Merlin Guest House

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305-296-3336
4.82 - based on 909 reviews

Love coming to Key West, and have stayed at Merlin Guest House often…and will return soon! Clean- great location- friendly staff- nice breakfast- and cost-friendly….everything I want when planning a trip to paradise! Special “thank you” to Linda for helping expedite my check-in…I appreciate the extra effort! Until next time…..thank you!

By: on June 16, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


My boyfriend and I made a quick stop in Key West in June. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left the staff was beyond accommodating and friendly. We were greeted with useful information about the area (which was helpful as we only had one day to spend in Key West). We were also given a dinner recommendation for “Hot Tin Roof” which was great given that we work in the theatre in New York. The room was chic, clean, and quiet. The pool was a nice place to relax after a day of walking and the complementary light breakfast helped us with some energy to get on the road early the following day. As our first time in Key West we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We plan on coming back and staying in this very spot!

By: on June 16, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


Just returned from a wonderful stay at Merlin Guest House. It started at the first phone call with reservations and Julie Moody, what a pleasure to speak to and deal with.  Went above and beyond our expectations with welcome gift for our anniversary. Thank you! Thank you! Check in was smooth with Kenneth as he explained the property and things to do in the area. His hospitality was welcoming the whole time we were there. A+ loved the layout and location of the room..

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

5 / 5


First of all, I will just say that it was a true joy and pleasure to stay at the Merlin Guest House! I was celebrating my 34th birthday with my girlfriend, Libby. I am from FL and have been to Key West several times. Libby is from Indiana, and has only been to Key West once, when she was a little girl. I flew her in from Indianapolis into Miami, then we drove down together on the morning of June 2nd. I chose the Merlin Guest House because I liked the location, the reviews online, the price range, and the pictures and description of the unit. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Michealle and Linda. They treated us to a bottle of champagne for our room. It was a nice touch! The room itself, we stayed in room 11, was perfect! The size, cleanliness, bathroom, patio with chair areas, community hammock, everything was great! Libby and I had such a wonderful time, we said it was like heaven on earth, like paradise, and a weekend neither of us will ever forget. Linda was very helpful with providing a list of local companies that do bike rentals, waverunners, etc. We would love to come back to stay at the Merlin Guest House and I have already recommended it to my friends and family. It’s a great place and you have chosen some great employees. Can’t think of a single complaint.

By: on June 11, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


We were greeted by Linda. Upon arriving in our room, we were surprised to find a split of bubbly waiting for the birthday boy. Loved our room. Spacious, sectional couch, vaulted ceiling and a shared porch.  Nice continental breakfast in the morning and relaxing in the spa pool in the afternoon.  Nice tropical feel and quiet.

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

5 / 5


Our stay at the Merlin Guest House was wonderful.  Our room was #9, one of the smaller rooms available, but we don’t need much, mostly a place to sleep and clean up.  The bed was SO comfortable, probably the most comfortable bed I have ever stayed in besides my own.  The walls are thick or well insulated, we couldn’t hear our neighbors or any other outside noises, though it wasn’t very noisy at the Merlin house anyway.  The grounds are peaceful and gave me the sense of a tropical hideaway, very relaxing and spent some time reading in the hammock.  The pool is a bit smaller than the pictures lead me to believe, but I wasn’t there to swim laps, it was cool and refreshing either for a morning wake up dip or an afternoon cool off.  The staff is friendly and very helpful and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time, like when we locked ourselves out of our room, opps.  Our only suggestions for the room would be is to have a mini fridge and maybe a few more wall hangers, because it is rather small, it would have been nice to be able to hang up wet swim suits, small bags/purses, hats and other things.

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

5 / 5


Having never visited Key West, I took a long time researching the right hotel for my solo escape on the internet. I was so thrilled to find that I had made the exact right selection upon my arrival. Merlin Guest House is off the main and tucked into it’s own tropical garden. The other guests were chill people like myself. The staff was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The breakfast by the (tiny) jetted pool was handy and adorable. My room was gorgeous with hard wood and a private outdoor space. I battled a bug or two, but more because it is Florida and not due to a lack of cleanliness. Merlin is affordable, in the middle of it all without being IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL (I walked everywhere), it captures the essence of the keys in flora and architecture and it is an easy walk from Five Brothers Grocery (best cafe con leche EVER) and Blue Heaven (must eat restaurant situated outside under banyan trees – think Rainforest Cafe but for reals). Also, chickens. I will return and I highly recommend The Merlin Guest House.

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

5 / 5


Merlin Guest House was a great play to stay. My wife and I rented a queen size suite. They provided a free bottle of champagne to celebrate my wife’s birthday. They also hooked us up with a fridge in our room even though these room types don’t typically come with them. We met some great people around the pool and were very relaxed when decompressing after busy nights out. My only criticism might be that the breakfast was very limited each morning, but it got the job done!

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

5 / 5


We were visiting Key West for a much needed getaway. Merlin Guest House was wonderful, perfect location and extremely friendly staff!! We would visit again anytime and highly recommend it 🙂

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

5 / 5


The Merlin Guest House is a lovely hotel on a quaint and quiet piece of property on Simonton Street. Walking distance from Duval Street, and there is a small beach close by as well. The front desk employee, Kenneth, was very welcoming and friendly. Our room was very clean, with high ceilings, comfortable large bed, but most importantly nice and cold! We will be staying here again. For our first trip to Key West, I was extremely pleased with the customer service I received in person, as well as on the phone when I had questions prior to our arrival.

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

5 / 5