Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.80 - based on 465 reviews

My husband and I had never been to Key West and were really looking forward to a few days of relaxing and sightseeing with his sister and his nephew. We are from San Diego, my husband’s sister from Virginia, and her son is in the Navy as a Top Gun Flight Instructor on the F-18’s. It was a wonderful chance for us to all get together in Key West, where my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations at the Merlin Guesthouse. The bed was very comfy, staff very friendly and helpful, the restaurant across the street was perfect our first night during a rain storm–delicious and close!! We have told everyone considering visiting Key West to stay at the Merlin Guesthouse as it was the highlight of our trip–and that says ALOT!!

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

5 / 5


This was our third stay at the The Merlin Guesthouse.  We’ve been so pleased with your accommodations, staff, and service that we have never considered staying anywhere else (and we all know there are plenty of options).  The location, rooms, beautiful and relaxing courtyard/pool area, breakfast, kind and considerate staff, and of course Jordan make this our ideal retreat.  We recommend your inn to friends and family visiting Key West with every opportunity.  The fact that we see the same pleasant faces each time we return also speaks volumes.   The staff, especially the front desk, has always been more than friendly and accommodating.  We highly recommend the Black Fin Bistro for a great meal.

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

5 / 5


My husband and I had never been to Key West and we weren’t sure what to expect. When we arrived we were greeted by the charming Linda who opened the door to the world of Key West for us with her terrific dining and activities recommendations. We were so taken with the room and the surroundings we decided to stay an extra night. Thank you much for our delightful Key West experience!

By: on March 10, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My wife and I stayed 4 nights in unit 17, starting on February 27, 2015. The young lady who checked us in was very helpful, moving her Jeep to provide us a parking spot–even before we got to our room. All of the hotel staff were similarly courteous and accommodating with questions about the property, advice on attractions, getting around, and restaurants.

To begin with, the Merlin Guesthouse was ideally situated–something we did not appreciate until we got to Key West and began exploring. Our King Suite was clean and pleasant and the housekeeping was as we hoped. Our only quibble was the noisy air conditioner, which we switched off at night, relying on the ceiling fans to keep relatively comfortable. That said, we would recommend this hotel to a friend for its charm and location. The continental breakfast was superb–more than we expected–and the spa was delightful.

We did check out some of the better restaurants, but our favorite was Pisces, about 2 blocks down Simonton St. Cafe Marquesa–also a few blocks away on Simonton–was also good but a bit crowded and noisy with the bar in the dining room. By the way, we found the Old Town Trolley Tour worth the money, particularly with the ability to get on and off at any stop over a 2 day period, but we wish we hadn’t pre-purchased tickets for the Shipwreck and Mel Fisher museums, as they were a disappointment. On the other hand, The Hemingway House ad Museum and the Truman Little White House were more interesting as was the Butterfly conservatory. We also enjoyed the Zachary Taylor State Park–both the fort and the beach.

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

4 / 5


I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse property. The first convenience was the 15 minute parking spot right outside that allowed me to unload our luggage without blocking the street. I was immeadiately impressed by the beauty of the grounds. Checking in was very easy and the staff made me feel right at home. The room was rustic and modern all in one. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I requested a iron and extra towells and both were brought to me right away. Duval Street was a short walk away, but far enough that you were not bothered by the noise. Breakfast was provided and allways good. Any interaction with staff members was allways pleasant. I intend to stay there again and will always tell friends to treat themselves to Merlin Guesthouse.

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

5 / 5


I had never stayed at any of these inns, and I went to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and I was amazed. The cleaniness, friendly staff and just the ambiance of the inn, definitely made it worth while. I will definitely stay at one of your inns again!

By: on March 5, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We had a wonderful stay at Merlin Guesthouse. We spend February visiting Florida and decided to head to Key West. By the time I looked for a place, many places were booked. I finally came across this place. How lucky was I, it was clean, neat, and comfortable, has a heated soak pool and is nestled close to Duval Street. They even offer a free continental breakfast by the pool in the morning. What a lucky find. I will look to see if Merlin is available first on my next trip to Key West.

By: on March 5, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


From the moment I arrived, until my sad departure, the ameneties, staff, accomadations and location were as close to perfection as I could have asked for! Thank You!

By: on March 4, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Great location close to everything… staff was very accommodating and the grounds were quaint.

By: on March 4, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


Merlin Guesthouse was perfect location and a relaxing setting only 2 blocks from Duval St….we will definitely return!!!

By: on March 2, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5