Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.80 - based on 487 reviews

This was our eighth stay at the Merlin (7th for our kids- our first stay was for our wedding/honeymoon). JJ and Savannah are 5 now and have pretty much learned to swim in the Merlin pool. We arrived (late check-in) to a note addressed to JJ and Savannah from the staff welcoming them back – they loved the special attention! Linda, Lee and Ken, as well as the housekeeping staff are always very friendly, attentive and fun to talk to. As always, our entire experience was relaxed, comfortable and pleasant. The room (18) was clean and we had no problems during our stay. We feel like family at the Merlin. Thank you!

By: on April 27, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Very nice and quiet cottages with a pool. Two blocks off Duval. My friends and I enjoyed our stay there very much and will come back for sure. Thank you for your hospitality.

By: on April 27, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


We stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for a family wedding, and I wish we could have stayed longer.  The location was perfect, the room was great, just as described and the staff was friendly and accommodating.  The pool is small, but perfect for a quick dip when it gets too hot laying out and there is a breakfast every morning and then iced tea out by the pool every day which was a great touch and very refreshing.  It was our first trip to Key West and we will definitely be back and will be staying at the Merlin Guesthouse!

By: on April 20, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


From the moment of our arrival, the staff here was terrific.  The room was very comfortable and the entire stay was very relaxing.  The location couldn’t be better…close to everything, but far enough off Duval street to provide a bit of quiet.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!  Thank you!

By: on April 18, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We loved everything about our stay at Merlin Guesthouse.

The room was fantastic – very comfortable, quiet and immaculately cleaned each day.

The check-in and check-out was great; friendly and efficient.

And  the location is perfect.

We’ll be back!

By: on April 16, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We only had one night to spend in Key West and I’m so glad I took a chance on the Merlin Guesthouse. We booked a Deluxe King room and it was very comfortable and clean. It did not face the road so it was very quiet, which was important to us as we live in a noisy city. I loved how the floor, ceiling, and walls were all the same wood. Check in & check out was a breeze and parking was available on the side street, even though it was busy holiday season. We liked having the guesthouse cat around to help ease missing our own fur babies. In addition, there is a great restaurant right across the street called Off The Grill which we highly recommend. I would stay here again for sure.

By: on April 15, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


I recently visited the Merlin Guesthouse for a wedding that I was attending. My room and bathroom was very clean, I loved my balcony, I was able to see the pool from my room. Everything was kept nice and tidy. The cleaning staff was also very pleasant. Linda and Lee were very professional and courteous. The atmosphere was impeccable. I would recommend the Merlin Guesthouse to anyone who is visiting the Key West area. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you all so very much for making our stay pleasurable and memorable.

By: on April 14, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


This was our third trip to Key West and our first stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. Rooms were clean and comfortable (we all had Economy Queen rooms along the front porch), staff was very friendly and accommodating, and location was perfect – close to everything, but back a block off Duval for peace and quiet when we needed it. Breakfast was fresh and offered plenty of options. Pool area was a great place to relax. We hit all our favorite spots during this trip – Sloppy Joe’s (Pete & Wayne!!), Irish Kevin’s, Fogarty’s (for amazing po’Boys!), Sunset Pier, Mallory Square (Love the Cat Man!), Hemmingway House, Southernmost Point, etc. My only complaint about the Guesthouse was that the shower was a little small (we’re all 6′ or taller). That said, we had a fantastic stay and will definitely stay here again when we return to Key West!

By: on April 13, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


I originally had traveled to marathon key and noticed that the water was not what I was looking for.  After canceling my reservation there and having no where else to turn, I called Merlin Guesthouse based on a friends opinion. I spoke to Lee who was the sweetest woman and extremely accommodating . She worked hard to fit me in for 2 nights and even gave me the experience of two different cottages. When I walked through that white picket fence gate I was in awe. In front of me stood the most peaceful pool/lounge area outside surrounded with palms and gorgeous design. I checked in fairly quickly and was in even in more awe when I walked in to my cottage. The night time associate was very friendly and assisted me when I needed it and had lots of information and knowledge when I asked for tips about local restaurants , bars , etc. Overall my trip was completely transformed from being a total bust into living it up in Key West to the fullest (especially being 1 block away from Duval Street) this was only due that the associates accommodated me at Merlin guesthouse. I have already recommended this luxury to many other people and will only go here when I plan to travel to Key west. I highly recommend this to anyone who is reading!!! THEY ALSO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO WIN 3 FREE NIGHTS – JUST SAYING!!!!!!!!!

 

By: on April 12, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Had a great stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. Stayed in room 15 which was clean and right near the pool. The staff were helpful and took good care of the hotel. The pool and breakfast were nice. Hotel is located close to all major sights and activities. My family and I would definitely stay here in the future!

By: on April 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5