Merlin Guest House

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

We chose the Merlin Guest House by accident; didn’t know anything about the accommodations in Key West. Could not have done any better. It was small enough to be intimate; one block from Duval, right in the center of the block; an easy walk to everything. The staff was great and personal (loved Linda). Our room (#8) was spotless and that was the impression you got when you opened the door: mostly white, new white tiled bathroom, nice bright interior and bedding; completely calming and comfortable. Please thank the housekeeper. It screamed clean and that is so important to guests. The grounds are small and also intimate; when you leave the sidewalk and come through their gate, you get the feeling of tranquil and island; you don’t even think that there is a street 75 feet away. Loved the breakfast in the courtyard under the trees. And of course who can leave out meeting the resident kitty. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable.

By: on July 18, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


We enjoyed the stay here. Kenneth at the front office was very friendly and helpful I will say the best customer service and the maintenance supervisor and the team was great. We loved coming to Key West and staying in hotels but this one was the best experience we have had in Key West. The house we where staying in was very nice and cozy and the best part was they had  breakfast every morning just a hop and skip from your room. Thanks Thanks!

By: on July 18, 2017
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5 / 5


Don’t make the mistake of choosing a hotel out from town. Their rates may be less, but you aren’t going to be near Old Town, the attraction area of Key West. All of the Historic Key West Inns are in the best Old Town areas. The Merlin Guest House is a block from Duval St and has great access. It’s typically smallish rooms but has parking lot and pool and all the normal amenities. Nice clean rooms. I like it!

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

3 / 5


I enjoyed my stay here. The lady at the front desk took care of everything, and made me feel appreciated.

By: on July 15, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


We picked the Merlin Guest House for a few night stay because it was centrally located without being right on the party street (Duval). Everything was within walking distance and we were able to enjoy the peacefulness and quiet of the beautiful property after long days of water sports and touristy things. The room was perfect for our needs and the pool offered a refreshing break from the humidity of July. The bed was comfortable and having on site parking was a plus. The staff was extremely nice and helpful with local recommendations. There is a resident cat who was fun to have around too. We would stay here again.

By: on July 15, 2017
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4 / 5


Everything was wonderful! My son loved Jordan as he was mostly sitting by the pool or in front of our room. The cottage was perfect for 4 people. We only stayed 2 nights and time didn’t allow us to use the pool but it seemed great. Breakfast was short and sweet. We definitely will be returning. Thank you!

By: on July 14, 2017
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5 / 5


When we stayed at Merlin Guest House,  we expected “more of the same.”  However, we were pleasantly surprised!  Linda and Michaell made all the difference in the world!  From their always welcoming smile to their extremely detailed knowledge of Key West, they provided excellent client service!  The Suites were spacious and tastefully decorated.  Thank you Merlin Guest House for helping to make our stay a wonderful experience!  Fully recommended!

By: on July 14, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


The Merlin Guest House was just what we needed for our first stay in Key West. It is located is a quieter part of Key West yet very close to the Southernmost Point and Duval Street. The hotel staff gave us excellent recommendations for dining. The pool was a great place to cool off and relax. I also appreciated the iced tea served in the afternoon. The beds and pillows were also so cozy and the room super clean. I would definitely recommend it! The only things that were missing were an ironing board and body lotion in the rooms. Luckily I brought some lotion and wrinkle release spray, but it would been nice to be in the rooms.

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

4 / 5


We loved this property so much! Michealle at reception was friendly and welcoming. Our room was clean and the perfect size. The continental breakfast and iced tea offered throughout the day were great. The property itself is beautiful. Parking was super easy and reasonably priced. But the best part is the location! You can walk everywhere from this property, just park your car and forget about it. Duval St is only a block away, and all of the famous attractions are a quick walk away. It was perfect. We also met the nicest people while hanging out in the pool and cooling off after a long day in the sun! We loved Merlin Guest House so much we will definitely have it as our go to home away from home in Key West! ❤️

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

5 / 5


WE had no idea how cute and clean and very convenient this hotel was going to be when we booked it. We were greeted by such a sweet lady in the reception area and also a cute cat! After shopping and walking just a short distance away in downtown Key West we loved coming back to he pool for a cool down. Every couple we met at the pool was friendly and happy they chose to stay there as well. We all talked about how comfortable the beds were and how cool the a/c units were in each room. Can’t wait to go back!!!

By: on July 3, 2017
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5