La Mer Hotel & Dewey House
ReviewsI took a vacation with my sister in Key West for a few days. We scoured the internet for a great deal on accommodations and read as many reviews as we could. We picked the La Mer and Dewey House and found it to be a very luxurious hotel. We booked with them and got the best deal directly over the phone. We did not mind paying the relatively little price for such amazing amenities and location, especially due to the breakfast. The breakfast was so good! John Cline is the gentleman who overlooked our breakfast and tea time during the stay and I must say he was outstanding. John went out of his way to make sure everyone felt welcome. We asked and looked for John because he was so helpful with the information we needed to know on key west and the hotel facility. The hotel shares a pool with their neighboring property the Southernmost Hotel on the Beach as well as the pool at the southernmost hotel. All of these pools were huge, wonderful, and very inviting! All the hotels themselves look lovely. Maybe next time we will try one of these. Our room was so unbelievably beautiful and done so tastefully. Detailed attention was given to every aspect. The service at all the properties were excellent. The hotel is on the beach. The sand and the sea beckoned us out onto our veranda every day. We were mesmerized by it! We rented special umbrellas and loungers to lazily enjoy it every day! The ocean water was warm and clear. Since Key West doesn't have large waves you could lay on a raft and float on top of the ocean. We used the different pools and went to Zachary Beach on one of the days, it is a lot bigger and still very close. Every day was fabulous. The state park otherwise known as Fort Zachary Taylor has eating and bathroom facilities. This wonderful hotel is located near everything and the more quieter part of town. I would definitely recommend staying there and look towards the future so we can stay there again.
I virtually stumbled across The La Mer hotel on the internet, originally I tried to get a room at another hotel for a weekend getaway with my wife. But the booking agency I went threw messed things up. We started to do research on our own on the internet which is how I found this site. We liked that we were given all the information we needed to know at a glace, yet were given the hotels direct number. It was perfect for salvaging what was turning into a huge headache. We chose the La Mer next door to the Dewey House. It was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We walked into the hotel and instantly were warmed and welcomed. The front desk is more like a swanky mansion living room than a big overdone hotel foyer. I had my doubts at first because the price was lower than we usually spend. I was surprised to find out that the atmosphere of the property was actually nicer than the accommodations we have stayed in s of late. Our room was very luxurious, the bathroom was superior, and clean. Beautifully designed and appointed rooms. The staff takes pride in this property. I can not say tell you enough wonderful things about the staff, the breakfast in the morning and afternoon teas, the amazing quality of the food, and all this was included in our room rate. What a difference their location makes verses central old town hotel locations, especially at night. We loved the homemade ice cream parlor that was a few blocks away, and there was a Mosquito coast wine shop not far either. We had way to much fun! The sandy beach outside our room was a great to wake up, and not to mention to go to sleep with. We'll stay here again most definitely.
We stayed at the Dewey House last week for a very special 25th wedding anniversary and fell in love with it! We have always stayed at the other end of Duval, and never will again. Located on the beautiful Key West on the oceanfront, the La Mer and Dewey House are true luxury bed and breakfasts. We could easily handle a leisurely stroll to the harbor and the bars at the louder area of Duval. We actually walked back and forth at least twice each day! Not only was it a nice walk for exercise purposes but we could stop off at any one of the interesting hops and watering holes to get something neat. And this time we were only steps from the Southernmost Point, and most of the museums we seem to always miss. This guest house is the best ever! The minute we arrived we were taken in by John Cline, the “innkeeper”. He was so helpful and informative. He just started making great recommendations immediately. We laughed more in that first initial meeting than we have laughed ever in a circumstance like that! And the room was beyond gorgeous. Our room was the most perfect romantic setting right on the beach that we have had the glorious time staying in since we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon ten years ago. The room had lovely marble bathroom floors and a huge Jacuzzi tub. Our guest room didn't have cold water coming out of the spicket, only luke warm water, so we questioned it at the font desk. Evidently we are on an island so their isn't any cold well water like we are used to in the Carolinas. Silly us. It was just funny that this was our only complaint and it was something that couldn't be helped! The bed linens absolutely spoiled us enough that we have decided to start spending more on sheets! High thread count equals the greatest sheets and make for a more comfortable bed. I have never slept as good on any vacation as I did here! There was of corse a daily maid service in the a.m. but then we got a turn down service in the evening and they leave chocolates on the pillow. We were delighted in the morning as the The La Mer and Dewey House also offer a delicious hot breakfast of fresh neat pastries, not your average donuts or anything, and fruit, breads and made to order Belgium waffles. To make matters more comfy they provide a tea time in the afternoons with the yummy cheeses and crackers. Fresh fruits, breads, and cookies are also great. The views from our room are awesome! The beach, named appropriately South Beach, is behind the Dewey and La Mer and it is a great place to sit and just relax in the morning before you decide to explore the island. Since we had the use of several pools, we never were far from refreshment. Truth be told we only used the large pool located next door at the Southernmost on the Beach. It was a wonderfully large and inviting pool and a the perfect way to cool-off after lounging on the beach all day! Truly, if you choose this place you will be so happy! We recommend this place to anyone looking to be spoiled! Not only are we headed back to Key West, but we are planning on staying again at the Dewey House!