So, my girlfriend and I decide to get away for the weekend! Yay! and I book this so called 4 star Resort (I thought I’d impress her), only to check out 5 minutes later (she refused to say there), we won’t name names, but it rhymes with…….no, really we won’t do that, but to go on.
My girlfriend says to me, “Hey!!! 30 years ago when I would frequent Key West I would stay at this really chill place called the Merlin Guest House, let’s see if they’re still around” and she googled and sure enough it still existed.
She called, Ebony answers “Yes, we have a room for you” (btw this was around 8pm), she was awesome we were kinda worried we would have to sleep in the airport or take out a home equity line for a last minute hotel room, but Ebony took care of us . When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised , I knew I was in the Real Key West, it’s such an authentic boutique hotel, it doesn’t feel like a hotel, it feels like you’re part of something, you’re a neighbor.
It’s one block off from Duval Street, but it feels like a neighborhood. Our room was spacious, clean, high ceilings and we had a porch with tables and chairs where we sipped our morning coffee amongst tropical lush garden, it was really cool. It was really special. Linda checked us out and she treated us like family. WE WILL BE BACK!!!! Never change!!! Merlin you left us with a little of your magic and we can not THANK YOU enough. Till soon..very soon.By: David D'Imperio December 12, 2016
5 / 5 stars