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The Mermaid & The Alligator

729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
Ranked #4 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Found The Mermaid & The Alligator on Tripadvisor because of all the positive reviews and booked 4 nights. We never planned a trip without some known recommendations and did not know what to expect. We were more than delighted when we arrived. Dean and Paul were gracious hosts and Geri planned a sailing trip for us that was perfect. The... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We really loved our stay here and found it quiet and serene but centrally located in walking distance to restaurants, sightseeing and Duval Street. We had a car but didn't move it the entire stay because it was more fun to walk everywhere. The tropical gardens are gorgeous and the wine served in the evenings is a nice touch. I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had wanted to write a review about this little piece of paradise when my husband and I first returned home in November, 2013, but never got around to it. I just sent my deposit for our return trip this November, 2014! Cannot wait to return to Key West and do the things we hadn't gotten to do on our... More

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Birmingham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good location. Even though we were on truman avenue it was very quiet. You walk to just about anywhere. We were also given tips about more local dining experiences, one being called 'seven fishes'. We stopped in the garden room... A surprise being the glass block shower. Don't worry no-one can see! There is no tv in the room but... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I visited this small hotel, well bed and breakfast really, with an American friend . I am English and we both loved it . The rooms are individually styled and the gardens a haven . Pools a delight too.

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Frederick, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just finished our 4-day trip to Key West and staying at The Mermaid and Alligator. Dean and Paul created a wonderful B&B. The staff, Geri and Rebecca, are very gracious ladies and do all they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are all well appointed and the breakfasts are always fantastic. You'll need to be... More

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Disney World, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

It's been awhile since our visit. Just wanted to send a belated thank you to the staff for a wonderful time. Very friendly ad helpful staff. Very clean rooms. Outstanding grounds, and a delish breakfast. Walking distance to all the attractions. Very professional staff. Hope to be back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had the pleasure of a last minute one night stay at the Mermaid & The Alligator about five months ago and could not wait to get back for a longer visit. Last week we enjoyed three nights in the Audubon Room and are already planning our next trip back. The home is absolutely beautiful with lush tropical gardens to... More

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Sausalito, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Before coming to Key West, I spent a lot of time reviewing information on tripadvisor and after reading about this venue, made my decision. But pictures and words could not describe the beauty and relaxation of this place. The innkeepers and all staff members are terrific in addition to the facility being top notch and interesting. Other guests were delightful... More

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Destin, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Mermaid and the Alligator sets the standard for B&B's. It is in a lovely old house, tastefully decorated with beautiful, lush tropical grounds. Late afternoon is a great time to spent around the small pool drinking a cool glass of water. An Excellent, freshly prepared breakfast is served each day on the patio, wine served late afternoon, with other... 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): $$
Also Known As:
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel Key West
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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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