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Artist House

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The Artist House is a Queen Anne Victorian Mansion (circa 1890) lovely restored to a high end botique B&B Guesthouse. This historic property is located in the heart of Old Town Key West, less than one block from the world famous Duval Street and adjacent to the historic Key West Seaport.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Artist house is full of charm, history and intriguie. The back patio is adorably decorated, the house has every little detail covered, and it's full of creepy history. Carlos is AMAZING and will take care of your every need! A definite when in KW.
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded yesterday
Mindy, Thank you for your short but directly concise ‘get to the point’ review of The Artist House. Yes, Carlos is “AMAZING” and our house is “full of charm, history and intrigue”; and we even have a compelling ghost story to boot. Readers should know that we are not a typical ‘cookie cutter’ hotel and for those looking for that type of lodging choice, they should probably look elsewhere. On the other hand, for those daring folks looking for an authentic, quaint and quirky Key West vacation “experience”, you might just want to give us a try. The Artist House is a circa 1890 Queen Anne Mini-Mansion, built and owned by a once prominent Key West family, converted into an authentic boutique seven room B&B/Guesthouse. We are smack dab in the middle of Old Town Key West, walking distance to everything a tourist would want to do in Key West. Most importantly, we love our guests and do our very best to go above and beyond to make sure their stay with us is an extraordinary and memorable vacation experience. Thank you again for your kind words and please come back to see us soon! — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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Spent 4 nights here. Carlos, Jessica and Shawn are exceptional hosts. Rooms are large. Breakfast plentiful. Happy hour relaxing. Would definitely rebook if we return to Key West. Central to everything. Easy walk to all sites around Duval St. take the Duval Loop bus to get
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 4 days ago
Steve, Thank you for your “great” review of your stay at The Artist House. We are thrilled that you approved of your room, breakfast, happy hour and our dedicated staff. Carlos, Jessica, Helen, Shawn and Marlene really do go out of their way to make sure our guests have a memorable Key West vacation stay. It is so nice to hear such nice words from our guests and it makes us realize that all of our hard work is really paying off. While the memories are wonderful, we certainly hope you come back soon to create even more memories of our house and our island paradise. — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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Top notch accommodation. My wife and I stayed here for the second time, once in 2018 and again in 2/2019. Carlos, Jessica, and Shaun are all super helpful and very customer service oriented. The hotel is immaculate and he breakfasts and happy hours are nice. Jessica and
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 2 days ago
Brian C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your vacation stay at The Artist House. We really appreciate your referring to us as a “top notch accommodation”; a “great” place with a “great” location and a “great” staff. It is also nice that you found the house “immaculate”. With that being said, however, we are really disappointed that you gave us a less than perfect four star review, including a less than perfect score for our location (one block from Duval Street in the heart of Old Town) which you referenced as “Great” in your title heading; and our rooms which you described as “immaculate”. Potential guests of The Artist House should know that we strive for absolute perfection when it comes to providing a unique and extraordinary Key West vacation stay. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we take the feedback from our guests very seriously, both the good and the less than perfect critiques. As far as the latter, in fact, we take constructive criticism as a unique opportunity for us to self-reflect and make improvements wherever possible. In this case, however, we are a bit confused as to where we may have failed in light of your high praises and description of us as a “top notch accommodation” (worthy of returning two years in a row). Perhaps your less than perfect score was simply a scoring error or a scoring philosophy of never giving perfect scores; as admittedly no one is perfect and there is always room for improvement, no? However, if your score was not just a finger slip and there were things that we could have done to make your vacation stay better, please kindly reach out to Jessica or Carlos at The Artist House to give us more specifics as to where we may have improved and how we could have earned your perfect five star TA review. Again, thank you for your continued business and for taking the time to review your vacation stay at The Artist House. — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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First, I have to say that I love historic buildings, they have so much life within their walls. I knew this would be the perfect place to stay for our trip when I saw the Artist House on TripAdvisor. I secured the turret suite as there were 4 of us traveling for a winter
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 3 days ago
Surveym, Welcome to the family! Thank you for your “beautiful” and comprehensive review of The Artist House. We greatly appreciate you posting your review and for taking the time to highlight the specifics of your fantastic stay with us. We are thrilled that you approved of our complimentary breakfast and happy hour, our central location and our historic furnishings throughout the house. I believe, however, you have properly identified what really sets us apart from the competition. Our small and dedicated staff (Carlos, Jessica, Helen, Shawn and Marlene) are our “secret sauce” that makes a stay at The Artist House a step above the competition. They love our historic property and go above and beyond to make sure our guests have the perfect Key West vacation stay. When we bought this wonderful property in August of 2017, we knew we were inheriting a gem of a property but what became really apparent was that we also inherited a diamond of a staff. Thank you again for your wonderful review, and for your kind words about our dedicated staff members. Hopefully you will make it back to The Artist House next year and every year into the future. Please make sure to call ahead so we can assure you the best room in the house and give you our returning guest discount. — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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Incredible location, staff, accommodation highly recommended! Very helpful staff with amazing personality. Highly recommend sunset kayak wonderful experience. Walking distance to everything with great bars and restaurants to choose from!
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 5 days ago
Irishtraveler, My Irish Eyes Are Smilling reading your “amazing” review of The Artist House. Thank you for your kind words about our incredible location, staff and accommodations. Readers should know that we are not a traditional cookie cutter hotel experience but rather an authentic historic property located one short block to famous Duval Street and a couple blocks from the Historic Key West Seaport. Anything anyone wants to do in Key West, including the awesome sunset kayak experience, is just a short stroll from our property. We really appreciate your business and the time you took to review our property. Hopefully you will come back to visit us soon. — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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Gary P, Just let our manager know you need more towels and we will happy to oblige. We hope you bring them back from your trip along with plenty of incredible pictures and memories.
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A coffee pot will be placed in your room upon request. In addition, a Keurig coffee maker with an assortment of brands/types of beverages is available 24/7 in the kitchen.
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Yes we have them in all the rooms
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Hello, Thank you for your inquiry however our rates and inventory have not been released at this time. Please check back with us at the end of July.
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"The only room I saw was the garden room, but even just the upstairs communal area was adorable too."
"love sitting on the balcony in the afternoon"
"Our room was convenient for us because it was on the first floor. Our son enjoyed being on the second floor with a nice view of the garden."
"We stayed in the Eugene Suite which was great."
"All rooms are very comfortable and quiet."
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PRICE RANGE
US$224 - US$358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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