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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.68 - based on 1397 reviews

Great location, what a great place to relax and recharge, the staff was great, hats off to Chris and Danielle…don’t miss stopping in at Pepe’s bar and restauarant down the street (hope I got the spelling right).  I will return!!!!

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House

5 / 5


We stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for one night in April 2014. It was very nice, clean, and had a nice breakfast out by the pool. The staff was very helpful. The next time we stay there, we will have to add a couple extra nights. The B & B was close to every thing.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Stayed in a neat little 2-story, 2-bdrm loft with a spiral staircase. Plenty of private outside seating and right near all the fun.  Great accommodations. My friend accidentally left his Kindle behind and they called to let us know it was waiting to be picked up.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I and our 2 children aged 15 and 12  stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage at the Merlin Guesthouse for 2 nights in April 2014. I had previously stayed here 18 years ago with a friend and wanted to come back with my family. It is a lovely place of traditional Key West charm in a quiet setting but very close to the centre of Key West. Yes, the outside of the buildings are historic but this adds to its appeal; inside the cottage was modern and clean.

The only downside was a few resident mosquitoes which resulted in some itchy bites but we were unprepared with repellent.

We had a slight hiccup in that the spare key we were given was for the wrong cottage, which we discovered after getting back from an evening out at 11:30pm. We needed to call the night security guard and he answered straight away and met us immediately at the cottage to let us in.

The staff at the Merlin were very helpful and when we asked about hiring bicycles brought us their folder of information and suggested a few places to try. We were able to keep our cycles at the cottage and spent a wonderful day cycling around Key West. The highlight for me was Earnest Hemingway’s house but then I am slightly obsessed with him!

We had a wonderful meal at Louie’s Backyard by the ocean, highly recommended.

The breakfasts at the Merlin were lovely, fresh juice, coffee, breads, pastries and blueberry muffins served by the pool.

We absolutely adored Key West and would definitely stay at the Merlin again. If you want to experience true Key West charm then I would highly recommend the Merlin.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


I took a chance and booked our stay at Merlin Guesthouse from a website only. Our dates were available (we stayed 5 nights in April) and the rates were do-able. My husband and I were visiting Key West so that I could complete my scuba certification, and he had never visited the Keys. (Sarah at Dive Key West, Inc. did a great job.) We were so very pleased with what we found at Merlin. I asked to see the room first which they gracefully guided me to and gave me the tour. The king room was very roomy and immaculate as was the bath. There was a big white comfy couch and shiny floor tiles. We had plenty of comfortable seating outside on the porch and on the grounds, with a sweet little swim spa. Our hostess/manager Linda was welcoming, funny and nice. We felt right at home during our entire visit. There is a sweet little restaurant across the street with excellent selections. (Sorry I can’t remember its name.)  There was pickleball about a mile away on weekend mornings and an AA clubhouse nearby on Virginia St. that I walked to, and a sweet little Episcopal Church close by that my husband walked to. I am a hotel/motel snob and I highly recommend Merlin Guesthouse.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


WE loved this hotel. Front desk was great, gave us plenty of pool and beach towels. We were able to leave our luggage in the lobby till the ferry left.  The breakfast was good, loved the ham & cheese croissants. The pool is small but had seating all around. Room was clean. The only down side was a lot of traffic noise in the morning. We used ear plugs and were fine.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


Stayed Saturday to Monday, convenient to the Key West ferry, three blocks, the room was cozy and clean (cold), $5 taxi ride to Duval street for the drinkers  loved the breakfast and lazy lounging at the pool. Did not see anything that would not make me stay here again and again. Front desk was friendly and very helpful on any question we had. A must stay for anyone looking for a clean nice place to stay.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


Everything was perfect!  Everyone on the desk staff was very pleasant, welcoming, competent, and professional.  Our room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable; we would definitely stay at Cypress House when in Key West,  and we have recommended it highly to our travel agent as well.  Thanks for a great time!

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House

5 / 5


Thank You, Albury Court! Stayed overnight for my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration. The ladies at the check-in desk were absolutely fantastic and so welcoming! They provided us with great recommendations for dining and general information. The room was clean, comfortable, perfect. I like the fact that the hotel is very well lit on the outside, which was great to come home to late night after walking from Duval Street. Wish we could have stayed one more day to enjoy the little courtyard pool area. Next time, for sure. Once again, thank you for a wonderful experience!

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


We stayed for 3 nights in room 32. We were pleased with the size of the room and the kitchen facilities. The entire staff was professional, courteous and responsive to our needs. The room was clean and comfortable. Check in and check out was perfect. I would recommend this place to a friend.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5