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
4.1

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

Perfect

4.6 on February 08, 2017

The perfect place for us in Key West. There's a covered bike rack and free street parking in this neighborhood. Therefore we were able to park the car and bike everywhere. So convenient to go in and out. We also utilized the in room microwave and fridge and had a couple of meals on the lovely deck right outside the room. The outdoor courtyard was great for breakfast. And the hot tub was perfect after a day of sightseeing. Would definately stay here again.


Lovely Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on January 06, 2017

Beautiful rooms, very warm personalized service. The garden & pool area very relaxing. Can't wait to return


Nice retreat in Key West

3.6 on December 04, 2016

Very pleasant check in and tour. Room was very cutely decorated. Interior courtyard was a nice retreat & a place to talk with other guests. Only negative was frequent noise from rather busy White street just over on the side of the fence, but we felt secure at Authors, which was nice.


All you need when in Key West

4.2 on November 30, 2016

Very happy with our stay, was all we needed. Friendly and welcoming staff.


Key West Vacation

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).


The Real Key West

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.


Out of the Way--But Cozy and Comfy

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.


Very Quaint

5 on July 27, 2016

Clean, cozy, and true to it's description.


Two days Key West

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.


Perfect July 4th weekend getaway

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.


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Rooms & Rates

#1B Artist (V)

Originally part of the residence quarters, the Artist Room is a lovely pastel room 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, mini fridge and microwave.

  • 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 cozy pink and white wicker room combines a compact interior with a small outdoor seating area. Queen bed, private bath, mini fridge.

  • 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 and twin bed, private bath, mini fridge and microwave. 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 bed, private bath, mini fridge and microwave. 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 pull-out sofa, a bedroom with a queen bed, 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, mini fridge and microwave. Enjoy the morning on your private deck. Can be joined with the Margaret Truman room.

  • 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 a sunny afternoon. 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
  • 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. This room features a queen bed and twin bed, private bath, mini fridge and microwave. Room opens onto our 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, mini fridge and microwave. Opens onto our upstair sundeck. 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, mini-fridge and microwave. It can 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, has a queen bed and twin bed,private bath, mini fridge and microwave. It can be connected with Audubon room.

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

#1 Poet Room (P)

Our largest room. king bed, trundle bed sofa, 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

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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

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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.
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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

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