Merlin Guest House

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

 

The room was perfect… large, clean, comfy bed and nice bathroom.  It was a perfect mix of historic key west charm, and modern amenities.  The hotels location is absolutely perfect.  So close to Duval Street and all the fun and excitment, yet far enough away to escape and relax in peace.  All in all it was a fantastic stay and I would definitely consider staying there again

By: on February 22, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

My wife and I came down Feb 7-10 2013 for a wedding, and stayed in a economy queen room @ the Merlin Guesthouse. The front desk personnel were all nice and accommodating and allowed us to check in early. We booked the economy queen because we didn’t plan on spending much time in our room. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, and it was located only a block from Duval st.  We saw most of the rooms available @ the Merlin due to our large wedding party renting the place out. All of them were nice and modern I heard no complaints from anyone. Complimentary breakfast out by the pool was nice each morning and a wonderful way to wake up mingling with everyone. Coffee was strong just the way I like it. All in all we loved the Merlin Guesthouse, and as first timers we fell in love with key west! I have already booked our anniversary flights to come back in May, and we plan on staying @ the Merlin or one of the many other Historic Key West Inns.  Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

 

By: on February 14, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

We had a great time staying at the Merlin Guesthouse.  Our room was clean, very well appointed and tastefully decorated in the Key West style.  The grounds were well maintained and had plenty of areas to relax in after a long day out.  The staff was professional, nice and extremely helpful.  The Inn is very well located just close enough to the action yet far enough to be quiet.

A few things I would comment on are that the A/C unit in the room was loud and the TV remote was not functioning correctly.  The coffee at the continental breakfast could also be improved on.  We also noticed that although we had the “do not disturb” sign on the door our room was made up while we were away.

Next time I plan a trip to Key West I will definitely stay at one of the Historic Key West Inns if not the Merlin Guesthouse once again.  I will also make sure to recommend them to friends and family.

Regards,

Hernan

By: on February 13, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


 

We recently stayed at the lovely Merlin Guesthouse for a destination wedding in Key West, and loved the secluded property. The front desk person was very kind, taking time to talk with us even though we checked in very close to closing time.  We loved the pool and breakfast each morning.  My one suggestion would be to up the mattress quality in our room. In addition, this is just a small thing, but as the room cooled we had no blankets to put on the bed. Ask the front desk.

By: on February 8, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


 

Our two day stay at the Merlin Guesthouse was a pleasant one.  Guesthouse personnel were friendly and helpful.  The room was adequate for our needs and the outside decor was impressive.  Location is the best for someone wanting to experience the excitement of Duval Street.

By: on February 1, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


 

When we arrived in front of Merlin Guesthouse, while in search of a parking spot, Kenneth called over to ask us if we were staying at Merlin. As we said yes, Kenneth directed us around the block to park adjacent to Merlin.  FABULOUS!  Throughout our stay Kenneth and our breakfast coordinator were excellent hosts.  We enjoyed our loft overlooking the pool.  The pool & breakfast garden areas were quite relaxing, especially for a few hours after our Sunset Cruise that Kenneth attained reservations for us.  Merlin was so central to all of Key West’s major attractions.  We would certainly return to Merlin Guesthouse again.

By: on January 31, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

I stayed at the Chelsea House about 8 years ago – this is my first time at the Merlin. It was a nice stay – layout, pool and the staff were all great and friendly. The only problem we encountered was with the hot water – for some reason the hot water lasted for most of the way through one person’s shower (there were four of us in the two rooms sharing the one bathroom) and would remain cold for hours afterwards. We ended up staggering showers – some in the morning and some in the evening and that seemed to work. Not sure what was going on there. Otherwise we had no problems.

By: on January 29, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5


 

My husband and I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for 4 nights. The location is perfect and the rooms were clean and comfortable. We stayed in the economy queen and it was great. It opens up to a long porch, great for relaxing, reading or having a cocktail. The location is great for walking to Duval.

By: on January 26, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

We had a great stay at your Inn and if we ever return to Key West we will stay at one of your hotels for sure! The rooms were clean and your continental breakfast was perfect. forget perfect they were AMAZING… stuffed croissants WOW. The staff was always very helpful and kind as well. The cats are nice companions that keep you company at the pool. you are literally 1 block from the main strip. Duval street. walking distance to to everything major. we absolutely loved this hotel and are looking fwd to spending many more New Years in the Keys.

By: on January 22, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

I love to try a variety of b&bs, inns, hotels, etc. This place is a combo of all three. Beautiful individual buildings with charm, great location.

Store bought, well provisioned outdoor breakfast by the pool. Only 4 tables so u still get that close chatting with your table mates feel of a b&b. Pool is small, includes jets& wasn’t heated when we were there- however if u go in knowing that it is easily one of the most beautiful places for a dip or to sun!

Helpful staff, great places.

By: on January 22, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5