Inspired Bed and Breakfast Lodging on Key West’s Famous Duval Street

A cozy Historic Queen room the color of sunset, the Gypsy Mermaid’s Escape is a favorite of a regular guest, the daughter of a famous musician whose name you know. A talented songwriter herself, she shuns the spotlight, preferring a life of quiet autonomy.  We think she has infused the Gypsy Mermaid with a bit of her quicksilver aura. No small coincidence that the name of the room reflects that.

For her, a typical hotel in Key West would never do, even one on Duval Street. She especially enjoys the upstairs veranda adjacent the Gypsy Mermaid, which provides a lofty vantage point from which to observe the ever-changing pageant that plays itself out daily on the street just below — says it’s a source of creative inspiration.

And she loves the furnishings — a headboard suggestive of a vintage garden gate, mermaids gracing the entryway, and accessories evoking fantasies of footloose travels to exotic ports of call. The collective ambience suggests nautical legends intriguing and exciting, yet tantalizingly elusive. Whimsical, even. Choose it for yourself and see if you don’t agree.

$195 – $275

  • private bath with ceramic tile shower
  • mini-fridge 
  • flat-screen cable TV, outbound telephone, WI-FI
  • central air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • quality furnishings and luxurious pillow-top bedding
  • plush, 100% cotton bed and bath linens
  • iHome dock AM/FM clock radio, iron, and hair dryer