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Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I come down to key west once a year and we loved our first visit to Merlin Guesthouse. Location is perfect and the room had a great historic feel. The patio and pool area made you feel like you were in paradise. Can't wait to come back!

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a fixed itinerary, coming off a Caribbean cruise which coincided with a local festival - the Conch Republic festival and 7 mile bridge marathon. Everything in our normal price range was booked already so we went up a step to a historical small hotel, just one block from the action on Duval St - the centre of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to get away before our second baby comes in July, and we could not have been happier with the Merlin guesthouse. We stayed in a king bedroom suite (room 11) and it was wonderful. There was an L-shaped leather sectional in the room. The bed was a little stiffer than I'd prefer, but my wife... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This guesthouse is a great place to stay while enjoying Key West. There is a wide variety of rooms. We stayed in one of the small rooms on the front porch. It was very clean and neat. There is a heated soaker pool which was heavenly after walking Duval Street. The location is close to Duval St and they have... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Did not book but not a problem with getting a room. The owner was very friendly and when he showed us the room, there was no way were we not staying here. It was like a 1 bedroom flat with a living room, raised bed area and bathroom all very well equipped. The outside decking area and large Jacuzzi pool,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great Little Hideaway!!! This place was close to Duval, but far enough as to not hear the noise of Duval!! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The place was well kept, clean and modern. Will definitely stay here again!!

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Nevada, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We recently spent 6 days in Key West and stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse. Now this place is NOT poshy fancy BUT in every way was even better than that... the courtyard is very sweet shady and tropical and we spent a few late nights having a nightcap there just soaking up the nice weather trying hard not to let... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed in Cottage Room 21 for the weekend and greatly enjoyed my visit. It is the two bedroom one bath, with kitchen and living room. verryyyy spacious! very cozy. wooden floors and high wood cielings. kitchen is stocked with cups and utensils. close walk to hammock, pool, and comp breakfast. breakfast was ok - yogurts, milk, juice, bagels, muffins, cereal,... More 

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Springfield, MO
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Clean and comfortable, fantastic location within walking distance to all the Duvall attractions yet located in a quiet neighborhood. Staff was attentive and friendly. Continental breakfast was good and there was adequate selection. Would definitely stay again if traveling to Key West.

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Middletown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just a bedroom (small) and a bathroom (also small)...fact is..unless you are newly weds you probably won't spend all THAT much time in the room anyway...room was clean and staff did Excellent job cleaning daily and everyone was Super Nice and accommodating to our needs...this property is in a Great location w easy access to Duval

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HistoricKeyWestInns, Director of Sales at Merlin Guesthouse, responded to this review

We're glad that you loved the cleanliness of your room and the location of the Merlin Guesthouse. The Economy Queen rooms ARE fairly cozy in size and priced accordingly. We also offer more spacious accommodations including King Suites and cottages for those desiring larger places to stay. There's something for everyone! More 

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