Our group of four ladies had a fantastic time in Key West and staying at Merlin Guesthouse was a big part of that. We knew almost nothing about Key West before arriving to celebrate my birthday. How lucky we are we chose these accommodations. The location was absolutely perfect. Duval Street is about 1 mile long. We were at the .5 mile mark and just two (short) blocks off Duval. We walked everywhere except the day we rented bikes (from a place a block away) so we could go to the beach further away. Our room was spacious and immaculate. We received daily service including a little organization of our bathroom toiletries and even fixing our coffeemaker. The front desk staff were extremely polite and helpful. They were accommodating by allowing us to leave our luggage in the office when our plane arrived early and left late. They also seamlessly handled billing and allowed the four of us to split the bill.
We spent the majority of our days by the perfectly sized pool. It was the right temperature to give some relief from the summer heat and we loved the jets. It was an extra perk that tea, sunscreen, towels and magazines were stocked under the nearby cabana. The cabana was similarly impressively stocked for breakfast. It had everything we wanted: fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, light local pastries, cereal.
Overall, the four of us agreed that when we return to Key West, there is no need to look anywhere other than Merlin Guesthouse for a great place to stay. We were 100% satisfied.By: Katie Bricco September 3, 2014
5 / 5 stars