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

Rooms & Amenities

Each uniquely decorated room in our stately mansion has its own distinct personality, one is sure to match yours. 


Caribbean Queen

Caribbean Queen Room  

The Caribbean Queen Room offers all the amenities of a great honeymoon suite or romantic weekend getaway. Watch the world of Key West go by from the wraparound veranda, relax in the large Roman soaking tub and get comfortable in the four poster king bed.

Treetop Suite
Treetop Suite

The Treetop Suite is nestled away on the third floor and aptly named for its view out across the neighborhood treetops. The splendor of the room is the exposed beam, cathedral, Dade County Pine ceiling highlighting the distinct gabled rooflines.  The room features a king bed in one alcove and a large soaking tub open to the room in another with a private bath & shower.  A private, romantic hideaway - above it all!

Audubon Room

The Audubon Room


Inspired by the art of John James Audubon, who visited & painted in Key West, the Audubon room boasts the original Dade County Pine walls & floors.  Its large bath features a Jacuzzi bathtub and large open shower.  Louvered doors lead you to our sunken "grotto" garden, patio and pool area.

Royal Poinciana

The Royal Poinciana is the perfect writer's retreat. Named after one of the stately trees in our garden, you are inspired to unwind on the outside veranda, sit and pen your thoughts at the antique writing desk or just relax in the comfort of its metal canopy bed with elegant bath featuring a marble shower and lots of mirror.

Garden Room

Open the Garden RoomÂ’s French doors to let the warm, fragrant tradewinds in.  This room with its cool terracotta floors, cathedral ceilings & warm tropical colors reflects our love of gardening and the Keys outdoor style of living.  It features a patina metal canopy style bed and the bath has a large walk-in glass block shower, dual showerheads and glass ceiling. 

Sun Room

A bright & airy second floor room, in the bay portion of our Victorian home, the Sun Room's windows create a panoramic view into the trees.  French doors open to a private sun deck overlooking the pool & garden.  The private bath's step-in glass mosaic shower completes the room.  A great retreat to sunbathe in the day & stargaze through the night!

Conch Cottage Rooms

Our historic 1880's cigar maker conch cottage sets the backdrop for the bright tropical colors and decor of the Bamboo, Papaya & Key Lime Rooms.  These casual style rooms are reached by walking through the garden of the inn and still feature all of the amenities of the main house.  All rooms have private outside entrances.

Bamboo Room


The Bamboo Room is a large room with an Indonesian sleigh bed, sofa sitting area with tropical bamboo thatch ceiling.  The room has a private bath with shower and a added bonus of a large covered porch area that looks out into out lush tropical garden & sunning patio...just steps from the pool & breakfast patio.  

Key Lime  & Papaya Rooms

These side by side rooms open to & share the front porch of our conch cottage.  Yes, they are painted Key Lime & Papaya colors!  You will definitely know you are staying in Key West.  Quaint & cozy!  

Key Lime 

While the Key Lime has a king bed, private bath with step-in shower,  
the Papaya Room features a queen bed and identical shower to the Key Lime.

These two rooms rented together are perfect for two couples traveling together and are a great value. 




Our exquisite accommodations ... feature Sealy Posturepedic mattresses, 100% cotton sheets and luxurious white plush towels. Guests will find hair dryers, iron and ironing board as well as CD/AM/FM clock radio systems standard in all of our rooms. All rooms and living areas have air conditioning and 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.

 Remember a full breakfast is served each morning poolside. Choose from a variety of yogurt, juices, fresh fruit and home baked muffins, coffee and tea. Than make yourself comfortable in the garden and let us offer you the hot entree of the day. 

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