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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
Ranked #1 of 93 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Plymouth, MI
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

This is truly a charming and beautiful place with very welcoming hosts and hostesses. The Tripadvisor photos of the lovely rooms are quite accurate, but those of the garden and grounds can’t fully convey their beauty and tranquility. We experienced a cold and windy spell during the first part of our stay, and spent the greater part of a cool... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mermaid & the Alligator is truly a wonderful Key West experience. All the guest rooms are unique and the lush outdoor areas are a welcome respite after a long day of sight seeing. Breakfasts can be quick if you're in a hurry to get your day started, or take your time over a hot entree and just enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Key West and we were very happy with our stay here. The accommodations were very quaint, comfortable and clean. The breakfast's they served were delicious and the location was perfect for walking to shops and restaurants. Because we knew nothing about Key West we relied on their restaurant recommendations which were fabulous! We also... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the mermaid and alligator. The accomodation was perfect. We stayed in the sun room and our bed was very comfortable. What made the BB stand out was staff friendliness and attention to detail by the staff. They accommodated my gluten free diet with a minimum of fuss. The gardens are beautiful and a relaxing... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this B&B by researching the reviews on Tripadvisor. We found their website to be user friendly with good and accurate photos. We were not prepared however for the beautiful garden that we walked into! Our bungalow (Bamboo Room) was clean and tastefully decorated - it has a new king sized bed which was a bit too firm (we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Key West. We were greeted by Caya on our arrival and she hung around once she discovered my husband had dog cookies in his pocket. We had the Garden room, canopy bed and marvellous bathroom with walk-in shower room. The jungle garden/backyard is a tropical delight for these winter weary Canadians. The wonderful birds tucked away... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used Trip Advisor to help us select this bed & breakfast in the first place and we were not disappointed. The innkeepers and the entire staff were completely attentive - we felt that they helped us make the most of our time in Key West with appropriate recommendations for restaurants, activities and the services we requested. After an active... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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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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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