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The Mermaid & Alligator

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Sunroom - Adult Exclusive | Balcony

Overview of The Mermaid & Alligator

The Mermaid & Alligator

3.5 star property
Adults-only guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Duval Street

9.8/10 Exceptional

64 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $385
Price available on 2/27/2023
729 Truman Ave, Key West, FL, 33040

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Key West Historic District
  • Duval Street - 6 min walk
  • South Beach - 2 min drive
  • Southernmost Point - 7 min drive
  • Mallory Square - 9 min drive
  • Smathers Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Key West Intl. Airport (EYW) - 12 min drive


  • Little Pearl - 3 min walk
  • El Siboney - 5 min walk
  • Blackfin Bistro - 6 min walk
  • Le Petit Paris - 6 min walk
  • Nine One Five - 7 min walk

About this property

The Mermaid & Alligator

The Mermaid & Alligator puts you just 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from the airport and a 5-minute drive from Duval Street. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 21
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning


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


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1904
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 1 per accommodation, per stay


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Mermaid & Alligator offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Mermaid & Alligator does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Mermaid & Alligator?
As of Feb 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Mermaid & Alligator on Feb 27, 2023 start from $385, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Mermaid & Alligator?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Mermaid & Alligator?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Mermaid & Alligator?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Mermaid & Alligator?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Mermaid & Alligator?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Mermaid & Alligator and nearby?
The Mermaid & Alligator has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Mermaid & Alligator?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Little Pearl (3-min walk), El Siboney (5-min walk), and Blackfin Bistro (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Mermaid & Alligator like?
The Mermaid & Alligator is a short 6-minute walk from Duval Street and 4 minutes' walk from Key West Cemetery.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

1st Class Feeling
What a wonderful property to stay at. Its was a delight & I'm missing this Key West Gem already as driving back out of the Keys. Can't wait to return & stay in another guest room. The service was impeccable to fantastic. They gave us so many options to have a wonderful mini vacation.
KIMBERLY, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay!
Just amazing! Love this place!
Carolyn, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay at the Mermaid and Alligator. The room was lovely, clean and comfortable.
Denise, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice stay
Nice stay, beautiful home and grounds, easy walking distance to all the major attractions. However, the inn is located on the main drag with lots of road noise at night. Breakfast was tasty and the chef was friendly, but when they say breakfast is from 8:30 to 10:00, that doesn't mean you can have breakfast any time between 8:30 and 10:00, it means breakfast will be ready sometime between 8:30 and 10:00, usually around 9:00 or 9:30, so plan to sit around and enjoy the garden and morning coffee for a while.
Heather, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Hannah, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sheila, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Key West favorite
Amazing stay! Perfect location clost to everything, but still private. Like an oasis! Great breakfast and clean rooms.
Tiffany, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable atmosphere and the staff are great. Proximity to downtown allowed us to walk to all the places we wanted to visit.
Carl A, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Don't hesitate, just book it!
A calm oasis amidst the craziness of Key West. Fab location but still far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle. Gorgeous gardens, lovely breakfast and the house was beautiful. Our room was small but it was fine for our needs. Free parking was a real bonus.
Lisa, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Don’t miss an opportunity to stay here. It is a sweet boutique hotel with attention to all of the details. Our only disappointment was that we didn’t find this gem earlier in our trip. A true treasure 💕
Gina, 1-night romance trip
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