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Merlin Guest House Key West
Ranked #35 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
“Will stay here again!”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Really nice place! As soon as you walk in off the street it felt like paradise with the tropical plants and little pond. Excellent Service and very friendly staff. So close to Duval street so you could leave your car parked, but far enough away you didn't hear any noise at all. Room was very clean and cozy. Perfect for an overnight (or couple night's) stay. The breakfast was also nice and nutricious and out on the patio by the pool in a perfect setting.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Clean and comfortable rooms . Walking distance to all of Key West attractions.Will stay again.And free breakfast is offered to. I wish is was out earlier though for those of us who are early birds.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Cransston, RI
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

Will definitely stay here again. Room was clean, comfortable, very nice staff, the spa pool was refeshing - don't pay attention to the adverse reveiws - not meant to swim laps. The setting and continental breakfast were nice bonuses. Don't hesitate to book here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Miami, FL
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We had a great time at Merlin Guesthouse. We were about a block off of duval street which meant no driving! We also went jet skiing with barefoot billy's and they picked us up so we could leave our car parked. The rooms were very clean and the air conditioning ran extra cold when we wanted. The bathroom was a little small, but my finance and I did not mind. The staff was very friendly and gave great recommendations as to where to eat, play, etc. We would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sarver, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed @ Merlin Guest House for a wedding we attended & actually everyone who was invited plus the bride and groom stayed there -- They rented the entire place to just us for pretty much the entire time we were there (1 week) ... it was a very friendly atmosphere back from the hustle and bustle of Duval Street but was in walking distance of everything. The pool and lounge areas were decorated to fit the area & were enclosed behind a nice gate so it was private -- The rooms were very nice but older (the place is historic) they were just perfect. The employees were friendly and left us alone which is what we wanted unlike many other vacations I've been on where they are constantly trying to sell you something :) -- all in all I would say this was a wonderful place to stay that was affordable & I would recommend it to anyone ---

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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chicago, IL
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

The place is just "ok". The rooms off of Simonton are noisy and we ran the a/c full time and still could not get the room to cool down. The very small bath smelled of urine and the bed was very hard. Please understand that there is no pool, I would describe as a very large bathtub, not even refreshing after a long hot day.
This place is definitely " no frills", rough worn linens, slow draining shower, poor a/c, simple continental
Breakfast, I think the cost is a little high for this guesthouse.
I do not mean to be harsh just honest, there are many other choices in KW for the money that offer better amenities.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

I loved Key West and the place where me and my friens stayed at: Merlin Guesthouse. The room was very cute and the pool was nice, too! Breakfast was ok (but could be much better). It´s a great guesthouse with a very good location!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Merlin Guest House Key West
Address: 811 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-7445
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Merlin Guest House Key West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merlin Guesthouse is a 22 room boutique hotel in the heart of historic Old Town, Key West within a neighborhood and a short walk away from all the restaurants, attractions and nightlife on Duval street. It is also a nice bike ride away from the beaches and water sports of Key West. The hotel has a variety of guest rooms and suites located in a small grouping of cottages and buildings surrounded by lush landscaping and a private courtyard. The pool area provides a quiet and comfortable place to relax and unwind. Free high-speed Wifi in your room. Continental breakfast served poolside. Upscale amenities. Romantic and relaxing, unique and charming; where modern style & comfort meets a relaxed Key West vibe. Immerse yourself in the soul of Key West at Merlin Guesthouse. Free High-Speed Wifi In Room Free Continental Breakfast Upscale Amenities Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool Historic Landmark Guesthouse Conveniently Located In Old Town Key West Lovely Neighborhood Setting Onsite and Street Parking Nearby Walk To Duval Street, The Harbor & Beaches ... more   less 
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