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

 

We had a great time in Key West and staying at the Merlin Guesthouse.  Everything is within walking distance and the staff is very nice!  We will return to the Merlin Guesthouse the next time we visit Key West.

Thank you!

By: on March 4, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

The Merlin Guesthouse was a fantastic stay! Perfect location and ambiance! Ken was incredibly helpful and friendly! We will definitely be staying there again on our next trip to Key West!

By: on March 4, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

We researched a lot of hotels in Key West before booking at Merlin Guesthouse.  It was such a historic place to stay.  You got the feel of old Key West.  Not a busy resort.  Our room was perfect with a kitchen and 2 separate bedrooms for the 4 of us.  We had a parking spot right next to our building, and 2 entrances into our room, we used both!  We loved the courtyard and pool area, and the privacy in these areas.  When we hung out during the day or evening, we’d run into other guests regularly and they became like our weekend family.  The staff was great, going out of their way for requests of extra towels, coffee, etc.

The location of the hotel couldn’t have been better.  We were within walking distance of everything!  It is only a block from Duval St, but we didn’t have the traffic, noise, etc.  We could walk to the Southernmost Beach in one direction, or all the way to Mallory Square in the other.  Easy to get to any restaurants or bars, and always easy to find our way back late at night as well!  Bike and scooter rentals were just around the corner, but we did not feel that we needed them.

We all said that we will go back to Key West, and we would definitely stay at Merlin Guesthouse again!

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

5 / 5


 

Great room, a little pricy but it was season in Key West.

By: on February 25, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

The room was perfect… large, clean, comfy bed and nice bathroom.  It was a perfect mix of historic key west charm, and modern amenities.  The hotels location is absolutely perfect.  So close to Duval Street and all the fun and excitment, yet far enough away to escape and relax in peace.  All in all it was a fantastic stay and I would definitely consider staying there again

By: on February 22, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

My wife and I came down Feb 7-10 2013 for a wedding, and stayed in a economy queen room @ the Merlin Guesthouse. The front desk personnel were all nice and accommodating and allowed us to check in early. We booked the economy queen because we didn’t plan on spending much time in our room. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, and it was located only a block from Duval st.  We saw most of the rooms available @ the Merlin due to our large wedding party renting the place out. All of them were nice and modern I heard no complaints from anyone. Complimentary breakfast out by the pool was nice each morning and a wonderful way to wake up mingling with everyone. Coffee was strong just the way I like it. All in all we loved the Merlin Guesthouse, and as first timers we fell in love with key west! I have already booked our anniversary flights to come back in May, and we plan on staying @ the Merlin or one of the many other Historic Key West Inns.  Thanks again for a wonderful experience!

 

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

5 / 5


 

We had a great time staying at the Merlin Guesthouse.  Our room was clean, very well appointed and tastefully decorated in the Key West style.  The grounds were well maintained and had plenty of areas to relax in after a long day out.  The staff was professional, nice and extremely helpful.  The Inn is very well located just close enough to the action yet far enough to be quiet.

A few things I would comment on are that the A/C unit in the room was loud and the TV remote was not functioning correctly.  The coffee at the continental breakfast could also be improved on.  We also noticed that although we had the “do not disturb” sign on the door our room was made up while we were away.

Next time I plan a trip to Key West I will definitely stay at one of the Historic Key West Inns if not the Merlin Guesthouse once again.  I will also make sure to recommend them to friends and family.

Regards,

Hernan

By: on February 13, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

We recently stayed at the lovely Merlin Guesthouse for a destination wedding in Key West, and loved the secluded property. The front desk person was very kind, taking time to talk with us even though we checked in very close to closing time.  We loved the pool and breakfast each morning.  My one suggestion would be to up the mattress quality in our room. In addition, this is just a small thing, but as the room cooled we had no blankets to put on the bed. Ask the front desk.

By: on February 8, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

Our two day stay at the Merlin Guesthouse was a pleasant one.  Guesthouse personnel were friendly and helpful.  The room was adequate for our needs and the outside decor was impressive.  Location is the best for someone wanting to experience the excitement of Duval Street.

By: on February 1, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

When we arrived in front of Merlin Guesthouse, while in search of a parking spot, Kenneth called over to ask us if we were staying at Merlin. As we said yes, Kenneth directed us around the block to park adjacent to Merlin.  FABULOUS!  Throughout our stay Kenneth and our breakfast coordinator were excellent hosts.  We enjoyed our loft overlooking the pool.  The pool & breakfast garden areas were quite relaxing, especially for a few hours after our Sunset Cruise that Kenneth attained reservations for us.  Merlin was so central to all of Key West’s major attractions.  We would certainly return to Merlin Guesthouse again.

By: on January 31, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5