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The Mermaid & The Alligator

729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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The Mermaid & The Alligator
Ranked #3 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    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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charleston sc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

My husband and I just returned from The Mermaid and The Alligator. It is difficult to put into words the perfection of our visit. Dean and Paul have created a Paradise in the center of Historic Key West. Their shaded tropical gardens include a cabana, pool, artwork, birds and a surprise around every corner. Even in the dead of heat... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

We stayed at the Mermaid and Alligator for one week from May 30-June 6, 2010. We have been to Key West on numerous occasions over the past 10 years, but this was on first stay at the Mermaid and Alligator. It was without a doubt our best experience in Key West. So much can be said about this Bed and... More

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Dublin, Ohio
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

We just returned (June 6, 2010) from our stay at The Mermaid and the Alligator. This is truly a wonderful Inn with so many delightful touches! The rooms and gardens are just spectacular and everything was exceptionally clean. Both Dean and Paul are great hosts and their staff was also very accommodating and helpful. Breakfast was wonderful and nicely served... More

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St. Louis, MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

My husband and I vacationed in Key West and stayed at The Mermaid & The Alligator for three nights. We could not have asked for a better experience! The trip started off bad, when the airline lost my luggage, but the innkeepers were great with helping us get it back. Breakfast was great, along with recommendations on where to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

My husband & I returned to Key West for the 6th time in April accompanied by our friends on their first visit. This was our second stay at the Mermaid & we weren't disappointed. Each Hotel/ B&B that we have stayed at have all been lovely but this IS THE BEST! The rooms are lovely, gardens beautiful, owners & staff... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

There was nothing about the Mermaid and the Alligator where I would say "they should have...". The just did everything perfectly, our experience there couldn't have been better.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

The Mermaid and the Alligator is the B & B that my husband and I chose for our 4th wedding anniversary. We had been to Key West many times and this trip I wanted to try this B & B. First, it was beautifully decorated and had two cute dogs roaming around the house. (We both loved them-so friendly!) Secondly,... More

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Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

This is probably the best and most beautiful B&B in Key West! The house and the wonderful garden are full of gadgets and items from allover the world and every room has it's own style and decoration. You can see and feel that everything is done with love and passion. The dogs & the birds are most likeable.

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estero, fl
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

I spent a great deal of time researching to find the perfect B & B for us in Key West...of course, there isn't one, at least not in our price range. I had read that the Mermaid and the Alligator was something special and in some ways, perhaps it is. The gardens are lovely and the inn is charming enough.... More

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MermaidAlligator, Owner at The Mermaid & The Alligator, responded to this review

We’re sorry we did not meet these guests’ expectations. We are constantly upgrading and adding to our guest rooms, all rooms are painted every 1 to 2 years thus the new feeling to this guest room. This particular room has a new vanity and toilet and is schedule for additional renovation this summer. Our wonderful housekeeping staff keeps all areas... More

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

Absolutely amazing experience..everything about this place exceeded our expectations. The gardens were lush, the service was outstanding, and the little, additional touches were so nice..like the provided bottled drinks/water, afternoon snacks/lemonade/wine, beach towels to use off property, the IPOD docking stations/speakers in the room, the friendly folks who worked there and who were always willing to help with reservations, suggestions,... More

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Also Known As:
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel Key West
The Mermaid And The Alligator
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel
Address: 729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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