Our Story

About Our Inn

Discover the history and restoration of our Key West bed and breakfast.


Possessing over 100 years of stories, the house has served not only as a private home, where it was foreclosed on by one owner, and fought over in a divorce settlement by another, but it has also acted as a boarding house, apartment building, and, eventually, a B&B. The house boasts an enviable front yard, thanks to the 1909 hurricane, which blew the house back from its street-side foundation. The previous owners lovingly restored it to its pre-hurricane grandeur, thus preserving its wonderful "old house" personality.


At The Mermaid & The Alligator, memories are made and guests are treated to an experience they will always treasure. Beyond just the recommendations, it is helping the guests experience the wonder and beauty of Key West. The Mermaid & The Alligator welcomes you, so come and share.