Merlin Guesthouse ★★★

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$192
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 24, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
88%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4
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Overview

The historic Merlin Guesthouse in Key West offers a tranquil escape just steps from all the action. You can languish in gorgeously refurbished guestrooms and cottages nestled around a private flowered courtyard, and you'll love to start each day with a continental breakfast by the outdoor pool or on the breezy porch. After a walk on the beach or shopping on Duval Street, guests can take an afternoon siesta in one of the hotel's garden hammocks. This enchanting inn's intriguing history includes incarnations as a gambling house, a bordello and a rooming house for Navy personnel at Fort Zachary Taylor.

Highlights

Key facts

Merlin's famously friendly and helpful staff will be glad give you tips on everything from the hottest jazz joint to the best bakery for Key lime pie. With its central location, guests are within walking distance of Key West treasures. Legendary spots from Margaritaville and Sloppy Joe s Bar to Ernest Hemingway's home are all a short walk from the inn. The nearest beach is just a six-block stroll or bike ride away. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy a show at the Red Barn Theatre or climb to the top of the Key West Lighthouse Museum for awe-inspiring island views. Visit Seven Fish for local seafood or dine alfresco at Blue Heaven.

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
On-Site Dining: Complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, under the courtyard arbor, from 8:30am to 10:30am. Selections include fresh brewed coffee, orange juice, croissants, bagels and cream cheese, english muffins with butter and ja

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi

Dining

  • Free breakfast

Services

  • Security

Internet

  • WiFi

Room

  • Telephone

Reviews

4.1 /5 Overall score

88% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.3/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 4/5

Great for singles and couples alike!

Would recommend Mon, Nov 30, 2015
We really enjoyed the Merlin Guest house and found the accommodation, location and hospitality very good! It was in walking distance to shops,boutiques,restaurants and historical sites which we really enjoyed!! It was very quaint and we will definitely be back!!

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great stay

Would recommend Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Close to main town, shopping, Restaurants etc. Relaxing area for Breakfast and pool time.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Family trip

Would recommend Fri, Nov 6, 2015
This hotel is a very small one, like everything in key west area.but whole area on kW is small and very nice.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Fantasy Fest

Would recommend Tue, Nov 3, 2015
I was in town to experience Fantasy Fest and as the town was booked, prices my negative, was extreme.

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Anniversary Getaway

Would recommend Tue, Oct 20, 2015
We came to Key West for an anniversary get away and were not disappointed. Your hotel was centrally located, easy to find, and convenient to downtown . The entire staff in particular was impressive, they were very friendly and helpful. Our room was quiet and we had a lovely porch to enjoy a bottle of wine in the evening.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Couples' get-a-way

Would recommend Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Couldn't ask for more! Location, staff, amenities and hotel grounds were beyond exceptional! Breakfast was delicious also!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Calm and great distance to everything

Would recommend Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Went for our 10 year anniversary (got room #10 (loved the odds of that:) ). Great spot, staff, and environment. Very closed to everything. Highly recommended.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location

Would recommend Wed, Sep 30, 2015
It was amazing guesthouse and the staff was really extremely friendly. We couldn't have made a better choice. This place was close to everything we were literally dead center of old key west. I will return.

| Ridgewood Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Would come back again

Would recommend Wed, Sep 30, 2015
The staff were great and very accomodating. Great location in the middle of Duval just two blocks away. King size room was spacious. Lovely quaint gardens. Loved the covered pation porch!

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

great location

Would recommend Tue, Sep 8, 2015
Staff were friendly, room was clean. Within walking distance of old town, so we could leave the car at the inn. Also has nice pool/cabana area.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$192
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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 24, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016