Merlin Guest House

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305-296-3336
4.82 - based on 932 reviews

My stay at Merlin Guest House was very comfortable and relaxing.  It was far enough from Duval to be quiet but yet only a block away .  The staff members were very helpful and extremely nice.  I would stay here again for my next visit.

By: on May 13, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


A group of us rode down from Miami on motorcycles and stayed one night at the Merlin Guest House.  The property was pretty and the rooms were really nice and clean.  The staff was very friendly.  If traveling on motorcycles, you need to be aware that the parking lot has thick gravel and no pavement.  So, drive extra careful and you might want to bring a kickstand plate.

By: on May 9, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


Great location tucked away near town.  Clean rooms, quiet, private, nicely landscaped, refreshing pool, well stocked breakfast bar, and friendly & helpful staff.  If you prefer a hot breakfast walk across the street to The Hook.

By: on May 9, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


We arrived for one night to meet with brother and sister in law. Planning wedding in 4/18 at Audubon House. Merlin was nicer than pictures. Clean, comfy bed, spacious room, and friendly. Only suggestion would be nicer towels in bathroom and better selection of fruits for breakfast. All in all I would return. Thank you for your hospitality.

By: on May 8, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


I had stayed at your other properties (i.e. Key Lime), but was only able to get this one for one night. I thought since it was off on a smaller street it wouldn’t be as nice, but I was pleasantly surprised. The staff checking me in was friendly and nice. The room I got (#13) was unique and large. I enjoyed the pleasant garden breakfast and learned a lot of the property’s history when I checked out.  It was a relaxing one night getaway from Fort Lauderdale.

By: on May 8, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


We had a wonderful stay at Merlin Guesthouse. The room was very clean with nice furniture. We got a free upgrade during our stay, which made the stay double pleasant.  Merlin Guesthouse is located close to Duval Street. Everything is in walking distance. Breakfast is served by the pool. It is very nice to sip on your coffee in the morning sitting next to the pool. The staff is nice and very helpful. We would definitely book Merlin Guesthouse again and will recommend it to friends and family that plan to visit Key West.

By: on May 8, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


Had a wonderful time and experience staying in Key West and staying at the Merlin Guest House. Kenneth was wonderful – extremely helpful and funny – a delight. Our room was kept very clean by the attentive housekeeping staff – it was a home away from home while we relaxed in this beautiful part of our world. We will definitely  consider staying there on our next trip to Key West.

By: on May 2, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


We wrote a review of your Albury Court Hotel as well… Just let me start by saying that this is an excellent review for the “Merlin Guest House”.  As I said, your staff are amazingly wonderful people.  Everyone there from the front desk to the lady who cleaned our room were great.  I want to especially thank your manager, Samantha, who took care of us by facilitating our move from Albury Court to Merlin Guest House.  Your on site manager, Michelle, was beyond helpful. We feel like we have made a friend.

All of your rooms look beautiful but room 13 was like a home away from home.  It was our 50th wedding anniversary celebration and Samantha and Michelle made it special for us.  When we got back from Duval street, there was a bottle of champagne waiting for us with a nice note celebrating our anniversary.

Our room was clean, bright and felt like home.  We plan to revisit Key West and we will always want to stay at one of your Historic Key West Inns hotels.  We will recommend you to all of our friends.

You are very fortunate to have such good people in your employ.  Please thank them for us from the bottom of our Heart.

Sincerely,

Sandy and John

 

 

By: on May 1, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


I WAS VERY NERVOUS ABOUT BOOKING A PLACE UNSEEN IN KEY WEST.  IT WAS ABOUT 20-YEARS SINCE WE HAD VISITED.  I KEPT GOING BACK TO THE MERLIN GUEST HOUSE WEBSITE OVER AND OVER AND FINALLY CALLED, ONLY TO HAVE THE MOST HELPFUL PERSON ON THE PHONE.  SHE PUT ME TO REST, THAT I HAD CHOSEN THE BEST PLACE TO STAY.  I BOOKED FOR FOUR NIGHTS A KING ROOM.  WHEN WE ARRIVED WE WERE SO RELIEVED AND EXCITED.  PARKING IN THE BACK, FRIENDLY FACES AT THE RECEPTION DESK, VERY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE.

OUR ROOM WAS AWESOME AND THERE WAS EVEN A HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD AND CHAMPAGNE FOR MY HUSBAND.  WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING OUR NEXT STAY.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU MERLIN GUEST HOUSE, WE LOVED IT!!

By: on May 1, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


One of my best friends (since kindergarten, 47 years, and now you know our ages) was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last October. We wanted to do something special but didn’t know what. She lives in New York and I am in Naples Florida. I offered to fly her down here for a mini vacation. Our other girlfriend wanted to join. Well, we figured on a date and I went to work on planning the trip.

I had stayed at the Key Lime Inn in April of 2016 for my niece’s wedding. Remembering how nice that hotel was, I had no problem checking out your other properties. That is how I came across the Merlin Guest House and found a 2 bedroom cottage. I called in January and booked the cottage for our 3 night stay. I explained the circumstances with the woman I was speaking with, Maureen’s health and the fact she was given 6 months to live, just in case we wouldn’t be able to keep the reservations. And, of course, she explained that there would not be any issues if I needed to cancel.

Well, needless to say, we made the trip and it was everything we wanted and more. We arrived Wednesday afternoon, and were greeted by Linda and Jordan at the front desk. Upon entering “our” cottage, it was more than we ever could have expected. Beautifully appointed and oh so comfortable.

Linda was so helpful with our never ending list of questions and requests. More blankets, restaurants and the best beaches. What, if anything, can we give to Jordan? It was such a treat to have a vacation cat, too.

Maureen and Loraine didn’t want to go back north, opting to stay forever! (Something about becoming squatters.)

I thank you and all your staff, for making this trip so memorable, and letting old friends just have a great time.

Janet McDonald

 

By: on April 27, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5