Merlin Guesthouse

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Merlin Guesthouse
811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305.296.3336
4.75 - based on 203 reviews

 

This was our first visit to Key West. Just a couple blocks off the main strip, the Merlin Guesthouse made us feel at home. Had many late nights sitting on the porch relaxing.

 

By: on May 6, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

Hello,

Just wanted to say that we all enjoyed our stay at your Merlin Guesthouse. The place was just what we needed and very very comfortable.  The only suggestion I would have is that a nice comfortable chair be available in the living room area as
there were 4 of us and the couch truly only sat 3 people.  I realize there was a chair available in the downstairs bedroom
but some sort of nice comfortable chair as the couch was would have been awesome.  Guess in a way it really doesn’t
matter because we really didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the cottage.  The location was perfect and glad to see
because in my previous stays in Key West we stayed at a couple of places that were only 2 blocks from the Merlin.

Another thing we thought would be nice would be to have the breakfast (which was great) served earlier than 8:00 as
we were always up pretty much by 6:30 / 7:00 each morning.

By: on May 2, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

Good morning,

Yes, we definitely enjoyed our stay, and it was all that we expected and then some.  Very friendly staff, clean and comfortable cottage style Inn.  We also appreciated that we could park our vehicle when we arrived around 12 noon, so that we could walk down to Duval Street without having to worry about parking our vehicle.

We also thought that it was a great deal!

Thank you for an enjoyable stay, we will definitely recommend it to friends.

Cheers

By: on April 17, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

The room was lovely and the customer service was excellent – from checking us in early to calling cabs to recommending a local dry cleaner, we felt right at home!

By: on April 17, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

It was great staying at your place. Very clean, very accessible help from staff.  Good shower pressure, good hot water consistency.

Would stay there again.

Thank you.

By: on April 16, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

My husband and I were delighted to be able to find a room at the Merlin Guesthouse for our one night in Key West. We were able to park the car on the street around the corner, and left it there during our stay. The inn is well-situated in the middle of the tourist area, but off of busy Duval Street. The room on the first floor off the porch was small, but impeccably clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed some time in the spa/pool after a busy day of sightseeing. As we returned to our room after dinner, we noticed a cute gecko in the light on the porch. However, I didn’t want him in our room, so my husband plugged up the small space at the top of the door with a towel.

Breakfast on the patio was tasty, with lots of choices. However, I was surprised that at a B&B (and at the prices charged in KW) there were no homemade breads or muffins offered. My husband liked the individual containers of cereal, instead of a large dispenser.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Merlin, and would recommend it to visitors to Key West.

By: on April 9, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

My wife Joni and I stayed at your guest house last week and it was beautiful. The room was immaculate and the service and hospitality was the best. We will definitely be staying there again. We highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a quiet secluded place to stay. The front desk staff were very helpful with our requests and even printed our flight boarding passes for us on the day we left. We can’t wait to visit again and look forward to staying with you!!

Thanks again , Henry and Joni Barrow

Easton Maryland

By: on April 9, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

This guesthouse is one of the coziest places we have stayed. Nice rooms and good bed. Really nice breakfest served next to the pool.

But maybe the best thing, is the really helpful and committed staff..

By: on March 26, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

This was my first visit to Key West and a friend had recommended any of the Historic Key West Inns.  I was very pleased!  Our little “cottage” was extremely clean and felt very warm and homey.  They let us check in early and were very very accommodating.  The atmosphere was warm and welcoming.  The only reason I didn’t give it 5 pineapples was because the beds could have been a little more comfortable, but I am being very picky here!  They could use updated mattresses, or at least put some sort of foam mattress topper, however, if you are on Duval Street very late, you won’t notice.  Like I said, the rest of the stay far outweighed the slight problem I had with the mattress.  I would highly recommend staying there and I would stay there again.  VERY CLEAN, I dropped a cap under one of the dressers and was dreading reaching underneath it.  I looked before I reached and the floor was as clean as anywhere else!  Most hotels aren’t this clean, as I said the staff and hotel were extremely accommodating if we did have a problem.!!!  Plus Merlin Guesthouse was only a block or so from Duval St so it was centralized.  Thanks to the staff and my friend for recommending we stay there.

By: on March 19, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

Your Inn was absolutely terrific.  Everything was perfect.  We
couldn’t think of any suggestions for improvement.  Just keep doing what
you are doing.   We certainly look forward to our next visit with you.
Thank you!

By: on March 14, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5