Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.79 - based on 348 reviews

I cannot tell you how wonderful the Merlin Guesthouse is.  The property, the pool, breakfast, the service, and the people.  My husband and I have been going to Key West since we were married there in 2005.  We normally go twice a year and each time, we stay at a Historic Key West Inns hotel.  We have decided that although the other properties in their collection are awesome, the Merlin is just HEAVEN.   Shout out to Lee, Linda, Devin and Kenneth!  You guys always go above and beyond! And we look forward to seeing you on our next trip!!

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

5 / 5


I researched tons of hotels to suit our needs for our key west stay, and the Merlin Guesthouse delivered them all. I wanted more than just one room with 2 beds for some privacy while staying with my soon to be inlaws. We booked the 1 bedroom cottage and it was perfect. Inlaws can’t walk much, so location was also important. From our hotel, we were 2 blocks away from the middle of Duval, which allowed us to have both the left and right side of it each day. Breakfast was delicious, you could taste the freshness of the local pastries. Parking was limited to 2 cars but we secured a spot. The pool was lit at night, great patio furniture as well. I’m looking forward to our next stay here for sure!

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

5 / 5


The whole place was just beautiful and the room was gorgeous.  Enjoyed the pool and the continental breakfast was nice.

Had a wonderful time.

Thanks,

Scott Norris

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

5 / 5


This is the third year in a row we have stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse and we can’t wait to book our stay for next year.  The staff is always over-friendly and there to help you with anything you need from the time you make your reservation to the time you check out.  The rooms are clean, comfortable and all have their own unique characteristics that fit right into the Key West atmosphere.  The location of the Merlin Guesthouse is quaint and quiet yet only minutes away from all of the excitement and entertainment there is to offer.  The morning continental breakfast is an enjoyable meal with an atmosphere that allows all to gather and catch up from the previous nights ventures.  I would highly recommend the Merlin Guesthouse to anyone looking for a reasonably priced stay with a perfect location and staff and accommodations which are second to none!

By: on December 9, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse Hotel in Key West for a friend’s wedding. The accommodations were lovely, the cottage we stayed in was very spacious and they had a wonderful little breakfast set up by the pool in the morning which was perfect! We just felt so welcomed from the time we arrived until the time we left. We even friended Jordan Del Gato the hotel’s cat on Facebook! We will definitely be back!! :)

By: on December 9, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My wife and I visited over the Thanksgiving weekend and had a great time! We already loved the small, private feel of the guesthouse, but the recent updates to the room made everything even nicer! The location is especially good, with Duval only steps away, while maintaining the quiet that brings true relaxation. We got engaged at Merlin Guesthouse in July of 2014 and plan to come back as often as possible. Thank you for all you do!

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

5 / 5


I’ve been staying at the Merlin for over 25 years, for a reason: It’s the perfect balance between comfort and value; good amenities at a reasonable price. I don’t care about HBO in the room (or even a phone); that’s not why I’m in Key West or any other vacation spot! Merlin has all the things you could want (and if not, the staff will happily find them.). I visit 3-4 times a year (I live in Florida) and almost every time they have improved or added something for guests. Merlin and Historic KW Inns never rest on their laurels. They evolve and improve. What doesn’t change: personal service, friendly atmosphere, and a great location equidistant from anything on the island. Oh, and the friendly house cat, Jordan del Gato.(He’s even on Facebook, and counts over 300 guests as fans!)

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

5 / 5


Stayed here for one night in late November. Was the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. We were placed in room number 10 – a queen room in the back of the hotel. I was very pleased with the room, it was very clean and the hardwood floor and high ceilings were very pretty.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and I’m impressed that they took my request for a room in the back into consideration.
Will stay here again!

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

4 / 5


Absolutely beautiful property, and perfectly located!

By: on November 26, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Yes had an exceptional 4 day stay. From the moment we checked in with Ken till we left everyone was helpful and cheerful. Rooms come with a cat if you like :-) Pool was well maintained. Breakfasts were complete with something for everyone.

Our room was bungalow styled and just right for us and in keeping with the Key West atmosphere. This was a great location with Duval Street one block away. We did all our sightseeing walking and didn’t need a car or bike.

Can’t wait for our next visit.

Jay and Sue Johnston

By: on November 25, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5