My boyfriend and I had only 2 nights at the Merlin Guesthouse this week but we wish we could have stayed longer. From the moment our trip began, the staff was nothing but hospitable and welcoming. Starting with Linda, who I spoke to on the phone about setting up a late check in. She responded immediately to our need by typing up a lengthy email specifically for us getting into our room after 10pm. It was easy and really relieved the stress on the drive from Miami knowing we didn’t have to speed to the hotel to get there by a certain time.
The next day we had the pleasure of meeting Kenneth who helped us sort out the rest of paying for our room and seeing if we needed anything since we came so late the night before. It was about 830 am and I told Kenneth I knew it was probably impossible at this point but my boyfriend and I really wanted to try fishing that day since it was our only full day in Key West. I told Kenneth our budget (not big, since we splurged on the accommodations) and by 10am we were on a boat at the harbor and we fished until 4pm. It was a pleasant surprise being able to get on that boat and without Kenneth it wouldn’t have happened.
The laid back vibe at the Merlin Guesthouse was exactly what we were looking for and the continental breakfast was great too. Thanks so much for a pleasant stay, looking forward to the next time we can afford to come back.
Brenna and Forest
Long Beach, CA
By: Brenna Malloy July 7, 2014
5 / 5 stars