Merlin Guesthouse

811 Simonton Street Key West, Florida 33040 USA  |  Telephone: 800-549-4430
4.80 - based on 442 reviews

My wife and I stayed 4 nights in unit 17, starting on February 27, 2015. The young lady who checked us in was very helpful, moving her Jeep to provide us a parking spot–even before we got to our room. All of the hotel staff were similarly courteous and accommodating with questions about the property, advice on attractions, getting around, and restaurants.

To begin with, the Merlin Guesthouse was ideally situated–something we did not appreciate until we got to Key West and began exploring. Our King Suite was clean and pleasant and the housekeeping was as we hoped. Our only quibble was the noisy air conditioner, which we switched off at night, relying on the ceiling fans to keep relatively comfortable. That said, we would recommend this hotel to a friend for its charm and location. The continental breakfast was superb–more than we expected–and the spa was delightful.

We did check out some of the better restaurants, but our favorite was Pisces, about 2 blocks down Simonton St. Cafe Marquesa–also a few blocks away on Simonton–was also good but a bit crowded and noisy with the bar in the dining room. By the way, we found the Old Town Trolley Tour worth the money, particularly with the ability to get on and off at any stop over a 2 day period, but we wish we hadn’t pre-purchased tickets for the Shipwreck and Mel Fisher museums, as they were a disappointment. On the other hand, The Hemingway House ad Museum and the Truman Little White House were more interesting as was the Butterfly conservatory. We also enjoyed the Zachary Taylor State Park–both the fort and the beach.

By: on March 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


I stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse property. The first convenience was the 15 minute parking spot right outside that allowed me to unload our luggage without blocking the street. I was immeadiately impressed by the beauty of the grounds. Checking in was very easy and the staff made me feel right at home. The room was rustic and modern all in one. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I requested a iron and extra towells and both were brought to me right away. Duval Street was a short walk away, but far enough that you were not bothered by the noise. Breakfast was provided and allways good. Any interaction with staff members was allways pleasant. I intend to stay there again and will always tell friends to treat themselves to Merlin Guesthouse.

By: on March 9, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


I had never stayed at any of these inns, and I went to celebrate my wife’s birthday, and I was amazed. The cleaniness, friendly staff and just the ambiance of the inn, definitely made it worth while. I will definitely stay at one of your inns again!

By: on March 5, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We had a wonderful stay at Merlin Guesthouse. We spend February visiting Florida and decided to head to Key West. By the time I looked for a place, many places were booked. I finally came across this place. How lucky was I, it was clean, neat, and comfortable, has a heated soak pool and is nestled close to Duval Street. They even offer a free continental breakfast by the pool in the morning. What a lucky find. I will look to see if Merlin is available first on my next trip to Key West.

By: on March 5, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


From the moment I arrived, until my sad departure, the ameneties, staff, accomadations and location were as close to perfection as I could have asked for! Thank You!

By: on March 4, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Great location close to everything… staff was very accommodating and the grounds were quaint.

By: on March 4, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5


Merlin Guesthouse was perfect location and a relaxing setting only 2 blocks from Duval St….we will definitely return!!!

By: on March 2, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My wife and I stayed in room 22 in Feb for two nights and it was the best ever. My jaw dropped when we open the door the first time. The room was very clean and beautiful and was very big. The grounds were very clean and neat.  The free parking was great in a town where parking is hard to come by.  Told many friends and recommended it.  I would stay here again!

Thanks,

Bob & Jodi

By: on March 2, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Having made our reservation after a web search, what a lovely surprise when we arrived and received  such an enthusiastic “welcome” by Anthony.  Upon arriving at #21, nestled among the palms and coleus, we were surprised at the spacious quarters and instantly noticed the cleanliness of the rooms.  Poolside created a quiet area for my reading and loving Jordan, the cat.  Of course your breakfast was generous and thoughtful with the variety of items from which to choose.

Thank you for welcoming us to the Merlin Guesthouse.

Diane, Harrison, Pat and Lem

By: on March 2, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Our room was a little small with no closet, but overall very nice!  The staff were very friendly and accommodating!  Would definitely stay here again!

By: on March 2, 2015
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

4 / 5