Merlin Guest House

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

From the moment we checked in we knew we made the right decision in staying at the Merlin Guest House.  We were there for 12 nights and loved every minute of it.  The staff are amazing, by the time we got back from breakfast by the pool each morning our room was normally cleaned. The rooms are huge, clean, comfortable and quiet. Location is perfect, a quick walk to all the craziness of Duval street but far enough away that you could relax. And I can’t forget about Jordan, the resident cat who is a sweety. We will definitely be back.

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

5 / 5


Once again, my wife and I spent a special week at our special place. I say this not only because we love Key West but also because we love the the Merlin Guesthouse. From the front desk ( thank you Linda and Kenneth ) to all the staff who work so hard for us to our buddy, Jordan Del Gato, their presence make Merlin Guesthouse the only place for us. We’ve stayed here many times and it’s like our home away from home. We will return every year until we can no longer travel. In talking to other guests, I know that we are not alone. It’s the best value in Key West.

By: on December 6, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Key West and stayed at The Merlin Guest House. We had a very pleasant stay. Our room was very clean and house keeping did a great job on a daily basis. The location of the guesthouse is great. Just a few blocks away from Duvall Street. The daily parking fee of $20 is reasonable. We had dinner at Dueces off the Hook one night which is literally right across the steet. Dinner was fantastic and after a full day of activity it was so nice to dine just a few feet away from our room. I would have liked to see more variety and quality of breakfast items offered but all in all we enjoyed our stay!

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


We absolutely love the Merlin Guest House! We have been coming to Key West for over 20 years now and stayed at the Merlin Guest House for the 1st time in 2016. There were 18 of us in 9 rooms. When we told the gang we were going back this year “Everyone” said let’s stay at the Merlin Guest House again! Location is great, rooms are very clean and comfortable and best of all is Linda! She can help with a cab, dinner suggestions, live music venues you name it! Linda could be the concierge at the Hyatt! However from now on when heading to Key West we will be booking our rooms at the Merlin Guest house! Tell Linda that Steven, Kim and all their friends sent you?

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


My husband and I stayed at the Merlin Guest House for a week for our honeymoon. We weren’t disappointed by anything while staying there. Our king room was spacious. The hotel atmosphere was quaint and inviting. The breakfast always hit the spot and we enjoyed our time in the pool. The location of the guest house was perfect waking distance to all the Key West attractions. And of course you can’t forget about Jordan!

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


Our stay at the Merlin Guest House was very good. The front desk staff and everyone were very friendly, offered assistance and provided good info when requested. The rooms were clean and maintained. The Merlin Guest House had that old small cottage bed and breakfast type feel. The location is fabulous as you can walk everywhere and see all the sights. We enjoyed ourselves and the stay.

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


The staff at the Merlin Guest House was exceptional! Check in:out was a breeze! I had s very long day of traveling and the front desk made me feel welcomed and appreciated! Breakfast was a delight and I enjoyed getting to know other guests as well during morning coffee. Usually housekeeping interrupts when your sleeping but not here! It’s almost as if they knew the right time to come ( when I was not there)! Room was always as perfect as the first day I arrived! Great location and quiet. I definitely will be back!! Thank you for making my stay relaxing and comfortable!

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


This was our second return visit stayed in one of the cottages perfect accommodations for  our group. They were clean and spacious rooms with a full kitchen. Excellent place to return to after a day of fishing or watching the powerboat races. The staff was friendly and very helpful,the continental breakfast was perfect for a nice start to the day with juices, fresh fruit, and croissants.

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


We love the Merlin Guest House!! It’s our 5th time staying there. Linda is such a sweet lady and sooo helpful. The young lady that checked us in was super sweet too. And I can’t forget Jordan. My furry kitty friend!!

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


This Thanksgiving marked our eleventh stay at the Merlin Guest House in almost 10 years – our first was for our wedding/honeymoon, and that was the only one we didn’t have our kids along for! As always, we received a very warm welcome from Kenneth (and were able to check into what is our “favorite” room early). The rooms are always so clean, the breakfasts yummy and the other guests friendly. It’s always such a joy to all of us to see Jordan del Gato, too. We had a wonderful chat with Linda, as well – she always fawns over the kids and wants to know what they’re up to. We wanted to try out something new this trip, and she gave us the perfect recommendation for a jet ski tour, which we could not have enjoyed more. It’s always so sad to leave, but we’ve already got our next stay booked!  I’d recommend the Merlin to anyone! Perfect place to stay!

By: on December 5, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5