Some people say that Key West is not a family friendly vacation spot but our 4 night stay at Merlin Guesthouse with our 2 children ( 2 years and 8 mos) was the best family vacation ever!! We stayed in a queen suite, which was the most charming cottage that had fun and modern décor, and had a bedroom separate from the kitchen and bathroom…which is exactly what parents with small children are looking for. From the moment we arrived the staff was nothing but super welcoming and bent over backwards to accommodate us and our children. They brought out pool toys for them when we were swimming and cleaned our room according to our nap schedule…which just shows what excellent customer service they provide. The complimentary breakfast was one of the reasons we chose the hotel and it was awesome! They had little ham and swiss pastries from a local baker and various egg dishes, bagels, cereal, yogurt and fruit. The hotel also keeps fresh tea poolside which was perfect and refreshing in the Florida summer. They had on-point recommendations for dinner and things to do.
All in all, it was an awesome vacation and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay. We keep raving and recommending our friends to go there. We live in Fort Lauderdale so it was the perfect weekend getaway and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Merlin Guesthouses again.
Plus, our 2 year old daughter loved Jordan, the local cat, and just yesterday she asked that we buy her a book about Key West so she can keep remembering it. A perfect family vacation for sure!By: Kara Buehler August 25, 2014
5 / 5 stars