Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.79 - based on 385 reviews

What a wonderful experience we had this past week at Merlin Guesthouse !!!! The staff there was wonderful !!! The feel of the place was like a home away from home …everyone made you feel comfortable !!! We are planning a trip back in a few months, can’t wait !!!!

By: on November 17, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


This was the third time that my wife, Tracy, and I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse. We like the coziness of the Merlin. The staff was responsive to our needs. Linda, Kenneth, and Lee were always able to help when we asked for help with a reservation for a cruise or to get some extra coffee. We spent a few afternoons lounging by the pool – the complimentary ice tea was a very nice extra touch!

We also like the Merlin’s location. We were just a short bike ride from wherever we wanted to go: Casa Marina, the beach at Zachary Taylor State Park, Fausto’s grocery, the old harbor, or Capt. Tony’s (for my band’s shows).

We could tell that the hotel had gotten some upgrades: new bathrooms, the ramp from the office up to the pool area, etc. And we appreciated the courtesy of being able to leave our bags in the office after check-out because we had a late flight out.

One small suggestion for rooms with a skylight over a bed. We hope that there will be a way to cover the skylight so we can sleep in a little later in the morning.

Thanks again, Merlin, for a great stay in Key West. We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Howard & Tracy Golub

 

By: on November 14, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We recently stayed at the Merlin for our 10th anniversary and while attending the MOTM. It had a perfect location for us to participate in the festivities as well as enjoy the old town. It was one of the quietest places we have stayed in when in Key West. The suite was clean and the bed very comfortable. Although parking is at a premium in Key West, Ken helped us get a disabled persons parking spot close to the hotel. The courtyard and small pool were most enjoyable. Will definitely stay here again.

By: on November 14, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


We had a fantastic stay at Merlin Guesthouse during MOTM 2014. This was our 4th time in Key West and Merlin Guesthouse is by far the best place we have stayed. Close to everything on Duval yet quiet and secluded at the same time. We will stay there again next year. Thanks again for a great visit!!!

By: on November 11, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5



We just love the Merlin Guesthouse!

Very quiet location but close to everything.  The staff has to be hand picked as everyone is so nice.  There is nothing in the operation of the facility that has not been well thought out or anticipated. I would recommend the Merlin to anyone needing tranquility and relaxation.  You can park your car at the start of your stay and get to everything on foot or bicycle, only needing to unlock the car when you start packing up. Breakfast is great in the morning and they put afternoon iced tea out daily. After walking the miles of Key West, sitting in the pool with the jets on relaxes the leg muscles.

Jordan, the resident feline in charge, makes his rounds consistently and is an excellent four-legged goodwill ambassador.  Linda and Ken were helpful with anything we needed and had plenty of local knowledge.

We have stayed in three different rooms at the Merlin.  All were excellent.  When we venture to Key West in the future the Merlin will be our destination.

Wishing we were there right now,

Barb and Ray Forbess

By: on November 10, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


The staff was lovely, the cat so cute and the guesthouse wonderful!  Near all the main tourist attractions (on foot), nice pool with bubbles and great breakfast in the patio.

The bed was amazing.

We loved our stay there!

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

4 / 5


Everything was perfect! We got a fabulous 2 bed villa. Very clean and comfortable. The pool area was nice. Breakfast good! Check-in and check-out process went very smooth, and the man (Richard perhaps) was a gentlemen and very helpful during our stay. I would definitely recommend Merlin Guesthouse and Historic Key West Inns to friends! We went for example to Seven Fish, Camille’s and the restaurant just cross the street from Merlin. These were very good.

Best regards,

Camilla Persson

 

 

By: on November 5, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Grounds are beautiful. Rooms are great. Staff is exceptional. Location is great. Will recommend to my friends and stay again.

By: on November 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We only stayed for one night, so we did not have much interaction with the staff.  Everyone we did have a chance to meet was very friendly.  Our room was around back, #9.  It was spotless and the bed was very comfortable.  There is a veranda outside the room with chairs and a ceiling fan if you want to relax outside.  There is also a hammock.  The pool is not a huge swimming pool but large enough to cool off and enjoy.  For breakfast, they served cereal, boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit such as bananas and oranges, local pastries and there is a toaster for bagels and toast.  The location is one block from Duval.  Parking is the usual Key West search.  I don’t fret about it, having been there many times.   I just know you will have to drive around to find a spot and it may not be close to where you are staying-for me, no big deal.  We had dinner at Mangoes, which is not far from Merlin and it was quite tasty.  I had the shrimp and scallops.  Another place I enjoyed is by the marina, called BO’s.  It is just a little covered shack but I saw a lot of people.  All of the seafood is local fresh caught and it tasted great!

By: on November 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


The Merlin Guest House was phenomenal, still recuperating from the experience. It still feels like it was a dream. I had an Economy Queen room, as I was alone, and to say that the stay was mesmerizing is an understatement. From the staff, to the amenities, to the grounds, to the room, there was no error here. Luxury (at a laid back level) to say the least. The complimentary breakfast was delightful, and the guest house cannot be more centrally located, in the middle of EVERYTHING literally, yet far from the noise, hustle, and bustle. I hope to go back one day for at least a week, but will definitely book a king room as they are out of a Hollywood film.

By: on November 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5