Merlin Guesthouse

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Merlin Guesthouse
811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305.296.3336
4.77 - based on 235 reviews

Our first stay at Key West.   The room was small, but very clean and just enough space for us.  The staff were gracious and helpful in finding where to find transportation,  good places to eat, and also where to visit.   We highly recommend and will again visit Merlin Guesthouse.

By: on May 12, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I were invited down to a family friends wedding at the Merlin Guesthouse in May.  It was a very quaint and nice house with lots of character.  Our room was a queen with a pretty four poster bed and beautiful hardwood floors.  A cozy little room but all we needed it for was to sleep and shower so it was just perfect.  Nice pool/jacuzzi that we made good use of.  Having  the breakfast there was a treat since we didn’t have to find a restaurant and there was plenty of food to get you going for the day.  I can’t say enough about the staff and how wonderful they were to all of us staying there.  Three different women tried to print out my boarding pass and with computers it was not happy with anything but they went above and beyond to try and help me.  I would highly recomend a stay at the Merlin Guesthouse if you are ever in Key West.

By: on May 12, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We travel to Key West often, and the Merlin Guesthouse is always our first choice of where to stay.  The staff is helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the location is perfect!  It’s close enough to the action without being right in the middle of all the noise.  We definitely recommend it!

By: on May 9, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Our stay at the Merlin Guesthouse couldn’t have been any better. The location offered a perfect stroll’s length to and from Duval street and Mallory Square, and the room was extraordinarily clean. Linda checked us in and made us feel right at home the moment we walked through the door. She even helped us find a parking spot (which was surprisingly close to the hotel). Our room was very pretty with gorgeous wood floors. Our only complaint was the lack of a closet.

Continental breakfast by the pool was completely enjoyable, and sweet tea was complimentary throughout the day. I would recommend this hotel to any couple looking to stay in Key West. We will definitely be visiting again!

By: on May 8, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Arlene and I truly enjoyed our stay and we should have stayed longer. We had plans to go to Key Largo and it didn’t go exactly as planned. In hindsight we wished we would have stayed in Key West longer than we did. We will be back that I can promise you and we’ll be bringing friends down when we come. Thanks for the email.

By: on May 6, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Wonderful experience.  Great staff.  Clean and beautiful rooms.  A very quiet “Bed and Breakfast” environment.  Absolutely perfect.  If they have open rooms when we visit Key West it will always be where we stay.

By: on May 6, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The location was perfect for walking to the best of Key West and just off the main drag for a bit more privacy.  Parking was a challenge but when I found a good spot I didn’t need to move until we left.  A great nearby place for breakfast or lunch was Blue Heaven (great food and atmosphere). — I’d love to have a chance to come back someday.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for one night in April 2014. It was very nice, clean, and had a nice breakfast out by the pool. The staff was very helpful. The next time we stay there, we will have to add a couple extra nights. The B & B was close to every thing.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Stayed in a neat little 2-story, 2-bdrm loft with a spiral staircase. Plenty of private outside seating and right near all the fun.  Great accommodations. My friend accidentally left his Kindle behind and they called to let us know it was waiting to be picked up.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I and our 2 children aged 15 and 12  stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage at the Merlin Guesthouse for 2 nights in April 2014. I had previously stayed here 18 years ago with a friend and wanted to come back with my family. It is a lovely place of traditional Key West charm in a quiet setting but very close to the centre of Key West. Yes, the outside of the buildings are historic but this adds to its appeal; inside the cottage was modern and clean.

The only downside was a few resident mosquitoes which resulted in some itchy bites but we were unprepared with repellent.

We had a slight hiccup in that the spare key we were given was for the wrong cottage, which we discovered after getting back from an evening out at 11:30pm. We needed to call the night security guard and he answered straight away and met us immediately at the cottage to let us in.

The staff at the Merlin were very helpful and when we asked about hiring bicycles brought us their folder of information and suggested a few places to try. We were able to keep our cycles at the cottage and spent a wonderful day cycling around Key West. The highlight for me was Earnest Hemingway’s house but then I am slightly obsessed with him!

We had a wonderful meal at Louie’s Backyard by the ocean, highly recommended.

The breakfasts at the Merlin were lovely, fresh juice, coffee, breads, pastries and blueberry muffins served by the pool.

We absolutely adored Key West and would definitely stay at the Merlin again. If you want to experience true Key West charm then I would highly recommend the Merlin.

By: on May 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5