Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.78 - based on 277 reviews

I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse on October 10th for two nights in room 2. First and foremost, upon check-in, the  front desk attendant (unfortunately I don’t remember her name) was very kind and courteous. I was quickly checked-in, given keys, a colorful map, told about breakfast by the pool, introduced to Jordan the cat (apparently he liked the Merlin Guesthouse so much he decided to stay forever; he also seems to be very well taken care of and groomed regularly), given parking…and all with a smile. The bottom line is, the customer service was top-notch. Typically, Key West locals are fairly laid back, friendly, and relaxed. The staff at the Merlin Guesthouse not only exhibited this attitude, but were also professional and quite organized.

With regards to my room, it was great. The space was clean (I’m a clean freak….this place was super duper clean: shower, toilet, beautiful wooden floors, crisp white sheets, no dust on anything), very cozy, contemporary design, quiet as can be, and relaxed. What can I say….it was awesome!

And finally, the property is located on a quiet street about 2 minutes walking distance from Duval Street and other great Key West attractions including the Hemingway House and the Little White House. So, whether you’re walking, driving, or biking…..the Merlin’s location is quite convenient to everything (there’s also a CVS pharmacy about 5 minutes walking distance).

Key West is one of my favorite places in the world. Thankfully I only live about 3.5 hours away by car, so I can visit often. Now that I’ve discovered the Merlin Guesthouse, I will definitely return for another stay. Furthermore I highly recommend this property to all my friends, family, co-workers, and to all of you.

Thank you,

Andres Gonzalez

 

 

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

5 / 5


My friend and I had a wonderful stay overall, very convenient to our activities: the harbor, Higgs Beach, Duval, bike rentals, secluded restaurants, The SoMo race, the airport for seaplane charter. The woman at the desk at check in spotted us a parking spot right away, so helpful. The staff was very pleasant. The safe could be bigger and a ceiling fan would be nice in the smaller Queen bed room. We enjoyed our stay!

Patricia Tripar and Colleen Kermode

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

4 / 5


We had an amazing 5 days at Merlin Guesthouse! The room was super comfortable and the staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. The location was perfect and Jordan the kitty was a sweetheart. We cannot wait to comeback again!!!

By: on October 13, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


I recently visited my brother in Key West for 4 nights. I was by myself  with my 5 month old baby. The room was small but perfect! They had a pack-n play-already set up when I arrived!! What great service that was.

The location is excellent! I felt very safe as well! My brother came to pick me up one of the days and the desk clerk ( great guy but can’t remember his name) came out to make sure my brother was supposed to be there. It made me feel safe – especially traveling alone! I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to people. The only thing I would improve would be the continental breakfast. It did have fresh local pastries, though.

By: on October 13, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We visited on October 5th thru the 7th 2014. My 83 year old mom, 32 year old daughter, and my wife and myself – early 60’s. Mom felt safe and was delighted with the “continental breakfast”, which is really quite more than that. Hard boiled eggs, croissants with ham & cheese, great coffee, juice, yogurt, blueberry muffins – all served in a very lovely courtyard setting by the pool surrounded by lush tropical plants.

The location – 2 blocks off of Duval Street was great for my daughter who tried hard to keep us going late into the night. The staff was extremely friendly, courteous, and helpful. I cannot imagine a nicer place to stay in Key West, unless one of the large supper hotels is your thing. This was a beautiful intimate setting, quiet, and peaceful, as it is a couple blocks away from the action.

Thank you to the staff – especially Kenneth,

Don

 

By: on October 13, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I didn’t want to have a car on this trip so decided to give the Merlin Guesthouse a try. It was perfectly situated for our purposes. It was clean and comfortable and all the employees friendly. Breakfast every morning was delish! We made use of the wonderful pool and sitting in the courtyard enjoying Key West breezes.

We didn’t want to leave. :( but hope to see you all soon though. ;)

By: on October 13, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We met up with 3 other couples to celebrate our mutual friend’s 40th birthday. The last time my wife and I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse was 15 years ago. We really enjoyed ourselves then and recommended it as the place to stay for this celebration. No one was disappointed. All 4 couples stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse and truly enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of the rooms, pool and patio area.

Each morning we would gather around the pool area for breakfast and make our plans for the day. Being just a short walk to Duval Street made this a convenient location whether we were going shopping, touring or dining.

By: on October 13, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Made reservations to stay at the Merlin Guesthouse on a recommendation from a good friend. When we arrived on 9/29 we were upgraded to a larger suite, which was absolutely awesome. The location was perfect! Close to everything but in a quiet location if you just want to chill by their pool! The breakfast was simple but had a good variety and included the local newspaper each morning! We will recommend the Merlin Guesthouse to friends and would stay their again! Again, thank you for the awesome room/stay!!

By: on October 8, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


This was a great place to stay.  I found it on line using my American Express travel card.  It was off of Duval but not too far off.  One Block and you were on Duval.  A great new restaurant is right across the street called Off the Hook.

Grounds and Upkeep were amazing, we were in room three and it had just been freshly updated with new beds and bathroom.  The Courtyard was always clean and they offer a free small buffet type breakfast each morning and a refreshing pitcher of ice tea/lemonade greeted you in the afternoon.

Staff is awesome and were so gracious upon our arrival.  We could not have asked for a better place to stay.

If you go to Key West this is one of the Top Picks on my list of places to stay.

By: on October 1, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse for 8 nights and had a very relaxing time. The room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable.  Loved the convenient walk to Duval street and yet it was so peaceful and quiet there. Will definitely be back again.

By: on September 29, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5