The Merlin Guest House

811 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040 US
2.5 Star Property
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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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05/20/2022 - 05/21/2022
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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 ParkingRooms, Suites, and Cottages 22 guest units

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out: 11:00 am
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Television
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Tennis court
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Grocery service
  • Pets allowed
  • Shop
  • Car rental

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.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

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.

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