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The Mermaid & The Alligator

An intimate adult-only bed & breakfast in the heart of Old Town Key West.


An intimate adult-only bed & breakfast in the heart of Old Town Key West.

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guest room
outdoor pool
Bathroom at Mermaid and the Alligator
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dining room
unique room
guest room
front porch
back patio

The Basics


The Mermaid & The Alligator is a serene, adult-only bed & breakfast in the heart of Old Town Key West. Offering nine beautifully decorated guest rooms, made-to-order breakfast daily, lush gardens, and impeccable service, it is a destination for the discerning traveler.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Adult Only
  • Tesla Charger

In the Know

  • Celebrate sunset from Mallory Square
  • The view from the Key West Lighthouse is amazing
  • A stroll through the Key West Cemetery is a history lesson
  • Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden is a hidden gem

Stay for the Story

A stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator will have guests feeling as if they have stepped back in time. The architecture of the historic home, carefully curated artwork throughout, and lush gardens are reminiscent of a bygone era in Key West.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy the oceanfront setting at Louies Backyard
Experience life like a local at Azur
An award winning wine list and live music at Blue Heaven Key West

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Be sure to visit the Hemingway Home and Museum
Walk among hundreds of living butterflies and colorful birds at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy
Shop, dine and enjoy the culture of Duval Street - the heartbeat of Key West

Packages and Special Offers

VALID THROUGH: Oct 21 2023

Hot Summer Special

Book three nights and get a fourth night free! PROMO CODE: HOT

The Mermaid & The Alligator

Key West, FL


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Tote Bag with Reservation

When you stay at the Mermaid & Alligator between Dec 1-Jan 31 you can receive a FREE personalized tote bag! Just use...See More

The Mermaid & The Alligator

Key West, FL


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Sweet Romance

Add a touch of romance with this package. Enjoy a chilled bottle of champagne and box of Belgian chocolates upon arrival. Advance...See More

The Mermaid & The Alligator

Key West, FL


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Love Story

Create a special memory with our Love Story package. Enjoy a bottle of chilled champagne, a box of Belgian chocolates, and a...See More

The Mermaid & The Alligator

Key West, FL


Guest Reviews

Absolutely wonderful! Diana and her staff were so great in taking care of us. My boyfriend and I loved breakfast and it was made fresh every morning. Our room was so beautiful and romantic and we were able to get an early check in when we arrived! The pool was great and the added bonuses the hotel offers i.e beach chairs, coolers, towels were a nice welcome touch as...See More

- Vivian Tran

This is a real gem. This was our first visit and it couldn't have been better. Love that it was off of the busy Duval St. But only a short walk away. It has a quiet but elegant feel. Rooms are beautiful. Breakfast and amenities were excellent. The staff go above and beyond to make your stay amazing. We met some amazing people during the cocktail hour in the...See More

- Renee “Renee B” Bertschinger

My husband and I celebrated my 60th birthday at the Mermaid and the Alligator and everything about our stay was perfect. From the moment we arrived, Diana let us store our luggage as it was not time to check in. She then suggested a fabulous place for brunch, Azur, which was walking distance and a local favorite. We we returned several hours later, our room was ready and it...See More

- Jules Farthing

The B and B is absolutely beautiful. Wonderfully landscaped and absolutely immaculate. It's conveniently located within walking distance of just about everything you want to see on your trip. We did have a slight hiccup on our visit, but it was resolved by the staff and I have revised my original review from 4 to 5 stars because I truly believe they want to be the best at what...See More

- Randy Parker

The most romantic bed and breakfast tucked away from the activity of Duval Street. Gorgeous lush garden and plunge pool. Sophisticated rooms.

- Loretta Calvert

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 9

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: No

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Evening Cocktails, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, National Historic Registry, Spa Service, Swimming Pool

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