Merlin Guesthouse

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Merlin Guesthouse
811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305.296.3336
4.76 - based on 207 reviews

We had such great time we had in Key West staying in one of your 1 bedroom cottages. It was a great experience for my family. The staff were very gracious hosts and we loved breakfast in the garden. We are already planning a trip back in the near future we hope.

 

By: on July 16, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I had reservations for 2 nights and enjoyed it so much that we extended our stay for an additional night.  The property is within walking distance of almost everything downtown.  While on the property you have a secluded and quiet atmosphere and you can walk one block down and be on Duval Street.  You have the best of both worlds here.  The staff was great and very friendly.  We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

By: on July 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


After 12 years of being together, Jeff and I decided to come down to Key West to get married over the July 4th weekend.  Our guests flew in from Connecticut, New Hampshire, California, Alaska, Florida and New Jersey.  Many of those stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse with us and couldn’t have had a more pleasant visit.  Kenny and Carol were the most accommodating, they even allowed us to have a welcome cocktail party on Friday night and helped us put everything together!  The grounds are beautifully groomed with flowers and greenery providing privacy and comfort, your rooms are clean and totally updated for everyone’s convenience and your staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wonderful experiences in Key West everyone wanted to enjoy.  Thank you so much for making our special weekend a wonderful memory.  We will be sure to visit again and again.  Debbie & Jeff

By: on July 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, they answered all my questions and were happy to help us with finding locations we wanted to visit on our map.  Our room was clean, cool and comfortable.  The privacy provided by this inn was outstanding and made us feel right at home! The staff is eager to help, whether it’s asking directions or for more towels, they will tend to it immediately! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Key West.  Unfortunately, I did have one complaint, the pool is very small and is more like a hot tub which was not desirable in July!  The size of the pool would have been acceptable if only the water was kept at a cooler temperature.  This wasn’t much of an issue since we only stayed one night but if I were planning a longer stay, a cool, refreshing pool would be a must!

By: on July 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


I recently stayed (again) at the Merlin Guesthouse in Key West. This is by far, my favorite place to stay in all of the Keys. I’m a repeat visitor to the Merlin and plan to continue. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. The rooms are always fresh and clean. Breakfast is delicious. The patio/pool/spa area is lush, tropical and relaxing.

The Merlin is perfectly located to all of Key West’s attractions eliminating the need to further drive or find additional parking. Yet – it is always quiet and private.

I highly recommend the Merlin Guesthouse and anxiously look forward to my next visit.

Regards,

Anne Kington

 

By: on July 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My boyfriend and I decided spur of the moment to drive to Key West for an overnight stay last weekend. Your property was referred to us and after reading some online reviews, we booked the room and set out on the road. I had seen many previous reviewers comment on Room 11 in particular so I took a chance and requested that room. To my delight, the staff put us in that room and we loved it. Well appointed, charming yet modern, quiet and peaceful. The staff at check in were very friendly. Breakfast offered many choices and the pool was a refreshing treat after a hot day walking around Key West. On that note, the property is located right next to the heart of nightlife without being right in the middle of it. Wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you!

By: on July 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My friend and I recently stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for 3 days and enjoyed our time. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the staff was awesome, especially Linda! Duval street is about one block from Merlin Guesthouse, so not only was walking accessible, but we also enjoyed our quiet time. Would definitely recommend Merlin Guesthouse to anyone visiting Key West, and plan on returning the next time I visit Key West.

By: on July 15, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


Perfect! Checking in and out was simple and short. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful with local suggestions.  The entire experience was stress free and perfect! Will be back…soon!

Don’t miss the restaurant across the street Deuces Off the Hook!

By: on July 14, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Key West and our stay at the Merlin Guesthouse was the icing on the cake. We loved it. We were greeted by Linda and she is great. She was informative and really went out of her way to make us happy. The room was clean, well maintained and very cozy. The property itself is beautiful and well maintained and so is the splash pool. Jordan the cat (their mascot) is the cherry on top. He’s so laid back it’s catchy ;-) We will definitely stay here again.

By: on July 14, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I had a quick, fun run to Key West while on a business trip to Marathon. We saw Merlin Guesthouse and stopped in to see if they had availability. Kenneth greeted us warmly and offered us a lovely room. He was so friendly, entertaining and kind. He told us great places to eat and we went to an Italian restaurant that he suggested. It was delicious. We had a restful, quiet nights sleep and in the morning, we were again greeted by Kenneth by the breakfast area. We all swapped life stories and enjoyed a complimentary breakfast in a tropical garden setting. My husband had to work and off we went. I will love to recommend this guest house to anyone and hope to visit again soon.

By: on July 12, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5