3.0 on October 03, 2016
Scuba Weekend. Room was clean, service was good, breakfast was simple. Walk to Duval was about 3/4 of a mile through nice neighborhoods. Check out Mangia Mangia (Italian restaurant) and the Key West Bake Shop (On White Avenue, just across Roosevelt).
5 on August 04, 2016
Had a great time at Authors! The host was fantastic and gave us many pointers of where to go and what to see in the area. The library room was small, but just what was needed, very comfortable and a place to recharge phones and catch some sleep. The continental breakfast was just fine with us. The grounds are nice and clean and give you a more authentic experience of Key West than a generic hotel would.
3.6 on July 28, 2016
The shower stall was the size of a tanning bed. That's OK. Consider at least one safety bar for us elderly folks. Nothing to hold onto. And kudos to the gardener (I forget her name). We had to be at Sloppy Joe's at 5 pm to register for the Hemingway Look-a-like contest. Too hot to walk. The cab was 15 minutes late. The gardener, a sweet 45-yr. resident of KW, offered to drive us. She would take no compensation, so I gave her copies of two of my books. And I recommend the Peruvian restaurant across the street (Inca's?). Different cuisine. Interesting. If you're going to a do lot of sightseeing by foot, you're a bit out of the way. And in the July heat, you better be in good shape. If not, arrange transportation. We had good luck with the cabs after and they're quite reasonable. With tip, $10 to Sloppy Joe's for two people. Worth it. I would stay there again.
5 on July 27, 2016
Clean, cozy, and true to it's description.
3.6 on July 20, 2016
We stayed for two nights at Authors Guesthouse. Since we are a family of 5 we had two rooms (Wilder and Audobon) that were connected. The guesthouse is very nice and in good shape. A little oasis it is. We felt very comfortable and everything from Duval St over Mile 0 to Hemmingway and Southern Most Point can be reached by foot. Only the breakfeast is somewhat reduced.
5 on July 19, 2016
I stayed at this wonderful place during July 4th weekend, one of the busiest weekends in Key West. The place was quiet and very accommodating. My favorite part of this bed and breakfast is that you can rent bicycles for $10/day to ride around the island - very much suggest this!! This is my third time returning to this bed and breakfast and I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when I visit the beautiful island of Key West. Thank you again.
3.2 on July 14, 2016
Good location, far away from the noise of Duval St., yet close to things important to me. Suggest a bike ($10/day delivered to you). No parking issues in the neighborhood (possibly because it was July), but off-street parking is only for 2 cars.
5 on July 11, 2016
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was absolutely great. We wished that we could stay longer. The service was great, the lady behind the desk was nice, and the room was very clean and nice to stay in. It's also in a great location that allows easy walking access to Old Town and the beach.
5 on July 11, 2016
Thanks for beeing there! Nice and friendly Home!
4.0 on July 10, 2016
We were there for a weekend to relax. This was perfect for us. Able to park the car and walk everywhere.
3.8 on June 15, 2016
Great location to get around. Very friendly staff. Stayed in cottage. It was lovely. Only complaint is the bath was a bit small. Would stay again.
3.6 on June 10, 2016
We thought enjoyed our stay. It's close enough to everything you would like to see and do and yet it's nestled in a quiet neighborhood!
3.8 on June 09, 2016
Author's Guesthouse was very welcoming to me and my partner! It was our first time in Key West so they helped us pick and choose some awesome restaurants and necessary sites to see. The Harry Truman room had a nice private balcony to enjoy our morning coffee while overlooking a quiet street. We enjoyed being able to get away from the hustle of Duval street, but still be close enough to walk almost anywhere!!! Great service. Nice and quiet B&B.
4.2 on May 22, 2016
Really great rooms! So adorable and homey. The AC was perfect and very cool. Great location; not SUPER close to Duval Street & the busiest parts of Key West, but nice and hidden away in a residential street. Very quiet! There is a very sweet cat who lives on site and makes having breakfast on the patio very cute.
5 on April 28, 2016
I have already been staying at the Authors Guest House for 3 times and I will continue to go back! The rooms are so lovely and the staff just amazing and very kind and helpful!
3.8 on April 26, 2016
Great experience. Warm, friendly, kind place to enjoy the simple life of Key Wedt for a while....
4.2 on April 24, 2016
Wonderful place to stay. Spacious room, great outdoor seating , great service from staff.
5 on April 18, 2016
We found a beautiful room, very clean and comfortable, friendly people at reception, great breakfast. Everything perfect!! Carlo from Italy
4.6 on April 13, 2016
Author's is a magical retreat to visit. We enjoyed a spacious ,clean lovely room in a picturesque setting. The bed was comfortable and there were great outdoor spaces to relax in .A very small pool in a garden oasis gave you a wonderful place to relax. About a 20 minute walk to Duval through lovely residential areas.Staff were extremely friendly .
3.4 on April 05, 2016
Our room actually looked better in person than in the pictures online. The lady who checked us in was very helpful & informative. We liked the location...far enough away from busy Duval so it was quiet at night. We rented bikes through Authors to get around during the day. Breakfast is pretty basic...bagels, yogurt & fruit. It would have been nice to have some additional choices...maybe some cereal? Overall, its a nice place to stay. We would stay there again.
4.6 on April 04, 2016
We ride down in our motorcycle every year for our anniversary. It's perfect. Staff is super pleasant. Room are quaint. Close to Duval but far enough from the craziness. We will continue going there every year!
4.2 on March 18, 2016
Great place to stay, with kids. Very clean and beds were very comfy. Staff is very helpful. We would stay again.
4.0 on March 15, 2016
I stayed here by myself for a few days after a trip with some friends. My room (McCullers) was perfect for me- space for a bed, an armoire, a mini fridge and a small corner tv. I didn't need any extravagancies as I was only in the room to go to bed at night. I do wish there had been a small microwave (and there are some in other rooms) but that is certainly not a deal breaker. The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean and ready when I arrived. Check in was easy and I was provided with a map of key west to help me get around. I had limited interaction with the staff at the guest house but those who I did get a chance to speak to were very nice and always willing to help with any questions. The property is beautiful and the pool is the perfect size to take a quick dip in; I'd definitely stay here again.
4.0 on March 13, 2016
Excellent attention to detail, superbly attentive and welcoming staff. Thank you, Author's Guest House!
3.6 on March 08, 2016
We recently spent a week at the Authors Guest House. It was very peaceful and relaxing and they went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
4.6 on February 29, 2016
Another great stay at Authors Guest House..our 3rd stay and everything was just as we had remembered. Just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Duval Street, yet not so far that you cannot walk to see the sights. Our hosts were very accommodating and spot on with recommendations. This B&B is by most our favorite place to stay when visiting Key West....Thank you for another wonderful stay!
4.6 on February 22, 2016
We have been coming to Key West for over 15 years. We started coming with our best friends to celebrate Febuary birthdays. Now our grow children and their spouses also join us at the Authors House. We all need to escape our busy lives and the cold weather every winter. We have never been disappointed with our cathartic getaway. We return refreshed and ready to face the real world again. They make us feel like we're their old friends returning for a visit. That's because we are. I would recommend this place to everyone , and I do every chance I get!
4.6 on February 11, 2016
Great place. I would highly recommend this B&B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3.6 on December 30, 2015
This room is clean and nice. The service is also very good.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
5 on November 25, 2015
I enjoyed staying at Authors Guests House. It was just perfect, the location, breakfast, staff, clean, and nice and quiet.
3.8 on November 16, 2015
Love my two days spent in this hotel
5 on November 15, 2015
We enjoyed the Authors Guesthouse. We found it to be enchanting, peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast delish!
3.8 on October 29, 2015
Our first time as guests at Authors Guest House we were wondering if selecting this property would work out and satisfy our needs. So happy to share that it far exceeded our expectations. The room was very large with careful attention to detail that made it feel like home. It's features were terrific and most useful - air conditioner, mini-refrig, mico-wave and cable TV. We arrived earlier than check in time and were treated respectfully and very friendly by the Hostess/ Manager of the property Cathy. She shared many local activities for us to fill our day and night. Her genuine care of us really feel at ease the moment we stepped through the office doors. The proximity of Author's to all that Key West offers is outstanding. A long walk is a terrific approach to explore the neighborhood or using an inexpensive cab takes you directly into downtown in 5 minutes. As a local Floridian living in Naples, we'll be sure to back in the next few months. The VALUE in provides is really outstanding. John Petti
3.8 on October 07, 2015
Great location, very friendly, helpful staff. Rooms were very clean and presented. We were comfortable, we enjoyed the facilities and the breakfast.
4.8 on October 02, 2015
A great place to stay. The hostess was very nice and gave us many informations. Very helpful. Thank you very much!
4.6 on September 16, 2015
I first stayed here several years ago, after trying several other places around Key West. Now, I stay here every time I visit Key West, and I visit once per year. I love it! (The Onsite Dining is just breakfast, which is great, but it's not a restaurant.)
5 on September 09, 2015
Quite and friendly neighborhood. Bus stop right outside.Long walk to Duval St. and Oldtown.
4.6 on August 26, 2015
nice stay and great hospitality
4.4 on August 25, 2015
My friend and I drove into Key West and stayed one night at Authors Guesthouse. We had the Truman room which was perfect for us. It had a cute little deck which we really didn't get to use because our stay was so short! The property has a cute pool which is great for a late night swim. Very private and quiet. Cathie at the front desk was Stellar. She calmed our nerves when she found an alternative sight seeing cruise when the one we thought we were going on was booked! Thanks Cathie! Jessica and Tina
4.0 on August 10, 2015
Awesome for our two nights in Key West. Great location- we walked almost everywhere. Reasonable price. Super nice hostess who let us use their towels for the Dry Tortugas Trip and had recommendations for other things. Great breakfast and cute eating area. Would definitely stay here again if/when I come back.
3.4 on July 17, 2015
I only missed milk for breakfast! The room did exceed my expectation as it was larger than it appeared on the photos! I stayed just one night so i cant talk much on other aspects. Not used any onsite dining but this survey does not allow me to leave it unchecked.
4.6 on June 10, 2015
My husband and I stay at The Author's Inn & Guest House often. It's located close to Fausto's Supermarket, lots of great restaurants and just a short bike ride to Duval. Yes, the rooms are small but that is par for the course in Key West where space is a premium. Rooms and grounds are always clean and the staff is polite and never overbearing. Continental breakfast is just that but always fresh and delicious. One of the best buys you'll find in Key West! We've never had any issues and will continue to stay there.
4.0 on May 25, 2015
Our room was very clean and was exactly what we expected. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was better than some larger hotels. We would recommend this b&b and would stay here again.
4.2 on May 18, 2015
Had a lovely stay, would absolutely go back here again. Great value for a beautiful place.
4.0 on May 12, 2015
We stayed first time fir three day. Staff was extremely friendly and the rooms were clean and spacious. Great deal too! We stayed a second time and plan on returning
4.0 on April 29, 2015
Clean; Great Service; People were super nice; The breakfast was really limited (only bagels, orange juice, milk, butter, fruit and some jam); Close to bike rentals; Expensive for one night but cheap when compared to the rest of key west accommodations.
4.0 on April 21, 2015
We enjoyed our stay for the second time! It's secluded enough from the downtown area but close enough to walk everywhere. Love this place! Thanks for another lovely time!
5 on April 16, 2015
The price was really reasonable, not expensive like other hotel or B&B. The rooms were in the best condition, all was recently painted. The cleaning was excellent. The receptionists were so kind! The breakfast was complete and healthy. The jacuzzi was a relaxing place for ideal for the night. If I would back to key west definitely I would stay here again. I enjoyed so much my stay!
3.6 on April 15, 2015
Enjoyed our stay very much. Will return for sure!
3.4 on April 10, 2015
It was a nice place with special character but our room was pretty small.
3.0 on April 09, 2015
different from a standard hotel, very charming and Key West local standard. Unfortunately, very noisy as White street was under the windows of our room.
4.6 on April 02, 2015
Very enjoyable, friendly, clean, just as advertised.
4.0 on March 31, 2015
We did enjoy our stay in Authors Guest House. Nice environment, pretty, quiet and close to the attractions. The room and service were perfect.
4.6 on March 30, 2015
We stayed in the Hemingway and Williams cottages. The location is perfect, downtown, but away from all the noise. The service was great. Housekeeping moved all our stuff from one cottage to the other because we couldn't get the same one for both nights. There are two resident cats which we absolutely loved and completed the experience. We would definitely stay here again.
3.6 on March 30, 2015
More cheaper than other hotels in Key West. Convinient location. Unfortunatly, breakfast is only available after 8Am and we have to miss it.
3.6 on March 29, 2015
A very nice place to stay while visiting Key West. Very comfortable room.
3.8 on March 28, 2015
This place is adorable, clean and quiet. About 10 - 15 minute walk to Duval street which is perfect. Get a little exercise after all the eating. Great shaded garden for breakfast or after dinner.
4.2 on March 27, 2015
Was very wonderful. The staff was very helpful and the place was cute. Everything was great I will definitely stay there again. The only downside was the breakfast in the morning didn't have many options.
3.6 on March 26, 2015
This is 2nd year we have stayed here for 1 night. We really love the vibe here, very comfortable and laid back atmosphere. Enjoy meeting the other guests in the evening by the small pool. We plan to return next year for a 2-3 night stay. Must mention the kitty cats that reside here, always happy to have their ears rubbed.
4.0 on March 25, 2015
Last minute stay and was very well accommodated during peak time. Thank you!
4.2 on March 23, 2015
The whole atmosphere was relaxing. The staff were so friendly and polite. Breakfast was an unexpected bonus. We have only stayed at big chain hotels previously this was a very nice change. I will stay here again!
4.0 on March 22, 2015
Our room (library) was beautiful, clean, and full of light (although on the bottom floor so it's possible for other guests to see in if you're bothered by that sort of thing, although closing the shutters takes care of any would be peepers.) The half barrier wall and lush plantings take care of any noise from the busy(ish) street outside. As far as the service, we were in key west to catch the boat to dry tortugas, so we weren't really in need of any advice on how to enjoy the city, we just wanted to be checked in and tucked away promptly and courteously, which we were. If you're the type who goes to bed and breakfasts for the food, I would suggest another spot, as this one was very basic. My partner and I are not, so we found this to be quite a lovely little place, I would recommend to any of my friends.
4.2 on March 18, 2015
My husband and I go down there every year on our motorcycle. We enjoy this B&B so much! It's quaint, unique and close to Duval....wouldn't recommend it for young children. It's more of an adult atmosphere.
4.6 on March 18, 2015
We found this Guest house in a guidebook, and were very pleased with our choice. It is in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of most points of interest - we are hardy walkers though. The concierge (Sandy) was exceptionally helpful, and the staff more than accommodating. The room was very clean and comfortable, with a shared deck. We had a microwave and refrigerator in our room so we were able to keep some snacks and leftovers. The hot tub was really lovely. Yes, we would go there again and recommend it!
4.4 on March 15, 2015
I loved the place, was a great location. I felt the breakfast was below standard.
4.4 on March 15, 2015
Waren dort für 2 Nächte. Süßes Zimmer mit schöner Dusche. Sehr angenehm waren die Sitzmöglichkeiten vor dem Zimmer, so konnte man das schöne Wetter genießen. Das frühstück war einfach aber völlig in Ordnung . Ich komme auf jeden Fall wieder
4.8 on March 15, 2015
We loved our stay at the Author's Guesthouse. It was our first time there for my wife and myself, and we were in the Library. Both the room and the premises looked nicer in real life than the pictures. The staff is friendly and neighborhood is quieter than some others in KW. Parking is also easily available. Recommended!
4.6 on March 13, 2015
This B&B was fantastic! My dad and I did a road trip to the Keys and stayed in the Kirkwood room with one queen bed and one twin. Both beds were very comfortable and the room was clean. Breakfast was as expected - bagels and fruit. Overall, I loved my stay!
4.2 on March 10, 2015
The small pool/large hot tub was wonderful after a long day of walking around Duval Street! Rooms were very nice..exceptionally clean! We stayed in the Artist Room and the Library. Both were excellent. Will stay there again. It was a great value compared to other places to stay on the island.
3.2 on March 08, 2015
The room was good for the value. The twin bed was pretty hard, but could be fixed easily with the addition of an egg crate. The only real disappointment we had was that the "pool" was a hot tub--must have been 100 degree plus water. I would have liked to cool off after my morning run or sit there for a morning with the option of a swim. Also, breakfast was yogurt, individually packaged bagels and fruit. Fine--but not what we were expecting. Overall good stay, super friendly staff, great location.
4.2 on March 08, 2015
Having breakfast in the lovely garden was so peaceful and relaxing. The breakfast was coffee, juice, fruit and wrapped bagels with your choice of butter, jelly, cream cheese or peanut butter. It was casual but so much nicer than I expected. The room was small but comfortable. The location is a little out of the way of the sights and even though the neighborhood is quiet, the mopeds are a bit loud through the night. We stayed at Authors because we booked late and could not get Friday night at their sister property The Blue Parrot, but I would stay at Authors again.
3.8 on February 27, 2015
We found this place at the last minute and were very pleasantly surprised....we will definitely stay there again! And we were delighted to find 'toomuchfunkeywest.com'!
3.4 on February 24, 2015
We rented a small cottage with my wife and baby. The welcoming service was perfect. The hot tub is nice. The cottage was clean but the day light is missing. Furniture are very basic, the mattress not firm. Breakfast is good enough but made of packed bagels cream cheese, yogurt and fruits. More varied items would be appreciated after the 2nd day. Location is fine, easy to access by car and close to the city center by walk (10-15mn) . I would recommend this place, it worth your money in key west.
3.8 on February 24, 2015
it was a nice stay in authors guesthouse, the room was clean and it was very cozy. Staff was really kind and breakfast was nice. I would recommend to a friend.
3.0 on February 21, 2015
Quaint, picturesque b&b, but room didn't blow us away. Pool is heated to about 95 degrees which is nice. Breakfast was individually wrapped bagels, generic-tasting OJ or OJ-flavored drink, fruit, yogurt, coffee. Lots of street parking was available which was great. We could have walked to Duval but chose to drive whenever we went instead and never had a problem finding a space upon returning. Good value compared to other b&bs.
3.6 on February 17, 2015
I was in Key West for 4 days and this was an excellent location. Not to far from the main area, however just far enough. I stayed in the library, which had a very relaxing, pleasant and private sitting area. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to book here again for a return visit.
3.2 on February 14, 2015
chambre petite mais propre, au calme, confortable et bien située, avec une mini-piscine jaccuzzi très appréciable en fin de journée. Accueil agréable. Seule petite faiblesse: le petit déjeuner, manquant de produits naturels.
3.8 on February 09, 2015
This was one of the cheapest places we found and had a great experience.
3.2 on January 02, 2015
Great clean rooms with a great little pool. it is a bit out of the way from the beaten path and a far walk from Duval
4.0 on December 29, 2014
Loved this place. Just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Duval street. Nice and quiet. The staff were very friendly and accomadating.
2.6 on December 12, 2014
Nice room, great location. Staff were very nice and helpful. Only problem was with a plugged toilet (and that is enough of a problem...).
4.6 on November 14, 2014
Authors Guest House is a beautiful hideaway tucked just 1 mile away from the crazy fun of Duval Street! Far enought to be secluded but close enough to walk! Beautiful rooms and a nice continental breakfast every morning!
4.4 on October 20, 2014
this property is definately a value for the price... we had the artists room and was surprised at the size and cleanliness of the room. the breakfast was the standard fare but a bit upgraded with yogurts, peanut butter, and decent coffee. (throw in some hard bopiled eggs and this wouldve been perfect) staff was very helpful and friendly. will definately stay again!
5 on August 31, 2014
It was a great stay , we enjoied the time in Key West , Thamk you for your kindness.
5 on August 30, 2014
First time in a bed and breakfast and it was a very good experience. Nice fully working kitchen, living room and master bedroom at a very good price. Staff was very nice and breakfast was out in the courtyard which gave you that island feel. We are going back for sure.
3.6 on August 18, 2014
My husband and I loved this place. In my opinion the price was perfect it was clean and best of all had air conditioner. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing I would say about the hotel is the breakfast was a bit poor but I'd much rather eat at a local restaurant.
4.0 on August 07, 2014
Nice place we friendly staff. A walking distance to Duval street, but far enough to be a calm place. A good hotel to chill out and rest.
3.4 on August 05, 2014
Quiet B & B far enough off the main drag where you can get some R & R. Plenty of shade to escape the heat. Recommend bicycles to get around town. Most parking will be on side street curb.
4.4 on July 23, 2014
Great value, peaceful, and good breakfast.
4.2 on July 20, 2014
Our room was very loud, due to traffic on White Street.
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
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.
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.
3.6 on May 29, 2014
Very neat. Loved the jacuzzi. Breakfast was okay. Pleasant stay.
4.8 on May 20, 2014
Perfect! Quiet retreat!
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.
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..
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.
4.2 on December 25, 2013
We took the Key West Express to visit and the Guest House was with walking distance of the pier. Very helpful recommendations about getting around town and places to eat. The breakfast was a little sparse so we walked a couple of blocks to a great local color hot spot, Sandy's cafe, where we had great French toast made from Cuban bread. Locals also very colorful. Wireless didn't work in our room nor the TV but we weren't there to sit in the comfortable room. We would come back,though.
3.8 on July 30, 2013
We were very pleased with our stay. The room was very nice. Johnna was an excellent host. Everything was clean and it was about a 10-15 minute walk from all the action. We will stay here next time we are in Key West.
4.4 on December 15, 2012
One of the coziest little cottages in Key West. we stayed in the room called the Library which was stocked with books , novels and magazines!! The plantation shutters surrounded the room which made it feel like a far a wy cottage. the staff was very friendly let us check in an hour early. They were eager to become photographer at a moments notice. We reaaly loved the very friendly resident cat which liked to follow us around too!!. All in all a great place to stay at a fantastic price especially bargin hunters!!! We can't wait to return already!!!! Margie and Rick
3.4 on August 20, 2012
Bon rapport qualité/prix. tres calme. Accueil sympathique. A recommander
4.4 on July 23, 2012
My boyfriend and I spent a week in Boynton Beach visiting his parents and decided to sneak in a couple days in Key West. We stayed in the Poets room and we could not have been happier. What a beautiful, well maintained, and CLEAN room. My only regret is not staying longer.
4.8 on March 24, 2012
We were very pleased from the moment we arrived. We'd heard about the lack of parking in Key West, but in this largely residential area we had no problem getting on-street parking and no worries about the car. We found the staff we dealt with incredibly helpful regarding places to eat, where to park when driving the couple of times we did so, where we could walk, etc. The location made walking to most places we were interested in very easy. We were surprised but pleased to find a fridge & microwave when we got to our room--dinner leftovers became lunch. The hot tub/pool was very relaxing & the breakfast area was quite appealing. Although this trip was last minute during high season, the rates were not bad at all. When we return we'll certainly be looking for availability here!
4.8 on November 20, 2011
What a beautiful room. We were told it used to be used by the owner and we could see why. It really was more an effiientcy apartment. Clean, bright, roomy and equipped with a full kitchen which allowed for savings in restautant costs. The staff were all so cheerful and friendly and made the breakfast hour warm and friendly. peaceful and quiet at night but not too far from the excitement of Duval. We hope to go back next year and get the same room!!!
5 on August 27, 2011
My stay In key west at the Author house was amazing the service was amazing the people were very nice and warm. I can't wait until I can return.
5 on August 23, 2011
This was our "Kid free" weekend and it couldn't of been more awesome! It was the first trip for me to Key West so I really didn't know what to expect. From the minute we stepped into the office, we were treated like VIP's. The room was perfect and the privacy was fantastic-we felt like the only ones there! I highly recommend this place!
2.8 on July 16, 2011
Pros: Clean place for the most part, friendly staff, good location in quiet Key West Cons: Breakfast isn't until 8:30, which means no coffee until then either. Breakfast is on par with a cheap motel (bagels, coffee, OJ...really, that's it). Also, if you have any morning activities, you'll probably miss breakfast anyways because it opens so late. The Wilder room is for up to three people, but only has two chairs to sit in--one reading chair, one wooden desk chair; the carpet has lumps in it (needs to be stretched); the beds are okay, but don't expect much; the bathroom reminds me of Europe (small with a tiny shower) and the towel rack in the bathroom was rusted. Parking is available but it's on the street. Also, as others said, the pool is really nothing more than an oversized hot tub. Overview: If I walked into a holiday inn express and the room looked like this, I would have went to another hotel, but I prepaid for this and wasn't in the room much anyways, so I stayed. For the price you pay, the breakfast sucks and in reality, I wish I had paid for a holiday inn instead. Save yourself some money and stay in a cheaper hotel or look for a bed and breakfast that lives up to the idea.
4.6 on July 04, 2011
I would highly recommend Authors of Key West, it has the keys feeling, It is close to Duvall st. Very glad we did not stay at a chain hotel, it made our trip to Key West
4.8 on May 14, 2011
Our rooms were clean and cozy. It felt like we were in a cabin enclosed by trees. The breakfast was good and we took advantage of the outdoor tables to enjoy it. I would tell anyone that this is where they should stay to enjoy being together.
3.0 on March 28, 2011
For Key West the price was fair. The bed was comfy, the room was clean and the atmosphere was pleasant. The breakfast was non-existant, but held you over until you could get ready to go out for the day and grab something then. Both mornings a table was set with bagels, english muffins, coffee and juice.
3.4 on January 24, 2011
Beautiful room, cordial service but breakfast bare bones. Conveniently located in Key West.
3.4 on September 12, 2010
We spent a night in the Lillian Herman room and were very pleased. The room was very clean and relaxing, the queen size bed comfy, the a/c worked smoothly and also comes with a refrigerator. The "pool" is an oversized jacuzzi with less jets but also very clean. Don't count on the breakfast since there's not to much to choose from but you can stil sip your weak coffee in a lively tropical backyard.
3.4 on August 13, 2010
The room was on the small side but had everything we needed. It opened up to the pool, which made for a pretty view but also meant that it was quite noisy when people were swimming late at night. (We turned up the A/C to cover the noise and that worked well.) The breakfast was nothing special - coffee, juice, bagels, and canned fruit. But we'll be coming back again because it was charming, a good value, and walkable to Duval without being too near the noisy party scene.
4.8 on June 20, 2010
Very clean, Friendly staff, quiet location, perfect for Key West.
4.0 on May 28, 2010
This B&B is about 1 mile from Duval, but it was a perfect location for us because it was clean, quite and very friendly staff.
2.6 on January 19, 2010
Upon check-in we learned that someone lost our reservation so we were upgraded to the only available room which was larger than the one we originally booked. We lucked out on that one. There were ants crawling on the walls and the bathroom shower was extremely small. I live in Florida so these things don't really bother me. If you are planning on staying a night or two, not spending a lot of time in your room, then stay here. If you want lavish accomodations and plan on staying in your room a lot, stay somewhere else.