Merlin Guesthouse

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

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


Our kids refer to the Merlin as “Jordan’s” and are always excited to visit. Linda greets us daily by name and makes us feel so welcome and at home. The housekeeping staff seems so happy and content, and their friendly greetings so sincere. Check in and check out were very quick and smooth, the room exceptionally clean, and breakfast delicious. Small dustpans with whisk brooms in each unit would be a nice addition, so we can more easily clean up crumbs, leaves, and other goodies that follow us into the unit. One new place we really enjoyed was Deuce’s Off the Hook across the street – what a wonderful and delicious menu! We always recommend Historic Key West Inns, and definitely feel like home there!

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

5 / 5


Friendly staff, nice location, clean and comfortable room, refreshing pool, and a good breakfast to start the day! Thanks again!

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

5 / 5


We would like to say thank you to Linda. She was awesome during are whole stay.  This was are first visit to the Merlin Guesthouse we enjoyed it soo much that we have rebooked already for next year 2015 Peterson Run Unit 14.  The room was very clean and romantic : )….  Housekeeping did a fabulous job with our room everyday.  We also enjoyed the courtyard and pool.  Breakfast was wonderful and inviting.  We have already told some friends where to book for next year.  Check in and checkout was very smooth and enjoyable with Linda!!! We would like to thank all the employees at the Merlin Guesthouse for all their hard work to make are stay soo enjoyable.Thanks!! Chris & Jeff

By: on September 23, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband & I have been attending the poker run for the past 20 years  and usually try to find a place that we can attend yearly.  This was a great place and we enjoyed it.  My only complaint (which had nothing to do directly with facility) was another guest who was complaining about our music, I did accommodate her however, I did find it ridiculous that she would expect another guest paying good $$ to accommodate her work schedule!! I explained to staff after 2nd time being asked to keep noise down and (Linda was very understanding ). I would definitely stay again.

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

4 / 5


Well I’d like to begin by saying I am so glad we found this place. Our stay was perfect from the staff to the other customers, the rooms were well kept, the staff was well trained and very kind to us. We got in late on Friday and check in was hampered by another demanding customer in front of us, but your staff was more than helpful to him even if I thought that guy acted like thinking the world owed him something. We do not have a single bad thing to say about our stay. We had breakfast while poolside, the room was very clean and staff was quite and efficient. We stayed in room 22 and noticed the door knob was a little sloppy, being that it was the only lock, it could have been more secure. But that is really looking for something to complain about. I did lose my door key and surprisingly had to pay 25 dollars to replace which shouldn’t be so steep of a price, but that’s just my opinion. We loved it and will try to stay there again if at all possible … Thanks again for being so professional.

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

5 / 5


I just returned from a weekend trip in Key West with two friends and we loved this hotel!! It’s perfectly located about 2 blocks from Duval St, and since it’s on a less busy road, we didn’t hear any noise at night. We stayed in room #16 – with a great balcony and the hammock right below us. The room was perfect for us, large king size bed and a section sofa. It looked like the room had recently been renovated – or maybe just very well maintained since the sofa, furniture and TV looked pretty new.The staff was really friendly and nice, I called a week before to add a third person to my reservation and they were really accommodating – making sure our room was large enough for us, etc. There’s a full breakfast served every morning of local bagels, muffins, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, etc.There was also a Keurig and k-cups in our room! I would definitely stay here again, it was very clean, there was the nice sized pool, perfectly located to all the sights (half mile to southernmost point and the mile 0 marker, 2 blocks from Ernest Hemingways house, etc) and the grounds were so pretty with the trees and flowers surrounding the property.

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

5 / 5