The Mermaid and The Alligator Bed & Breakfast

The Mermaid & The Alligator Bed & Breakfast - Key West Florida

729 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040
(800) 773-1894 
or (305) 294-1894


The Mermaid & The Alligator Bed & Breakfast

Recognitions & Awards
What others are saying about us...

The Mermaid & The Alligator Bed & BreakfastRecently featured in Travel & Leisure June 2002 "30 Great U.S. Inns" -

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."

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

Superior Florida Keys:  "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."

The Mermaid & The Alligator Bed & Breakfast

Pam Lanier:  "An elegant Queen Anne house in a garden setting with pool, off street parking & a memorable breakfast."

Other Recommendations:  Fodor's, Rough Guide, Richard Young's "Intelligence Report."

Featured in Janis Frawley-Holler's "Key West Gardens and Their Stories"

Dean Carlson & Paul Hayes 
with the City of Key West 
Clean & Green Award.

Other Awards:
*   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
Guest Comments:
"Regrettably departing after two exquisite nights.  Our stay in Key West could not have been more fulfilled.  Your home is takes us to a place inside ourselves that will certainly guarantee our return!" 
The Fisher's - Chicago, IL

"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.  
The Rayo's - Guatemala

The Mermaid & the Alligator at night
Innkeepers Dean and Paul
with Largo & Kili, former resident pets.

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