This historical Key West bed and breakfast is 1 mile 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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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.


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.2
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.8
Free Wifi
10
High score for Key West
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  • Ben
    United States of America United States of America
    The location of the Artist’s House is excellent. Quiet, but easy walk to not-quiet. Staff was great. Room beautiful.
  • Marion
    United States of America United States of America
    Wonderful breakfasts and perfect location and staffed with the best people
  • Audie
    United States of America United States of America
    Loved this unique property and it’s unusual history The outdoor space was equally unique and great spot for the delicious breakfast and Happy Hour. The staff were very personable, welcoming and professional. The location was great, too....

Managed by Artist House

Company review score: 9.5Based on 140 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

English,Spanish

Area info

Amenities of The Artist House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
  • Street parking
  • Parking garage
Services
  • 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
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

Property practice

This property told us they've implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, or nature.

House rules

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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

Check-out

From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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.

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.

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.

FAQs about The Artist House

  • The Artist House is 2,600 feet from the center of Key West. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Artist House include:

    • Double
    • Quad
    • Suite

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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