We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Merlin Guest House Key West

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Merlin Guest House Key West
Merlin Guest House Key West
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

535 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 482: English reviews
Terrigal, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean and tidy and helpful staff in awesome location....5 min walk to Duvall Street. Found the room slightly small as hard to get around one side of the bed. No wardrobe or hangers but there were coat hooks. Lovely pool area and patio outside room. Enjoyed continental breakfast in the outside setting.

Helpful?
Thank debcol25
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you looking for a quiet and cozy spot off the main strip this is the perfect place !! It's a block off of Duval ! The rooms are very clean and affordable ! The pool is small , but the staff is friendly. !!

Helpful?
Thank Tony B
Cincinnati
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at The Merlin Guest House for a 3 night getaway. It was our second stay with the owners, Historic Key West Inns. We had a king room, which was a little cottage off the pool area. It was very clean, and well appointed.

Helpful?
Thank Mike C
Tennessee
Level Contributor
44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for our wedding anniversary. The hotel staff surprised us with a bottle of chilled champagne waiting in our room. It was such a nice unexpected surprise but that really is what this place is.....an unexpected surprise. The location is just a block off Duval so you are close to all the restaurants with out being too close.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ashley E
Martinez, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only able to enjoy one night in Key West after a Panama Canal cruise -bummer! We stayed in room #11 and found it to be spacious and comfortable. The wifi was strong in the room, and the flat panel TV worked perfectly. A continental-style buffet breakfast (yogurt, cereal, H.B. eggs, toast, juice, and some fresh fruit) was set... More 

Helpful?
Thank grandcanyondave1
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 3rd year we have stayed at The Merlin Guest House. We feel like it is our home away from our "real" home. We stayed in room #11 which is a spacious king room with a sectional couch, refrigerator, dressers and a large flat screen TV. There is also an area that has a luggage rack, rod with... More 

Helpful?
Thank luv2travel2beaches
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent two nights at Merlin Guest House in September, I loved it! Cindy at the front desk was great and even upgraded us to a full King to try it since I was wanting to book a room block for my upcoming wedding. The breakfast by the pool is superb, rooms are clean and have new furnishings. Parking is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angela B
Rising Sun, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Really nice place to stay in key west! Room #22 was really private. The staff were all very nice and easy to talk to. You are close enough to everything staying here. The price was fair. Try to find a parking spot on the street and save yourself the parking fee.

Helpful?
Thank BUZZBEING
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very pretty Inn with a welcoming and helpful staff! The breakfast area is lovely but would have liked more choices. They were the same every day. Our room #4 was small but clean and adequate. A little noisy at night but not enough to disrupt sleep. The pool is small but in the tropical setting it is wonderful!

Helpful?
Thank DRKnowles
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Without researching it beforehand, you would not know this guest house exists. Set out the way but just minutes walk from the lively Duval Street, it could not be in a better location. My wife and I walked to the northern and southern points of Key West from Merlin Guest House so everything worth doing is very close by. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank chrisg2302

526 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (242)
Viewed
Room/Suite (81)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (17)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (21)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
1:59
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (96)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (256)
Viewed
Pool (18)
Viewed
Queen Room (57)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
The Hotel (43)
Viewed
Two Bedroom Cottage (118)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Key West hotels
0.3 km away
Key Lime Inn Key West
Key Lime Inn Key West
#16 of 49 in Key West
1,248 reviews
0.7 km away
Cypress House Hotel : Key West
0.4 km away
Lighthouse Court Hotel in Key West
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Chelsea House Hotel in Key West
0.4 km away
The Cabana Inn Key West
The Cabana Inn Key West
#19 of 85 in Key West
1,284 reviews
0.0 km away
The Paradise Inn
The Paradise Inn
#14 of 85 in Key West
1,225 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Merlin Guesthouse is a 22 room boutique hotel in the heart of historic Old Town, Key West within a neighborhood and a short walk away from all the restaurants, attractions and nightlife on Duval street. It is also a nice bike ride away from the beaches and water sports of Key West. The hotel has a variety of guest rooms and suites located in a small grouping of cottages and buildings surrounded by lush landscaping and a private courtyard. The pool area provides a quiet and comfortable place to relax and unwind. Free high-speed Wifi in your room. Continental breakfast served poolside. Upscale amenities. Romantic and relaxing, unique and charming; where modern style & comfort meets a relaxed Key West vibe. Immerse yourself in the soul of Key West at Merlin Guesthouse. Free High-Speed Wifi In Room Free Continental Breakfast Upscale Amenities Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool Historic Landmark Guesthouse Conveniently Located In Old Town Key West Lovely Neighborhood Setting Onsite and Street Parking Nearby Walk To Duval Street, The Harbor & Beaches ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merlin Guest House Key West

Address: 811 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-7445
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $241 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Merlin Guest House Key West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Merlin Guest House Key West reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Merlin Guesthouse Hotel Key West
Merlin Guest House Key West Florida
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Merlin Guest House Key West staff and other travellers.
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Merlin Guest House Key West staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 1-7 front on Simonton St. and are noisy because of traffic. Get a king room or a cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles mikecY7634DB, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“King rooms are very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles luv2travel2beaches, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 20 is just above the pool so depending on what you want this may be good or bad.”
 of 5 bubbles angelabM224NY, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ROOM #22 very private.”
 of 5 bubbles BUZZBEING, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room that is not right off the porch, a little too noisy in the front.”
 of 5 bubbles DRKnowles, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay