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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue
Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.76 - based on 7102 reviews

 

We really enjoyed our stay at the Merlin Guest House. It was very close to Duval Street. The rooms were clean and the people who ran it were very very nice. No complaints. Would definitely stay there again.

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Kelly’s – excellent chicken wings

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

It was a pleasure to stay in such an historic property. Well located although parking could be a problem. The staff were very pleasant and the rooms small but quaint and comfortable.

 

Restaurant Review: 4 Pineapples

Visit the harbour waterfront. There are great restaurants there and priced well. Must try the Key Lime Pie.

Attraction Review: 4 Pineapples

We found the main street in old Key west the main attraction. it was full of life and had so much to offer

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


 

Our one nights stay was wonderful.  The staff were very friendly, and hard working.  Our room was ready earlier than we expected for check-in, and when we were checking out the office staff offered to keep our bag there for the day after our check-out time.  Out of a rating of ten, you all deserve a ten!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

Great location. Room was small but adequate. We thought breakfast could be upgraded a bit.

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

3 / 5


 

Ken welcomed us graciously and immediately recognized that our bicycles (we’d ridden down from Fort Myers) were too valuable to store anyplace except in our room. The back porch provided a quiet, private retreat while the pool area provided a quiet place where conversations with other guests could be carried on. The quiet street location was nonetheless a convenient walking distance to all that Key West has to offer.

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Chinese restaurant about three blocks to the West. Great food, reasonable prices, quiet atmosphere.

Attraction Review: 5 Pineapples

The Hemingway House and President Truman’s White House. Even after such a short visit, we can understand how such luminaries could find quiet and inspiration in Key West

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

My wife and I celebrated our five year anniversary at the Merlin Guesthouse. We were expecting a small old Key West feel, but boy did we underestimate this place! It was beautiful. We spent 90% of our time in the courtyard. We had some cocktails and I smoked a couple of cigars under the beautiful landscape. There are free range chickens and friendly cats on the property as well. Their presence really gave the place a Carribean feel. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room we staid in was #5 at the Merlin. A small room, but everything was tidy and clean. We slept well and had everything we needed in the room. Ice bucket, shampoo, soap etc. We will be returning to Key West this summer and I assure you we will be staying at the Merlin House. You may ready some reviews that the pool at Merlin is small. Yes it is, and it is very private and intimate. We liked the small pool. If you came on vacation to do laps in an olympic size pool, your idea of vacation may be different than ours. Trust me on this, you will not find a better Inn to stay at than the Merlin House. My wife and I promised ourselves that if we ever win the lottery, we are going back to the Merlin House with a check in hand to attempt to purchase this beautiful Old Key West Inn for ourselves. Walking distance to everything. Hemingway house, cigar museum, duval street, southernmost point, all of these locations are within walking distance. When I mean walking distance I mean you could crawl on your hands and knees and still get to these locations within 10 minute walks.

 

Restaurant Review: 4 Pineapples

Recommend Sloppy Joe’s and Pete’s Piano Bar. Do not recommend DJ’s clam shack.

Attraction Review: 4 Pineapples

Hemingway House. Southernmost point and Duval Street!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

Even though we only stayed for one night…It was awesome! The staff were extra-friendly & helpful! Our room was beautiful and I enjoyed eating a mango that fell out of the tree by our door!

 

Attractions Review: 5 Pineapples

We went snorkeling with Fury and had a great time. We went on the sunset trip and the ride back with the sun going down was beyond breathtaking!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

In 7 visits to the Conch Republic, 4 of my stays have been at the Merlin Guesthouse. The location is ideal. The staff have always been pleasant and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The pool area is awesome. The resident kitties and chickens were added entertainment.

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Camille’s on Simonton is a MUST for breakfast with mimosas with fresh squeezed OJ!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

Everyone at the Merlin was welcoming, friendly, and so accommodating! Our lodging was perfect, location was great, and breakfast was spot-on! Would totally stay here again!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

It was a lovely, clean and modern room. Perfect setting and location! We will be back!

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

We liked the Schooner Bar!

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5