Artist House Reviews


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.0

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We enjoyed our stay once again!

4.4 on May 09, 2016

We visited Key West and stayed at the Artist House. This was not our first time there. Our accomodations were nice, room was clean and kept tidy for us. There is a breakfast which was good - it had numerous options. If the afternoon there was a complimentary happy hour which is a nice plus. Snacks and wine, beer and soft drinks around the pool. All were nice and we had a very good time.

Spring break at the Artist House

5 on April 15, 2016

The Artist House has become our favorite destination! We loved our experience so much last year, we stayed there again this year, and fully intend to stay there next Spring break as well. If you're looking for warmth, charm, and excellent service...this is the place to stay in Key West! Jo, Laura, Helen, and their support staff are amazing!

Great Place to Stay in Key West

4.8 on March 06, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Artist House. The location is quiet, yet close to everything you want. We loved sitting in the garden for breakfast or happy hour, which was a nice plus. We stayed in the Morning Room. It was comfortable with a nice porch off of the bathroom. Would definitely come back again!

The Artist's House - Our new "go to" place in Key West

4.4 on January 23, 2016

We had such a wonderful stay at the Artist's House. Our room was wondering, the inn is beautiful. But its hidden secret is the staff. Outstanding and personable service. Just how well you're treated by everyone is reason enough to stay here. Of course, the Artist's House is beautiful also

Great location and relaxing Key West visit

4.0 on December 12, 2015

The staff was wonderfully outgoing and friendly and offered different ideas for things to do that met our needs for our visit to Key West.

Great Experience Overall

4.4 on December 10, 2015

The Artist House was very clean and exceeded advertising photos. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast was pastries, fruit, yogurt, etc versus a hot bar. It also didn't start until 8:30 which is fine if you aren't an early riser. Other than that, we had a flight change 8 days out and got stuck with an unused night as they have a 16 day cancellation policy. The would not relist the room until we were officially checked out. Location is very convenient to Duvall Street and Old Town Area. Small parking area available for 20/night but a car is not needed if you plan to stay on the island. Plenty of bikes, cabs, and trollies if needed. Great experience overall.

Boat Race stay-November 2015

3.6 on December 01, 2015

We arrived a day early and Laura found us a place to stay for the night we had not booked there. Extremely helpful!!! The house was what we expected as was the room. Nothing fancy, but comfortable and located in the heart of everything.

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.

It just doesn't get any better!!!!

5 on May 23, 2015

In almost 40 years of global travel, this has been one of the most enjoyable stays yet. The warm welcome is unparalleled. Happy Hour and breakfast are just superb in every detail. Easy access to Key West attractions is the best in town. We didn't need our car at all. Many thanks to a helpful and accommodating staff. Art and Donna Steinberg, Reston, Virginia.

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.

Beautiful historic Bed & Breakfast

5 on March 03, 2015

What a great stay! A beautiful Old Historic Bed & Breakfast. The home is lovingly taken care of with the original charm. We stayed three nights in the Morning room, and loved the charm. The bed was so comfortable and the claw foot bathtub was awesome for a great long soak after a day of sightseeing! It was also nice to have a private balcony to have our evening coffee on. The house is located only 2 blocks from Duvall street, and an easy walking distance to tons of shopping, dining options and the nightly sunset ceremony in Mallory square. The morning continental breakfast served was very yummy and went beyond what you usually get in a hotel. It was also nice to eat out in the backyard on the patio under palm trees and beside their dipping pool (large tiled hot tub) We will look forward to going back again one day! Oh yes, even though we were staying in the next room to the “haunted” Turret Suite room we never did bump into the spirit of the original owner Anne or her husband’s doll Robert the doll. However, it was fun to sit on the upstairs veranda in the evening and watch the ghost tours stop and take pictures!

outstanding B&B

5 on March 02, 2015

We had a lovely large room. Breakfast was great. Wine hour every day at 4:00. Only a block from famous Duval Street. Very friendly staff. Stay here you will love it.

home away form home

4.8 on February 25, 2015

One of the best B & B's in Key West. Very clean, well managed by a friendly accomodating staff, and convenient to everything near or on Duval St.

Great place, Great location, & AMAZING STAFF

4.4 on February 24, 2015

We stayed in the turette room and for the price we paid for a tiny motel room last year we got a huge 2 room place. We slept upstairs for the privacy. The staff are SOOOOO NICE and caring. And it is like HALF a block from the main street...PERFECTION. Can't wait to come back in December

Great Find!! Stay here

3.8 on February 18, 2015

Great location and history of this house make it a great find in Key West. Breakfast is served on the private back garden patio as well as drinks during happy hour every afternoon. Nice views from the front porch seating to relax and enjoy the tours passing and pointing to this beautiful house that you are staying at.

Charming B&B, highly recommended

3.6 on February 17, 2015

Perfect location, close to Duval street. Charming rooms. Delicious breakfast (that you can take to the patio). Cosy atmosphere, you really feel welcome and at home. Really value for money, highly recommended.

Awesome stay in a beautiful house

5 on February 10, 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff! Nice whirlpool in backyard, perfect to relax and enjoy key west

Our Stay at the Artist House

4.4 on February 01, 2015

Overall our stay at the Artist House was great. Cindy who worked at the inn was extremely gracious, friendly and helpful. The Continental plus breakfast was wonderful including numerous pastries from a local bakery. Cindy also hosted an inclusive with our stay happy hour daily, which was very nice. especially when food and drinks really start to add up in key west. Our room was very nicely decorated and good overall. The bed comfortable, the bathroom updated and clean. However the toilet was broken for the length of our stay, useable, but never fixed. It wasn't the end of the world for us, but we weren't offered any sort of compensation or discount for the inconvenience. And the pillows were pretty poor and need replacing in my opinion. Otherwise the rest was fine. There is a cute little balcony off the bathroom which was nice to have. The view isn't the best, overlooks the roof of a house that isn't in great condition. Not very private or quiet. Furniture on the balcony wasn't anything special, but it worked. The back yard area was cute and a nice retreat from the chaos going on around us. The wading pool was very neat, although we never used it, looked nice. The yard could use a little work to make a cuter and cozier tropical ambiance. Overall for the value and comparative to other inns in the area, The Artist house is very nice and we enjoyed our stay.

Fantastic stay !

5 on January 25, 2015

We spent 4 days at the Artist House which we found to be a lovely Inn and a great location , you can walk to everything. Our room was large , spacious and house keeping kept it immaculate. The decor was beautiful and there was a mini fridge in the room. Cindy and Laura were great hosts who gave us wonderful tips on places to eat and things to see. Breakfast was great with many choices from fresh fruit and pastries to cereal and eggs. It's a place that we would go back to next time we're in Key West.

Great stay in key west

4.6 on January 17, 2015

Was a great place to stay and when we go back to key west we would stay there again. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were very nice and clean. We stayed in the Turret suite and really enjoyed visiting every night on the large porch outside of our room.

very nice stay

3.2 on January 09, 2015

Nice large rooms with a lot of charm. The bathroom was functional but not much more. The inn keeper, Laura, was nice. The best part of the experience was the happy hour; meeting and talking with the other guests. I would love to go back but it was a bit expensive.

Great first time in Key West

4.6 on January 08, 2015

Everything was great. One weirded out moment when mouse followed me up the stairs!

Charming Bed and Breakfast!

5 on December 19, 2014

The Artist House was the perfect location for us to stay while visiting Key West. It was within walking distance to all the places we wanted to visit. Cindy and Susana made our visit even more special by making us feel at home and welcomed. The Artist House is beautifully furnished and a nice place to retreat.

Overall very happy

3.6 on December 04, 2014

the room was nice, the staff was more than helpful, and this is the perfect location if you want to be on Duval Street. It was a little loud from the wooden, old creaky floors and we stayed on the first floor, but all in all, we would definitely stay there again, plus it was fun to walk into the house as a ghost tour was going on and we were staying there!

One of the most beautiful houses in Key West

4.0 on December 01, 2014

The house an the room are gorgeous (Eugene studio), but the bathroom would need some refreshement. The location is perfect (just near the main street of Key West) and the breakfast good with a wide choice of products. A bit noisy, but it is a hold house so this is understandable, but if the light coming through the roller blinds early in the morning it is quite annoying if you want to sleep longer in the morning. The bedding is absolutely outstanding!

I'd do it agai in heartbeat!

4.2 on October 06, 2014

Stayed in the nursery. The steps are a climb but everything else meant they didnt matter. House hostess was wonderful! This place is a stones throw from Duval. Will return!!

Lovely b&b

3.6 on September 04, 2014

Great location in the old town, the property and our room was very clean, the complimentary happy hour is a nice touch. The lady on reception was very welcoming and helpful.

all perfect

5 on September 02, 2014

A friend of mine suggested me this hotel. I've been here for three days with 4 friends (coming from Italy, not so naer...). Everything was amazing. Hospitality, cleanliness, services. We couldn't ask for more. We've been happy to stay there and I think we'll surely stay in artist's house next time we go to key west.

Loved it!

5 on August 28, 2014

This place is absolutely wonderful! The house is gorgeous and the history behind it is so intersteing. The service and staff is outstanding! I will be back! :)

Great weekend stay!!!

4.8 on August 21, 2014

Beautiful hotel, friendly stuff, clean and big room. It was a weekend trip for my BF birthday and we had a great time. Quiet rooms, 2 minutes walk from all the action on Duval street. Would love to stay longer, but had to go back to work))

kicking it in the keys

4.8 on June 16, 2014

we went last minute and could not have had a better time.everything was truly great

Great B&B!!

4.6 on December 26, 2012

This is a very nice place to stay in Key West. The location is perfect, the rooms are very clean and accommodating and the breakfast and Happy Hour is great; but the best thing about the place was the staff. Helen was a joy to meet and she exceeded all expectations on what service should be. We will definitely be returning!

Great Stay!!

4.0 on October 10, 2012

My husband and I visited Key West for the first time this September 2012. We had an amazing time. Key West is a little piece of paradise! Our stay at the Artist House was wonderful. Laura was so helpful, so genuine. You can tell she loved her job, she loved Key West and she knew what she was talking about. She was always there to answer questions and give suggestions. The house itself was gorgeous, clean and had everything we needed. Close to everything, even provided bike rentals and parking nearby.We will be returning to the Artist House every year!

Quaint and Charming B&B

4.4 on October 01, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed a long weekend stay at the beautiful Artist House! Breakfast was excellent, happy hour a fun time meeting other guests and the staff was so helpful. Laura gave many wonderful tips about things to do and we found parts of Key West we had never before seen. The only drawback was the tiny shower in the Garden Room-but we'll definitely visit again. Thanks for a great get-away!

Mini-Vacation in Key West

4.4 on August 07, 2012

The Artist House was the PERFECT location if you want to be close to all of the action but far away enough from the noise. Duval street was only 1 block away and Mallory Square was 3 blocks down. We stayed in the Sun Room and it was small but nicely decorated and clean (big plus it had a mini-fridge and microwave). The free continental breakfast in the morning was delicious. There was a wide array of food to choose from and champagne to start the day off right :) Also, the free happy hour was a plus. They served beer (domestic and imported) and wine. I will definitley stay here again!


4.4 on October 14, 2011

Wonderful to stay at a period house that has been so lovingly renovated and with such style!

"17th Year Wedding Anniversary"

4.8 on August 14, 2011

Just wanted to take some time to thank the staff at the Artist House (Jessica, Jo, and Tracy) for a wonderful stay on our wedding anniversary weekend. Beautiful historic Key West home, super-friendly hosts, and a superb location. Thanks again for a great weekend and see you next year!!! The Cristobals.


5 on September 20, 2010

The Artist House is so beautiful! The rooms are large and well appointed.We stayed in the Garden Room, and the bathroom was recently remodeled. We got chance to see a fair amount of the rooms and I can honestly say they are all equally breathtaking. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. They suggested great restaurants and booked us on a fantastic snorkeling trip. Breakfast was delicious (we loved the fruit tarts and mini-quiche!) and Happy Hour every evening was a blast! The location couldn't be beat and there was no street noise to deal with. Can't wait to go back!!!

What a great place!

5 on July 02, 2009

Super friendly staff. Even let me move some furniture.

Gracious B&B

4.0 on July 01, 2009

We had a wonderul stay at the Artist House. We were very pleased with the service and the staff was very helpful kind and considerate. The Morning Room was so comfortable and restful especially after a night out on the town. The breakfast was just enough. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Loved this place, can't wait to go back!

5 on June 29, 2009

Some friends and I stayed in the Turret Suite on Memorial Day weekend 2009. We had a great time and can't wait to go back. The room was beautiful as well as the rest of the house. I loved the location which was close to everything, and the staff was was very friendly and helpful especially with their suggestions on the best places to eat, shop, and hang out. The breakfast was phenomenal and offered a huge variety which satisfied everyone of my friends. Which I will say is very difficult since one was a vegetarian and one's favorite meals are made completely of meat. My favorite part about this house was the rich history it holds, every night we were able to hear more and more about the history and ran into people who were intrigued and even a little jealous when we told them where we were staying and which room. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone and will definitely stay here again upon my return to Key West.


5 on June 28, 2009

We've stayed at many b&b's, and this one was by far the best! The location was within walking distance to everything. The staff were friendly and beyond accommodating and went out of our way to make sure we were enjoying our stay. We slept in late one day, so the woman left the breakfast buffet out for us! The pastries were soooo yummy! The room was much larger than any place we've ever stayed and immaculately clean and even had a claw-footed bathtub! We would recommend this b&b and will definetly return!

Don't stay here!!!

1.0 on June 12, 2009

We stayed here over Memorial Day in late Friday night and went out thinking we will have the next few days to sleep in and relax, wrong!! Someone at the house decided to bring in carpenters to repair the wooden deck which started with hammering, power saws, etc. , at 7am!! They started later the next day but as other writers have listed here...the walls are so thin you can hear people talking and walking around. We stayed in the Garden Room, no drapes to cover the windows and block out the light, so now we have sound and light keeping us from sleep. The bathroom was very small...toilet was like being on an airplane...shower was smaller than a cruise ship shower....breakfast was lacking. I wrote a letter to the owners upon my departure stating my dissatisfaction with the $200 a night mind you....and never heard a response....look elsewhere for the above stated reasons....besides, the owners don't care!!

Innkeeper Response
We are terribly sorry that this guest did not enjoy their stay. We have and continue to apologize to this guest for any inconveniences that they may have encountered during their stay. Yes, we did have essential and mandatory maintenance work performed during one on the mornings of his stay that was not routine and we can assure this guest and all future guest that this was not typical. We do pride ourselves on our complimentary continental breakfast that features fresh-cut fruit, pastries and mini-quiche delivered daily from the local French bakery, fresh bagels delivered daily from a local bagel shop, a wide selection of cereals, yogurts, whole fruit, juices, milk and coffee. We do value all of our guests and we invite this guest back in the future!

Artist House


  • Nightly Rate $115 - $350
  • Reviews (61) 4.4
  • Rooms 7
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