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“The Perfect Place” 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 #18 of 96 Key West B&B and Inns
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“The Perfect Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2007

A group of friends went to Key West for a 40th birthday party weekend. Most of us stayed at the La Mer Hotel and Dewey House. What a find! The rooms are beautifully appointed, and they have incredible views overlooking the beach and ocean. They are located at the quiet end of Duval Street, but everything you want to do is within walking distance. Three pools are available via the Southernmost Hotel and Southernmost on the Beach. A concierge is available to book anything you want.

There are several excellent restaurants within a couple of blocks (notably Louie's Backyard). Breakfast is wonderful with made-to-order waffles, and there is an afternoon tea every day. Sitting on the beautiful terrace enjoying yourself -- eating or just reading a book -- you feel like you're on a tropical island. It's like you've entered another world. I didn't want to leave.

On top of all of the amenities, the best part was the staff. Everyone was friendly and happy to help us with anything we needed. We had great help from Lisa Malcolm who helped us book our group and gave us great ideas for things our group could do together. She even helped us get a room for a friend at the last minute. She was always pleasant, incredibly efficient, and had a great attitude. She was a real joy to work with. And John, the innkeeper, absolutely made our stay. He clearly loves his job and loves hosting people. He was fun and funny and made us feel right at home. We feel like we made new friends with both of these wonderful people.

I would recommend the Dewey and La Mer for anyone going to Key West (though kids under 18 are not allowed). It was a wonderful place to stay, and we hope it won't be long before we go back.

  • Liked — Beautiful, on the beach, great service
  • Disliked — There wasn't anything I didn't like
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2007

My husband and I stayed in a garden view room in Le Mer for three nights. The room was very nice- we could see the beach from our porch! The property and the rooms are immaculate. The nightly turn-down service with chocolates on the pillow are a wonderful touch. Being able to use the amenities at all of the Southernmost properties is fantastic- the pier is lovely and they have two pools- one heated, the other unheated. The breakfasts are wonderful- definitely get a waffle- they are delicious. I can't say enough about how great the staff is- especially John, the innkeeper - he is so friendly, fun, and helpful- it's like staying with an old friend. My husband was in need of a book to read on our second day there - John actually brought a book from home for him to read and keep. This place is a bit pricey, but definitely worth the extra money- I would certainly stay with them again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — loved everything!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 #18 of 96 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. All included in a $25 plus tax daily resort fee. ... more   less 
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