 Hemingway (C)

You can imagine "Papa" pounding out The Snows of Kilimanjaro or For Whom the Bell Tolls on the old typewriter that sits on the desk. Hemingway won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. This cottage has a living room with a trundle bed, a bedroom with a queen bed, and full kitchen and bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

#7 Kirkwood (Q/T)

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. This room features a Queen Bed, Private Bath and a Mini Fridge. Located off the upstairs sundeck.

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

#6A Audubon (Q)

John James Audubon was one of the most renowned residents of the Florieda Keys and author of Audubon's Florida. This room features a Queen Bed, Private bath and a Mini Fridge. Located as the last room off the sundeck, it is quite private. Can be connected to the Wilder Room.

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

#5 Margaret Truman (Q)

Margaret Truman, President Truman's daughter, enjoyed Key West as her father did and became a well-known mystery novelist. This room features a Queen Bed, Private Bath and Mini Fridge. It can also be joined to the Harry Truman room.

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

#6 Wilder (Q/T)

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

#1 Poet Room (P)

Our largest room. King Size Bed, Private Bath, Full Kitchen. Excellent for a long stay in Key West!

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

Meeting Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 1

Location

Location Type

Island, Tropical

Airport

Key West, FL (EYW)

Directions to property:

3 blocks off US 1 located in historic preservation district of Key West

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-4 nights on Special Event Weeks
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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)

DeVonna and Carol

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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