Merlin Guesthouse

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Merlin Guesthouse
811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 305.296.3336
4.73 - based on 131 reviews

 

My boyfriend and I took a mini vacation down to Key West  and had the privilege of staying at the Merlin Guesthouse. When I made the reservations I had an extensive conversation with Adam, who was BEYOND helpful and even suggested this specific property for us after learning about what we wanted to experience in Key West. We were both born and raised in Florida and have experienced Key West many times in many different ways, but this was by far one of the best.

We stayed in the King Suite– which was more than spacious and had a nice seating area instead of just the large bed and oversized bathroom– which is key when being a girl who tends to take a lot of time to get ready. :). The property was beautiful and quiet and centrally located to everything.. We rented a scooter 1 block away and the closeness to the Merlin made it easy for us to pick up and drop off. We also walked around the last day and it was so nice to be so close to everything, yet you couldn’t hear any of the craziness from Duval Street.

The accommodations and staff were extremely friendly and beyond our expectations. We will absolutely stay here again.. Oh, and the complimentary breakfast was perfect!! Delicious coffee and healthy options, including Activia yogurt and healthy Kashi cereal – -a lite bite to start your day off right!  :)

 

Thank you for a wonderful experience and we can’t wait for our next visit!!

By: on June 10, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

This was the first time staying at Merlin Guesthouse, we stayed at Albury Court last year and it was very nice. The pool was kind of small, not enough sunlight, but all in all was nice. The pool at Merlin Guesthouse was better, lots of sun, temp of water could be cooler…believe me I’m not picking, we would definitely stay there again and planning on it! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Don’t know the man’s name that works there but he rides a white Harley, very nice! Spoke to us every day!

Thanks for the hospitality! We love Key West and the people are great! Hoping 1 day to call it home :)

Jill Fisher

Urbana, Ohio

By: on June 5, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

Our recent trip included myself, my mother and aunt.  The staff was wonderful, the property gorgeous and lush and our room was both spacious and clean.  The accommodations were excellent, the location to die for and the staff – the friendliest around.   This property and all its glory made our girls weekend getaway one for the memory books.  I know I speak for myself and my family when I say that “we will be back” and “we will tell our friends and family” about the Merlin Guesthouse – a Key West treasure.

By: on May 21, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

Went to Key West from Denver on a “Super Date”

Merlin was cute, clean and cozy. Staff was friendly. Location was great, and price was good.

Definitely help make the date SUPER!!!

By: on May 20, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

It was a pleasure to stay at the Merlin Guesthouse!  We loved the location and our room was perfect for a long weekend away!  We look forward to a return visit and stay at the Merlin Guesthouse!

By: on May 15, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

With palms in the garden, small groups of tables, small pathways and a pool with jacuzzi, Merlin Guesthouse is an oasis in the busy center of Key West.

Clean and cozy room, nice simple breakfast and nice staff. Spent 3 lovely nights and will definitely stay here again!

By: on May 13, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

Thank you for a wonderful long weekend.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the property at Merlin’s.  I think we have as many pictures of ourselves as we do of the cat, Jordan.  We’ll be back.. For sure.

By: on May 8, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

This was my first say at the Merlin Guesthouse and I was VERY satisfied and happy with the hotel as well as its staff. Everyone was helpful and – HONEST! After misplacing my $350 sunglasses, I searched my room everywhere with no success. Realizing I may have dropped them in the bed and that the beds had been made/ room cleaned, I stopped in the office and right there on the desk were my sunglases located by the cleaning staff and turned over to the front desk. I knew that this wouldn’t have happened at a lot of other hotels. VERY HONEST STAFF and WORKERS THERE!!!

Thanks again Merlin for a great stay. I have not one complaint about the hotel or it’s service.

By: on May 8, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


 

This was our first visit to Key West. Just a couple blocks off the main strip, the Merlin Guesthouse made us feel at home. Had many late nights sitting on the porch relaxing.

 

By: on May 6, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


 

Hello,

Just wanted to say that we all enjoyed our stay at your Merlin Guesthouse. The place was just what we needed and very very comfortable.  The only suggestion I would have is that a nice comfortable chair be available in the living room area as
there were 4 of us and the couch truly only sat 3 people.  I realize there was a chair available in the downstairs bedroom
but some sort of nice comfortable chair as the couch was would have been awesome.  Guess in a way it really doesn’t
matter because we really didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the cottage.  The location was perfect and glad to see
because in my previous stays in Key West we stayed at a couple of places that were only 2 blocks from the Merlin.

Another thing we thought would be nice would be to have the breakfast (which was great) served earlier than 8:00 as
we were always up pretty much by 6:30 / 7:00 each morning.

By: on May 2, 2013
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5