Merlin Guesthouse

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

The staff was amazingly friendly, and only a block away from Duval street was great. I also really enjoyed the pool with jacuzzi jets and the outdoor continental breakfast. The only hiccup was that one outlet in the room was a little old so 2 prong plugs were loose and kept falling out.

By: on August 18, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


The check-in was not only seamless, the man at the front desk actually walked me out to the car to show me where to park and offered plenty of suggestions for restaurants and tours during our stay.  The inn is adorable-  the rooms are clean, updated and quaint and ours had a beautiful four-post bed.  The breakfast and jetted-pool are a great touch, and the other guests were really nice to chat with.  Duval is a couple of blocks away so the location is perfect–centrally located and yet tucked far enough back that it’s not noisy at night.  We will definitely be back!

By: on August 18, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


We are wedding photographers and stayed at the Merlin Guesthouse while we were in Key West. Amazing, relaxing, clean and the staff was fantastic! We will absolutely be back!

We love Jordan Del Gato as well. What a great cat:) We wanted to take him home!!

By: on August 18, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Hi,
I am so happy to have a chance to write a review regarding our recent vacation to the Merlin Guesthouse.  Our stay was for seven days and what a glorious seven days it was!  We were delighted with the friendliness of the Merlin staff.  They were always helpful and wanted to make sure we were always having a good time.  Merlin Guesthouse was the perfect setting for a “Key West” vacation.  Our room was very open and bright and well maintained.  The breakfast every morning around the pool always started our day off on a relaxed, casual note.  I can’t wait to come back to the Merlin Guesthouse.  It was the best vacation I have ever been on.

Kim

By: on August 13, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My husband and I have been enjoying the Merlin for so many years.  Linda and Ken are always great and are always accommodating. Mr. Jordan is a major plus….such a cutie. If you should ever feel the need to change things up, do not touch room 20. That’ll forever be our favorite. The housekeeping staff is very attentive and friendly. The Merlin is our home away from home and we hope for many more visits to come. See you soon!

By: on August 12, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


Wife and I were in Key West for a Wedding. Stayed Sun-Weds with y’all in room #12. Ken was great, helping us with everything from parking to cab rides. Cleaning and maintenance staff was very courteous and polite. Our room was very nice, glad we got the larger “queen” room with the additional sitting area upfront. Facility/accommodations were top notch, a block off Duval, very quite at night. Looking forward to our next trip to KW.

Thank you

By: on August 11, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


What a great experience. Check-in was flawless and the front desk(Linda) could not have made it easier and she always made her presence known out and about the pool area, making everyone feel welcome. The breakfast  was great and very adequate. The pool, which we did frequent was a perfect temp. day & night. I would definitely recommend the Merlin Guesthouse to friends. Hopefully I will have another stay and would be looking forward to it. Thanks for a great three days.

By: on August 6, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


This is our 3rd year in a row of staying at the Merlin. This year we also got married while in Key West.  Mary Simmons set a block of rooms up for us and was so helpful to us and our guests.  She let me have some wedding supplies shipped to her so I didn’t have to travel with them and they were waiting in our room when we arrived.  They surprised us with a painted coconut with our names on them to remember our big day.  That was awesome.  Of course the room was beautiful and all of the staff at the Merlin were great.  The continental breakfast helped get us and our guests started each day and we sure appreciated the pool in the middle of those hot July days.  All of our family, who have never stayed at the Merlin before, loved it.  Everyone’s room was comfortable and well attended to.

Thank you all so much for making our big day(s) relaxing and fun.  We will see you next year!

By: on August 6, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5


My partner and I come to Key West often, but this was our first time at Merlin’s. This has been our favorite place to stay by far! Our room was very comfortable and quiet. The pool area was very relaxing, and the continental breakfast was a nice bonus! We felt very welcomed by the friendly staff. The location is perfect! Scooter rentals were right down the street, a great little restaurant right across the street, and Duval just a few steps away. We WILL be back!

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

5 / 5


Ms. Fondriest,  I was going to send a letter before I received this e mail, that is how strongly my wife, friends and I felt about the way we are always treated by the staff at the Merlin.  My wife and I were residents of Key West for 12 years.  When it became necessary to leave Key West we knew we always wanted to return for lobster mini season.  We have a group of old friends that always accompany us.  We chose the Merlin simply because it had a room with a kitchen and had availability the year we moved. That was 5 mini seasons ago.

We have come back to the Merlin every year since and will return every year for the foreseeable future. The reason for this is the staff!  Especially Linda!  Each and every year any request we may make is satisfied with a smile.  My wife worked in the hotel business when we lived in Key West (the Hilton/Westin).  She has made the comment many times that we get better treatment at the Merlin than any hotel she has ever seen.  We are quite aware that there are many many choices for lodging in Key West but we always chose the Merlin because of the service and friendliness of the staff.

We said it ourselves, but please thank the staff at the Merlin once again for a great week.  We can’t wait for next year, that’s why we booked it already.  Thank you.

By: on August 4, 2014
Hotel Reviewed: Merlin Guesthouse

5 / 5