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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
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Herisau, Switzerland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at the M&A. Never seen such a wonderful garden. The breakfast is delicious and individually prepared. Complimentary snacks and beverages are served in the evening. The staff was very welcoming and helpful in organizing our stay. We'd love to come back!!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to KW for our Honeymoon. Neither one of us had ever stayed at a B&B. We did a great deal of research prior to booking our stay. The Mermaid & The Alligator is very quaint and relaxing, the staff is helpful, nice, and accommodating. You feel right at home and they offer amazing homemade breakfasts and snacks and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently spent 5 nights at the Mermaid & the Alligator. I chose the B&B based on TripAdvisor reviews, so I went into our stay with high expectations. Every expectation was met and exceeded. The backyard garden area is an absolute oasis. The house was fully booked when we were there (as I'm sure it almost always... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been back home for two days and delayed this review because I'm still not sure how to go about writing it. Or maybe I'm just not cut out for the "bed and breakfast" scene. We chose the M & A for our 29th anniversary celebration. I try not to be a nit-picker so I'll hit the high's and save... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned from our 3rd stay in 2 years at the Mermaid and the Alligator. I often wonder how a place this amazing can continue to improve - but somehow the M&A manages to pull it off. We truly feel as if we are visiting friends when we come to Key West. Dean, Geri and Rebecca are so good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a year ago now that my wife and I toured Florida and spent a few nights here but the memory of this beautiful little guest house lingers. It's a place for those who appreciate peace and tranquility, so if your into booze and partying, it's not for you. The rooms are beautiful and clean and guests can breakfast together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stay here is tough to end. It is quintessential "quaint." Key West Duval Street is a short walk away as are all other KW attractions. We found this a great experience. The Southernmost American city is always lively and staying here only makes any visit more memorable.

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a first for several reasons. Our first vacation in the Keys and our first Bed & Breakfast. I had done a lot of research to find the perfect place for the wife and I to stay in Key West. Every review I read concerning The Mermaid & The Alligator was excellent. So I took the chance and booked.... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I simply cannot say enough about this magical guest house! From the decor, to the breakfasts, to the linens on the bed in a beautifully appointed second-floor room (the Royal Poinciana), everything at the "Mermagator," as one local called it, was top drawer. One need only read the other stellar reviews of this place to get the picture. (I don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the first time my wife and I ventured to Key West, and I can easily say that we'd never consider staying anywhere else. This place is beautiful and very clean. The gardens that make up most of the facility are amazing and make you feel that you're in your own personal paradise. The owners and staffed employees were... More 

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