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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Place is located on Truman, which is one of the busiest streets in Key West, but you would never know it staying at this wonderful B&B. We were pleasantly greeted by their two labs, Caya and Havana, who seemed happy to have more people around. They made our stay feel more like a home vs. just being on vacation. The pictures of the garden on their website do not do it justice.
My wife and I stayed in the Bamboo room, providing us with our own sanctuary from the fun that is Key West. Our room was clean, had its own porch and definitely large enough for two.
Each morning we were treated to an exceptional breakfast on the patio that started our day out right. Dean, Paul, Geri and Rebecca provided direction on the hot spots around town and of course some of those tucked away neighborhood hideouts (thanks Geri).
If you need to get away from the snow or just need to unwind this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed from 4/4/13 to 4/8/13. Great place to relax, with amazing gardens and a very comfortable room. Very gracious hosts who were willing to do whatever was asked to make our stay more pleasant. Breakfasts were outstanding, with fresh-baked muffins and fruit in addition to the hot breakfast of the day. Wine in the afternoon, friendly dogs that like to be petted, and a location that made it easy to walk everywhere - what more could you ask for. The only downside was that we couldn't stay longer.

Room Tip: Their website gives a good description of their rooms.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank beaglesrdabest
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

After our third visit to the Mermaid and Alligator, I felt compelled to write a review. We love the place so much that we actually plan our vacation around the availability of the rooms. We've stayed in the Caribbean Queen twice and the Royal Poinciana once. Both rooms are beautiful, comfortable, and hold precious memories for us. The staff are incredible, offering concierge services for planning our trip before we arrive. The gardens are perfect-Dean has truly created a tropical paradise for his guests. I truly can't say enough about this place- you must listen to all the other reviews and see for yourself.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank M H
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was our second trip to Key West and our second time at The Mermaid and the Alligator. I love this B&B so much! When you are in the backyard area you really do feel like you are in paradise. It is super secluded, surrounded by trees, birds, fountains, etc. I think part of the reason I love it so much is the breakfast outside in the garden. Everyone that works there is great and very accommodating. We've stayed in the Caribbean Queen room both times because we love the balcony.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Rosso27
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

What a wonderful little spot to enjoy Key West from. It was our first visit and everything was fantastic. Geri was the best. I called ahead and she helped me arrange for a dozen roses to be in the room when we arrived. It was a super arrangement. My girlfriend was blown away. She made dinner reservations for us and offered great insight into which restaurants to choose. She even asked if they had a corkage fee which was great. We brought several bottles with us and only one restaurant wouldn't let us bring wine in.

Dean and Paul are very nice. They have a beautiful property that is vey well maintained. We were in the Bamboo Cottage and loved the privacy it afforded us. We slept late, had coffee on our porch, they had breakfast every morning and wine in the evenings. The location is convenient to Duval Street and most of the restaurants. We particularly enjoyed Blue Heaven for lunch (Roosters and Chickens wander around the place) and La Creperie across the street (order the red velvet crepe, awesome!).

We would definitely book the Mermaid and Alligator again. You won't go wrong here, that's for sure. Thanks everyone for making our visit so wonderful.

Room Tip: We had the Bamboo Cottage which is set apart from the main house. A lovely little porch and private.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank bob98005
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