La Te Da Key West
The La Te Da is a great hotel. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are great. We stayed our first two nights in a deluxe room with French doors opening up to the beautiful pool. Our room was very big with a California king sized bed. Very well decorated with an elegant classy style with Caribbean furniture. Because we decided to stay one extra night at the last minute, they had to upgrade us to a luxury room. It was a little more, but I highly recommend the upgrade for the money. The luxury room was absolutely huge. Also had a California King size bed and a big whirlpool Jacuzzi. The free breakfast was exceptional, ordered and not from a cheap buffet of cereals and toast. The menu looked so good it almost made us want to pass up the free options. The restaurant was quaint, in the middle of the building in a way with an opening in the middle. It made the air flow through nicely and was very comfortable. The prices were affordable for the caliber of place it is. It's a popular place for tourists not staying there as well. The pool was a medium size, but very clean and cool. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the cabaret shows with our busy schedule of drinking and partying, but we'll be back and catch it. It was sold out every night. The La te da gives you first class service and amenities for a coach price. Can't be better. It's just a great place to a spend your key west vacation.
Because we loved the bar so much on our last vacation, my husband and I chose to stay here for this trip. We booked with the hotel directly and got a much better rate than on the booking sites. The number for the front desk is right here. Pick up the phone and call them, you'll save a lot especially if you're flexible with your dates. It's always good to save were you can. We stayed in room 33 which is upstairs and away from the bars and restaurant. We were afraid that we may have some trouble sleeping with 2 bars and a restaurant on the property, but it was not even any issue and we slept great. The staff was really entertaining and took great care of us. Doug (bartender) is hilarious, and has great recommendations on where to eat, drink, get crazy. The TV was a bit tiny, but when we came back from drinking and partying on Duval, we spent most of the time with the staff and regulars. We didn't watch much and a big screen isn't needed for a little news before going to bed. The desserts from the restaurant are out of this world. There's a little homemade ice-cream parlor just w few blocks down with a flamingo on the sign. Some of the best ice-cream we have ever had, every night. The Atlantic is only 3 blocks away, with a great beach (best on the island). The La Te Da is located far enough away from the bars and night life, that it is quiet in the evenings. There's a private beach behind the La Mar house that has a bar and waitresses/waiters who come out and bring you drinks. Again it's just two minutes walk from the hotel. I have stayed out on Roosevelt blvd in the corporate hotels in the past and they are way to far. This hotel is worth the money and romantic. In the end it was not much more than those out on Roosevelt. We are done searching for places to stay in Key West. This is the best. We have not stayed at the pricey, luxury, sell your first born to afford one night hotels. We just figure why spend the money on those places, when you get so much more bang for the buck at the La Te Da. The hotel is for couples, singles, anyone except kids (adults only) even better.
My wife and I stayed at the La Te Da over the holidays. We checked in late, right in the middle of a Christmas Eve party. The front desk was closed for the night, but I guess the bartender was expecting us. He greeted us by name and was very courteous and funny. The entire staff was absolutely delightful. Everyone had a smile all the time and seemed very happy to have us there. We felt very welcome at all times. The room we stayed in was large, and so was the 2 person Jacuzzi. The holiday decorations were beautiful and their big Christmas tree was one of the most beautifully decorated that I have ever seen. We really had a great time every day we stayed there. The only thing that could have possibly made it better would be to have more time off to stay. We will definitely stay there again and tell our friends about it.
My husband and I booked a weekend at the La Te Da Key West last year but were unable to go because of family problems. They offered to hold our deposit for one year, which was very nice, but I ended up forgetting about it! Last week, we decided to try and go down there and found out it was the annual Poker Run, which sells out all of Key West every year, usually far in advance. Amazingly the La Te Da had a last minute cancellation and honored our held deposit an entire year later! The rest of our time at the hotel, with the friendly staff more than made us happy with our choice. The property is charming, truly a one of a kind in Key West. Five star experience and service way beyond the normal call. Their food and drinks were excellent. Our room was well equipped with Egyptian cotton linens, Italian marble bathroom, and tropical elegant furniture (not the cheap stuff). The hotel is located on the quiet end of Duval St, if there is such a thing. A quick cab ride or a short walk to all the rowdy partying. Perfect for when you want to kick back and get away from the thumping music and crowds. If you have a problem with noise, then maybe Key West isn't the vacation destination for you. It's a full out party town. The La Te Da is geared to an older and more sophisticated clientele, but is not snobbish in any way. I mean that you won't find the losers who are there to make jackasses of themselves and party till they puke! You find plenty of those in the less classy hotels and motels. We ate an excellent full breakfast made to order which was included with the room. The rooms are very reasonable for Key West and the quality you get. The first opportunity we get, we are booking for the next Poker Run. We also plan to visit again sometime next summer during the off-season. We're Florida residents so we can enjoy the warm winter weather at home! I just can't recommend the La Te Da highly enough. By the end of our two night, they made us feel like family. The LaTeDa is our new home away from home. Great place to stay!
We could only stay one night and wish we had more time to stay longer. The LaTeDa hotel was very accommodating and clean. The restaurant and bars on the property were a lot of fun and the pool was refreshing (and open 24/7). The hotel was close to the many shops, art galleries, and fine restaurants. It was not close to all the loud bars. Not close enough to hear anyway but you can still stumble back from them easily. You can easily walk to all the main points of interest. We saved time and sore feet by renting bikes. This was the way to go because we parked easily all over downtown, which is very hard to do with a car. Our room was the standard, but clean and large compared to most around Key West. The bed and sheets were very comfortable, and clean. The bathroom was a bit small but plenty of room for us. I left a very expensive shirt in the room and forgot to call and see if they had found it. When I got back home they had mailed my shirt back to me! I could help but say: La Te Da! Very cool. My most sincere thanks to who ever sent my shirt back home! They go way beyond the normal hotels ever do. I'll be a customer for life. I only wish everyone was like that.
My husband and I spent six nights at the Key West La Te Da Hotel and had a fabulous time. They're right on Duval, but far enough away from the busy and crazy side of the island. Getting a good night sleep was not a problem like we've had in the past at other place further down. Breakfast was free with the room, and not the usual coffee, and stale pastries. An real breakfast with your choice of coffee or juice, fresh warm toast, and either: pancakes, eggs, french toast, etc. The hosts were very helpful and kind. The food in the restaurant was superb, and the cabaret show in the upstairs nightclub was so much fun. We will surely stay here again when we return to Key West.
My husband and I have been to Key West many times over the years. We have stayed at a different hotel or resort every trip. After our stay with the wonderful folks at La Te Da, we will never stay at any other hotel when visiting in the future. We said many times to each other we were just looking for La Te Da all these years. Too bad it took so many to discover it. A friend had recommended it and she really pointed us in the right direction. The La Te Da is an amazing and different hotel. They have a very professional staff that truly capture the spirit and class of old Key Wes. There is not a better time or place to stay. From great restaurant and bars, to popular entertainment (sold out every night), La Te Da has everything at the best rates. Can't beat it.
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