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“ADULT OASIS ON THE BEACH” 5 of 5 stars
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La Mer Hotel and Dewey House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   504-506 South St, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #15 of 97 Key West B&B and Inns
Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
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“ADULT OASIS ON THE BEACH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

My wife & I came to Key West to celebrate her birthday & our 37th anniversary. From the very beginning we were made to feel special. We had booked a garden view room but were very surprised to learn upon arrival that we had been upgraded to a direct ocean view room. (was it due to the room not being taken by someone else or to our "special occasions"? Who cares!) We were introduced to our hostess "Sam" who gave us a short history of the property & explained about the morning breakfast & afternoon tea amenities. She also provided great ideas on local eating establishments. Thanks Sam!The best part of this location was the beach view & being at the quieter end of Duval St. Oddly enough, the beach location provided the only negative as there was a distinct odor at the waters edge which probably comes from the rotting seaweed that collects at the shore. Not enough of a negative to prevent us from coming back again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

Recommended to me by a constant keys traveler. GREAT location, beautiful room, staff was very friendly on site....only issue was when i made the reservation...the lady who took it was rude and snotty...but I live in South Florida so I am used to it....that is why they have only 4 stars!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

My wife and I stayed at La Mer for two nights and three days in July. The property was amazing. The rooms were quiet and cool. The bed was extremely comfortable.

The morning breakfast was excellent. Sitting on the porch and watching the ocean while eating fresh fruit and pastries was very relaxing.

Since this B and B is within the Southernmost properties you have access to several pools, plenty of parking (spots are a little narrow ... but not a ton of parking in Key West anyway), and a cool pier that lets you walk right down some steps into the ocean.

Our host, Randall, was super. Very polite and attentive. We were definitely on the quiet end of Duval, which suited us just fine, but the island is not that big and we were able to get every where on foot without any problem.

Don't hesitate to book a stay at this location.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

My wife and I just spent one of the most relaxing weekends and we thought we were in heaven . The room and the surroundings were great ! And the staff that worked there were so pleasant we just could not believe it. Everything that we heard about the grounds and the hotel was pleasant.
And even the Southernmost cafe the food was very good and also the staff there they were great also.
I have no doubt in my mind when we return back to Key West we will be staying there again. Roger Deerfield Bch. Fl. 06/30/2009

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

We stayed for a night at the Dewey House and were happy about the level of service we received at check-in, with easy parking and a complete walk-through of the premises. The room was well-appointed and featured french doors opening to a private deck with not much of a view, but beautiful tropical plants all around and easy access to the beach.

Unfortunately, it rained for part of our stay, so we didn't venture out to the beach or the pool, but the water looked beautiful. Breakfast was nice under the covered porch looking out to the ocean. The hostess for breakfast was nice, but maybe a little too eager.

A few down points: the towels were a bit rough, the room smelled a little like cleaning products and the air conditioning took a while for the room to get cool. Other than that, no complaints. Great location to the southernmost point and close to shops and restaurants on Duval Street.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

For my first solo vacation, and first time in Key West, I stayed at the La Mer Hotel and Dewey House just last week. I couldn't have made a better choice!
My room was something out of a Colonial Caribbean dream. The beach, though small by most standards, was well-kept and relaxing. Breakfast and afternoon tea were always fresh.
The staff at both the La Mer and Dewey and the Southernmost on the Beach were friendly and accommodating. Major kudos to Sam, Dexter, and Omar. Their outgoing personalities made me feel as though I were staying with friends rather than at a hotel among strangers.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

We chose this hotel after extensive comparisons. Great previous reviews, free breakfast,on the beach! and free parking won us over. We were not disappointed. We stayed in room 416. Very nice! King bed,pvt patio which is enclosed with lattice type fencing. Nice for outdoor "recreational activities". I would go for any room on the second floor for privacy .They cost a bit more but worth it. Rm 420 is the furthest from the top of the stairs and was told it is the same. Forget the first floor (rooms 414 ,415) unless you don't mind breakfast and staff traffic.Good breakfast .Tasty Belgium waffles & quiche. Beautiful tropical grounds. Bldg staff great. Bar staff needs people skills. Beach is nice.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 504-506 South St, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Mer Hotel and Dewey House 4*
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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