Mermaid and the Alligator B&B in Key West Florida
Mermaid and the Alligator B&B Key West Florida Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Dean Carlson & Paul Hayes

Bedrooms: 6

Address: 729 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 USA

Telephone: (305) 294-1894,
(800) 773-1894

Attractions/Activities: Our home is "your home in Key West." Start each day with a wonderful full breakfast to keep you going whether your plans take you to the beach, out snorkeling and diving, or touring the many shops, galleries and restaurants of Duval Street, just three blocks away.


"So what makes the Mermaid & the Alligator stand out? Try the crystal chandelier glittering from the royal Poinciana tree out back, or the plunge pool with built-in bench for sipping Meursault. The owners intended to create a respite from Key West's hubbub. They planted every exotic they could find, then decorated the rooms with refreshing details like Polynesian tapa cloths and Haitian and Cuban artwork depicting island life. None of the guest rooms have phones or TV's, but instead encourage lingering at mahogany writer's desks. But first, you'll have to check in at the kitchen - there's no reception desk here."

"An exquisite world of beauty and relaxation await those who discover this 1904 Victorian mansion with stunning guestrooms and comfortable surroundings."

"This small gem has captured the spirit of the Keys. The Victorian sits among a tropical garden gull of palms and flowering plants.  Handsome rooms and comfortable elegance, done with taste and charm."

"Regrettably departing after two exquisite nights.  Our stay in Key West could not have been more fulfilled. Your home is magical ... it takes us to a place inside ourselves that will certainly guarantee our return!"

"We are really impressed by the beauty and hospitality of the hosts.  As innkeepers, we understand the difficulties in achieving such excellence! Thank you for making such beauty available to us!  Good luck and we can't wait to come back."


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Mermaid and the Alligator B&B Key West Florida

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  • Pride In Paradise by the Key West Chamber of Commerce - October 1997
  • Key West Chamber of Commerce Island of Lights Christmas Decorating Contest winner 1999-2001
  • Winner of 11th annual People's Choice Awards for Key West's Favorite Guesthouse
  • City of Key West Clean & Green Award - July 2002

General Information: Welcome to the Mermaid and the Alligator B&B and 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, Florida 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. Guests will find:

  • Sealy Posturepedic mattresses
  • 100% cotton sheets
  • luxurious white plush towels
  • hair dryers
  • iron and ironing board
  • CD/AM/FM clock radio systems standard in all of our rooms
  • living areas have air conditioning
  • daily room service

Our Living Room offers guests a unique, quiet and relaxing environment. Here you will find data port and high speed wireless Internet access. A guest computer for those who wish to work or check their e-mail with access to high speed Internet is available 24 hours a day free of charge as well as TV, phone, games and endless books and magazines to keep you occupied and inspired.

Our concierge will assist you with all your outdoor activities and dining reservations needed through out your stay. We will be happy to arrange for bicycles or even a licensed massage therapist to help take the stress out of your busy schedule.

Our Outdoor Pavilion is a great gathering spot to meet guests, enjoy a nightly complimentary glass of wine and gaze through menus of all the wonderful restaurants found in Key West. Here you will find the ice machine, guest refrigerator, pool and beach towels, sunscreen, beach chairs, coolers and umbrella!

Our plunge pool heated year round and features built in benches and whirlpool jets. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, and wonderful patios areas perfect to transport you back to those times of ultimate leisure.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$138-238/night

A full breakfast is served each morning poolside.