We made our reservation about 8 months in advance and requested a quiet room. We were given room 413 in Dewey House. This room was not quiet. The traffic in the morning was very loud. Even with the AC fan on high it did not block the noise. The noise also made it impossible to sit on our side veranda and read. They did offer to let us change rooms on the 2nd day but this would have meant packing and unpacking again. Since we stayed for 7 nights, this really was an inconvenience. That said, I would stay at Dewey House again but not in this room. The place is spotless and the beds are very comfortable. The staff from the time you check in until the time you leave are wonderful. Breakfast is great with many choices. The fresh fruit is wonderful. However, most of the time the espresso cand cappucino machine does not work. And I agree that it is inconvenient to have to wait until 8:30 for coffee. Your room does have a coffee maker but if you want to get coffee without waking your spouse, it's wait until 8:30. The beach is OK. The water is not very clean but there are pools and many areas to sunbathe. The grounds are very nice. A big drawback with the pool is that they allow babies with diapers in the pool. For me, this was a definite turn off. There is an adults only pool but it is across the street and not very convenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Key West's only beachfront bed and breakfast. Enjoy complimentary gourmet, continental breakfast and tea hour daily on the Dewey Terrace. The La Mer Hotel and Dewey House are part of the Southernmost Hotel Collection. As our guest, you will be able to use the facilities at the other two properties including access to three pools, an oceanfront tanning beach, petite spa, 3 bars and enjoy daily entertainment and on-site activities. All included in a $25 plus tax daily resort fee. ... more less
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