Kimpton Ella's Cottages, an IHG Hotel

811 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040 United States (USA)
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3.5 Star Property
24.553576 -81.799010
+1-800-219-2797
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4.0/5

Based on 863 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast available
  • 22 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Group booking rating of 7.4/10

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Local Attractions

Ernest Hemingway House, Duval Street, Lighthouse Museum, Southernmost Point, Sloppy Joe's, Mel Fisher Museum, Margaritaville, shopping, bars, nightlife
4.0 out of 5. Based on 863 guest reviews

Property Description

Merlin Guesthouse is a classic historic inn in Key West providing casual lodging at an ideal location. Just one block from Duval Street, you will be steps away from Key West's best restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and attractions. Margaritaville, Sloppy Joe's Bar, and Ernest Hemingway's Home are all within easy reach. The nearest beach is just six blocks away. Take off walking in any direction and you will discover Key West's hidden treasures. The guesthouse is a gated compound with five buildings that surround a private courtyard and pool. The main building was built in 1930 as a rooming house serving navy personnel stationed at Fort Zachary Taylor. The rooming house has been through many incarnations over the years, from gambling house to bordello, and is now back to offering respectable guest accommodations. Several adjacent buildings were added to the compound in the 1980's that provide larger guest suites and cottages. Today the guesthouse includes ten original “rooming house” rooms and several king suites and cottages to comprise twenty guest units. Merlin is named after a local “conch” named Merlin Albury, who is now buried at the Key West Cemetery. Merlin Guesthouse offers a range of prices and room amenities. Simple rooms offer an excellent price and queen-size, four-poster beds. King Suites offer extra comfort and romance. Cottage units offer a variety of layouts that are comfortable for families or friends. Continental breakfast is included with all guest stays. All guestrooms are non-smoking. Merlin Guesthouse Amenities: Private courtyard with splash pool 1 block to Key West nightlife on Duval Street Cottages can accommodate families Continental breakfast Free wireless internet Parking Rooms, Suites, and Cottages 22 guest units

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 2
Rooms: 22
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 18
Handicap Rooms: 1
Rooms with 1 Bed: 20
Rooms with 2 Beds: 2
Suites: 4
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Pool Info:
Outdoor dipping pool in the courtyard is open from dawn to dusk.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Group bookings policies vary based on room type.
Nightly Parking: $20
Typical Group Deposit: Depending upon group type and number of rooms
Total Taxes: 12.50%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Television
  • Tennis court

Airport & Shuttle Information

Nearest airport: Key West International. Approx. 2 miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the courtyard.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
We love pets! Your pet is welcomed by name. Sometimes, our Directors of Pet Relations might be there to greet you with a tail wag. A selection of hotel amenities and extras including plush pet-bed loaners in your guest room, food, water bowls and mats. A concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques. Door hangers alert other hotel guests and staff that your cat, dog, or other beloved pet is in the room. Courtesy bags for walking your dog. No additional charge for pets, no deposit required No size/weight limit No limit on number of pets allowed Nightly wine reception — pets are welcome to join the party at select hotels! We are partnered with Wag!, a mobile platform that connects pet owners with professional caregivers for pet boarding, sitting and walking. Kimpton guests will receive a complimentary month of the normally subscription fee-based Wag! Premium with every stay. This in turn gives 10% off every pet service.

Parking Info

On-site car parking available for $20 + tax per night. Free street parking can also be found in the neighborhood.

Internet / WiFI

Free wireless internet access is available in guest rooms and public space areas.

About Kimpton Hotels

  • Boutique hotel with more than 60+ properties nationwide
  • Kimpton Karma Rewards is a free guest program which offers guests the opportunity to earn free nights, get free Wi-Fi, exclusive offers on hotel stays, a $10 bar credit for in-room snacks or bar cocktails, and a $30 spa credit towards a massage, facial, or body treatment
  • Nightly wine hour
  • Free coffee and tea in the lobby
  • Yoga mats provided upon request
  • Pet friendly hotel free for cats, dogs, and other pets of any size
  • Access to their public bikes for free to tour around the city or neighborhood
  • Kimpton Hotels also offers guest free travel items left behind or forgotten like plastic travel bags, fan, humidifier, curling and straightening iron, steamer, spray wrinkle remover, a night light, and so much more

The Kimpton Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Suggested AI Generated Itinerary

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: Blue Heaven, a popular spot known for its outdoor seating and tasty breakfast dishes, is just 0.7 miles away from the hotel.
  • Lunch: Santiago's Bodega, a tapas-style restaurant with a diverse menu, is located 0.9 miles from Kimpton Ellas Cottages.
  • Dinner: Latitudes at Sunset Key, a waterfront restaurant offering delicious seafood and stunning sunset views, is located 1.5 miles from Kimpton Ellas Cottages.
  • Activity: Take a leisurely stroll down Duval Street, the main street in Key West, which is only 0.3 miles away from the hotel.
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: Croissants de France, a French bakery offering delicious pastries and breakfast items, is just 0.2 miles away from the hotel.
  • Lunch: El Siboney, a local favorite serving Cuban cuisine, is located 1.1 miles from Kimpton Ellas Cottages.
  • Dinner: Nine One Five, a charming restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine, is located 0.4 miles from Kimpton Ellas Cottages.
  • Activity: Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, a historic landmark located 0.6 miles away from the hotel.
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast: Pepe's Cafe, a Key West institution known for its hearty breakfast options, is just 0.3 miles away from the hotel.
  • Lunch: Garbo's Grill, a food truck serving delicious tacos and burgers, is located 0.5 miles from Kimpton Ellas Cottages.
  • Dinner: A&B Lobster House, a waterfront restaurant specializing in seafood, is located 0.8 miles from Kimpton Ellas Cottages.
  • Activity: Take a sunset cruise on a catamaran from the Key West Historic Seaport, which is only 0.4 miles away from the hotel.

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FAQs about Kimpton Ellas Cottages An Ihg Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Kimpton Ellas Cottages An Ihg Hotel have?

There are 22 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at Kimpton Ellas Cottages An Ihg Hotel?

Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the courtyard.

What parking is available at Kimpton Ellas Cottages An Ihg Hotel?

On-site car parking available for $20 + tax per night. Free street parking can also be found in the neighborhood.

How much does internet cost?

Free wireless internet access is available in guest rooms and public space areas.

Is there a pool at Kimpton Ellas Cottages An Ihg Hotel?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor dipping pool in the courtyard is open from dawn to dusk..

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