The Mermaid & Alligator

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The Mermaid & Alligator

3.5 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
729 Truman Ave, Key West, FL, 33040

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDuval Street6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouth Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouthernmost Point15 min walk
  • AirportKey West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.)7 min drive

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About this area

Key West

The Mermaid & Alligator is located in Key West Historic District, a neighborhood in Key West. Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Smathers Beach and South Beach. Florida Keys Eco - Discovery Center and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Duval Street - 6 min walk
  • Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum - 9 min walk
  • Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum - 9 min walk
  • South Beach - 11 min walk
  • Southernmost Point - 15 min walk


  • Little Pearl — 3 min walk
  • El Siboney — 5 min walk
  • Key West Cuban Coffee — 5 min walk
  • Blackfin Bistro — 6 min walk
  • Duffy's Steak & Lobster House — 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Key West Intl. Airport (EYW) - 7 min drive

About this property

The Mermaid & Alligator

3.5-star Key West guesthouse in Key West Historic District, walk to Duval Street
This smoke-free guesthouse features an outdoor pool, concierge services, and a garden. Self parking is free. Rooms offer ceiling fans and hair dryers.
The Mermaid & Alligator offers 4 air-conditioned accommodations with ceiling fans. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 1 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

The Mermaid Alligator
The Mermaid & Alligator Key West
The Mermaid & Alligator Guesthouse
The Mermaid & Alligator Guesthouse Key West

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 41 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 41 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 41 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 41 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 41 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a fabulous place to stay! A beautiful breakfast served to each person on the patio, hosts are so gracious and welcoming, room looks just like advertised pictures as well as being spotlessly clean, toiletries are good quality and very generous in amount, LOTS of fresh towels provided, etc. Host was knowledgeable about surrounding area, and provided good information as well as property tour at checkin. We called to see if we could drop off luggage early, and were told our room was ready anyway, and that we could go ahead and check in. This was so helpful to us. We cannot wait to stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was beautiful and the staff so nice and accommodating! Loved it and we will be back!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a gem of a property. Intimate, lush and welcoming. Delicious breakfast fixed by Maura. Easy walk to most sites.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enchanted Hide Away
The stay was amazing. We had the Papaya room and it was just lovely. The dedication to the little details made the difference in the world in terms of our stay. Breakfast was amazing, the staff ( Mora and Bella) were available to make reservations and make recommendations. No detail was missed. The service was top notch. We will certainly return. Higly recommended to anyone who truly wants dedicated service in the most beautiful setting.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such a great B&B. The house is very charming. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Margo, the resident mascot, was a delight. The outside area was so inviting. Highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021