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

My fiance and I travel to Key Largo every 3-4 months to scuba dive and we finally made it to Key West for the first time. After reading many reviews online, I decided that we stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. The property and the room are welcoming, very clean, peaceful…perfect. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We will most definitely be staying there again when we return in May and we will most definitely refer anyone traveling to Key West to stay there. Thank you for making our first time to Key West so memorable!

By: on February 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My wife and I have stayed here a couple times. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and nicely appointed. The Merlin is a block from Duval so you are right in the heart of the city. Close enough to the action but far enough away that you cannot hear it at night.

They helped us with bike rentals and suggestions for dinner.

We will stay with them again the next time we venture to Key West.

By: on February 27, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Forgot to rate in my first review, 5 Pineapples Excellent

By: on February 27, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We loved the property, the location, the room (maisonette, can’t remember the number). All great. Also the small pool area is sort of nice. People at reception where very helpful and housekeeping staff were friendly.

We cannot say the same for the central place of the hotel, the pool area. The bar personnel was not very friendly, no pro-active service and the area gets a little messy at breakfast time. We think it would take very little to get this right, after which your place would get a full thumbs up from us.

BR, Carsten

By: on February 27, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


I really enjoyed my stay and wanted to stay longer.  Both the office managers were very helpful and friendly as well as everyone I encountered on my trip.  My favorite excursion was my snorkeling/ocean kayaking trip.  Had the weather been nicer I would have spent more time on the water; but, I’m not complaining!  I have recommended your hotel to my friends.

The only criticism I have is that the TV was mounted flush to the wall, which made the screen too dark to see the picture while either sitting or lying on the bed.  I found it frustrating.

By: on February 19, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband & I  just left the Merlin Guesthouse yesterday after a 3 night stay with 4 other couples. Each room is unique & clean & gorgeous; loved the fridge; loved the pool, all of the places to enjoy the outdoors; the breakfast outdoors, the location (walked everywhere) & everyone at the Merlin Guesthouse was so friendly & so so accommodating. I would recommend the place to anyone heading to Key West. If we return to Key West we will absolutely stay at the Merlin. Thanks so much!!

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

5 / 5


This is our 3rd or 4th time to stay at Merlin Guesthouse.  The location is perfect –not to close to the noise, not too far from the fun at either end of Duval.  The rooms are clean, the staff is great, and we enjoy the relaxing breakfast.

One SNAFU.  There were three of us using the cottage with the pull-out sofa.  We were not told (until we were leaving) that there was a pad that we could have gotten to put on top of the uncomfortable mattress (which was more like a box spring).

Steve

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

5 / 5


We had a king suite, room 22, which was in the very back of the property. The room was very large with nice, upgraded tile floors and a kitchenette area with a small modern fridge, and stone tile bath. We had absolutely no issue with street or neighbor noise. The location is excellent – just one block off Duval. You can walk everywhere. We walked to the famous Blue Heaven for brunch just up the same block, but I did go see what was out for breakfast – big muffins, breads, yogurts, fruit, hard boiled eggs…it was displayed attractively too. I didn’t try to connect to wi-fi so I can’t comment on that, although the front desk will tell you that it only works in the common areas. Every room is different here. The queen room is small, no frills, but clean. The one-bedroom suite is quite lovely with a full kitchen, big table, etc. Nice for a family. Not many guest houses are kid-friendly – this one is. I had my child with me and we were totally comfortable and felt very welcome. The only downside is parking is on the street. If you can’t find parking, they can direct you to the city garage.

By: on January 29, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


From our initial check in with Kenneth to our check out, everything at the Merlin Guesthouse was perfect…great employees, clean and well appointed room, great continental breakfast. Even the house cat Jordan was a pleasure.

Thanks for the extraordinary service!

By: on January 27, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We had a Really nice stay at Merlin Guesthouse. The room was nice and there was a nice pool area. The breakfast was good and service excellent. Good location near Duval street.

By: on January 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5