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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Monroe, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

We stayed at Mermaid and Alligator for 4 nights. The Caribbean Queen Suite was fabulous! Our room was spacious, well appointed and comfortable. The balcony that led out to the front, overlooking Truman Ave,was a great place to relax and drink our morning coffee. The staff/owners were so great! It was almost like they appeared when you needed something, We... More

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California, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Treetop Suite for our honeymoon. Everything about our stay was fantastic. The room was well decorated and very private. The breakfasts in the garden were delicious and the 5:00 wine hour was a nice touch. The staff at the Mermaid and the Alligator have thought of everything. We can't wait for our next... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

The Mermaid & The Alligator was perfect, with Dean and Paul having mastered the art of giving their guests what they need, even before the guest knows they need it. They pay great attention to detail in every respect, from a tastefully decorated environment, to complimentary sunscreen (for a fishing trip they arranged for us), to a delicious breakfast to... More

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

We could only spend one night but this would be our choice if we'd return to Key West. Relaxing, beautiful gardens in a community that can be nerve racking at times and a staff that was very helpful in booking a sailing/snorkling activity as well as recommendations on local restaurants. I loved our room that was on the top floor... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

Dean, Paul and Geri are the best. What a great atmosphere, thoughtfulness, laid back, private. Chose it to get me walking though neighborhoods in Old Town and not be the middle of the tourist area. A great refuge. They are fast to set up any reservation or event that you want to check out. Dean, I am coming back...a lot!!!

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Indianapolis, IN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

We took this trip to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and wanted a romantic place to stay. This was perfect for us. The inn is located in a nice area of Key West. Easy walking distance to everything. Our room was cozy. Breakfast was fabulous. The gardens peaceful and relaxing. The staff was terrific! Concierge's Rebecca and Geri helped us... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

Good location for all that Key West has to offer. Tropical garden and spa area is beautiful setting for morning coffee and breakfast (vegetarian). Walking distance to places of interest and restaurants. Staff is very helpful. We would definitely stay there again and recommend to others.

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Painesville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Our recent stay was our second at the Mermaid & Alligator. One of the nicest features is the free parking on site. In Key West parking is often difficult. The breakfast offerings changed daily and were always tasty. I'm sure we will return many times. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go in Key West. We only... More

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Edgewood, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Mermaid and the Alligator for our yearly get away vacation. The B&B is just fabulous; I can't say enough good things about it. The house and grounds are beautiful, Dean and Paul are wonderful hosts, and their staff was extremely helpful. All we had to do is mention something, and they immediately took... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

We rode our motorcycles from Atlanta, GA to Key West and were hoping for a comfortable stay. We had our comfortable stay, plus much, much more. We were absolutely thrilled with the Mermaid & Alligator. Incredible hosts (courteous & helpful). Loved the dogs. Garden is gorgeous (we are now inspired to take on our own back yard). The plunge pool... 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): $$
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