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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop searching. Book this one, you will not be disappointed! A gorgeous 1904 home, and 1880's side cottage. The gardens are a lush escape from busy life, and even have softly chirping birds and bubbling fountains. It's a great location only a few blocks from Duval, has off street parking and also has a super helpful and friendly staff (thanks... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in several B & B's in Key West. The Mermaid and the Alligator ranks high on the list. A very clean, modern and comfortable room. Geri and staff have everything you need including beverages....lemonade and cookies at 3, complimentary wine at 5. Breakfasts were served hot with fresh fruit. We especially enjoyed the homemade quiche and pancakes... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It makes us happy to know we hit the right balance with our service and you were able to relax and enjoy your room, our breakfasts, and the inn itself. Please come back and stay with us again the next time you come to Key West. We'd love... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name is what peaked our interest but the stay is what will have us coming back for another visit! They are all about customer service - you'll want for nothing! Breakfast each morning was amazing and the house and cottages are gorgeous! ❤️. L&M Lakeland

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Salvador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After looking at innumerous hotels or B&B websites, we were convinced that The Mermaid & The Alligator should be the right place for our one night stay in Key West. And the reality was not disappointing. The localization is convenient as you´re close to every interesting point. Once inside you feel immediately that everything was thought with a lot of... More 

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Haleyville, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at The Mermaid and the Alligator. They were very helpful with places to eat, renting bikes, scheduling tours. The breakfasts were really good. They served complimentary wine from 5-8. We loved the atmosphere. Our room was very nice and comfortable.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited Key West for the first time and had a lovely stay at the Mermaid and Alligator. The property is beautiful and very well situated. It is easy walking or biking distance to Old Town restaurants and attractions without being too close to the Duval Street nuttiness. We stayed in the Sunroom and the accommodations were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay here at The Mermaid & The Alligator. We're so happy you enjoyed the house, the Sunroom, and Victor's suggestions! We and the rest of the staff love taking care of our guests, and it's good to hear we provided just what you needed to make your visit to Key... More 

Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are so happy that we stayed at The Mermaid and the Alligator. The accomodations were outstanding, the breakfasts were delicious and the staff were friendly and very helpful. We stayed in the Royal Poinciana and it was beautiful. Our balcony outside was comfortable and quite enjoyable during the evenings. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nice. It... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't much more I can add to the positive reviews about the Mermaid and the Alligator. It really is as gorgeous and accommodating as they say. The staff is friendly, the rooms are beyond comfortable, the location is perfect. The interior decorating is like walking into a magazine but the outdoor landscaping is what sends the Mermaid & the... More 

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Lisa Z, Riley Hotel Group at The Mermaid & The Alligator, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your recent stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator. The credit for the landscaping must go to the previous owners, their vision and style was amazing and beautiful. We are so pleased to represent the new management of the B&B and will work diligently to maintain its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lovely the people there, they are so friendly. The house is charming and fair enough from Durval Street to be peaceful. We feel like at home. They supported me to choose and book the restaurants we had dinner and also suggested some attractions, so as we said before they were so friendly.

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Lisa Z, Riley Hotel Group at The Mermaid & The Alligator, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and the staff took good care of you! It is always our goal to provide the most memorable and pleasant experience for our guests. We sincerely hope that you will consider... More 

South Wales
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This will be a short review as there's little I can add to the superlatives that have already been written. We stayed in the Sun Room with its own little balcony - just gorgeous. The room is quite small but there is plenty of hanging space alongside the bathroom. Breakfast tables are shared so not so good for those who... More 

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Lisa Z, Riley Hotel Group at The Mermaid & The Alligator, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We took over the operations of the hotel in May and couldn't be happier ourselves. The property is lovely, offers a substantial amount of charm, and has an incredible staff. We... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about The Mermaid & The Alligator

Address: 729 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040-6423
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $148 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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