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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in the Caribbean room and loved it. Once you go into the backyard and experience the garden and sounds of the birds, you'll never want to leave and explore Key West. You will be very well taken care of while you are there and no request is a bother for them. The two 4...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 30 November 2012

We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. The staff, house, grounds and location are fantastic. The staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We loved the location and had a lot of fun trying the local restaurants and biking around town. We would definitely stay here again.

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Furnes Norway
Reviewed 22 November 2012

This was our first trip to Florida and Key West, and what a pleasant surprise to find this wonderful place nicelly located in the centre of Key West. Dean and his staff was so friendly and helpful regarding every need we had, and the calm and quiet atmosphere in the beautiful garden was very relaxing. The rooms are beautifully decorated...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2012

As an Australian Key West had always been a bucket place for me...Mainly due to the fact that it's not your typical US big city and i'd always been curious to know what it looked like. A friend of mine who used to work on cruise ships had been and raved about it, So i knew on my latest trip...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We stayed for three nights in November and whilst the Setting of the B&B is beautiful we were not made to feel overly comfortable and felt a bit like we were intruding in the owners house when using the downstairs space. There are some lovely touches, for example the wine at 5pm and the breakfast was delicious. We had booked...

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

We’re sorry these guests felt a bit uncomfortable. We are there to offer assistance but not to intrude on a guest’s privacy or space and will always grant this if we feel that is what they are seeking. We are always happy to greet any guest who chooses to stop and chat, in fact we love to talk! The common...

ohio
Reviewed 15 November 2012

This was our first visit to Key West, we stayed at the Mermaid & Alligator for 5 nights. This B & B is awesome. The staff were so welcoming and helpful in planning excursions. We stayed in the Papaya room which was a little small but who spends time in the room while in Key West. The room was spotlessly...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We absolutely adored this place! My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during our honeymoon in October 2012. On arrival, we were shown around and given lots of information about the inn and Key West in general, and I have to say the inn captures the essence of the island perfectly! We stayed in the Garden Room, which...

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Southbury, CT
Reviewed 11 November 2012

I can't say enough about this wonderful B&B. The Key West flavor is evident through and through. We stayed in two different rooms. The first night we were in the Bamboo room, which is in a small cottage behind the main house. It was nestled in the most extraordinary, lush garden. Little brick pathways twist and turn between palms, and...

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Winter Springs, Florida
Reviewed 11 November 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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MermaidAlligator, Owner at The Mermaid & The Alligator, responded to this review

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, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $193 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Mermaid And The Alligator
The Mermaid & The Alligator Hotel Key West
The Mermaid & The Alligator Key West, Florida
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“Caribbean Queen is large and has the entire front porch to use. Great bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 62PaulB62, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a room with a balcony or the garden space you have to book early”
 of 5 bubbles bryanb950, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden room is on first floor and has a door to patio, too. Large shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 402janac, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are depicted on their website . We liked being in main house. We were in Sun Room which was sunny in the morning but very quiet .”
 of 5 bubbles Chrisitnef, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors are naturally quieter - and at least two have outdoor furnished porches”
 of 5 bubbles ShoreThing62, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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