Stay in the heart of Key West Excellent location – show map

This historical Key West bed and breakfast is 1 miless from the Southernmost Point and 3 minute’s walk from iconic Duval Street. The Artist House guests will enjoy a daily continental breakfast and spa hot tub.

All accommodations at The Artist House feature a flat-screen cable TV, small refrigerator, and microwave. In-suite tea and coffee-making facilities are also provided.

This bed and breakfast offers a complimentary happy hour and free Wi-Fi. Guests can rent a bicycle and take a relaxing turn around scenic Key West streets.

Key West Museum of Art and History is 7 minutes’ walk from the property. Both the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory are less than 1 mile away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Key West, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The Artist House has been welcoming guests since Jun 29, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Key West, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 king bed
Bedroom 1::
1 full bed
Bedroom 2::
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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Closest beaches
  • Simonton Street Beach

    7.5 Good beach
    1,900 feet from property
  • South Beach

    7.5 Good beach
    4,350 feet from property
  • Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    4,550 feet from property
  • Higgs Beach

    7.5 Good beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Rest Beach

    7.7 Good beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Smathers Beach

    Smathers Beach

    7.5 Good beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • Is there a place to lock up 2 bikes?
    yes. we have bikes to rent and we can store bikes
    Answered on July 31, 2020
  • Do you have parking available?
    We have a loading zone in front of the house and we will direct you to the neighborhood Free parking which is either 1 house away and in a 3 block rad..
    Answered on March 28, 2021
  • Are there TV’s in the rooms?
    Yes, there are tvs in the rooms
    Answered on May 10, 2021
  • Is there a balcony?
    The Sun Room (small queen) does not have a balcony but is located at the top of an exterior set of stairs that is located off the back of the house in..
    Answered on August 18, 2022
  • do you have rooms with two beds?
    We have a room called the Turret room which is a 2 floor unit. On the main floor is a queen bed and in the room there is a staircase that goes to anot..
    Answered on February 9, 2020
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Managed by Artist House

Company review score: 9.3Based on 129 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Built between 1890-98, and formerly the home of the celebrated Key West painter, Robert Eugene Otto and his wife Anne, a concert and jazz pianist, The Artist House is an architectural gem with its Colonial Queen Ann style veranda's and numerous graceful columns. One of only a mere handful of authentic, truly original buildings on the island, and all of Florida, The Artist House is considered by many architectural historians as one of the "great" historic homes on the island. Evidently, visitors and locals to the island seem to agree ... with the exception of the "Hemingway House," The Artist House is probably the most photographed and illustrated home in Key West. It is a centrepiece of conversation among the Historic Walking Tour, the Historic Bike Tour, and featured prominently on the world-famous "Conch Train" and "Trolley" tours. We are even on the Ghost Tour, although none of our thousands of guests have reported anything but a wonderful stay. Television credits include recent appearances on worldwide broadcasts of THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, ABC TELEVISION'S "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" and recently on William Shatner's "Weird or What"

Property info

The world famous Artist House is one of the most photographed houses in Key West and the former home of Robert the Doll. It is half a block from the popular Duval Street and Old Town Key West restaurants, bars, art galleries and attractions. All rooms are air-conditioned, and The Artist House features wi-fi Internet access throughout. Children over the age of 5 are welcome to share a room where sofa beds are available. *Parking on-street 2-3 blocks away This Key West Guest House is a restored, Victorian mansion, a true world famous masterpiece in the centre of Old Town, just steps from the famous nightlife, water activities and beaches. Virtually no other Inn on the island is as true to its original design, layout and character. Indulge yourself in spacious, rooms with 12' ceilings, richly detailed original design wall coverings, splendid woodwork and en-suite bathrooms. Relax with a complimentary continental breakfast in our lush tropical garden or front porch whichever you prefer from 8:30 am – 10.30am. We also offer a complimentary Happy Hour each evening in the gar

Neighborhood info

Just one block from the famous Duval Street, in the centre of Old Town, just steps from the famous nightlife, water activities and beaches.You couldn't ask for a better location. You can walk everywhere or ride bicycles

Languages Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of The Artist House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Live sports events (broadcast) Off-site Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
  • Street parking
  • Parking garage
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Car rental
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Artist House takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 5 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express The Artist House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note children under 5 years of age cannot be accommodated at this property.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to check in without a parent or official guardian.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Artist House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Artist House

  • The prices at The Artist House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Artist House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Artist House on this page.

  • Room options at The Artist House include:

    • Double
    • Quad
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Artist House by:

    • Taxi 10min

  • The Artist House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Karaoke
    • Movie nights
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours
    • Entertainment staff
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Happy hour
    • Nightclub/DJ

  • The Artist House is 2,600 feet from the center of Key West.