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Merlin Guest House Key West
Ranked #35 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
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Kitchener, Canada
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Guesthouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

This 20 room guesthouse and inn has very clean and comfortable rooms. We stayed in unit 21 which is a 2 bedroom original house. Nicely decorated and recent paint.

You couldn't be closer to the action and shops of Duval Street.

Lovely gardens and soaking pool.

Room Tip: Unit 21 with two bedrooms.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Muskegon, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Cute place, love the long front porch. The "pool" is quite small - more of a soaking pool, not suitable for actual swimming, but its a nice spot to relax. We loved the roosters and the 2 resident cats who roamed the grounds (the roosters did not crow early and the cats don't get in your way). The room was cute but small, which is all we needed since we had a short stay (larger rooms are available). My only complaint about the room was that is smelled quite musty at first. However, it did not bother my allergies and i didn't notice the smell after awhile. Friendly, helpful staff. Great location.

Room Tip: Our room was right off the front porch. Even though it wasn't far from the street, it was not no...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lake Worth, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Location, location, location. Room was great. Like many B&B in Key West, the bed mattress dipped sharply to the middle. The small pool/"hot tub" was not heated. The breakfast left a lot to be desired. I'd stay again for the great location, but that's it -

  • Stayed February 2012
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St. Albert, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

My husband and I live in Canada. We stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse December of 2011. The location is perfect, the Inn is just perfect. But the best part is the customer service. We always felt welcome. We enjoyed the hot tub at night and loved being able to walk to the best parts of town without being in the middle of the noise. We will look forward to returning with our son next time. Little did we know I was already pregnant at the time! Definitely recommend The Merlin House!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, NC
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

You really cannot beat the location of this Inn. The office staff was very friendly. My husband and I were in our 20's, we were a little young for the crowd. We stayed in an economy roof, certainly had no frills, but was clean and well priced for where it is. Despite being one block off Duval, it was quiet at night. A little nosier in the morning with the morning cleanup crews rolling by. Breakfast was also, no frills, but sufficient.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Burlington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here for two nights, Jan. 22 & 23/12. Even though we arrived early our room was ready. The room was very relaxing and comfortable, having a small deck to sit out on was a bonus that we enjoyed. The continental breakfast included fruit, juice, cereal, yogurt, bagels, english muffins and a variety of bread for toast. What else can you ask for in a continental breakfast! Being able to sit in the courtyard having your breakfast and mingling with the staff and other guests was the perfect way to start the day. The courtyard was extremely relaxing whether you wanted to swim in the pool, read, socialize with other guests or lay in the hammock and watch the chickens you left feeling very refreshed. The location is perfect, we left our car parked on the street and walked everywhere. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Havertown, Pa
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Spent a long weekend with 19 friends from Havertown PA at the Merlin Guesthouse. We stayed in a 2 story 2 bedroom one bath cottage, very nice accomodations. Great location, one block off Duval, never used a car, walked everywhere. The employees were great to deal with. I enjoy staying in a different atmosphere than a hotel, especially in Key West, and that has its good and bad points. Clean, neat, no major complaints. I have stayed at fancier guesthouses, but that is the only reason I give 4 instead of 5 rating. I would stay there again although I'd like to try other guesthouses in Key West.

Room Tip: Stay away from the street rooms, I hear they are noisy, but we had no noise troubles.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Merlin Guest House Key West

Property: Merlin Guest House Key West
Address: 811 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-7445
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Region: 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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