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Merlin Guest House Key West

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I loved the Merlin guest House. This was my first trip to Key West ! Although not fancy, it was clean and close to Duval St but quiet (room was in back).Staff was very helpful. I would definitely return to this charming place!

Thank Mjshannon59
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were not at all happy with guest rooms 3 and 4. The mattresses in both rooms were bad and very uncomfortable. We had to kill four cockroaches in the guest room 3 - not a very pleasant experience. When we mentioned all of this to the office man in the morning (his name is Ken), he said that the...

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good thing that our room had an open ceiling with the rafters or I would have felt claustrophobic. The gardens were pretty, and location was good. The breakfast was better than average. I am sure other rooms would be more spacious. Room was clean.

Thank 3boysmomBaltimore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Key West with 2 other couples in our family. We had a wonderful time at the Merlin House. Great rooms and a great pool that we could come back to and relax. We cannot wait to go back. Very centralized to everything on Duval Street,

Thank WendyGIrmo
Glassboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I felt at home here. The guest house is within walking distance (or a bike ride) of the historic sites. The pool and breakfast area was relaxing, and our room was acceptable. I did have the feeling of being in a historic home. Our host, Kenneth, was cheerful and accommodating. We would return here.

Thank Patti S
HistoricKeyWestInns, Director of Sales at Merlin Guest House Key West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We're glad that you felt at home at the Merlin Guest House, and we hope that we'll become your new "home away from home!" Please come and see us again soon.

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great and the grounds are beautiful! Very quiet and secluded. The room was a bit tight, with barely enough room to get out of the bed, on the wall side, due to it being so close to the wall. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom door was very noisy to close all the way. Shower temperature...

Thank Michael B
HistoricKeyWestInns, Director of Sales at Merlin Guest House Key West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being our guests. We're glad you appreciated our great location and beautiful grounds. The economy queen rooms are indeed quite small in size. The Deluxe King Rooms are very spacious in comparison, so you may prefer to pay a bit extra for one of those on your next visit. If you call us directly, we...

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michella at check in is knowledgeable , fun and all about making sure her customers have a great experience. Once you step inside, the landscaping is tropical and plush, one block from Duval Street, yet no noise. My husband said to describe as fantastic and the room twice the size of other B&B's. However, there are some small rooms, but...

Thank Sunnynow45
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my two guests were extremely dissatisfied with our recent experience in Merlin Guest House. The oversize bedroom door was off its track, had parts missing and was very heavy and almost impossible to manually open/close. I couldn't leave the bedroom during the night to use the bathroom without needing to wake my boyfriend up to open and close...

Thank Kinga P
HistoricKeyWestInns, Director of Sales at Merlin Guest House Key West, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about the issue you experienced with the door. Please can you e-mail me with the dates of your stay and the room number you stayed in, so that we can check into this. You are right that if the door was difficult to open and close, we need to have it remedied. My e-mail...

Fenton, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Merlin! Close to everything you want to do in Key West, no more than a 15 minute walk. Just a block off of Duval. The property is peaceful and relaxing. I recommend a room on the back side (Room 8 and up) away from the traffic. Continental breakfast is served outside by the pool. The area is shaded...

Thank schmidkk
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the allure of staying in a small historic Key West Inn. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the location is what made this place so awesome. It was one block off Duval St and minutes walking to all the nightlife, restaurants, and South Pointe Beach. Michelle at the front desk was awesome and made multiple recommendations for restaurants...

Thank pam d

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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 

Additional Information about Merlin Guest House Key West

Address: 811 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-7445
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: RM828 - RM1,695 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Merlin Guest House Key West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Do not stay in Guest Room #3, Cockroaches!”
jeffreyg845, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a king room. queen rooms are small”
WendyGIrmo, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“old furniture, broken doors”
Jamajka11, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 8, corner room on back side of hotel, very quiet.”
schmidkk, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother!”
dbox274, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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