Merlin Guest House

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

 

We had a wonderful stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. Our first room #18 was spacious with a full kitchen including all appliances. It was beautifully appointed and spotless with a king sized bed. Great room. We decided to stay an extra night and were given another room #13 which overlooked the pool. What a lovely room!! We loved the private deck! We had a great experience with the other guests at the hotel. We met and had long conversations with several couples who were staying there, which made our stay even more enjoyable. We are hoping to come back next April or May and experience it again. Loved this place and their sister property The Lighthouse. We were given a coupon for a free drink there and enjoyed it very much. The people running and working for both properties couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating to us. Thank you for a wonderful Key West experience!!

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Duffy’s, just down the street from The Merlin had great food at affordable prices

Attraction Review: 5 Pineapples

We enjoyed all the shops and the sunset celebration. At the south end of Duval is a great butterfly conservatory and I would say that was our favorite experience at Key West. We hoped to enjoy the Key West food tasting event, however we found it to be way too congested with few places to sit. We had wonderful food, however with so few tables, everyone had to stand and eat almost elbow to elbow. We left the event after our first tasting.

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

Wonderful location – Very friendly and helpful staff! Rooms were very comfortable. Only drawback -parking. We were lucky to use one of the two spots out back, but we were afraid to use the car in case we lost the space. We did know before arrival that there was only street parking. Maybe Merlin guests could park at one of your other properties nearby? Just a thought. Otherwise – we really loved Merlin!

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

2 favorites:
1) Santiago Bodega – great for tapas!
2) Blue Heaven – wonderful overall Key West experience

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

My wife Cheryl and I stay at the Merlin Guesthouse about three times a year and love all the staff members…..Lee, Kenneth, Terri are always glad to see us and make sure we are happy while staying at Merlin Guesthouse. We made reservations for January and look forward to returning.

 

Restaurant Reviews: 5 Pineapples

We like the Grand, Cafe Sole’, Ambrosia, 2 cents, Black Fin, and the Azore on Flemming

Attractions Review: 5 Pineapples

Butterfly conservancy, Hemingway Museum, Ft. Jefferson and the boat tour on Freedom 2, Zachary Taylor Park and Fort, Aquarium, Couch Train, Library, Coast Guard ships which are historical museums at the dock

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

My husband and I were very pleased with the accommodations. The staff were terrific to deal with and we felt very welcomed while for our stay. I also loved the cats! The B&B was also very lovely to look at as well.

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

We were pleasantly surprised with Camille’s – located on 1202 Simonton Street. The food was terrific. We enjoyed a lovely lunch – try the soup of the day! We also had the Chicken Salad. Another great spot was Luigi’s – 521 Fleming Street Key West, FL 33040 – the food was excellent. Of course – one has to try the Key Lime Pie – Key West Key Lime Pie Co.

Attraction Review: 5 Pineapples

The crews at Fury Water Adventures were fantastic, everyone was very friendly and helpful. We participated in the scuba diving and jet ski adventure. The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory – 1316 Duvall Street is a must. We also enjoyed the guided tours – we took the Ghost Tour and the Trolley Tour. This was a great way to hear of the history of the island and site see at the same time. Wish we had more time to visit the museums – we ran out of time – so much to do!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

Location was close to everything we wanted to do…all walking distance (Duval St). Simple room just right for a weekend stay and the people were very nice and helpful for recommendations…Ray at the front desk was awesome! Couldn’t have asked for a better stay will def be staying again in the future.

 

Restaurant Reviews: 5 Pineapples

Recommended by Ray we went to Cafe Sole our first night there the food was delicious. My boyfriend had the hogfish and I had the grouper we were both very happy with our meals also had the escargot for appetizer very good. The service was awesome as well. Good choice.

Attraction Review: 5 Pineapples

We were only down for a weekend so spent some time on Duval in the day and night..the art galleries were pretty cool to browse and the night life of coarse was fun times. We also did the Hemingway House tour and the butterfly conservatory which was pretty awesome.

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

We had a wonderful time in Key West and the Merlin Guest House was the perfect pick. Great location, quick to get places and quiet at night. The room was beautiful and a great place to begin and end our day! Breakfast was ok, not quite what I expected but would definitely stay here again!

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Blue Heaven…the best!! Could have eaten there ever day!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Merlin Guesthouse. Everyone was friendly, helpful and genuine. We felt very welcome. Our favorites though were, Jordan and Sushi! We cat people were very “at home”. Next time we come to Key West, we’ll definitely stay at the Merlin!

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Our favorite was the Santiago Bodega, Tapas, Sangria, and all the food was scrumptious. The ambience exceptional and staff attentive and gracious. Definitely a must when i Key West.

Attractions Review: 5 Pineapples

Just plain walking around, enjoying the architecture, gardens, flowers, people and even the chickens!

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

It was very pleasant. Enjoyed the guest house very much. The outside is beautiful and the continental breakfast was good and satisfying.

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

We went to the steak & fishouse just around the corner. I cannot remember the name but it was outstanding. The food was excellent.

Attractions Review: 5 Pineapples

We took the trolley and my friends grandson took a jet ski adventure. Both were very highly recommendable

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

We really enjoyed our stay at the Merlin Guest House. It was very close to Duval Street. The rooms were clean and the people who ran it were very very nice. No complaints. Would definitely stay there again.

 

Restaurant Review: 5 Pineapples

Kelly’s – excellent chicken wings

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

5 / 5


 

It was a pleasure to stay in such an historic property. Well located although parking could be a problem. The staff were very pleasant and the rooms small but quaint and comfortable.

 

Restaurant Review: 4 Pineapples

Visit the harbour waterfront. There are great restaurants there and priced well. Must try the Key Lime Pie.

Attraction Review: 4 Pineapples

We found the main street in old Key west the main attraction. it was full of life and had so much to offer

 

 

By: on September 22, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guest House

4 / 5