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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We spent 4 nights here and hated to leave. The entire home is beautiful, the rooms equally well decorated. You don't feel that you are in a hotel, but rather in the home of a friend. Paul (one of the owners-sorry that we did not get to meet Dean), Geri & Carolyn (concierges) make everyone feel so welcome, and the... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We stayed in the Audubon Room which is large and on the first floor. There are french doors that lead out to the gorgeous garden area that has the pool. The bathroom was very large. We loved the whole feel of the room which is luxurious but still warm and inviting. The garden is a great place to sit and... More 

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Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Celebrated my wife's 50th with our two daughters with a first time trip to the keys. Without a doubt, the highlight of the weekend was our stay at the Mermaid & Alligator. The rooms, the decor, the food and the grounds were all top shelf. Many thanks to Jerry, Caroline and of course Paul. As my 18 year said, "this... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

What a lovely bed and breakfast (and I normally don't like them). We were warmly greeted by one of the owners and their dogs and then were shown to our very cozy and beautifully decorated rooms. Each one is unique and the bed was very comfortable in our room. We had been traveling all day so we decided to lounge... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

The Mermaid and the Alligator is an AMAZING place. I'm usually not prone to gushing, but we had an exceptional time. A warm, inviting environment in an ideal location with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. My wife is also a "clean freak" and this was, by far, the cleanest and best maintained... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This was our second trip to Key West, and our first to The Mermaid and The Allligator. It wont be the last. Full of expectations we where greeted by the host Dean, who showed us the facilities. We where given our own house with access to the rest of the house and garden. The staff are all very nice and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Paul and Dean at the Mermaid and the Alligator made our visit to Key West relaxing and memorable. The moment we arrived we were greeted with warm smiles and what turned out to be the best service we've ever experienced. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable, peaceful and to take care of any and all... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Seriously....I can't add anything that hundreds of people haven't said before. You can't go wrong. I have no desire to stay anywhere else the next time I am in Key West. The staff is wonderful, the gardens are amazing, the beds are awesome....everything is perfect. They even serve Cafe Britt coffee from Costa Rica. The dogs are lovely and made... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

I decided on Friday that I wanted to take a weekend getaway to the Keys and luckily there was an opening for two nights and, from what I hear, availability is very tight with this B&B. I traveled alone and had never been to Key West before so I needed some local guidance. Dean, and staff, was superb. The complimentary... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We stayed in the Sun room and it was excellent. The room was beautifully decorated and it had a very nice ambiance built in the walls. The staff was nothing but sweet, warm and helpful and very friendly. This does not feel like a hotel, it feels like you are visiting acquaintances. The house is a beautiful pice of history... More 

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