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Winter Springs, Florida
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We recently completed our second visit to this inn in Key west fl. My reviews were most flattering after our first visit, however times have changed and would not recommend this overpriced noisy inn in the future. Following our reservations made in April 2012 they informed me , after it as too late to change that they had instituted a...

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The truth is the truth so let’s get to the truth. This vindictive rant comes from the fact that this individual choose to smoke inside his room at the Inn and won’t fess up to it. We have had a non-smoking policy inside our inn and rooms for 16 years (in place during his first visit) and recently expanded to...

Bristol, England
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a true example of where the customer is king. Nothing is too much trouble, or left to chance and no detail is overlooked. From the complimentary fridge of cool drinks, to the umbrellas or beach towels to take out. The garden is an oasis of calm with a huge hot tub; the bedrooms focused on comfort with their...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was my first time at a B&B. This place is beyond words. From the Love Birds to the Florida native plants you would have to see to belive. Where my husband and I stayed you awoke to the song of the birds, what a sound to be awoken to. The staff took care of you like you were their...

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The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had a great 4 night stay in Key West at The Mermaid & The Alligator. We actually stayed in 3 different rooms and enjoyed them all. The home is beautiful and the gardens are lush and so relaxing. The breakfast are good but not fancy. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and hope to come back next year....

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was our first time to a B & B and we were delighted. Our room was very eclectic but also elegent and homey. The breakfasts were delicious and having them served in the garden was a big bonus. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The gardens were lovely and there were numerous seating arrangements throughtout the grounds; lounge...

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Angus
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A delight. Warm welcome. Breakfast cooked specials may not be to everyone's taste if you like cooked style egg and bacon- but the muffins were superb. Garden is fantastic- full of hidden corners. Great plunge pool hammocks and shady areas What a find! Thank youk

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Cupar, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We very much enjoyed our couple of days here - the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful, the garden was a delight, the breakfasts varied and fresh. Well-appointed and carefully thought out. We stayed in the Garden Room, which opened directly out onto the garden and just a few steps from the spa pool. Well worth a...

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was the best bed and breakfast I have ever had the pleasure staying it. The owners and their staff have thought of everything to make one feel at home. From the evening wine tastings to the fabulous home made breakfasts this is a must-stay in Key West. I give this guest house my highest recommendation.

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Roatan Island
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We were so glad we read Coastal Living (May 2012) where they featured this truly amazing place. We booked 3 nights in the Treetop Suite and we were so delighted to find such a fascinating place to unwind for an extended weekend on our vacation time in October. Rebecca and Geri were so helpful in recommending places to go and...

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Malibu, California
Reviewed October 27, 2012

My partner and I stayed here in October. We had never been to Key West before. Geri set us up with all the best things to do. I've never had anyone at a hotel be so helpful. Our Bamboo Room was especially charming, and the grounds are beautiful. Four nights wasn't enough. I'd love to go back.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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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The Mermaid And The Alligator
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel Key West
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“Bamboo room was outstanding. The treetops suite was beautiful but it's 40 steps to reach it with no elevator.”
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“Garden suite was sweet”
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“All rooms are great! Each has its own highlight.”
 of 5 bubbles 658BarbaraB658, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“We had the garden room but all are pictured on their web site. Some couples are on a quest to try each and every one.”
 of 5 bubbles freelunch2013, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
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