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The Mermaid & The Alligator

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed our time here! The B&B is super cozy and comfortable. Great location. We tucked our bikes in the side yard every night and rode them all around town. We took a quick dip in the pool and it was really relaxing. The grounds are beautiful. Fountains, beautiful plants, an orchid chandelier and hammocks make it feel like...

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

Greetings from The Mermaid & The Alligator. Thanks for mentioning Rebecca. She's one of our front desk staff who has been here for almost 8 years! She's a great resource and our guests appreciate her attention to detail. We hope you consider staying with us again. We so enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests! Yours truly, Geri...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find yourself headed to Key West, don't hesitate to book a room with a view at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast where you will find a warm welcome and friendly knowledgeable staff. The beautifully appointed rooms with a vintage feel but modern comforts lack nothing to help you relax and feel at home. The outdoor spaces and inviting...

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Thank you for including so many details of your stay with us. We love taking care of our guests and we benefit, too, from the relaxed and quiet spaces in and around the house. We hope you come back again! Sincerely, Geri L. Innkeeper

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We cannot say enough about our 3 nights at this over the top B&B. The pictures really don't do justice to this fine establishment. Geri and Rebecca who were the managers for our stay were exemplary as will as their staff. The breakfasts were delicious. They also arranged dinner reservations, bike rentals where the bikes were bought right to the...

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Thank you, Barbary and Tom, for staying with us and taking the time to write about your experience. We appreciate it so very much, and, of course, it helps others who are looking for a place to stay while visiting the island. We love sharing what we know about the island and connecting our guests with the great tour guides,...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was our first stay at the Mermaid and the Alligator. We will definitely be back. The grounds are very relaxing. The breakfast was excellent and the rooms were first rate. But the best part of all was the people. Geri and her crew were excellent. They had great recommendations for things to do and places to eat, and were...

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

You are welcome! It was our pleasure to have you here and we thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am so fortunate to work with every person on our staff--dedicated, caring and gracious--who give 100% to their work and our guests' needs every day. We're thrilled they've made such an impression on you and...

WAYNE
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We could not have been any more pleased than with our stay at The Mermaid and The Alligator. The Royal Poinciana room we stayed in was very comfortable and the porch was a fantastic respite from our days travels in Key West. The staff was very attentive and their recommendations were excellent as well. The breakfasts were great and we...

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

Greetings from Key West! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the gardens as well as our beautiful island city. We hope you come back to stay with us again! All the best, Geri L. Innkeeper

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you are going to Key West and enjoy staying at B&B's then this one is not to be missed. The website photos are accurate but doesn't describe enough the beauty of the outdoor space. We stayed in the Audobuon Room which is spacious, located on the ground floor with French doors access to the garden and pool. The pool...

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

Thank you for sharing your observations of the inn. We are lucky to have this historic Victorian home, built in 1904 when Key West was expanding and the land along Truman Avenue was developed. The Church across the street, now designated a minor basilica by the Vatican, was built a year later. Masses are well-attended, and the bells are a...

Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have decided to start reviewing because I travel a lot for work and now we are traveling a lot for fun and I depend HEAVILY on these Trip Advisor reviews. So, the Mermaid & the Alligator FAR exceeded my already excited expectation based on previous reviews. The team - the ENTIRE team- from housekeeping to management was AMAZING! My...

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

I'm so happy to hear you felt "at home" while staying here. All of us do our best every day to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as it can be. Thank you for taking the time to thank us! It was and is our pleasure!! Yours truly, Geri L. Innkeeper

Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at The Mermaid and the Alligator B&B on our first trip to Key West. The experience was truly like staying in the home of a friend. The decor of the home was casual and eclectic--very comfortable and with an 'at home' feel. Available at all times in the public areas were water and sodas,...

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

Thank you for your feedback! We welcome suggestions for ways to improve your experience with us. We have taken to heart the "view" from the window. Now you'll see foliage when you look out. Key Lime and Papaya are in our historic Conch cottage, one of many built throughout the neighborhood for cigar factory workers back in the day. As...

Spencer, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a great place the Mermaid & The Alligator is. Beautiful rooms with a wonderful tropical garden to relax in after walking through Key West all day. Easy walking distance to anyplace in Key West. We parked our car and never used it until we had to leave. We stayed in the Caribbean Queen Suite, and it far out did...

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

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay. We love surprising our guests with new entrees, and we're especially pleased to have found our special coffee blend--small-batch roasted and ground fresh each morning! We sell it now so next time you come, you can take it home! All the best, Geri L. Innkeeper

Liberty, Missouri
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My wife looked at several places to stay in Key West online, especially B&B's, and after spending several hours searching she came upon this gem! I believe what got her attention the most was the garden area in the backyard and how well landscaped the front area was on the main streets! She immediately booked a room with a balcony...

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

Thank you for writing about your stay with us. Relaxation and respite is what it's all about here. Thankfully we have a terrific staff in housekeeping and the front desk who are devoted to working together to keep the inn and gardens as beautiful, clean, and relaxing as they can be. We're happy you enjoyed all of it. Come back...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $395 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Tree Top suite is the way to go!!!”
nikoleg299, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Caribbean Queen is large and has the entire front porch to use. Great bathroom.”
62PaulB62, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a room with a balcony or the garden space you have to book early”
bryanb950, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden room is on first floor and has a door to patio, too. Large shower.”
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 .”
Chrisitnef, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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