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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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    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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Springboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

As we entered The Mermaid & The Alligator thru the gardens, tears came to my eyes. This B&B was as beautiful as all the pictures on Trip Advisor if not more so!! And the beauty continued as Rebecca gave us the grand tour :-) The staff was so helpful and dedicated to our "temporary" home. I wish we could have... More 

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Dillsboro, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We stayed a week after Thanksgiving this year. My husband booked it because he read the reviews as well as looked at the rooms on the website. The outdoor gardens are so beautiful, there are many places to relax in. The owners Paul & Dean and the staff were so accomodating and friendly. We had a hot breakfast each day... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The Mermaid and the Alligator made our first Thanksgiving in Key West wonderful. The garden area was beautiful, you had no idea you were just steps away from busy Duval!! We stayed in the Caribbean room and thoroughly enjoyed the private verranda and the beautiful tub in our room. The innkeepers were also wonderful at suggesting and planning our 3... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

This is a little late...but as I sit here working I find myself dreaming about our trip to Key West last March, and I want to go back! I chose The Mermaid & The Alligator after reading every single review on Tripadvisor. Since my boyfriend had never been to the Keys, I wanted to make sure he had a great... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The grounds are gorgeous, the breakfast fantastic, and the whole place is kept top notch. I will say the only detractor was that we came for 5 nights and had very little to no room for our large suitcase in our room (the Sun Room). I'm sure that they predominantly cater to shorter stays. The owners have thought of every... More 

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Santa fe, nm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Rebecca meet us upon arrival, along with Havana and Cava, what a wonderful entrance into our vacation, I felt we were at home, we had just lost our companion in October. Paul, Dean and Rebecca, were very gracious around our dietary needs. Quoting another review "the grounds are beautiful and peacefully comfortable" a meditative quieting, we stayed in the Garden... More 

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vermont, usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

everything works here at the mermaid. great bed, wonderful private-public spaces, terrific rain shower, gorgeous homemade breakfast (thank you geri), and remarkably relaxed & professional hosting. free parking, great whirlpool, everything sparkling clean and well-tended. the decor is maybe the best thing of all. nothing generic or showy. just good stuff, well-chosen and memorable. thank you.

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Couldn't have chosen a better place for our 34th anniversary! The grounds are beautiful and peacefully comforting, the rooms exquisite, (we stayed in The Bamboo Room), and the proprietors, Dean and Paul, and staff, Rebecca and Geri and the housekeepers, were all so friendly, efficient and helpful. Breakfasts in the common area were delicious and enough to keep us going... More 

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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Just checked in to M&A 22 Nov. We were greeted by Rebecca and given the full tour. The whole experience is fantastic and Trip Advisor delivered again.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

We spent 3 nights at the Mermaid and the Alligator and loved it. We particularly enjoyed the lush and serene garden. It was full of plants, including orchids, and featured a number of birds in cages, water fountains, and the B&B dogs, Caya and Havana. We came back early each day from exploring Key West just to read and relax... More 

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