Yes, we were very happy with our stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. We were checked in by a very agreeable fellow, Kenneth. He gave us an upgrade to a King room. It turned out to be right next to the office by the pool, so we couldn’t have been happier. the pool is small, but nice and comfortable and great for a refreshing dip. The room was clean, comfortable and inviting.
We stayed for two nights. This was our first visit to Key West. We took the 4 hr Key West Express and we took our bicycles to the island, highly recommended as we saw much of Key West by biking around. wish we could have stayed longer, and we will next time.
We ate lunch across the street at the “Off the Hook” (small) restaurant, recommended by Ken. The next night we ate a magnificent Italian dinner at “Abbondanza” located a few blocks down turning left on Simonton St.
the complimentary continental breakfast at Merlin Guesthouse was very nice with a good variety of food to choose from and delicious coffee. Very relaxing.
Recommend a visit to the Ecological institute (free) by the State park.
We enjoyed Duval Street at night, browsing and shopping in the many bars and shops.
We would definitely return to the Merlin Guesthouse on our next trip to Key West.
It was just what we were looking for in a first visit: clean, relatively inexpensive, relaxing tropical atmosphere, very good location in downtown and quiet (we visited in November).
Angela and SteveBy: Angela Daley November 29, 2015
5 / 5 stars