This is our 2nd stay at the La Mer House. This year we opted for a garden view to help reduce costs of the room. We were there during fantasy fest week. The accommodations are priced very high ~ but I absolutely love the location and the accommodations. They have 3 pools associated with the properties (La Mer, Dewey, and Southernmost). Each pool fits a certain need - watch a football game, have peace and quiet or have people around you who are enjoying some beverages. The La Mer is a beautiful bed and breakfast. We opted for this vs the hotel room and are glad that we did. They give you that extra special attention. They do have turn down service in the evening (the beds are unbelieveably comfortable - so, so comfy) and breakfast is served from 8:30-10:30am each morning - it offers a variety of foods. The fruits are really fresh, they usually have a quiche (sp????) in the morning - not one of my favorites but I was good with the different breads, hard boiled eggs, yogurts, pastries, etc. The fresh brewed coffee was awesome ~ very strong! They also had tea time in the afternoon's. This was really nice - it offered hot and cold tea's and pastries. Helped you get through until your evening dinner.
The location is awesome - you are not directly in the middle of duval street but you are at the end of the street and within walking distance of ALL the activities. We opted not to rent bikes this year and walked everywhere. If you do decide to get back to the hotel sooner rather than later - they have taxi's and pedi-bikes that you can take.
They do have a spa there. I did not choose to use this option - but it did look really nice.
When we return again ~ we would most likely stay here or give the Southernmost Hotel rooms (directly on the water a try). They do have a public beach area right by the hotel - for hotel guests, the lounge chairs were free (nice added perk). If you wanted an umbrella, it was $10 for the day (reasonable). It is a topless beach, so if you are from the US, it is not the norm for us. The have a restaurant right on the beach where we enjoyed some lunch ~ reasonably priced also.
You have to stay there to experience the best ~ we love this place!