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Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One block from central Duval Street. Walking distance to everything. Small pool which was great. Nice breakfast included. Friendly staff. No parking onsite but available on the street. Historic hotel was clean and comfortable. In room safe included.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the smaller rooms at Merlin Guesthouse and it was exactly what we needed for this vacation! The room is extremely clean, with modern furnishings and a very high ceiling. For a small and simple room, two people have plenty of space, and places to put away all our things. Our air conditioned room is so... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room is small but clean and perfect for a one night stay in Key West. The location is near Duvall St and everything is close to walk around. The rate was one of the best and included a continental breakfast next to the small pool. Gail and Linda were wonderful suggesting where to eat and visit. We will definitively... More 

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing stay at Merlin Guesthouse! Our room was very spacious and charming. These rooms have more character than your typical hotel room. We felt very much at home and it was so easy to relax in our room. Every staff member was nice and helpful! Can't wait to come back again!

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I walked in hot and sweaty from our walk from the Key West Fast Ferry. Linda was busy with other guests but invited us to come into the AC. She was nice, friendly, & efficient. She told us how to get to our 2 bedroom cottage. We opened the door to a nicely appointed cottage with bamboo... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Merlin Guesthouse was such a perfect decision! My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights last week and couldn't have anything better to say about the experience. You can't beat the location - one block from Duval and a 10 minute walk to either end of the island. The staff was extremely friendly and really helped... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here during our July vacation for 4 nights. We stayed in room 5 and while it's not a sprawling hotel room, it was quite comfortable and perfect for our needs since all we did was sleep there. The room was clean and the bed very comfy. Kenneth and Gail were fantastic the day we checked in and every... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Merlin Guest House really helps you feel like your in Key West. After you had a drink at the luggage pick up bar in the airport, after you walked around Duval had a few drinks (or many), had dinner and ate some great food, watched an amazing sunset.... you don't want to come back to a room that is 4... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Merlin.The staff was very friendly and helpful. I knew they don't have own parking space,but the staff helped us to get a spot. Our room was facing Simonton street,so we heard traffic at night,but it was not too bad. Walking distance to Duval street,so no need to worry about driving and finding... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I highly recommend you enjoying your BEAUTIFUL visit to Key West by staying at the Merlin Guesthouse. The staff (especially Miss. Gail) were so accommodating, warm, and helpful. Gail spent a lengthy amount of time sitting with us, directing us where to go during our visit, telling us the best places to dine, and even called excursion companies to reserve... More 

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