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“Beautiful and very personal” 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 #22 of 93 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful and very personal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

MYself and my partner stayed here for 6 nights for the end of a two week holiday, although we wish we had stayed longer

Pros
Gorgous location, room 419 in Dewey House (I think??) overlooking the beach
Gorgous beach with sunbeds free of charge if staying in the resort, umbrellas $10 per day, nice beach men, good fun! Sam and Huan I think....
Use of 3 pools and a jacuzzi although we did not utilize any of them as we prefer the beach
Room was beautiful, big comfortable bed, the bathroom had a seperate shower and a jacuzzi bath
Turn down service in the evening with chocolates provided, lovely touch, also the origami of the towels in the bathroom was fun!
Breakfast was nice, a buffett of fruit, breads, pastries and cereals, and homemade fresh quiches and homemade waffles made to order, Bucks Fizz was also available on our 1st morning, which was also Mothers Day, yum yum!!
They provide a detailed restaurant list and a map of the area which was super helpful, and we were given late checkout at no extra cost
Use of internet is free! This is unheard of everywhere else I have ever stayed
It also has a 24 hour fitness center if you can force yourself to get up after smapling too many scrummy pina coladas in the southernmost bar ; - )

Cons
The other guests, we found most of them with the exception of two other couples older than us who were American to be unfriendly, maybe this a language barrier as it seems to have visitors from all over the world but surely a smile is wordwide : - )?? This is of course no reflection on the resort, but was a small downside to our stay

I would definately stay here again, it is the best place I have ever stayed!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lizpat55, Manager at La Mer Hotel and Dewey House, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the La Mer and Dewey House. It is always a pleasure and very imformative to read our guest's replies. I have to admit that I had never heard a mimosa referred to as a Buck's Fizz, however after researching the term I was delighted to learn something new about British cocktails. Cheers! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have many fond memories to enjoy untill we see you again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

Did quite a bit of research (considered Reach resorts, Casa Marina as well) and finally decided on this hotel. Great choice. On quiet side of island but close to every thing. Rooms are small (even our junior "suite") but are nice and comfortable. The rooms are expensive but the hootel is worth it. Continental "plus" breakfasts were nice - pastries, fruits, and made to order waffles.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lizpat55, Manager at La Mer Hotel and Dewey House, responded to this review, May 17, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to review the La Mer Hotel and Dewey House on TripAdvisor. We understand that there are many options to chose from when searching for accomodations in Key West, we are happy that you chose to stay with us and even happier that you enjoyed your time as a guest at our resort. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Westlake Village, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

All the glowing comments I have read set a pretty high standard. No worries though as all expectations were exceeded. With access to facilities at all three properties, there is nothing lacking at all. The staff is the most helpful, friendly and thoughtful you could imagine. Boomer, the activities director at the Resort pool shines as do the bartenders at the Tiki Bar and the entire staff from check-in to check-out. Room 416 at Dewey House was beautiful, spacious and quiet. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashby, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

Stayed in La Mer at Southermost Resort for 5 nights at end of April. Exceeded ALL our expectations. Accommodation was faultless, right on a small secluded beach, but with all the convenience of a great swimming pool and modern resort, and Duval Street just a short walk away. I do not normally rave about places and this is the first time I have ever left feedback on Trip Advisor - but we had a truly wonderful stay here. The food and service in the beach restaurant was also really good and quite reasonably priced. If I had one slight criticism about anything it was that the towels were a little too fluffy as I had to pick the bits off hubby's stubble after he had used them. Seriously, I would recommend La Mer/Dewey House and the Southermost on the Beach to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS , MICHIGAN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

My husband and I celebrated our 24th anniversary in Key West. We paid for the most expensive room with an ocean view. We were put into the Dewey House second floor. The room itself was beautiful, however our balcony overlooked the tin roof of the beachfront restaurant. If we return, we would specifically ask to stay in the Le Mer Hotel which has much better ocean views. Otherwise, the place and grounds are impeccably clean.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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south jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

I just loved this place. Loved the beach front location. Loved the pool. Loved the open aired restaurant on the beach in front of the hotel. Great breakfast included. Easy walk to all restaurants and bars. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dearborn, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Location: Peaceful, serene oceanfront location yet very close to all that Duval St has to offer. Walking distance to historic sites, museums, shoping, and dining.
Room: Greatly exceeded my expectations - roomy, tastefully decorated, well-furnished, and very comfortable.
Breakfast on a spacious patio overlooking the beach. Included a wide variety of beverages and foods, including fresh fruits, gourmet breads and pastries, cheeses, yogurts, and freshly-made waffles.
The on-site cafe offers an excellent menu with well-prepared dishes featuring fresh ingredients.
Spotlessly clean and well-maintained facilities. Many thoughtful touches and outstanding service.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Mer Hotel and Dewey House 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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. ... more   less 
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