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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Of the many places we've stayed in Key West this was by far the most relaxing. While this property is also smaller than others we have stayed at, the tranquility and service far surpass others. Breakfast was superb! We were slightly hesitant about the innkeepers' dogs but this was never a concern. The entire inn was clean and the dogs... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We traveled to the M&A 2/13/2012 for a Valentine Anniversary trip. This B&B came highly recommended by some friends and it was everything they said and more. From the moment of arrival, we thought Gerri was great. She arranged some things for us ( dinner at Lattitudes on Valentines Day which was wonderful and bike rentals that were very convenient),... More 

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Branford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

This B & B is by far the best that Key West has to offer. I selected this location initially because my husband lived in this house when we met and fell in love in 1971 (his apartment was what is now the Caribbean Queen suite). Unfortunately, he passed away last year and for my 60th birthday, I wanted our... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We wanted a totally relaxing trip, and that's exactly what we got. We flew straight to Key West and spent all 6 nights at The Mermaid and The Alligator. We were so glad we did. The atmosphere was perfect and the entire place is an oasis of tranquility. Each day after our delicious breakfast (served in the garden) we spent... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Fellow travellers: All the rave reviews are accurate, so make sure to book your room well in advance. Our only regret for this stay was that we couldn't extend it because all the rooms were reserved. After speaking to several guests, it's advisable to reserve six months in advance particularly if you have a specifc room in mind. This Victorian... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

The friendliness of all staff members and their attention to detail made this an exceptional stay. The concierge services provided far exceeded expectations. Geri, Rebecca, and Dean were great at making dinner recommendations/reservations, arranging for excursions, ordering delivery of bicycles, etc. This B&B is like an oasis. Even though a busy street is right outside the grounds, one would never... More 

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

My husband and I traveled to Key West for the first time and chose the Alligator and the Mermaid based on the TripAdvisor reviews. We were celebrating our "baby moon"- our last getaway before our daughter arrives later this spring. From the first encounter on the phone with Gerri, we knew this would be a memorable trip. I'm sure there... More 

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Maplewood
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Very Very Peaceful. Great staff and freindly guests.. It was our last night in Key West and what a perfect place to De-stress.

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Our recent stay at The Mermaid and The Alligator was the best. We often travel to Key West and this was by far the best experience. We were there with two other couples. Dean and Paul are very gracious hosts. Rebecca and the staff were informative and helpful. Each room has its own bathroom which was a big plus for... More 

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Cortland, New York
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

What a FABULOUS B and B!! My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in mid January, and this property was perfection from start to finish! The home is warm and welcoming, filled with wonderful furniture and artwork from around the world. The entire staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The gardens are exquisite, and the wonderful... More 

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