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Merlin Guesthouse – Great Stay

My boyfriend and I stayed for four nights at Merlin in January 2015. I ran the half marathon on the island and it was in a great location for the start of the race. We arrived late on Saturday and good thing we called because the person at the desk left said she was leaving at 10pm. We stayed in room 7 and it was very clean and pretty but quite small with no closet at all. We didn’t care that the room was small since we weren’t spending much time in it but it would have been nice to have an armoire or somewhere to hang more than a few pieces of clothing. Housekeeping kept the room very clean. There was a nice front porch area facing Simonton St to sit and people watch but at night and early morning it could be quite loud from car traffic since it’s one street off Duval. That’s also a good thing too because the location is great and central to all attractions via walking. We ditched the rental car the next day since it’s not necessary. We rented bikes and a scooter as ways to get around. The front desk folks were helpful with storing our luggage on our last day and offered to store a doggie bag which was accidentally tossed – the woman at the desk (I forget her name) was very apologetic and it became a little joke between her and us. The pool was clean and heated. The continental breakfast was fine for something quick but I would suggest Sarabeths a few blocks down – pricy but excellent food. We had very good food experiences in Key West – a few are La Te Da for drinks and cabaret shows, Alonso’s for happy hour apps and oysters, Martinis for 50% off happy hour tapas and drinks, we heard Louie’s Backyard is not to be missed but we couldn’t get reservations. Half Shell Raw Bar is a fun spot too. Overall we loved our stay and Key West was a blast. We will definitely come back and stay with Historic Key West Inns. We would recommend this place to family and friends.

By: on January 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5