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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved Mermaid and the Alligator. Geri, what a sweetheart! And oh, what a cook! Breakfasts were delicious and served poolside. Our room was great, a little small, but we knew that when we made the reservation, It also had a balcony. The home is beautifully decorated and treats awaited us each evening in the kitchen when we arrived back... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can see why this place is #1 rated. Dean and Paul have done a phenomenal job with this place. My wife and I couldn't have been more happier with this place. I agree with another commenter about staying here. I really didn't want to leave, I could've been happy just staying on the premise the whole trip, whether it... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When i travel i tend to stay away from hotels as i find them impersonal, much preferring to opt for b and b, guest houses etc. This place is fantastic! You can tell a lot of care, love and thought has gone into it. The rooms, sorry the whole property, is immaculately kept! What i loved about this place was... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh where to begin...there are so many wonderful things to say about this place. We knew we had made the right choice the second we walked through the back gate and into the zen-like garden. It was instantaneous relaxation, and it was hard to force ourselves to leave to see the town. I would have been happy just staying put... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our time at the Mermaid and Alligator - we were celebrating a belated honeymoon. We especially enjoyed the vicinity to Duval Street (3 blocks), but it was far enough away to get some rest, relaxation, and a sense of one of the "Old Town" neighborhoods of Key West. Highlights included: the complimentary concierge (especially Gerry and her stories) which... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place! We would highly recommend The Mermaid and Alligator for any trip to Key West. Prior to our trip, we trawled the internet looking for places to stay and this one stood out! The building is beautiful - an old world Victorian B&B, the decor throughout is very tasteful, feels like a boutique B&B!! We stayed in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed three nights in Key West at the Mermaid and the Alligator. This place is absolutely gorgeous! Geri was our guest concierge and took care of everything from our breakfast to booking all of our activities. The property is beautiful and tastefully decorated and everything has been already thought of for you. This place is a... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mermaid and The Alligator is Trip Advisor's #1 bed and breakfast in Key West, FL, and for good reason. A stately Victorian home with tropical-themed bedrooms and a lush, private garden, this place is absolutely beautiful. The staff made our stay enjoyable as they were very attentive and knowledgeable about what to do in Key West. In addition to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mermaid and the Alligator is the finest B&B at which I've stayed anywhere in the United States. From the luxurious bedding, to the incredible outdoor garden, to the complete and detailed guide written by the innkeepers describing what local attractions and restaurants to visit in Key West, not a single detail is overlooked. It is clear why this inn... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted we chose this beautiful B&B as part of our honeymoon to Florida the moment we walked in. The cool leafy gardens and pool were a godsend to escape from the very high summer temperatures in KW! We stayed in the Key Lime room which is in a cottage in the garden - quite small but very pretty... More 

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