Take a tour prior to your stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator, our 1904 Queen Anne Victorian mansion featuring a distinctive style of angled bay windows, sloping gabled roof, and spacious verandas. Boasting six stylish rooms on three floors and three conch cottages in our gardens, our bed and breakfast is a hidden gem tucked just outside of the bustle of Duval Street. Discover our selection of accommodations, with some featuring king beds and large spa-style bathtubs, while other rooms have queen beds and oversized walk-in showers.
Allow us to cultivate the perfect stay for you. Our concierge is here to help make arrangements for dinner reservations, tour tickets, garden massages, and bike rentals. Relax in the Mermaid & Alligator gardens where refreshments like lemonade, wine and cheese, and our complimentary full breakfast are served. Step into a dreamy oasis complete with amenities like free Wi-Fi, a spa plunge pool, and an Outdoor Pavilion with everything needed for a beach day.
Choose the upscale honeymoon destination you've always dreamed of when you stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator.
Our bed and breakfast is a hidden gem tucked just outside of the bustle of Duval Street, a 1904 Queen Anne Victorian mansion featuring six stylish rooms on three floors and three conch cottages in our gardens.
With a plethora of outdoor seating options, including rocking chairs, chaise lounges, and benches, you will have no trouble finding the perfect spot for quiet contemplation.
Our Cabana, a more private option, is an ideal spot to enjoy our pineapple fountain, a symbol of hospitality. As an added perk, The Mermaid & The Alligator is one of few guest houses where the island’s best massage therapists will come to you, offering single or couple’s massages in the Cabana, steps away from your room.
We offer complimentary on-site parking for one standard size vehicle. Larger vehicles will be parked with the manager’s discretion.
Step into a dreamy oasis complete with lush gardens, free Wi-Fi, a spa plunge pool, and an Outdoor Pavilion with everything needed for a beach day.
Our clientele is an intriguing mix of all ages, here to celebrate an important occasion or just to get away. They come from all over the world. Friendships have formed while meeting for the first time at breakfast or over wine, often discovering how small the world really is.
Discover intimate areas where guests can "escape from it all" in a place of beauty and tranquility. A full breakfast is served poolside amidst the lush foliage each morning, and a complimentary glass of wine is provided in the evenings.
Guests can take advantage of the soft music in the gardens and slow dance under the tropical canopy or beneath the chandelier hanging from our giant Royal Poinciana tree.
Let the gardens speak to you.
Immerse yourself in lush gardens with hidden walkways and grottos. Our 1904 Victorian mansion is nestled amidst a variety of tropical plants and a cozy canopy of palms. Where will you unwind after a day of island adventures?
Stop by the Outdoor Pavilion to gather with friends. The Pavilion also has an ice machine, pool towels, sunscreen, beach chairs, beach bags, and more – all included to enhance your stay.
Breakfast is served poolside underneath a canopy of tropical foliage, where guests can linger with a newspaper and a cup of Cuban Coffee Queen (a local favorite) coffee all morning long.
Enjoy a selection of home-baked muffins, cereals, fruit, yogurt, and a different hot entrée each morning! We love to surprise our guests with something fresh and delicious, whether it’s Eggs Monterey, Frittata, Belgian waffles, blueberry pancakes, or cinnamon French toast. Pair your breakfast with fresh coffee, gourmet teas, and a selection of juices. Due to COVID, social distancing is in effect at breakfast. We offer tables of four but at this time, only two are being seated at them. A thorough sanitization is taking place between seatings.
We can also accommodate gluten allergies – just let us know at check-in.
Breakfast is served from 8:30 AM – 10 AM.
The Mermaid & The Alligator has partnered with a local favorite, Cuban Coffee Queen, to deliver a taste of their delicious coffee to our guests. We are proud to now be serving their Key West Sunrise, a medium roast blend. To learn more about Cuban Coffee Queen, click here.
After a day of island adventures, come home and relax in The Mermaid & The Alligator gardens where lush foliage, beautiful, tropical flowers, and exotic birds surround you. Enjoy an afternoon nap in one of our oversized hammocks or comfy chaise loungers. On hot days, cool off with a dip in our plunge pool. As evening descends, we invite you to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, or lemonade, as you make your evening plans.
You’ll sleep soundly in our well-appointed guest and cottage-style rooms. Complete with angled bay windows and unique tropical décor, our rooms offer free high-speed WIFI, luxurious Egyptian sheets, oversized tile showers, plush Turkish bath towels, and air conditioning.
Celebrate that special milestone with the getaway of a lifetime at The Mermaid & The Alligator.
Relax in our heated plunge pool with built-in benches from sun up to sundown.
This peaceful room features an upholstered king bed and large sitting area with a bamboo thatch ceiling.
A spacious ground floor room in our Conch cottage, the Bamboo Room is tropically decorated with bamboo accents for a touch of casual sophistication.
Located on the ground floor, the Bamboo Room steps out onto a spacious porch surrounded by the Mermaid & Alligator Gardens.
Make yuor way through the inn's garden to get to the cottage and still access all of the amenities of the main house.
The Bamboo Room's spacious living area is decorated with natural materials and is the perfect place for two to sit and relax.
This dreamy cottage room features an oversized shower large enough for two.
Discover the Key Lime Room nestled in the middle of the main garden, complete with crisp and refreshing touches of design.
Sit back on the rocking chair on the porch, shared with the Papaya Room next door.
Sip wine on the porch, read a magazine, or sunbathe.
The modern bath features a tiled shower and luxury Turkish cotton towels.
Discover a private jungle escape in the Papaya Room, tucked away in the M&A Gardens in the Conch Cottage.
Sit with a view of the garden, filled with blossoming tropical flowers and visiting birds all year-round.
Each of our romantic rooms and suites offer a harmony of charming finishes and modern amenities.
This charming suite features the original Dade County Pine paneled walls and floors from the original construction of the home.
Each of our guest rooms are designed for the modern traveler, with amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi and relaxing sitting areas.
Unwind in the large bath area with a Jacuzzi bathtub and a large open shower.
Each of our romantic suites are designed for couples, and our television-free accommodations are the perfect retreat to truly relax.
Step through French doors to our garden, patio, and pool area.
Drift off to sleep in a four-poster king bed with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Watch the gentle breeze go through our garden from the room's wraparound veranda.
Escape for a romantic getaway to the Caribbean Queen Suite!
Each of the Mansion Rooms is uniquely decorated with its own distinct personality. Find the one that best matches yours!
Soak in the large Roman soaking tub from the privacy of your suite.
This bright and airy second-floor room showcases a panoramic view into the trees through 6-foot windows.
The private bath includes a step-in glass mosaic shower to complete the room.
Sunbathe directly through French doors opening onto a private sun deck overlooking the pool & garden.
Become one with the natural elements in our garden-themed hotel room in Key West, boasting cathedral ceilings, a cool terra cotta floor, and a verdigris metal queen-size bed.
The suite's French doors open to a small deck leading to the grotto garden, patio, and pool area.
A perfect romantic retreat, couples can step out of their room and relax in the tranquil sanctuary of the Mermaid & Alligator gardens.
The contemporary bath area features a large walk-in glass block shower with two showerheads and a glass roof.
Nestled up on the third floor, The Treetop Suite is aptly named for its view out across the neighborhood treetops.
Hide away from the outside world in this tranquil suite!
The king bed is tucked away in one alcove and a large soaking tub in another with a private bath & shower.
Rejuvenate in the Treetop Suite's large soaking tub, perfect for a romantic vacation in Key West, Florida.
Spent a busy day exploring Duval Street? The Treetop Suite has a separate shower for guests to rinse away the day and head out for dinner downtown.
Named after one of the stately trees in our garden, this luxurious Key West suite includes a four-poster canopy bed with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Drift off for a dreamy night in the four-poster canopy bed in the Royal Poinciana Suite.
The perfect writer's retreat, pen your thoughts at the antique writing desk or become inspired while lounging on the outside veranda.
Tucked away from the busy traffic of Duval Street, our 1904 Queen Anne Victorian mansion is hidden away in the jungle amidst exotic plants.
Anything is possible at our adults-only property, complete with a unique suite for every couple.
The suite is accompanied by an elegant bath area with a marble shower and large mirrors.