The gay-owned Mermaid & the Alligator occupies a 1904 Queen Anne mansion with angled bay windows and a sloping gabled roof. The six rooms on three floors have queen or king beds and luxurious touches like Turkish towels and 400-thread sheets. Have your complimentary breakfast by the plunge pool, which is heated year around. Afternoons there's lemonade with snacks and complimentary wine as the sun sets. The suites lend themselves to honeymoons. Smaller rooms in a "conch cottage" where cigar makers once lived are across the garden.