Marerro's Guest Mansion

410 Fleming Street, , Florida, 33040, United States

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  • Lovely Old Mansion , Kind Host


    We arrived early afternoon, not hard to find. Host helped us with our luggage up extra high stairway -- very nice of him!!! (I am disabled & can't lift things.) Our room was comfortable, nicely decorated, very clean, & quiet!!! (Our room had no view, but we were out most of the time, so it was fine -- we did have a small porch off our room tho.)
    We were there for FANTASY FEST 2005 & tho rooms were not cheap, we thought it was reasonable for that time period -- about $175 per night --plus $10 a day for parking. (There are 23 rooms approx. & only about a dozen parking spots -- so do pay for parking if you come by car as there IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE in Key West !!!!)
    There is maid service and sheets are lovely, clean & crisp -- nice sleeping on lovely clean sheets each night! Be sure to leave a nice tip for the maid !!!! (Living in the Keys is not cheap & these people work hard & have heavy expenses -- we need them to be there for us !!!
    John is the owner, as I said he's very nice and there's a lovely continental breakfast each morning. John is very knowledgable & can tell you anything you need to know & more!
    Pool is not warm enough for swimming -- PLEASE TURN IT UP JOHN (even if you have to add $2 bucks per night per room -- we want nice warm pool to relax in -- please !!!!!!!
    And please get a gate to parking, I fear it could become a serious safety issue or perhaps already is. Guests could be given a key or a key code & gate could close and lock automatically.
    This lovely B&B is 1/2 a block from Duval Street, but very quiet. Convenient to everything. It's is a wonderful place !!! You;ll be glad you stayed there!!!

    Unique Quality: Grreat Private Pool area -- Swim-suit optional. All guests are polite & curtious !
    Nice social hour with complimentary drinks at happy hour! Plus HONOR BAR at poolside!
    But pool is too chily to enjoy, TURN IT UP DEAR JOHN !!!!!

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    Spooky Wonders


    Marrero's is a lovely little victorian house currently run by John (don't know his last name) who, as he put it, is a "corporate dropout". Leaving the stress of his corporate life behind, I found John either checking people in, fixing up drinks in the kitchen or sitting on the front deck reading. Always ready to give you advice, information or arrange for whatever you would want to do during your stay, John was the perfect consumate host.

    We had complimentary drinks at happy hour - all made by John himself and usually got treated to a couple of visits by the local "Ghost Tour" telling the tale of the Marrero family and their tragic end.

    The rooms are good size. We had 3 people in one room (room 23) with 2 good sized beds. There was a wall between the two beds that made some privacy. I never felt like we were crowded.

    Our deck overlooked the street - just above the main verranda. It was a perfect spot to sit and watch the people go by or look at the stars or just soak up the sun in private.

    The pool in the back is heated... with a lovely "M" tiled into the bottom. The hot tub was not too hot when I arrived - but that was perfect for sitting in it for an hour. After a few days, when the house started getting booked, the hot tub was set on high and was too hot to be in for more then 10 minutes at a time.

    Unique Quality: Probably the most unique quality of this house is it's history. Just sitting on the front verranda for happy hour you'd get to hear the whole story once or twice. I'll leave it to those who care discover it for themselves.

    Needless to say... if you are looking for a ghost to stay with you over your vacation - ask for room 17.

    Directions: Old Town, on the same block as the 0 mile marker.

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Marrero's Means Rest & Relaxation

by TripAdvisor Member HVNY

I just retuned from yet another trip to Key West, and for the second year in a row, I spent a few days of R & R at Marrero's Guest House.

Marrero's is well situated less than a block off busy Duval Street and within easy walking distance to the many tee shirt shops, bars, and restaurants at the north end of Duval that cater to the tourists, and the art galleries and more polished and sophisticated bars and restaurants to the south on Duval where locals are more likely to gather. John and/or his wife, who own Marrero's, will greet you at the door when you arrive, with a smile and a handshake, and after an efficient check-in, they will escort you on a tour of the facilities, including the clothing optional pool and honor bar, before showing you to your room. Although the thirteen rooms can very in size from postage stamp with a shared bath to king sized with a sitting area, they are spotless, tastefully appointed, and priced very fairly by Key West standards. All of the rooms are clearly and accurately depicted on the website and so there should not be any surprises.

For the breakfast part of the "B & B" Marrero's offers the standard fair of fresh fruits, cereals, pastries, and bagels, which are quite good for the deep south, where tasty bagels are often as rare as a cool day August. Do not expect anything fancy, such as special orders or table service. There is also the afternoon happy hour that John host's on the front porch, where guests have a chance to relax and chat over a beer, glass of wine, or mixed drink.

As noted above and as clearly stated on Marrero's website, the pool area is clothing optional. During my stays, however, many of the guests opted to keep their clothes on, and there is certainly no pressure to go in skin. I often had the pool to myself, and I never saw more than a half dozen people sharing the pool area at the same time. Also, the ages of the other guests ranged from the late 20's to the 60's, with most in the 40's and 50's, and as one would expect with a more mature clientele, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. Let's hope it stays that way.

Lastly, in response to the one or two negative comments about the owners, one needs to keep in mind the Marrero's is a husband and wife operation, which means they probably work 12 to 14 hours or more a day, seven days a week trying to provide a homey, relaxing, and laid back atmosphere for their guests. From what I observed, they wear multiple hats and perform numerous tasks, including front desk clerk, bellhop, consierge, doorman, security guard, bartender, hostess, towel boy, gardener, maintenance, supply clerk, bookeeping, and marketing. While I suspect that most guests appreciate, their efforts and understand that cheerful banter is not always easy at the end of a very long day, there are some guests that they will never be able to satisfy.

We Love Marrero's!

by A TripAdvisor Member

For our first trip to Key West, my husband and I, along with another couple chose Marrero's based on location, website description and TripAdvisor reviews ... and we were not disappointed. Marrero's is a beautiful mansion, located close enough to Duvall St to be within easy walking distance, but also far enough away to avoid the noise and bustle during evening hours. Our room was beautiful, spacious and well-maintained. The hospitality offered to us by both John and Kim was wonderful. We also liked the "adult" atmosphere, but I advise you that the clothing optional pool is not for the squeamish :-) (although we opted for clothes, at times we felt slightly uncomfortable as the "odd couples" out).

The continental breakfast each morning was extensive and very good, and cocktail hour in the evening was just as much fun. The atmosphere is very relaxed and low-key. John and Kim were very unobtrusive, but always available if we needed dinner or tour recommendations / reservations.

We cannot wait to return to Key West and Marrero's!!

Loved this place!

by TripAdvisor Member mr33027

Simply a wonderful Guest House in a GREAT Key West location. Just half a block from Duval Street near all the fun and action. Very pretty place, clean, comfortable, and the folks (owners and guests) were great.

We stayed in the pool cabana room (a.k.a. "room 12") which was small but comfortable and clean and just steps from the pool.

The pool is "clothing optional" (and most people were taking advantage of this), so be prepared to either join in (this is Key West --- it's OK here!), or at least don't be offended by it. There used to also be a Hot Tub (we were told), but for some reason it was removed :-((

Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer - but we will definately be back. We highly recommend it without any reservations.


by TripAdvisor Member rjdugg

Just returned from the Conch Republic after staying for four nights at Marrero's. John and his wife run the "haunted" mansion and keep it very nice. Breakfast assortments of coffee, juice, etc along with sliced fresh fruits, cereals and danish are just what u need to start the day off right with. We were given room #23 when I called as it was a cancellation. Very tight quarters - two beds, but not much other room. Verandah was nice/ bathroom small but adequate- it is an old mansion after all.
Location was superior. Although noisy in the A.M. as the trucks and scooters introduced the mornings KW business deliveries, etc. - (along with the ever present roosters,) the location to everything outweighed any early morning discomfort. The pool area was nice, though the change in weather negated any use of the bathing suits- or not! I would stay again- especially in a downstairs room- or a larger room upstairs. The ghost was never sighted.

Good location but noisy

by TripAdvisor Member bareitall

Recently stayed with my wife and here are our observations. The c/o pool is very nice and at times we had the whole pool to ourselves. It is also heated. The room we stayed in was good size and was clean. The continental breakfast was also very good. Another advantage is that you are a block from Duval and can walk to all restaurants and bars. The things we did not like were the additional 10.00 per day for parking as well as the noise. The neighborhood roosters start cockledoodling early in the morning and continue all day long. The other annoying noise was the loud construction going on next door from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm. I would have liked to known about the construction before our stay in which case we would have changed to another B&B. Would recommend once construction is done next door.

Good location & nice inn

by TripAdvisor Member readytorun

My husband and I recently stayed at Merrero's for our vacation in Key West. The location was great. We didn't have to pay extra for parking, because the owner was kind enough to give us written directions to several free parking places. We parked our car for the whole time we were there and walked everywhere. Our room was a little smaller than I expected, but it was fine. The floor was really squeaky, and I felt sorry for the people in the room below us! We were on the 2nd floor. We had an outside balcony but the air conditioning unit is on the same balcony, so when the a/c was on the unit was loud. Needless to say, we spent very little time on the balcony. We too were awakened each am around 7:30 or 8:00 by the roosters and the construction going on next door. I didn't mind the roosters at all, but the construction noise was annoying to say the least. The continental breakfast was very nice, and I loved sitting on the veranda each morning. The carpet on the stairs is pretty worn as well as some of the woodwork throughout the inn, but it was booked every night we were there, and is over a 100 years old, so it has been through a lot of people! I felt the inn was clean and orderly. I was not comfortable with the clothing optional pool, but luckily it was cooler than normal, and I only saw one couple in the pool the whole time we were there, and they had their swimsuits on. The pool was heated but still too cool for me due to the cooler weather when we were down there. The pool area is very nice with lots of foliage. It is a nice place to relax.The owner provides soda, beer and water in a fridge by the pool, and you pay by the honor system. I was wishing he had put snacks there too, since I am a big snacker:) We enjoyed getting up, having breakfast and then walking from the inn to just about anywhere we wanted to go. The only reason I may not stay here again would be the clothing optional pool, but otherwise it was a very charming place - much better than a regular hotel room.

Close to Everything

by TripAdvisor Member bearette07

Perfect location can walk to everything. The noise at all hours is a problem. The roosters make a lot of noise starting at 3 am and the construction next door was very noisy. The air conditioning unit is also very loud and our bathroom shook. The house is nice could use some updates. The cleaning lady was very nice and Helpful. John was nice during the day but was a rude during Happy Hour not his favorite time of day. You shouldn't scold your guest. We were just laughing and telling jokes and having fun because we were PAYING guests on vacation. Its not like we were a bunch of drunks who got of control because half of the group wasn't even drinking. Just remember happy guest return! It wasn't all bad the rooms were nice and the breakfast was great. Everything very well stocked and great coffee! The pool was clean and had a honor bar that was handy. Never saw the ghost.


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