Merlin Guesthouse ★★★

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$269
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Check-in: Feb 8, 2016 Check-out: Feb 9, 2016

Very good value for the money

Would recommend Fri, Jun 8, 2012
We stayed at the Merlin guesthouse for 5 nights. The room was small but was very clean. Sheets and towels were provided each day and always smelled and looked clean. Our room included a shower but no bathtub...if that's important. We always had hot water too. The included continental breakfast included bagels, muffins, cereal, juice, coffee, milk, yogurt and fruit, was always fresh, and the coffee was hot and strong. The location is perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy the Duval Street scene as it is one block north of Duval. Also, bicycles and moped are available for rent not 2 blocks away for those that get tired of walking. Service and staff was outstanding. We will happily return on our next trip to Key West.

| Lewisville Texas Couples

4 /5

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

Much needed R & R

Would recommend Thu, May 31, 2012
Stayed May 6-10th, Staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions for eateries and directions. Continental breakfast made for a good start to the day. Location was excellent, just two blocks off busy Duval and about midway to all bars and restaurants. Room was clean and quite large. Very comfortable bed and nice view of the pool. Bathroom clean and large. It was 82+ degrees the 4 days here, great weather and air conditioner in our room kept us cool at night. Couldn't have asked for a better 5 days and would stay here again. Can't wait to come back.

| Levittown, Pa 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 stay, definately will return

Would recommend Mon, May 7, 2012
Upon arrival to the hotel, we were greeted by very friendly staff who were very welcoming and helpful in suggesting places to eat, sight see, night life, etc. We were also welcomed by two friendly cats and a chicken who occupy the property and it gave you the instant laid back feeling. We arrived a few hours before check in and were allowed to safely keep our luggage in the main office and were notified by phone call when our room was ready...which was much sooner than we expected. Our room was perfect. Very clean and spacious. The decor was very calm and relaxing and the amenities were very accomidating to our needs. The pool was small, but we really didnt spend much time there. We were given a coupon for a sister hotel of the Merlin where they had a bigger pool and we enjoyed 2 for 1 cocktails one afternoon. The continental breakfast was basic and enough to give us the energy to start our adventures for the day. Overall, we had no complaints and definatly plan to stay here again. This was our first trip to Key West, and everything was perfect. You cannot beat how close it is to Duval St without any noise!! We will be back!!

| Pittsburgh, PA Couples

4 /5

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

Beautiful Hotel

Would recommend Mon, Apr 23, 2012
This is one amazing hotel. The only downfall, which we didn't know until we got there, there is not parking lot. You have to park on the street which is very scarce itself. Basically, you have to park your vehicle when you find a spot and leave it there until you are checking out to leave otherwise you may not find a spot again. The good news is that everything is pretty much in walking distance. The longest distance you may have to walk (one way) would be a mile to a mile and a half. You are also able to rent bikes to get you around. To be honest, you don't really want to be driving around any way...it's very hectic with the amount of bikes and foot traffic any way. Also, if you drive, parking at it's cheapest in areas was $5.00 for a couple hours. So it made more sense to walk any way. The rooms were smaller, but still comfortable. The continental breakfast was healthy and the pool was amazing.

Entertainment hint

The tourist area is a short walk down the street. You will find a ton of restaurants and shopping as well as activities. Also...this hotel is located one block from Duval St.

| Wisconsin, USA Couples

5 /5

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

Great First Time to Key West

Would recommend Sat, Mar 3, 2012
The hotel was great. We arrived a little early and our room wasn't ready yet, so the gentleman in the office told us that we were welcome to use the pool if we liked until the room was ready. After a short walk we went back and sat by the pool. The gentleman in the office kepy us updated on the preperation of our room and kept checking to see if we needed anything. He kept apologizing that the room was not ready, even though we were 2hrs early. Thats how great the staff was! They informed us that the pool was only open till 8:00pm, but we were able to use it as long as we wanted to. After walking around town all day , we went back and got in the pool around 9:00pm. It was very relaxing without any kids. The rooms were clean,breakfast was good and the staff was friendly. Cant wait to go stay there again!

Dining

Eat at B.O's fish market. Best fish sandwiches and key lime kool-aid.

| Pittsburgh Pa. Couples

5 /5

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

Great location

Would recommend Thu, Mar 1, 2012
The location was close to the heart of key west but the place was very small and parking was rather tough.

| New York, NY, USA Couples

4 /5

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

Great Weekend

Would recommend Mon, Feb 27, 2012
The check-in process couldn't have been easier, we got there after the office was closed. They have a number to call and they give you your room number and how to get in. Next morning, I went to the office and finished the check-in process which it took literally 3 minutes. Great staff, free service, free wi-fi, heated pool and only 2 blocks from Duval Street. Once you park at the Bed and Breakfast, you can seriously forget about driving and trying to find parking in Key West.

| Miami, FL Couples

4 /5

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

Great location from Duval street fun

Would recommend Tue, Feb 14, 2012
My only complaint for this B&B was the strong musty smell of the room. Not sure why they still have carpet in tropical locations. It holds the humidity and was dirty.

| Indianapolis Couples

3 /5

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

Great mid-Winter escape

Would recommend Sat, Feb 4, 2012
Friendly, courteous staff. Basic accomodations without a lot of frills, but very clean and comfortable. The location is excellent - justy one block off Duval Street, and centrally located within walking distance to all of Old Town. Everyone we talked with who was staying there was very satisfied with their choice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Merlin to our friends.

| Christiansburg, VA Couples

4 /5

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

Magic of the Merlin Guest House, Key West

Would recommend Wed, Jan 25, 2012
We stayed 4 nights in the Merlin. FANTASTIC! Staff was very accomodating, and personal. Everything in Key West was within easy travel distance, and Continental breakfast was "just right" to start the day. Key West's heritage was well represented here.

Attractions

Take the Pedicabs whenever possible. Never more than 10 minutes from anywhere you want to go.

| MD Eastern Shore Couples

5 /5

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