Merlin Guest House in Key West
Merlin Guest House is a classic Key West hotel providing rustic-modern lodging and located in the Old Town area of Key West. Our 20 guest rooms each blend together historic architecture with updated and modern amenities. 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.
This Key West FL 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 and pool. The main building was built in 1930 as a rooming house serving navy personnel stationed at Fort Zachary Taylor. The rooming house at this Key West hotel has been through many incarnations over the years, from gambling house to bordello, and is now back to offering beautiful and 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 was born in the Bahamas in 1884 and died in 1952 in Key West. He is now buried at the Key West Cemetery.
Merlin Guest House, a Key West FL hotel, offers a range of prices and room amenities. Simple rooms offer an excellent price and queen-size 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 guest rooms are non-smoking. Guest rooms at Merlin Guest House do not have telephones, although all major cell phone carriers are supported in Key West. There is free WiFi throughout the property. Come for a relaxing vacation or come to enjoy Fantasy Fest – we don’t care just come for a visit.
Merlin Guest House Amenities:
Parking: Self parking is available for guests in the hotel’s private parking lot for $10 USD/day. We recommend that you park your car and forget it. You are in a perfect location to explore the entire island by walking or bicycling.
Key West Hotel Reservations: 800.549.4430 or 305.294.5229
Merlin Guest House
811 Simonton Street
Key West, Florida 33040