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: Sep 30 2024

Hot Summer Special

Stay three consecutive nights and receive a fourth night for free June 1 - September 30, 2024. This offer is valid on new reservations only and you must book directly on our website or by calling us at 305-294-1894....See More

The Mermaid & The Alligator

Key West, FL

Hot Summer Special

Guest Reviews

We loved staying here. The staff was so friendly and helpful. It’s beautiful, very green and tropical with some local friends like chicken and iguana sharing the outdoor spaces with you. Having coffee and breakfast in the courtyard in the morning was one of my favorite things about the trip. There are snacks, coffee, tea, sodas, sunscreen, bug spray, towels, beach bags all available to you complimentary which is...See More

- Kathryn Brandos

What a gem! The Mermaid & The Alligator provides an incredible location, only a handful of blocks from famous Duval Street with all its bars, restaurants, and shops. The staff are all incredibly friendly and warm, and even their temporary hostess, Olga, that was filling in for a few days seemed like a veteran at the front desk. Very clean, comfortable room with a lovely and large shower with...See More

- Mike Sekula

This place is awesome! Super beautiful, everyone is super friendly and helpful and a great location 3 blocks from Duval St. We rode the Key West Express into Key West and they allowed us to store our bags for a few hours while we walked around and waited for our room to be ready. When we were getting ready to leave they also allowed us to store our bags...See More

- Brian Goodling

We have stayed at The Mermaid and The Alligator twice now and will plan our next Key West trip around staying with them again. Staying at The Mermaid and Alligator is like staying in someone's beautiful home. The owners truly make you feel like family.

- Richard Mulloy

Hmmm...We've stayed a few B&Bs in Key West. We haven't paid a fortune to stay in one that might be the Taj Mahal of B&Bs, but I'd say we are at least middle of road to higher end. We've come to expect, and hope for certain things, but try to enjoy it no matter how it turns out. We had the tree top suite. We booked late for a...See More

- Jean

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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