The location of this property is fabulous. It’s 1 block off Duval Street and 4 or 5 blocks from the beach. There are only about 25 or so rooms at this property, which we really liked. The room that we stayed in (#3) was located at the front of the property which is on Simonton Street. It’s not too noisy, but there is some construction going on a few blocks down the street, and there are some big trucks going up and down the street. That being said, I think the reason for the trucks, is the removal of a firehouse demolition, so this will probably not be an issue within the next few days or a week. The room we had was cozy. But it was updated and clean. And the smallness of the room really didn’t bother us because we don’t spend much time in our room anyway. Also, our room did not have a closet, a coffee maker or a fridge. Not a big deal to us, but if it is to you, then you should ask for a different room type. Of course, I’m sure the price will be a little more.
NOW THE BATHROOM! I readily confess that I am a bathroom nazi. I am WAYYYY picky about the bathroom. And I am pleased to say that this one passed. The bathroom was a decent size and the lighting was bright and fabulous. There was a large mirror over the sink and a large full length mirror on one side of the room. There was also some room around the sink to place toiletries. My only minor issue was the water nozzle in the shower. I prefer a tight water stream and not a wide water stream. This one had a wide stream, although the pressure was decent. So overall the bathroom passed. They also have a really good continental breakfast each morning by the pool, serving hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, etc.), local pastries, muffins, cereal, orange juice and coffee. The staff (especially Kenneth) was extremely helpful and very accommodating, providing great tips on various things around the area. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this guesthouse.By: Tracy Butler-Oberste on February 16, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House
4 / 5