Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.78 - based on 301 reviews


We just love the Merlin Guesthouse!

Very quiet location but close to everything.  The staff has to be hand picked as everyone is so nice.  There is nothing in the operation of the facility that has not been well thought out or anticipated. I would recommend the Merlin to anyone needing tranquility and relaxation.  You can park your car at the start of your stay and get to everything on foot or bicycle, only needing to unlock the car when you start packing up. Breakfast is great in the morning and they put afternoon iced tea out daily. After walking the miles of Key West, sitting in the pool with the jets on relaxes the leg muscles.

Jordan, the resident feline in charge, makes his rounds consistently and is an excellent four-legged goodwill ambassador.  Linda and Ken were helpful with anything we needed and had plenty of local knowledge.

We have stayed in three different rooms at the Merlin.  All were excellent.  When we venture to Key West in the future the Merlin will be our destination.

Wishing we were there right now,

Barb and Ray Forbess

By: on November 10, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


The staff was lovely, the cat so cute and the guesthouse wonderful!  Near all the main tourist attractions (on foot), nice pool with bubbles and great breakfast in the patio.

The bed was amazing.

We loved our stay there!

By: on November 6, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


Everything was perfect! We got a fabulous 2 bed villa. Very clean and comfortable. The pool area was nice. Breakfast good! Check-in and check-out process went very smooth, and the man (Richard perhaps) was a gentlemen and very helpful during our stay. I would definitely recommend Merlin Guesthouse and Historic Key West Inns to friends! We went for example to Seven Fish, Camille’s and the restaurant just cross the street from Merlin. These were very good.

Best regards,

Camilla Persson

 

 

By: on November 5, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Grounds are beautiful. Rooms are great. Staff is exceptional. Location is great. Will recommend to my friends and stay again.

By: on November 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We only stayed for one night, so we did not have much interaction with the staff.  Everyone we did have a chance to meet was very friendly.  Our room was around back, #9.  It was spotless and the bed was very comfortable.  There is a veranda outside the room with chairs and a ceiling fan if you want to relax outside.  There is also a hammock.  The pool is not a huge swimming pool but large enough to cool off and enjoy.  For breakfast, they served cereal, boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit such as bananas and oranges, local pastries and there is a toaster for bagels and toast.  The location is one block from Duval.  Parking is the usual Key West search.  I don’t fret about it, having been there many times.   I just know you will have to drive around to find a spot and it may not be close to where you are staying-for me, no big deal.  We had dinner at Mangoes, which is not far from Merlin and it was quite tasty.  I had the shrimp and scallops.  Another place I enjoyed is by the marina, called BO’s.  It is just a little covered shack but I saw a lot of people.  All of the seafood is local fresh caught and it tasted great!

By: on November 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


The Merlin Guest House was phenomenal, still recuperating from the experience. It still feels like it was a dream. I had an Economy Queen room, as I was alone, and to say that the stay was mesmerizing is an understatement. From the staff, to the amenities, to the grounds, to the room, there was no error here. Luxury (at a laid back level) to say the least. The complimentary breakfast was delightful, and the guest house cannot be more centrally located, in the middle of EVERYTHING literally, yet far from the noise, hustle, and bustle. I hope to go back one day for at least a week, but will definitely book a king room as they are out of a Hollywood film.

By: on November 3, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


The staff was awesome! The rooms were neat & clean. Breakfast is included every morning with a nice variety of everything. And, the location is about 2 blocks from Duval St.

By: on October 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


This is our second stay at the Merlin.  Our first was over 10 years ago, but the guest house retains all of the character that we loved so much on our first visit.  The room was clean and comfortable, the grounds were lovely and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Since the Merlin is just a block off of Duval it’s close to everything, but still far enough from the party scene that it is a quiet retreat from the crowds in the touristy parts of Key West.

Thanks for another great visit!!

Greg

By: on October 28, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


My husband and I found the Merlin Guesthouse to be a delightful place to stay for a trip back to Key West.  We had been staying in Hollywood Beach for two weeks and decided to get back to Key West after a 13 year absence.  The office staff were wonderful and helped us park in the neighborhood.  The grounds and pool area were beautiful. Our room was very well done.  The Merlin helped make a quick trip to Key West even more memorable.  I would definitely return.

By: on October 22, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


From the moment we arrived it was as if we stepped back 60 years to a Key West that was. Checking in was effortless and painless. The staff were super friendly and professional and had a  a wealth of knowledge about the Keys, restaurants and attractions. Kenneth was a trip, what a pleasant and positive guy, as were the house keeping staff . Our accommodations were clean, modern and well appointed, combining the old with the new in a very comfortable mix. Peg and I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at your B&B to our family and friends and look forward to revisiting you in the near future.

Thank you and your staff  for making our first B&B experience such a relaxing and enjoyable one.

By: on October 21, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5