Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.80 - based on 435 reviews

We had a great time at the Merlin Guesthouse. This was our fifth time in Key West. We loved the jet pool when we got back from a long day. We had the economy room since we are out all day and most of the night. It worked great for us. Clean and the maid service was great. Front office was very helpful too.

By: on April 7, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


What a great place to experience a true Key West vibe. The room, service and atmosphere was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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

5 / 5


We were so pleasantly surprised with the nostalgic and cozy guest room. I loved the feeling of being a small part of the town’s charming past.  The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the property, the little pool was just right for relaxing, and the breakfast was perfect.  We were able to comfortably walk all over Key West from the location of Merlin GH.  If we ever have the good fortune to return to Key West, we will want to stay here again!

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

5 / 5


Stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse in a room on front porch. Pool and sitting area was very nice and gardens well maintained. Only thing I would say was the room was a little small but worth the price also not very insulated, could here people walking down the road.

By: on April 6, 2015
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4 / 5


I won tickets to the Jimmy Buffett concert and we already had booked Merlin Guesthouse for a week in November–so decided to try in for 2 nights –what a wonderful place to stay. Quiet–nice pool, good breakfast and wonderful staff. Particularly want to thank Kenneth. He was very nice and made sure to reserve us room #14 for November. Looking forward to another stay at Merlin Guesthouse!!!

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

5 / 5


Great location.  Easy bike ride or walk to get to any of the attractions and restaurants.  You don’t want to hassle with a car.  The staff is super friendly and helpful.  Check in/out is a breeze.  The courtyard is a great place to relax in the shade for breakfast or an ice tea in the afternoon.  We were in a king suite which was spacious, spotless, and quiet.  There are so many great restaurants that you would have to be down there for months to try all of them.  Be sure to try the “Better than Sex” dessert restaurant.  Decadent and delish.  Make sure you get a reservation.

By: on April 3, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


We recently stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse.  We have been guests there several times since moving to S. Florida fifteen years ago.  My mother was also a frequent visitor to the property.  The Merlin never disappoints.  A friendly staff, tasty continental breakfast, updated rooms, pool, and a terrific location (in the heart of downtown) all make for an enjoyable vacation in Old Key West.  We always book one of the cottages since it provides ample room for three or four people.  I never hesitate to recommend the property to friends (one will be a guest for several days later this month) since I know they will be pleased with the accommodations and location.  I highly recommend staying at the Merlin Guesthouse when visiting Key West.

By: on April 3, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My first time in Key West and Merlin Guesthouse was great.  Shows the attention to detail.

By: on March 30, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


This was our 2nd visit to Key West and our first time staying at the Merlin Guesthouse — we found the room clean,  modern and perfect for our needs — it was a small room, but a perfect fit for us. We took advantage of the daily morning breakfast which I felt was just the right amount of food options before a day exploring the town or a day at the beach. The staff was friendly and professional. The location was excellent and somehow very quiet at night. The pool was small,  but functioned well just to cool off during sunbathing. Lastly, the house cat Jordan was a great addition to our experience! We would definitely  recommend Merlin Guesthouse to friends and will definitely be back.

By: on March 27, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


All I can say is WOW!!!  The Merlin Guesthouse does it again.  We drive from Columbus, Ohio to stay at the Merlin and on our way on March 14, 2015 a tragic accident happened on 1 just three cars in front of us.  In an emotional distress, I called the Merlin to let them know we may not be arriving until after closing due to the road closure.  When I called, Linda (whom we have grown so fondly of) was able to calm us down and let us know that everything will be OK and that we will have a wonderful room waiting for us when we arrive.  She gave us a detailed list of places where we could go to eat and take it easy until traffic was allowed past mile marker 9.  Linda is the epitome of amazing customer service, so much so that she does not treat you like a customer or visitor, but rather as family.

We love the Merlin so much because of its calm, quiet, and stunning tropical atmosphere; it’s hard to believe that the Merlin is just a two minute walk from the wonderful restaurants, shopping, and nightlife of Duval St.  The staff are always so genuinely sweet and the rooms are so beautiful and clean.  To top everything off, the Merlin Guesthouse offers a wonderful complimentary breakfast poolside.  In closing, I have shared my experiences with the Merlin Guesthouse to family and friends, I have followed the Historic Key West Inns on Facebook, and I have fell in love with everything about this little piece of paradise.  Thank you for allowing us to have not a care in the world, to sleep peacefully at night in the comfy beds, and to wake up feeling human, even if it means we are only able to feel that “alive” once a year with you.

Thank you Linda, the Merlin Guesthouse, and everyone at the Historic Key West Inns for making our trip this spring one to remember.

By: on March 27, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5