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

 

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


 

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