Upon arriving we were unsure of what to expect. We had been to Key West before, but had never noticed Merlin’s Guesthouse before. We were beyond pleasantly surprised. The compound full of quaint cottages was absolutely marvelous. It allowed you to fell as though you were part of the Key West culture, yet tucked far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet as well. The grounds really made you feel as though you were immersed in the laid back Key West culture. Not to mention that the staff was extremely friendly! They made us feel as though we were staying with family, not at a hotel. The location was absolutely ideal – perfectly in the middle between the Southernmost Point and Mallory Square and 2 blocks away from Duval so we were close enough, yet far enough away to have peace when returning for the night. I can’t suggest this place to enough people and can’t wait until we can return ourselves.
Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples
Our favorite part of the trip was getting to try all the marvelous restaurants Key West had to offer. Caroline’s and Fogherty’s were absolutely perfect. The food was amazing, the portions were generous, and they were situated perfectly on Duval street to enjoy all the atmosphere Key West had to offer. We had some of the most amazing Key Lime Pie at the Six-Toed Cat. Mangoes also offered a delicious menu, as well! We felt our mission was to find the best conch fritters Key West had to offer and after trying many, we found Sloppy Joe’s to be our absolute favorite.
Attraction Review: 5 Pineapples
While in Key West we took a Rum and Reggae snorkeling and sunset cruise with Fury cruises. Absolutely perfect!
By: Rebecca Smith on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse
5 / 5