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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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We just spent 3 nights here from 7/4 - 7/7. We had 3 rooms for 6 people. The facility was everything that we wanted, very clean and close to Duval St. We especially enjoyed Maura and her staff, they were great. We dealt mainly with Christine who recommended places to dine and gladly made us reservations. My wife and I have already recommended the M&A to a few people. We hope to be back soon.
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Response from Jet59128337325, General Manager at The Mermaid & The Alligator
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Scott and posse :) Thanks for coming back to stay with us and for the lovely review!! - We certainly enjoyed having you in the house. Next time, you promise to bring more friends!! Have a great rest of the summer!! Maura & The Staff
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Property's Favorite Review
Everyone involved in running the small guest hotel was excellent. Very warm, helpful and outstanding in every way. The main house and cottages were comfortably appointed and the grounds very private and relaxing. Location also was excellent with many restaurants recommended by the staff, most within walking distance. Just an excellent stay. I highly recommend the Mermaid & The Alligator.
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Response from Jet59128337325, General Manager at The Mermaid & The Alligator
Responded Mar 6, 2019
Thank you for the lovely review. We are absolutely "quintessential old school Key West." We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again. We look forward to hosting you again. Maura & The Staff
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Mermaid and Alligator is on a quiet street that is a very short walk from Duvall St. Friendly, helpful staff that make you feel at home. They made reservations for us for local restaurants and attractions. Met great people and had delicious breakfast every morning. Highly recommended.
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Response from Jet59128337325, General Manager at The Mermaid & The Alligator
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. Our motto of being your home away from home, certainly resonated with you and we are so glad that you felt at home here at The Mermaid & The Alligator. Please come back to visit, you are now officially part of the M&A family!! Maura & The Staff
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This bed and breakfast came recommended to us by a friend. We are so happy we booked with them - if we could give them 7 stars we would! The house itself is lovely and beautiful - feels like home with its personal touches. The comfort we felt with the staff and room accommodations is what will bring us back again! A huge thanks to Maura - always with the best recommendations for food and activities and conversation! You were such a delight. And Christine - who we unfortunately only got to meet the day before we left. However- she was so skillful in helping us get arrangements back to the airport (6am) the next morning. LOVED the packed breakfast she had waiting for us ;). Thank you Christine ! Hope to see you all again soon!
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Response from Jet59128337325, General Manager at The Mermaid & The Alligator
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Such a lovely review. We will take the 7 stars, LOL. We try to make every guest feel as if they landed at their home away from home. And yes, if you are leaving early, whether it is to go on an excursion or back home, we are more than willing to pack up some yummies for the early morning departure. Looking forward to seeing you again, and please pass on the good word to other friends that do not know about us! Best, Maura & The Staff
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We have stayed year for the last 2 years and already booked our return trip for 2019. Beautifully restored early 1900 home with amenities of today. Each suite/room is different and unique. Plus hot, delicious breakfast each morning. The staff is amazing and will make reservations for whatever you feel like doing. You can also have them set-up your bike rental so they are there when you arrive!! Located on Truman within walking distance to Duvall Street.
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Response from Jet59128337325, General Manager at The Mermaid & The Alligator
Responded Jun 10, 2019
Good day, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you next year, hopefully, it will not be so hot as this year!! As you know, we offer exemplary concierge services and love making any type of reservations so that your days are filled with relaxation and fun. That is our goal with every guest and we are so happy that we achieved this during your stay. See you next year!! Best, Maura & The Staff
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$250 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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