We were so excited for this trip- we have 3 year old twin boys and I have a job where I am traveling all the time, so the day before our trip to key west (we had never been there) I presented her w a ring box present...which had a key lime in it! Very romantic, and high hopes. Our last trip had been to Belize in 2000!
I had spent many hours researching, and decided on la mer and Dewey house. I couldn't quite swing the price of the room on the beach, so I opted for a room that was a more affordable garden room.
When we got to the hotel, I asked about an upgrade bc the place wasn't full. The front desk person wrote out on a piece of paper upgraded rooms and the additional prices associated. The option we chose was a beautiful waterfront room and we were told that it would be an addl $100 a night- worth it for the view.
The room was nice, but there happened to be a wedding on the beach that went well into the night and kept us up, and then they broke the tents down quite early the next morning, with much noise.
It's a public beach, so there is nothing the hotel could have done about that I guess, but I'm not sure I would have spent the extra money if I had known about the wedding.
The biggest problem was that when we went to check out, the piece of paper the front desk guy had worked our upgraded and discounted rate on had mysteriously disappeared....so the final bill was WELL ABOVE the rate we were promised. It was passed off as "taxes"- which are high but didn't make up the difference.
Beautiful place to stay- but I was taken advantage of. Shame on me for being so trusting.