Great place to stay. Close to Duvall street and walking distance from everything. Newly remodeled... See full review
Sep 22, 2013
Comfy room in a great location. We walked everywhere. No shortage of fun things to do in Key West.... See full review
Jun 11, 2013
Classic Key West guesthouse offers quiet escape at heart of Old Town
A classic Key West hotel, the Merlin Guesthouse offers casual lodging on a private, walled compound just one block from famous Duval Street. Centrally located in the Historic District, the hotel sits within easy walking distance of many Key West attractions, including the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife of Duval Street and the Mallory Square sunset celebration. Merlin Guesthouse offers a range of suites, cottages, and basic guestrooms, and the private, walled compound features tropical gardens, a heated pool and daily continental breakfast.
Quiet rooms at the heart of downtown Key West
Complimentary continental breakfast
Wi-Fi access (free) in courtyard
The Merlin Guesthouse boasts 20 rooms, suites and cottages spread among the original rooming house rooms and several newer buildings. Basic guest rooms feature long, island-style porches and come equipped with queen-size, four-poster beds, while the king suites have larger beds and extra space. One- and two-bedroom cottages accommodate up to four people in king and queen beds, and they feature kitchenettes or wet bars. In-room amenities include cable TVs, hair dryers and alarm clocks.
The Merlin Guesthouse in Key West holds a two-diamond rating from AAA. The main building, built in 1930, once housed Navy personnel house before transforming into a gambling house, a bordello, and now a quaint hotel with loads of character. Within the walled, shaded courtyard, guests can escape from the lively atmosphere of downtown Key West. A splash pool sits among the gardens. And in the courtyard guests can find hammocks, receive a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and stay connected with free Wi-Fi access.
Key West International Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
Miami International Airport (161 mi/257.6 km)
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
Key West Lighthouse Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
Harry S. Truman Little White House (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Mallory Square (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
Fort Zachary Taylor (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Smathers Beach (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
Wi-Fi access (free) in courtyard
Merlin Guesthouse Rooms
Suite 1 King Bed
King Suites offer a romantic setting with a spacious room, a king-size four-poster bed, and sitting area. All suites also include a small refrigerator, private bath with shower, security safe, air conditioning, cable TV, Bahama fan, daily breakfast, and n
2 Bedroom Cottage
2 Bedroom cottage with Queen bed livingroom cable TV wetbar with frig coffee blender sink private patio 1 bath with shower N/S Children welcome in existing bedding. Max 4 persons.
1 Bedroom Cottage
Cottage Suite: private bedroom with king bed; livingroom with queen sleeper sofa; kitchenette; bathroom with shower; non-smoking unit. Children welcome in existing bedding. Maximum 4 persons.
Standard 1 Queen Bed
One of the best values in Key West, and breakfast is included. Queen-size bed, private bath with shower, hardwood floor, bahama fan, a/c, cable tv, and security safe. These rooms are cozy and rustic, and perfect for two. Non-smoking, adults only. Merlin G
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Complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning, under the courtyard arbor, from 8:30am to 10:30am.
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