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Historic Key West Inns
725 Truman Avenue Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.68 - based on 1662 reviews

We recently stayed at the Key Lime Inn and had very pleasant experience. Melissa and Michele at the front desk were accommodating, helpful, and extremely friendly.  You can tell that they have a great business model by the way they treat their guests…….they actually care that you are happy.  My wife and I would return and definitely recommend to friends.  A couple small improvements would be full length mirrors, more shelf space in the shower to hold soap and shampoo and more hooks for towels, especially next to the shower.  Another good idea would be a list of the staffs recommendations for restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Thanks for a great stay, we look forward to returning soon.

Mark & Debby Sandilands

By: on May 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

4 / 5


Very cozy well kept and clean.  Al staff very friendly and helpful.  We will be back.

By: on May 2, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Albury Court Hotel

5 / 5


We chose this destination from the internet as it was our first time in Key West.  We have two small dogs and so chose because this place was pet friendly.  And IT WAS, not only pet friendly but the most welcoming and warm place we have stayed while in Florida.  It is close to the famous Duval Street, but what we loved so much was the welcoming staff, crystal clear pool and the relaxing morning breakfasts around the pool.  Met some great friends and had some super chats.  Watching the stars down by the pool is a must.

Room was super clean and the cleaning staff were very attentive.  As far as restaurants, we loved Blue Heaven – unique because it does have chickens and hens walking around, but the food was delicious.  Close to Chelsea House and a great memory.  So, what can we say, we will definitely be back and are thinking our whole family will return next year.  Enjoy

By: on May 2, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Chelsea House Pool & Gardens

5 / 5


All the staff we met were friendly and helpful.

Our room at Key Lime Inn was cool, quiet and very comfortable with a small porch directly outside and a hammock round the corner beneath lovely palm trees.

We arrived at the same time as several other guests but this did not affect our reception or the individual service we received.

I would recommend the hotel and your group of hotels to anyone I knew who was going to Key West. It is just off all the main areas and we loved walking in the streets of the town seeing the variety of house styles. We did not use our car while we were in town.

We went out on a boat and there are lots of trips to choose from and reception was helpful.

We ate twice at Grunt’s Island Grill on Charlotte Street as the food was excellent and it is a relaxed place to eat and drink after a hot day as the restaurant is outside in a shaded garden.

By: on May 2, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Key Lime Inn

5 / 5


The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The location was perfect for walking to the best of Key West and just off the main drag for a bit more privacy.  Parking was a challenge but when I found a good spot I didn’t need to move until we left.  A great nearby place for breakfast or lunch was Blue Heaven (great food and atmosphere). — I’d love to have a chance to come back someday.

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

5 / 5


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