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

We loved the helpful and friendly staff at the Merlin Guesthouse.  They were helpful with ideas for things to do around the city.  Our room was very comfortable–we had a suite with a sofa.  It was super clean with fridge and TV.  The bathroom is small but functional and clean.  We loved the pool/courtyard.

Excellent location in the island.  Central and easy to get anywhere!  We would stay here again.

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

5 / 5


King rooms are worth the extra $$’s, much larger than queen. Really well appointed, great linens, towels & decor.  Lovely continental breakfast served poolside, (just wish it was a little earlier than 8.00a.m.)!! Really good upkeep on grounds by staff, as well as room, attendence. Will certainly return!

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

4 / 5


Stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse from Saturday 20/9 – Monday 22/9, had a really nice time. The staff were extremely helpful and loved the laid-back feel of the place. Would definitely recommend the Merlin to friends, family and colleagues who may be visiting at one time or another. Will definitely be back if I can find a cooler time of the year.

Thank you so much Merlin Staff

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

5 / 5


Had a perfect visit. The woman at the front desk , I think Lee, was very nice and a perfect host. I have stayed at the Lighthouse Court, Chelsea House, Albury Court many times and now the Merlin Guesthouse. When someone asks where to stay I always tell them Historic Key West Inns. Thanks!!

By: on September 23, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


This is our second time at the Merlin Guesthouse in Key West. Could only be happier if it was a bit less expensive. It’s a bit high but I didn’t feel ripped off because it’s better and nicer than some of the large, generic chain hotels. The room we stayed in was VERY clean and appeared freshly redone. The mattresses were very comfortable. The property is keep in great shape and has a lot of foliage around for privacy. The breakfast is fair but it’s nice to have because Key West doesn’t open until 10:00 am. The only other suggestion would be to have a business computer and printer for travel. They will check in and print passes for you on their computer, but I want do that myself.

As for location, I would say it’s perfect. Walking distance from everything, including a scooter rental facility. The Merlin Guesthouse also comes with a few permanent residents that you can’t avoid like Jordan the cat.

By: on September 23, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

Fabulous! Kenneth was a great host. We rebooked for April 2014 the same morning we arrived! Does that tell you how impressed we were? See you next spring at unit #19!!! Thanks a bunch!

Steve

By: on September 5, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

We had an excellent stay, loved the decor and location.. interested in future stay of 3 nights!

By: on August 27, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

My boyfriend and I stayed here with a couple of our friends and it was probably the best hotel I’ve stayed at in the Keys!  Very clean rooms with plenty of space.  Staff is super friendly.  The patio/pool area is very calming.  The pool is small but it makes for a more intimate time with friends.  And who doesn’t love Jordan del Gato, the nicest cat in the world!  I had a great experience here and will for sure be coming back soon and recommending to my friends!

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

5 / 5


 

We walked around and checked out a few places around this area and this was the first place we stopped that impressed us. It was perfect. Nice room, nice staff, quiet atmosphere. Very homey, welcoming feel compared to traditional hotels. The pool is kept cool and it is very refreshing in the hot afternoon when every other pool is like bathwater in August in Key West. Breakfast by the pool in the morning was great. Kenneth was running the house when we were staying there and he just couldn’t have been any nicer.

Thanks Merlin Guesthouse. We will be back. Can’t wait to try another of their Historic Key West Inns!

By: on August 18, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

For the second year in a row we stay at the Merlin Guesthouse the weekend of lobster season.  Our room is always ready and clean and the staff is more than happy to help when needed.

Thank you for another nice stay.  We will see you in about 51 weeks :)

By: on July 30, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5