Merlin is a classic guesthouse, an affordable Key West inn providing rustic modern 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.
This affordable Key West inn 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. This affordable Key West inn 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 was born in the Bahamas in 1884 and died in 1952 in Key West. He is now buried at the Key West Cemetery.
Merlin Guesthouse, a popular and affordable Key West inn 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 guestrooms are non-smoking. 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.
◾Private courtyard with splash pool
◾1 block to Key West nightlife on Duval Street
◾Cottages can accommodate families
◾Free wireless internet poolside
◾Rooms, Suites, and Cottages
◾20 guest units
Off Season from $139.00 per night Peak Season from $199.00 per night