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Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #46 of 97 Key West B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009
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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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lynchburg, va
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15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

Accidently got upgraded from the $99 room to the $140 room it would have been worth it for the extra $ it was awsome. This is the room u see the picture of on there website it has a hugh bedroom and extra room and bathroom the bigest deck right over the pool. I feel in love with it, dont... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

The guesthouse was a lovely experience. We relaxed for a week while enjoying the central location to all that Key West offers. With the exception of the Gentleman who manages during the day, the staff were delightfull and very accomadating. We looked forward to conversing with them daily. The neighborhood is relatively quiet, and shaded for a private relaxed atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

One bedroom guesthouse in the heart of old town Key West was a pleasant stay. I usually stay at an Inn on Elizabeth St but wanted a larger suite. Had a private entrannce on a quiet alley. Only problem with the suite was a skylight over the bed with no option for shade - made for early than desired rising... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

I normally do a good job researching and booking hotels and inns, but this was a mistake. The so-called "pool" described on the Web site is a freaking hot tub. I can understand the appeal in, say, January on a cool night, but not in June when it's 90 degrees. I wanted to take a dip to cool off after... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

The check in service was a nightmare. No apology for the wait, no apology for leaving me standing outside a locked door like a vagrant while she chatted up and checked in other guests. No apology for the lie she told about the door being broken as the reason why I couldn't get into the office. The online pics of... More

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Washington Dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

We stayed here for 4 nights in one of the larger rooms and it was wonderful. The location was great and the grounds very pleasant. I would advise that the single rooms were, indeed, very small and I would not recommend them for an extended stay. My only other comment is that the walls are very thin so people who... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

Actually, I stumbled across the Merlin Guesthouse when trying to book a last minute reservation during the spring break season. We decided at the last monent to plan a trip down from Alabama. I guess I booked the room the Merlin had available because I didn't have a selection or room types. Lucky us. We booked the king guestsuite in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

The hotel is in gorgeous Old Town really close to Duval street and within walking distance of the best parts of Key West. The rooms were clean and cosy although a little small, and there are no wardrobes, only drawers and 3 hooks which you could get a few hangers on if you wanted (we found hangers in our drawers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

After reviewing a lot of other locations in Key West, I stumbled across Merlin's Guesthouse. It was to be a surprise, romatic get away for my boyfriend's birthday. We had a great time. It was better than I had hoped for. It is truly romatic, rustic,old FL. If you are wanting the Ritz-Carltin type of atmosphere, don't go there. If... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

We arrived on Sunday and stayed until Tuesday. The Merlin Inn worked out very well for us. Only one block away from Duval Street, it was easy to just leave the car parked and walk. The outside area was clean and kept up nice, as was our room. We did not use the pool, but it looked very clean. It... 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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