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The Merlin Guesthouse is located in Key West, Florida, United States of America
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The southernmost part of the continental U.S., several presidents and writers have spent time here. Popular tourist attractions include the Ernest Hemingway House on the southern end of the island, and Truman Annex in Old Town. Within the annex is Bahama Village, a home to many citizens of African-Bahamian descent, who settled Key West in the early 19th century.see all hotels in Key West
"Quaint place to stay but lacks amenities"
The room lacked some basic items like room darkening curtains, long full mirror, shower shelves (there is the soap dish everything else is on the floor), and a microwave. Plus it smelled old and dingy, The pool and outside area is nice though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean comfortable stay."
We enjoyed our stay, the inn was clean and the service excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Honeymoon in Key West"
This hotel was perfect for our Key West honeymoon. We weren't sure where to park but we called the front desk and Ken(?) came out and directed us to a parking spot on the street adjacent to the property. We stayed in Room 11, which was incredible. We had a large king sized bed, a nice sectional sofa and lots of space. It was a great room to relax in […] and one of the most stylish hotel rooms I've ever been in. The pool was great too and we spent a lot of time here. The service was very personal and available. The location was also great. We were two blocks from the middle of Duval street (the main drag) and were able to walk to anything we wanted to with ease. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This boutique hotel was just what the doctor ordered! Peaceful, yet close enough to Duval street ( 1 block away). We will definitely be back. The pool and garden area was very serene.The only negative was it doesn't give or redeem Hotels.com loyalty points.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok place, not sure if I would return"
The room is small, but who's staying in the hotel at a destination place? The bed and pillows are very hard and flat. The lack of insulation in the queen economy rooms allows for all outside noise to come in (Queen economy rooms are rooms 1-7 ; they are on the street side). Spent 3 nights, but only had 1 decent nights sleep due to all the noise and […] neighbors deciding to take the party off of Duval street. Lower Duval street price attracts non-courteous people. Found out later that there was a night manager (questionable if on premise) who will shut down parties after 11pm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We lucked out!"
From the minute we arrived, I knew it was perfect. The location is easily within walking distance of Duval St, The Hemingway House, Audubbon house, etc, and a 5min cab ride from Mallory Square and Southernmost point. The included breakfast was always fresh and the rooms were always clean. The grounds were really quiet and private, and beautifully landscaped. […] The staff was so nice!! All in all, a really positive experience. Am definitely planning another visit :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very short walk to Duval St. (less than 5 min) Unique, private rooms. Very clean. #17 is very private & quite large. Better than most continental breakfast. Not your typical 'hotel' so don't stay here if you need that. My only complaint w/b the mattress; it definitely needs replacing! I would recommend this place and I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and Close"
We were very happy with our stay. The location was quiet but close to everything. The bed was a little on the firm side however, it was so cute and the pool and breakfast worked nicely for us. Jordan is a super sweet kitty too!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was so relaxing, loved the pool and location. It was close to everything!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location from Duval street, southern most point , Hemingway house and all points of interest. Very cute hotel with a bed and breakfast feel. The staff was helpful. We were in a suite and it was very clean. I would return there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful place to stay...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Walking distance to just about everything on Duval St. We stayed in a cottage which had a separate bedroom and an open area with sofa bed, eating area and kitchenette. While the decor was dated, the room was clean and the layout was quite usable. The sofa bed, however was a bit uncomfortable (a new mattress would do it a world of good). Overall, though, […] the personnel were terrific, the grounds beautiful, the location was perfect and I would use it again while in Key West Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
NoiseyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. patrons and workers alike were very friendly. it was what we anticipated and we were not disappointed. the location was perfect for walking everywhere. very central. topical island environment was much enjoyed as were the breakfasts outdoors. rooms were spotless. however, we did forget to leave a small gift for the room […] servicers but my wife says that is being forwarded. oops! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"televesion screen 20inch way to small"
overall goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely secluded feel in the heart of Key West. One block from Duvall St yet seemed like a world away. Great location to walk or bike from, with friendly staff and a couple of cats!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Although old, it was immaculately clean. The staff was wonderfully responsive to any and all requests. Continental breakfast was perfect - not expansive, but very well done. I would revisit in a flash.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the spacious accommodations. Would return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything, still peaceful."
Very nice guesthouse and a lovely breakfast environment.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall nice hotel a little far from things down on duval street, however very nice and clean guest house. They even upgraded our room upon arrival. If you happen to stay in room 11 check for eagles hat that I left, lol. Overall 4.5 out of 5.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Room very small expected better"
Stay was OK but I expected better for the rate they charged. Very handy to downtown. Pleasant staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I found the room to be very comfortable and the staff more than friendly and helpful. It is convenient to all the attractions and restaurants. It is in easy walking distance to everything. I would definitely recommend Merlin Guesthouse to friends and stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, cute and close to all the action"
Loved the hotel....would stay there again. It's very close to Duval and the staff was very friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice isolated getaway"
I though Merlin Guesthouse was a nice little place to getaway. Even though it is right near Duval the layout of the place makes you feel very private. Staff was very helpful. Parking is a problem, but staff went out of their way to make sure we had a space. No complaints other than I think we'll book a larger room next time as we had a good deal of […] stuff for the economy queen room we booked. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"homey but close to all......"
Amazing....from the time we arrived it was very accomidating we were able to check in early...the pool was very relaxing and staff was wonderful. We normally always try out new places when we go do to key west but from this point on I think we found Our Place :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"walking distance to all"
We enjoyed our stay. Very cozy, clean, crew were very friendly and breakfast was good. we would definitely stay here again. I will recommend this place to all my family and friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to every thing"
this place was very nice and clean and close to every thing anytime i needed anything managment was there to do it or get it. very nice managment they went above and beyond would definately stay there next time i goGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Adorable place with cats!!"
The guesthouse was beautiful and in a great location only a block away from Duval street and equally close to Sunset and the Southernmost Point. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the adopted kitties were extra friendly, sweet, and made me feel at home. The breakfast was served on the outdoor patio and although not the most extensive spread […] the patio is gorgeous and made the experience that much better. I would absolutely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay. Nice room and location walking distance to everything! Would definitely go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to duval street"
Great place to stay. Bathroom door was sticky/wouldnt. Close or openGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Highly Recommend - Staff Very Helpful"
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is great..convenient to everything. Highly recommendGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our second time in Key West, and we are really happy we chose Merlin Guesthouse. The staff did a great job of making our stay comfortable, and the location was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
eexcellent place my first stay at a bed and breakfast and won't be my lastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous on a budget"
This little inn hit most my marks: very reasonably priced, quaint KW historic style, centrally located, friendly hassle-free service, comfortable bed, beautiful landscaping. The only complaint I might have is that I could hear our neighbor snore! But the positives outweigh the negatives. We loved the porch outside our room!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Awesome location, room could use more electrical outlets, but otherwise excellent! Will return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay"
We had a wonderful stay at The Merlin. The location was incredibly convenient. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely, though small. The pool side continental breakfast was more than ample. Our only disappointment as computer obsessed was the inability to check our email from the room because we could not get a signal. We were able […] to find a spot outside, however. And we found ample parking on the street. Not sure if that varies at another time of year. We definitely would stay there again the next time we are in Key West. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice room. Received a complimentary upgrade. Service was excellent and staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Great location. Would definitely stay here again! I recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Just in for a four day weekend. Enjoyed the stay. Old style Key West accomodations. If you are looking for glam, try somewhere else. I liked the authenticity. Hotel was quiet and staff was friendly and efficient. All the patrons were friendly and sensible. Breakfast was fine and housekeeping was thorough. Close to the center so no worries going out […] for some good times. No need for motorized anything. Rented a bike and cruised everywhere with ease. Just needed a cab from/to airport. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"small, quaint, good location, get what you pay for"
The hotel (?) is a series of refurbished older places. Some are houses, we stayed in a row of rooms that were the most economical. the room was just wide enough to accommodate the queen size bed. The length was almost that long again. Small but we managed okay. The TV is really tiny and in an awkward place but we weren't there to watch TV. The floors […] are old wood sealed with a resin. The ceiling has been removed to expose the raw rafters and roof. This was a good thing as it makes the room seem bigger and not so box like. The bath was narrow but adequate. There was a serious crack in the tiles for the shower (no tub) and the walls needed a good scrub down. The bath walls were from the walls sweating from showers though there is a ceiling fan. Overall, the unit was okay but if we stay here again, we will request a different type of room. The location is good. Quiet enough at night. Two blocks from Duvall. You can walk from the Atlantic side to the Gulf of Mexico side easily. We walked to the Tortuga Ferry launch and down to Mallory Square and all over the place. The continental breakfast is just that and is served outside in the garden area. Really a nice little spot. The pool is really more a soaking pool, about 12 x 20 feet. at one depth with a bench on 3 of the 4 sides, with jacquzzi jets all around. Really enjoyed the garden area. Staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable and were able to answer any of our queries. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is very dirty all around, our room had dust behind bed. the ceiling fans were dusty as well and the surroundings were extra dirty. Breakfast was old , i guess they re-use over an over the left over.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I will be back!"
I was so delighted with this hotel, and loved sitting out in the garden reading after a long day out on the town. The staff was lovely, including the resident cat, and the overall ambiance was just wonderful. This will be a repeat for me!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely place to stay"
The room is less like a commercial hotel and more like staying in a nice room at a friend's house. It was very clean and kept up well. The bathroom was clean and had enough space to do everything you needed to do comfortably. The bed was a little firmer than I personally like, but not uncomfortably so. It might be cool if they offered mattress toppers […] in case people wanted a softer feel to the bed. Overall, it was a lovely stay and I would definitely come back when I find myself in Key West again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Merlin Guesthouse - Key West - Great Location"
We had a great stay at the Merlin. We and another couple rented cottage 15 which was a 1 bedroom with a pullout couch in the living room. It also had a kitchen. Unit could use some updating but it was very comfortable. Window A/C's in the Bedroom and Living room which both worked well. Bed was very comfortable. Pool area was a great place to hang out […] in the morning and after an evening of partying. Pool is like a large spa, not heated. We found it wonderful for us. We would definitely stay here again. Staff had great recommendations for restaurants. No trouble parking. We walked everywhere. AWESOME vacation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay in Key West"
I love this place just because it gives me a feeling of home. The staff is doing an outstanding work in general, very helpful, very friendly and very considerate. The location is great and convenient to everywhere in this town. It's very nice place to stay in Key West.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, comfy, convenient, and quaint!"
Great! I was traveling with my father, so we got a one-bedroom cottage -- Dad got the bedroom and I got the hide-a-bed...worked great! Very conveniently located, and the staff were just lovely!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
very nice locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a great time. Convenient location. Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Hotel does charge a 33% deposit at time of reservation. Hotels.com advertises no charges until checkout, which is false.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
very nice staff and hotel. Merline guest house is within walking distance of Mallory Square and Southernmost too! I would go there again and ask for one of the larger rooms. Ours was a little cramped. Good breakfast served by the pool daily. Very attractive patios and porches. Unique in every way.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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