I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse on October 10th for two nights in room 2. First and foremost, upon check-in, the front desk attendant (unfortunately I don’t remember her name) was very kind and courteous. I was quickly checked-in, given keys, a colorful map, told about breakfast by the pool, introduced to Jordan the cat (apparently he liked the Merlin Guesthouse so much he decided to stay forever; he also seems to be very well taken care of and groomed regularly), given parking…and all with a smile. The bottom line is, the customer service was top-notch. Typically, Key West locals are fairly laid back, friendly, and relaxed. The staff at the Merlin Guesthouse not only exhibited this attitude, but were also professional and quite organized.
With regards to my room, it was great. The space was clean (I’m a clean freak….this place was super duper clean: shower, toilet, beautiful wooden floors, crisp white sheets, no dust on anything), very cozy, contemporary design, quiet as can be, and relaxed. What can I say….it was awesome!
And finally, the property is located on a quiet street about 2 minutes walking distance from Duval Street and other great Key West attractions including the Hemingway House and the Little White House. So, whether you’re walking, driving, or biking…..the Merlin’s location is quite convenient to everything (there’s also a CVS pharmacy about 5 minutes walking distance).
Key West is one of my favorite places in the world. Thankfully I only live about 3.5 hours away by car, so I can visit often. Now that I’ve discovered the Merlin Guesthouse, I will definitely return for another stay. Furthermore I highly recommend this property to all my friends, family, co-workers, and to all of you.
By: Andres Gonzalez October 15, 2014
5 / 5 stars