Merlin Guesthouse

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Merlin Guesthouse
811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305.296.3336
4.76 - based on 201 reviews

 

We had a great stay at your Inn and if we ever return to Key West we will stay at one of your hotels for sure! The rooms were clean and your continental breakfast was perfect. forget perfect they were AMAZING… stuffed croissants WOW. The staff was always very helpful and kind as well. The cats are nice companions that keep you company at the pool. you are literally 1 block from the main strip. Duval street. walking distance to to everything major. we absolutely loved this hotel and are looking fwd to spending many more New Years in the Keys.

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

5 / 5


 

I love to try a variety of b&bs, inns, hotels, etc. This place is a combo of all three. Beautiful individual buildings with charm, great location.

Store bought, well provisioned outdoor breakfast by the pool. Only 4 tables so u still get that close chatting with your table mates feel of a b&b. Pool is small, includes jets& wasn’t heated when we were there- however if u go in knowing that it is easily one of the most beautiful places for a dip or to sun!

Helpful staff, great places.

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

4 / 5


 

I discovered the Merlin House, by chance.  Was concerned before arriving that it wouldn’t be what we expected.  Was I ever surprised and, especially pleased.  The staff, the rooms, the surroundings, were all great.  The room was very nice and very clean.  All the staff, including cleaning personnel, were friendly and very helpful

My husband and I, unfortunately became very sick, while there.  The hotel couldn’t have treated us better.  The desk clerk, Linda, actually came to our room that evening to change our linens since we could hardly get out of bed.  Everyone was  so helpful and kind.  They certainly went above and beyond.

I can’t wait to visit Key West again ,,,,and we will  definitely want to stay at the Merlin Guesthouse.

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

5 / 5


 

We had an excellent stay in the Merlin Guesthouse. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Atmosphere with the special style was very relaxing. The room was small but cozy and clean. The open air Breakfast was really good. The location was perfect – calm, one street behind the Duval Street.

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

5 / 5


 

We booked our stay here not knowing what to expect except what we saw from the website pictures. Our room/suite was better than we could have hoped-knowing there are much pricier places in Key West. Very comfortable bed, lots of room, private “front porch”, and both AC and ceiling fans, with a nice TV- all made for a comfortable stay after cruising around town all day. We will definitely be back to stay here again!

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

4 / 5


 

This location was wonderful-perfectly situated in the middle of everything, yet still quiet and peaceful. The courtyard was great, loved the pool and the continental breakfast. Our guestroom was good for 4 of us, but a little noisy in the mornings with the breakfast carts going around us. The bathroom was in need of a slight renovation, but other than that, the unit was nice…it was also very Clean! The staff was wonderful…friendly and helpful…very nice! Overall very nice place.  We enjoyed our stay.

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

4 / 5


 

The Merlin Guesthouse was a perfect place for me to stay while I was in town for one of my best friend’s wedding in Key West.  Especially as I was traveling alone without family, I wanted a safe place, centrally located and warmly welcomed.  Even though I arrived after the 10pm check in time when your office was open, Kenneth was kind enough to offer to stay an extra 1/2 hour to check me in, hand me my key and show me my room.  The room was clean, quiet, cozy and soothing.  Breakfast the next morning was good assortment of strong coffee, cold orange juice, blueberry muffins, bagels/toast apples, and yogurt.  Perfect options for a lite breakfast to start the day.  The courtyard was beautiful and the tables and chairs were charming and comfortable.  The only thing to make this stay a 5 star was an improvement on the bed and pillows.  My bed had no support in the mattress and the pillows were very thin and uncomfortable.  By the second night, my back was aching as much from all the walking and wedding prep as the no support in the bed.  With a better mattress and fluffier pillows, this would’ve been a 5 star rating.  Staff were great, place was clean, location was ideal and easy to get to everywhere with a short walk, air conditioning and tv a plus, and felt like a very “historic” key west property.  Worth another visit if I can ensure a better mattress!!

By: on December 6, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

My 2nd time staying at the Merlin. I travel alone from Vermont to Key West once a year for Thanksgiving week. Last week I stayed at the Merlin again. Linda and Ken are the best staffers I have ever come across. Both are very personable, friendly and will do anything to make sure my stay was excellent. I love chatting with Ken and Linda has a warm personality and makes you feel at home. The rooms are always clean. The housekeepers are nice and do a great job. The free breakfast and coffee is nice to wake up to. Overall A++ Best in Key West, will stay again. Give Ken and Linda  raise!!

By: on November 27, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

We had a very nice room . The area was nice and close to everything. The room was on the street and that was very noisy , we awakened many times because of trucks and other noises. We wished we knew  because we would have picked a different part of the guesthouse. The pool area was great and the the breakfast was very good. We had a great time any way.

By: on November 27, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

We had a wonderful stay and will be booking again for the races next year. The Inn was in a great location and was kept extremely clean.

By: on November 14, 2012
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5