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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.68 - based on 839 reviews

 

My wife and I enjoyed the Key Lime Inn during our visit last weekend even though the Keys had some of the coldest weather of the season.  One minor disappointment was the lack of any sort of writing material (paper, pens, etc.) in our room and even a missing TV cable channel guide. However, overall we had a great stay and plan to return in the future.

By: on March 5, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

4 / 5


 

We had a great time in Key West and staying at the Merlin Guesthouse.  Everything is within walking distance and the staff is very nice!  We will return to the Merlin Guesthouse the next time we visit Key West.

Thank you!

By: on March 4, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

The Merlin Guesthouse was a fantastic stay! Perfect location and ambiance! Ken was incredibly helpful and friendly! We will definitely be staying there again on our next trip to Key West!

By: on March 4, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

We enjoyed our stay. The location was convenient, yet quiet, given that the Inn sits on Truman. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Room amenities were adequate and cleanliness was not an issue. Parking was a bonus, but a little tight at times. Continental breakfast provided was adequate, but did not vary much over our three day stay. It’s been a while since I last visited Key West…and I feel the “old” Key West charm is absent on days when cruise ships are in port.

By: on March 3, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

4 / 5


 

We have been coming to Key West for over 20 years and have vacationed in many different accommodations.  We were very happy with our experience here and the value we got for the money spent.  The location was a big factor in us choosing to stay here as it is close to the Marina, Duval and Pepe’s (our favorite breakfast spot on Caroline).

The room (#11) was a nice size and we loved the newly renovated bathroom – the shower being our favorite.  We were right up on Simonton so we did hear traffic going by – but we can sleep through anything - so that did not matter to us as it might those who are light sleepers.  We also enjoyed the little patio with 2 chairs and a table right out front of our room.  The only ‘complaint’ being that those nice hardwood floors needed a good cleaning.  You could not walk around without having some dirt on the bottom of your feet.

We really enjoyed breakfast & reading the paper by the pool in the morning.  What a nice spread:  Bagels, pastries. breads, cereals, yogurts, fruits, milk, juice, coffee & tea and always something warm cooked up each morning.  Very nice considering this is not a Bed & Breakfast.  The paper (Citizen) was available each morning which we really appreciated.  I must say that I did not like the coffee (coffee snob that I am) so I hit either 5 Brothers (on Southard); Cuban Coffee Queen (on Caroline at Marina); or Plantation Coffee House (on Caroline) – Oh, and there is a Starbucks on Duval.

After gallivanting during the day, we always made it back to the Cypress House before happy hour (5:00) for a quick jump in the pool and to enjoy the appetizer & cocktail slated for that evening.  Don’t miss Sangria night – yum!  Very nice down time between day activities and heading out for the evening.

For dinner we hit our usual favorites:  Conch Republic Seafood House (ask for the Royal Reds if you like shrimp/lobster); Mangia Mangia; Roof Top; Michaels… We found a new place (for us) further down on Duval – Croissants De France – which will be added to our list of favorites.  Crepes were amazing!  We also went here for breakfast one morning and that was also amazing.

To end, we loved the historic buildings, beautiful grounds and the Key West feel sitting by the pool listening to music and meeting nice people at the Cypress House. The staff were all very friendly & accommodating. Thank you Christopher for printing our boarding passes!!  Send my love to Lady Bug – hope she is feeling better.

 

By: on February 27, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House

4 / 5


 

We stayed Feb 13 & 14, 2013.  Good beds, adequate breakfast, quiet.  Great location, easy walk to Duval without the noise.  We had upstairs room above the lobby.  Low ceilings could be a problem for 6ft. tall person; hit head a few times.

By: on February 27, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

4 / 5


 

The Cypress House was a delight from check-in time to saying good-bye 3 days later.  Staff were friendly and very helpful.  The room was beautiful and had everything we needed available.  Breakfast was nice and the 5 pm happy hour was special fun.  We’ll be back!

By: on February 26, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Cypress House

5 / 5


 

We researched a lot of hotels in Key West before booking at Merlin Guesthouse.  It was such a historic place to stay.  You got the feel of old Key West.  Not a busy resort.  Our room was perfect with a kitchen and 2 separate bedrooms for the 4 of us.  We had a parking spot right next to our building, and 2 entrances into our room, we used both!  We loved the courtyard and pool area, and the privacy in these areas.  When we hung out during the day or evening, we’d run into other guests regularly and they became like our weekend family.  The staff was great, going out of their way for requests of extra towels, coffee, etc.

The location of the hotel couldn’t have been better.  We were within walking distance of everything!  It is only a block from Duval St, but we didn’t have the traffic, noise, etc.  We could walk to the Southernmost Beach in one direction, or all the way to Mallory Square in the other.  Easy to get to any restaurants or bars, and always easy to find our way back late at night as well!  Bike and scooter rentals were just around the corner, but we did not feel that we needed them.

We all said that we will go back to Key West, and we would definitely stay at Merlin Guesthouse again!

By: on February 26, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

Great room, a little pricy but it was season in Key West.

By: on February 25, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

The room was perfect… large, clean, comfy bed and nice bathroom.  It was a perfect mix of historic key west charm, and modern amenities.  The hotels location is absolutely perfect.  So close to Duval Street and all the fun and excitment, yet far enough away to escape and relax in peace.  All in all it was a fantastic stay and I would definitely consider staying there again

By: on February 22, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5