Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.79 - based on 354 reviews

We took a spontaneous trip to the Keys unaware that trying to find overnight accommodations will be so difficult after trying several locations and everything was either sold out extremely expensive or extremely unacceptable living conditions. Then we ran across the Key Lime Inn which the room was extremely comfortable clean and reasonably priced but they only had one day available. We love the Key Lime Inn and believe me, we are very picky.

So with that being said the next day we had to move to the Merlin Guesthouse, another property of the Historic Key West Inns. We were blown away. The little cottage we stayed in was more than we ever expected to bet was bath full kitchen living room. Love the property only problem there is no television in the bedroom which probably shouldn’t of had anyways, it’s a vacation but so used to going to sleep with the television on.  Other than that perfect.  Anytime we go to the keys we will stay there and we have already recommended to all friends and family.  If you’re in the keys this is the PERECT place to stay. Not only for the accommodations but the prompt service. Had a problem with the Internet within two minutes they were at the door and within 30 seconds it was solved. Great location loved it.

By: on February 16, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Very relaxing.  Most comfortable bed.  Arrived with another couple who had reservations with us.  We had requested first floor rooms, but only one was available, so we had a second floor.  Stairs were a little difficult for us (seniors). Pool and patio were delightful and breakfast in the adjoining area was delicious.  Would definitely stay here again.

By: on February 16, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


This was our 4th year staying at the Merlin Guesthouse so obviously there must be something we like about this place. Let’s see, it’s the service, the location, the price . . . So basically EVERYTHING!! Although it is only one block off of Duval Street it is very, very quiet and relaxing yet walkable to EVERYTHING!!
I can’t say enough about the staff – they make you feel at home from the minute you call to make your reservation to the moment you leave and their mascot (Jordan) is a great ambassador for the animal lovers in all of us.
We will DEFINITELY be back for many years to come!!

By: on February 14, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Every January, my husband and I travel to Key West for a few days to escape the cold. Previously, we stayed at Albury Court for 3 visits. This year we decided to switch it up and stay at the Merlin Guesthouse for 2 nights and had a wonderful experience. The location is ideal, only 2 blocks from Duval Street. We were checked in quickly and efficiently. Also our room was ready early! We flew into Key West at 11 am so that was great to be able to settle in before venturing out to our favorite spots! The room was clean and stocked with everything we needed. We loved having a front porch that overlooked the street (we ate breakfast there each morning!)

There was also an amazing breakfast offered each morning, by the pool, with lots to choose from including fresh local pastries, coffee and fruit! When checking out, the hotel held our bags for the day while we continued to explore Key West before our flight. They also set up a cab to the airport for us. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast. Excellent service and value.

By: on February 12, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Coming from the land of ice and snow (Canada), we found the Merlin Guesthouse to be a friendly tropical oasis in the centre of downtown Key West. The staff recommended just the right attractions for us – ocean kayaking,  cycling, and the best places for local seafood (our favourite being the cafe across the street). Breakfast in the garden by the koi pond and a dip in the pool before dinner – we’ll definitely return.

By: on February 11, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We really enjoyed our stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. Staff were very helpful and courteous.  Check in and check out was very easy.  The room was very roomy & comfortable and had a excellent view of the gardens. We only had a short stay, but we would definitely stay again when we are back in Key West and will also recommend others to stay when they are in the area.

 

By: on February 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I stayed in room four, but i would recommend staying in a room that is not on the street due to some street noise.  We did experience a small problem in our room, but it was handled immediately and to our satisfaction.  The staff are attentive and friendly.  The pool was perfect!  We would stay again.

By: on February 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


My family and friends had a great stay at the Merlin Guesthouse. We were in for a wedding therefore there were 14 of us that wanted to stay in the same location. We occupied every type of room at the Guesthouse from the a regular queen room to the 2 bedroom cottages. Every one of them had a different charm to them and were spacious and clean. The common area where the pool and lounge area was, was perfect and they served a complimentary breakfast everyday outside which really was enjoyable. It was a short walk from Duval Street and a very central location for us to be able to walk everywhere we needed to go. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming into the Keys. If you are a party crowd I would say this is not the hotel for you because if you are too loud after 12 you will most likely get a knock on the door from the night guard. Also if you are looking for high end amenities such as On Demand Movies this hotel does not provide that. But you’re in the Keys so you should be exploring the town not the hotel room :) Also the cottages were huge with full kitchens so if you were looking to save some money on eating out that is definitely possible in the cottages, they were very big. We are looking forward to our next stay there.

By: on February 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


Everything was great and everyone was so friendly! My boyfriend and I will be returning! Very attentive staff and very clean!

By: on February 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


I have stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for years, first on business and lately for vacations.  I LOVE the renovations you’ve done.  Before, you were merely convenient–now you are convenient and lovely.  The pool area is as lush and pretty as ever.  One of my favorite things to do is have breakfast around the pool, so casual and inviting.  Guests are always so pleasant and that is a good time to meet and exchange destination ideas.  That’s how I found out about the restaurant Blue Heaven which I totally enjoyed.  Of course, I always have dinner at 7 Fish around the corner and this trip, I also discovered the Ocean Wellness Spa, just a block away.  The service was warm and very “Key West”.  So Merlin Guesthouse, you are now the perfect place to stay for your location, hospitable staff, beautifully updated rooms and much improved breakfasts.  I always feel as if I am staying in someone’s guesthouse so you are aptly named!   I look forward to my next Key West getaway and my stay with you.

By: on February 6, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5