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The Mermaid & The Alligator

729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
Ranked #3 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It may have taken us 5 months to write this review but it proves what a lasting impression this B&B had on us. Everything about it was superior. The staff was super friendly and helpful, the location was perfect - within easy walking distance to trolley routes or old town itself; the food was some of the best we've had... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 5 nights at the M&A in the Bamboo Cottage. It was incredible and we had the best time. Gerri and Rebecca took very good care of us. The breakfast was delicious, fresh fruit, muffins, wonderful egg dishes and very good coffee. It was served on their lovely and tropical outdoor patio along with mellow music. If you needed... More

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Berkeley, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a beautifully maintained and staffed B&B in the middle of one of the older, beautiful sections of town. Easy walk to all locations. Great gardens, lovely rooms, nice kitchen with good breakfast and coffee included, water and soft drinks included,. They offer a fabulous concierge service - to help find and reserve the best attractions in the area.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the Treetop Suite, private and beautiful. We can't even begin to tell you how we felt like we were in The garden of Eden with all the gorgeous foliage and palm trees around us. Geri does a wonderful job of hosting and preparing a delicous breakfast. We met many wonderful people including Paul, Dean, Geri, and Rebecca.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot say enough good things about our stay. My daughter(25 Yr old) and I went to Key West for 4 days for a mother daughter get away over her spring break. The bed and breakfast was wonderful. Everyday we had a different homemade breakfast, afternoon snack and wine. The rooms were delightful, had every creature comfort you could need. If... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words are inadequate to describe The Mermaid & The Alligator! The owners have created a quiet paradise within a couple of blocks of Duval Street. I found this Inn on line and it is as beautiful as the pictures portray. Geri is a wonderful hostess who knows all guests by name. We stayed in the sun room which was wonderfully... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stayed for five nights in the beginning of February and again it was simply wonderful! It is definately the best place to be and to stay in Key West and we can't wait to go back again! Also nice to meet other returning guests.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have stayed three times now. I have left two other reviews. We love the Bamboo room. It is a free standing bungalow with a large porch. So nice to sit out and relax at night and early morning. We love to invite the great people we meet to come over for a visit. The high standards we have come... More

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Dudley, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was our first trip to Key West and The Mermaid and the Alligator B&B was better than we could have imagined. We stayed in the Caribbean Suite with it's beautiful wraparound porch.... so relaxing. Breakfast was great, fruit and muffins(really good) then a hot entree whether it be quiche, frittata, belgian waffles or pancakes all magnificent. A special thanks... More

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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Mermaid & The Alligator is an amazing B&B in Key West! It is decorated beautifully and so clean. I am an OCD neat freak and they went above and beyond every day to tidy the rooms and keep the floors shining bright. The atmosphere is peaceful but laid back and the owners are around to answer questions and recommend... More

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Also Known As:
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel Key West
The Mermaid And The Alligator
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel
Address: 729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the casual elegance and style of a more relaxed age. Our beautiful circa 1904 Victorian Home, located in the heart of Old Town Key West, offers the warm hospitality of a traditional bed & breakfast while providing our guest a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance, and even shut out the rest of the world if you choose. Join us and feel at home. ... more   less 

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