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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
Ranked #1 of 94 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Centreville, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about the Mermaid and The Alligator relaxation experience! Celebrating our anniversary it was the perfect quiet retreat we were looking for yet only a short walk to the Duval atmosphere when we desired. The breakfast setup every morning by the pool was heaven. We cannot wait to get back! :-) Thank you again for everything!

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Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Dean and Paul. We really enjoyed our stay at your heritage home. Your home is so beautifully decorated and the garden is second to none. We loved the cozy nooks throughout the garden. Our room was so comfortable, with lovely decor and a very comfortable bed. Dean and Paul, along with Geri and Rebecca were so helpful with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to The Mermaid & The Alligator for our honeymoon and had an incredible experience! They responded quickly and got us setup with the perfect room and the staff is incredible. The house is an oasis of relaxation inside and out with birds, flowers, hammocks and more throughout. They offer a full concierge and Geri was... More 

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and I have been going to Key West for several years and had never stayed at the Mermaid and the Alligator before. We decided to give it a try for 3 nights and are very glad we did! The place was beautiful and Dean, Paul, Geri and Rebecca made us feel as if we were in our own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Enjoyed 3 nights at this wonderful B & B that is truly a gem - lovely and tranquil in the heart of Key West. Parked the car and walked everywhere. Dean, Paul, and Geri take meticulous care of their guests. Breakfasts were delicious as was the conversation with other guests staying there. We stayed in the Garden Room, which was... More 

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Westford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We just returned from another amazing stay at the Mermaid and the Alligator, our last being two years ago. This time we stayed in the Sun Room on the second floor, which has a nice little private porch. It was quiet and comfortable and since we were on the second floor, were able to open the french doors in the... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It is very hard to enhance the experience of visiting Key West especially when traveling from the cold Northeast and then basking in the warmth of the Keys yet our stay(s) with Dean, Paul and their great staff consistently add to our experiences in this paradise on earth. Having just returned from the second of what we hope will be... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was our first time to Key West in 25 years, and staying at the M&A was just perfect. We had the Poinciana Room, on the side street with a large, spacious balcony. Dean and Paul were always around for advice and we were pleased to be there during their Christmas decorating time, and the place looks inviting. In short:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I come to Key West every year for the Christmas parade. Usually we stay at one of the chain hotels at the end of Duvall St but this year we wanted to try something different. This is our first experience at a B&B and we choose wisely. The owners are fantastic at making you feel welcome. It's... More 

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Bellville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I travel to Key West yearly and typically stay close to the "action" near Sunset Pier and Mallory Square...within hours of arrival, we were asking ourselves why it has taken us to long to stay at The Mermaid and The Alligator? Do yourself a favor, STAY HERE! You will NOT be disappointed. It is just far enough... More 

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Address: 729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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