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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
Ranked #4 of 97 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved The Mermaid & The Alligator! Paul, Rebecca, Geri and the wonderful cleaning staff were all so helpful, kind and accommodating. The house and the grounds were so lush and lovely. Breakfast was always such a treat. We stayed in the Garden Room which was very pretty but just a little noisy from the street - nothing extreme though... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at The Mermaid and the Alligator was perfect. We stayed in the "Sun Room" with its own little private balcony that overlooks the gardens. The breakfasts were excellent and the owners and staff were very helpful with whatever we needed to make this a truly memorable vacation. Can't wait until we make our way back down to this... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our third visit to the Mermaid and Alligator, and it was even better than the first two times! The entire house is beautiful and our room was perfect, but what keeps us coming back are the wonderful gardens and patio area. The owners and staff are truly interested in making your visit the best experience possible, from an... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our stay at the Mermaid and the Alligator. It was a most enjoyable stay. We enjoyed the beautiful inn, especially our room, Caribbean Queen. We loved eating our delicious breakfast outside in the lush garden area each morning--loved the muffins! The owners and staff were very friendly, helpful, and interested in making sure... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We loved our stay here. We were in one of the rooms in the adjacent building. The team at Mermaid & Alligator think of everything. Breakfasts were great. The staff was very helpful if you wanted to know where to go and eat. Loved the location. It is just far enough away to be away from the noise but close... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

First time in Key West. First time staying at a B&B. Perfect location. Absolutely beautiful, quaint place. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Definitely will be returning! The staff is absolutely wonderful and very helpful. They took of everything for us!

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Orlando, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this lovely inn during the last week of May while celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We picked this particular property because of the rave reviews we read on the internet. The Mermaid & The Alligator lived up to ALL our expectations. We were in the Royal Poinciana room which had a lovely private balcony.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The people here couldn't do enough to make your stay special - lots of little touches that makes you wonder why everyone doesn't do them. We were in the key lime room which is the smallest here and to be honest it is small but the outside space around the jacuzzi is where you will spend any free time .... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

One of the best, if not THE best experience of my life. From the comfortable rooms, to the great breakfast, to the incredible staff who is will to help you with anything! Can't wait to make another trip to key West and stay at the B & B! Me and my partner loved every part of this trip thanks to... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband, daughter, son in law & I spent the Christmas Holiday 2013 at The Mermaid & The Alligator. The accomodations were wonderful as well as the breakfasts provided. The staff couldn't have been more gracious, even making reservations prior to arrival for restaurants and a show and checking for availability during this popular week in Key West. The location... 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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