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Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #50 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chester, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 2nd time here. The service is wonderful & the rooms are lovely. The continental breakfast, which is included, is very good. The pool is small, but perfect to cool off in on a hot day. It is only a short walk to Duval St. to see all of the Key West action, but there are also some... More

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Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is one block from Duval within Old Town. It has a pool - small, but keeps you cool. Breakfast: the continental breakfast has a great selection - muffins, bagels, croissant, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, tea - it was great and convenient. We stayed in the two bedroom guest house (#19), and from my research, this is the... More

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Kincardine, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Merlin Guesthouse is a well situated Inn - close enough to the action but far enough away for a quiet nights sleep. The smaller size pool was still very refreshing and the host and hostess accommodating.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my husband made the trip to Key West absolutely enjoyed the picturesque drive to Merlin Guesthouse stopping at Key Largo on route. The Inn was just as we imagined, our room was small, fabulous, four poster bed with our own patio area. Loved the Red Telephone Box and Hammock outside. It was so chillaxing. The pool was small,... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights, the location was perfect. Close to Duval, yet far enough away from the noise. Very clean and cute room. The staff were very nice and helpful. The pool is small but perfect for relaxing. The breakfast was very good for a continental breakfast. We will definitely stay here again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were here for a week and really enjoyed it. We had room #20 pricey put nice with a private deck. The pool is small but fine, the court yard is great very lush and well kept. The breakfast could have used some fresh local fruit and better coffee but besides that a great visit and we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are clean and tropical, the pool/lounge area is pretty and peaceful, and the breakfast is great. This is a wonderful place and close to Duval St and lots of action. You'll have a great experience here and the staff gets high marks all around. Thanks Merlin Inn for a wonderful vacation!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little inn is the perfect mix of convenience and charm. You can cool off in the pool, take a nap in the hammock, and walk to all the famous haunts and galleries on Duval... what more could you ask for?

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Nottingham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Lovely laid back tropical compound a block away from loud and lively Duval st. Very central for walking or biking. Nice continental breakfast under the palms by the pool. Popular c Europeans so it must be good. Very helpful and accommodating staff. Impressive resident cat.

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I know it shouldn't, but it really irritates me when people complain about stuff and give a hotel a lower rating when they knew the things they are complaining about before booking. Like for example, complaining about location, breakfast, parking, room size. We had a great stay at the Merlin, which is a massive rip off, but take a look... More

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Additional Information about Merlin Guesthouse

Also Known As:
Merlin Guesthouse Hotel
Merlin Guesthouse Hotel Key West
Address: 811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merlin Guesthouse is one of five hotels in the Historic Key West Inns collection located in the Old Town section of Key West. This guesthouse offers a range of prices and room amenities. Simple rooms offer an excellent price and queen-size, four-poster beds. King Suites offer extra comfort and romance. Cottage units offer a variety of layouts that are comfortable for families or friends. Just one block from Duval Street, you will be steps away from Key West’s best restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and attractions. Margaritaville, Sloppy Joe’s Bar, and Ernest Hemingway’s Home are all within easy reach. The nearest beach is just six blocks away. Take off walking in any direction and you will discover Key West’s hidden treasures. Come and stay with us soon! ... more   less 
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