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.
Things We Love
We provide on-site bike rental to cycle through Key West
Enjoy meandering through gorgeous landscaped grounds
We provide concierge services to assist guests during their stay
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Swimming Pool
- Smoke-Free Property
- Free On-site Parking
- Concierge Services
- Adult Only
- Gardens & Natural Wonders
- Outdoor Activities
- Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- 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
- A visit to Smather's Beach is highly encouraged
See & Do
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
Welcome to "your home in Key West." Our circa 1904 Victorian home in the heart of Old Town Key West awaits.
Start each day with our delicious full breakfast before venturing out to see what the island offers including beaches, unique restaurants, galleries and wonderful shops.
When it's time to return, retire to one of our comfortable and inviting guest rooms where wonderful amenities including Turkish bath towels, private porches, bathrobes, and more are waiting for you. Enjoy our lush and tranquil gardens where water fountains, exotic flowers and birds transport you to a place of pure relaxation. At The Mermaid & The Alligator, comfort, serenity, and luxury are perfectly combined for the most enjoyable experience.
Inn Amenities: Pool, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Dedicated Spa Service, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
Enjoy your breakfast poolside. Daily choices include home-baked muffins, and a selection of coffee, tea, and juice.
Every morning we feature a different single hot entree. Some selections include Eggs Monterey, Belgian waffles, pancakes, cinnamon French Toast, Gallo Pinto, Egg Burritos or various quiches and frittatas.
In the evening, guests can enjoy daily happy hour,
Meals Offered: Breakfast
Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
Breakfast Service: Continental
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Set Times
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Evening Cocktails
Rooms & Suites
Whether you choose to stay in one of the stately guestrooms in the mansion or the casual rooms of the Conch Cottage, your room will be comfortable and welcoming. Each room is individually decorated and has its own "personality."
Accommodations: Cottages, Suites
# of Rooms: 9
Beds: Queen, King
Room Entertainment: CD Players, iPod Docking Station
Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Not handicap accessible due to historic nature of property
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Private Entrance
On-site amentites include
*First-come, first-serve on-site parking
*Breakfast served in the gardens
*Selection of coffee, tea, and juice
*Daily happy hour
*Cubietrio+ wireless charging with USB ports & Bluetooth Music Play
*Sound therapy system
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite
Corporate Rates: No
Inn Amenities: Pool, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Dedicated Spa Service, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services
Location Type: Small Town/Village, Coastal
Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets
Smoking Policy: Smoke Free
Family Friendly: No