***Disclosure: I attended The Bloggers Go Event . My lodgings were covered, but all opinions 100% mine. ***
My Best Friend and fellow blogger Jeana from Surf and Sunshine recently spent a fabulous 2 weeks together. We started out by flying into Miami then driving a Kia Sorento down to the Keys. The first night we stayed in the adorable Historic Merlin Guesthouse It’s one of the 6 Historic hotels in the center of Old Town Key West. It had the perfect hidden gem feel to it. Here’s more about the hotel:
Merlin is a classic Key West guesthouse providing rustic modern lodging at an ideal location. Just one block from Duval Street, you will be steps away from Key West’s best restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and attractions. Margaritaville, Sloppy Joe’s Bar, and Ernest Hemingway’s Home are all within easy reach. The nearest beach is just six blocks away. Take off walking in any direction and you will discover Key West’s hidden treasures.
This Key West FL hotel is a gated compound with five buildings that surround a private courtyard and pool. The main building was built in 1930 as a rooming house serving navy personnel stationed at Fort Zachary Taylor. The rooming house at this Key West Inn has been through many incarnations over the years, from gambling house to bordello, and is now back to offering respectable guest accommodations. Several adjacent buildings were added to the compound in the 1980’s that provide larger guest suites and cottages. Today the guesthouse includes ten original “rooming house” rooms and several king suites and cottages to comprise twenty guest units. Merlin is named after a local “Conch” named Merlin Albury, who was born in the Bahamas in 1884 and died in 1952 in Key West. He is now buried at the Key West Cemetery.
Merlin Guesthouse, a Key West FL hotel, offers a range of prices and room amenities. Simple rooms offer an excellent price and queen-size beds. King Suites offer extra comfort and romance. Cottage units offer a variety of layouts that are comfortable for families or friends. Continental breakfast is included with all guest stays. All guestrooms are non-smoking. Guestrooms at Merlin do not have telephones, although all major cell phone carriers are supported in Key West. Wireless internet access is available in the courtyard.
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I only wish we could have stayed longer! The Merlin Guesthouse is located within walking distance of all the best places and gives you the nice relaxing cottage that makes you feel right at home. The staff are super nice and go above and beyond to make you feel right at home. The next morning we went out for breakfast by the pool and enjoyed the quaint and quiet setting. I will definitely be back to stay! Want to see more of the fabulous Merlin Guesthouse? Check out this video:
If your headed to Key West and are looking for somewhere to stay make sure you check out the Historic Merlin Guesthouse. You won’t be disappointed!