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Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #49 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    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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Ormond Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great experience at the Merlin Guesthouse on our 10 year wedding anniversary!! Staff was very attentive to our needs. Jordan, the guesthouse cat, was really cool too! Great, central location. We will stay there again in the future :)

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay. The room was small, but very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the continental breakfast and pool with the jets. While on the property you you felt very secluded and relaxed and then once you walked out you were 1 block from Duval Street where... More

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Hernando Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First room AC was broken but we were promptly moved to another room. It is very quiet and laid back. You can sleep in, breakfast is available in a small garden area. Location is very close to the main streets of town. We walked everywhere. On the last day we were allowed to leave our luggage in the office while... More

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A block off duval..with some parking in and around the hotel for those that drive in.. We have stayed in two different suites and one of the small captains rooms. All were comfortable and clean. Service was very pleasant and attentive..the pool is nestled in a garden central to all the rooms..the price is line with the quality and the... More

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Golden, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was not large but it was spotless, crisp white sheets and comfortable bed and pillows. Outdoor breakfast was relaxing - plenty of good coffee and numerous breakfast choices. The pool is small but it has jets and is soooo relaxing after a day of bike riding/sight seeing in Key West. The poinciana tree overhung the patio and it... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is transporting! Lush gardens keep it quiet and make it feel special. It is parallel to Duvall by 2 blocks so it is quiet. You can walk everywhere. We stayed in room 11 which is in the middle of the complex. There are some rooms that face the street, these might not have been as quiet. That being... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had a very pleasant stay at the Merlin with some friends in January. We booked one of the roomy guesthouses, which had a full kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms and a living room. We very much enjoyed the outdoor spaces with their lush foliage, pool area, hammock and porch swing. The hotel is operated by very helpful, friendly staffers... More

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palm springs, ca
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for three nights. The room was large and quite nice. The bed and the bedding were great. The bathroom was adequate with a smallish fiberglass shower. The room was very clean. We did have to request that the room be made up one afternoon when we returned at 2:45PM. The pool is small and was... More

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

We're glad you liked your large room, bed, bedding, and cleanliness at the Merlin Guesthouse. Our housekeeping staff typically service the rooms which have someone checking in that day first to make sure they're ready for new arrivals, and then they do housekeeping service on the rooms for in-house guests, with all rooms being completed by around 3:30pm. We would... More

Lexington, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We needed to relax and the Merlin Guesthouse was just what we needed. Our king size room had a comfy sectional sofa. The room was full of character with exposed beams and a lovely wooden wall behind the bed. Spacious, charming, relaxing, clean. The inn was a quiet balance to our time outside in keyed up Key West. Bicycles, the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed at Merlin for 4 nights in May. We had a great time! The location was perfect, we found free street parking (with the help of hotel staff), and walked everywhere for the duration of our stay. We stayed in room 16, and were pleasantly surprised with the size of the room. Everything was really clean, staff was friendly,... More

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Address: 811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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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