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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You walk into a lush and private setting right from the start and you do not have to do much but relax. If you are looking for a snack or drink, it's always available. The staff will serve you breakfast in the morning, leave snacks in the later part of the afternoon and have wine accompanied by fruit or chocolate... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

M&A is a lovely B&B. I'd stay again and I highly recommend. It's immaculate and charming. Each room is distinct and the garden is lush and private. The staff bends over backward to accommodate you. We would definitely stay again.

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Selbyville, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, serene B&B in a perfect Key West location. Centrally located, blocks to main attractions ( Duvall street, and trolley tours) minutes to Higgs Beach. Amenities are beautiful and the hosts are most accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! What an amazing place to stay in oldtown of Key West! It's wonderful how this place is so near to Duval street, but it feels like you're somewhere alone in a resort in Bali with all the beautiful trees, plants, flowers and birds.. We slept in the Key Lime room which is in a separate building in the backyard.... More 

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Washington, DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I make one of my short getaways to Key West I stay at the Mermaid & Alligator. It's always heavily booked, and I've found that what I have to do is tell them the room I want (I'm not telling you) and ask them the first time it's open for the number of nights I want. The place... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And each trip back is amazing! The location is great - a few blocks away from Duvall Street, the cemetery, amazing restaurants...We rented bikes and left the car in the lot the entire time. Nice continental breakfast each morning, a little wine in the evening, and a hot tub that we enjoyed after exploring during the day. The hosts and... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first moment upon entering what I like to call the "Enchanted Garden" at this tropical guesthouse/B and B, you suddenly feel your blood pressure lower, your frame of mind become one of tranquility and you really start to feel as though you are thousands of miles away from the frozen tundra. No extravagance has been spared in creating... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely the best b & b's I've ever stayed in. The décor, the garden, the hosts and just the best. I've stayed in many beautiful rooms in my travels, but the Caribbean Queen knocked me out. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having little time for any long vacation this year,I booked a 4 day stay In Key West and stayed at Trip Advisor no. 1 rated inn for Key West Everyone right! Truly deserves rating It's the best! Innkeepers and staff true professionals distinct! Fabulous breakfasts Amenities all first class! Bravo to all the team! Tom and Geneviève

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Brecksville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is our second visit to the Mermaid and the Alligator. This place perfectly strattles "shabby sheek" and casual elligance all while the staff dots every "I" and crosses every"T". It's three blocks from Duval Str which is close enough to easily walk and yet far enough away from the drone to find quiet when you wish. We've already booked... More 

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