811 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
2.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Monroe County
24.55359 -81.79917
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Very Good

Based on 623 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 11 suites
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Group booking rating of 7.2/10

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Room Types

Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed (Porch or Patio)
Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed (Porch or Patio) 1 King Bed
Check RatesEconomy Room 1 Queen Bed
Check RatesEconomy Room 1 Queen Bed 1 Queen Bed
Check RatesIncludes Free WiFi On Property Complimentary Continental Breakfast 1 Queen Bed Private Bathroom Free
Check RatesIncludes Free WiFi On Property Complimentary Continental Breakfast 2 Bedroom Cottage 2 Queen Beds Li
Check RatesIncludes Free WiFi On Property Complimentary Continental Breakfast King Bed Sitting
Check RatesIncludes Free WiFi On Property Complimentary Continental Breakfast Private Bedroom King Bed Living

Local Attractions

Ernest Hemingway House, Duval Street, Lighthouse Museum, Southernmost Point, Sloppy Joe's, Mel Fisher Museum, Margaritaville, shopping, bars, nightlife

Customer Reviews of Merlin Guesthouse

4.5 out of 5. Based on 623 guest reviews, Very Good

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 is AAA approved with two diamonds. Guestrooms at Merlin do not have telephones, although all major cell phone carriers are supported in Key West. Wireless internet access is available in the courtyard. 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 Street parking Rooms, Suites, and Cottages 20 guest units AAA Approved with 2 Diamonds

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 AM
Corridors:Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:22
Handicap Rooms:1
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Meeting Rooms:0
Banquet Space:Holds 30 people
Policies / Expenses
Group bookings policies vary based on room type.
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

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Television

Airport & Shuttle Information

Nearest airport: Key West International. Approx. 2 miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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