La Mer & Dewey House

504 South Street , Key West, FL 33040 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Key West's only beachfront bed and breakfasts emanate island elegance against the backdrop of a white sand beach and lush, tropical flora and fauna.  This romantic island retreat with it's distinctive turn-of the century architecture and gracious seaside setting, embraces sophisticated British Colonial style with an unexpected edge. Indulge yourself in dramatically decorated gardens and ocean view accommodations, exquisite bed linens, granite wet bars, private balconies and porches, sumptuous expanded continental breakfasts, relaxing afternoon beverage service and weekday newspapers delivered right to your door. Unsurpassed quality and attention to every detail combine to assure you of the finest vacation experience Key West has to offer. Dewey House, the original home of philosopher and educator John Dewey and its neighbor, the intimate La Mer Hotel are located in the heart of Key West's historic district on the Atlantic Ocean.  Unspoiled. Uncomplicated. Unforgettable. Come live the dream.....



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Trip of a lifetime

5 on August 10, 2016

My wife and I stayed in the La Mer house for 5 nights. The room was immaculate, staff was courteous and went out of their way to make our stay perfect. Waking up each morning to a sea breeze and enjoying the continental breakfast was luxury. The afternoon spread of food was delicious too. I highly recommend the restaurant for the caribbean themed cuisine. Overall, the La Mer and Dewey House is a great getaway for those seeking an unforgettable experience.

Very nice B&B in Key West

4.0 on August 04, 2012

We got great service at LaMer & Dewey House. The B&B is part of a larger Resort, so you get the best of both worlds. The staff was extremely helpful and great to work with. We enjoyed the beach, daily breakfast, location and Service. We would have preferred a balcony, but our room was very spacious, and the one with the balcony they offered us was much smaller. Overall I would definitely recommend to others.

15 Years of Staying at the Dewey House

5 on December 04, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at the Dewey house every December for the past 15 years. In fact, in 1999 we were even married in front of the fountain that separates the Dewey House and La Mer. John Cline was the best inkeeper they have ever had. His replacement, Sam, is also a great innkeeper. We are once again looking forward to our 2011 visit to the Dewey House. Steve and Joyce Chapman - Boca Raton, Fl

not worth the $500/nt

3.0 on March 01, 2011

I stayed in the ocean front mini suite and I do mean MINI.The room and bath were very small. The two arm chairs in the room were well worn. I tipped the maid daily and each day she seemed to do a lesser job than the day before. The staff was excellent! Anything I could have requested (except better maid service) was made possible.

John and Dewey House are fantastic

4.6 on August 08, 2007

The Dewey House was wonderful rm 419. The view was beautiful and the room clean and quaint. The location is excellent but the best feature of Dewey House is the innkeeper John. Great for morning talk, a great waffle, and safe dining and fun recommendations. Thanks John for a great time.

LaMer Dewey

4.8 on March 30, 2007

My husband and I stayed at this property - absolutely wonderful! The accommodations were awesome, the location was great. They served an awesome breakfast. No complaints at all - recommended highly!

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Location Type

Beach Front, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Tropical


Key West, FL (EYW)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hemingway House, Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, The Audubon House, Key West Aquarium, Key West Custom House, Mel Fisher Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Pool, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Workout facility , Fitness Center, Access to 3 swimming pools

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights deposit at the time of booking. Special events and holiday bookings may require additional deposit.
  • Cancellations: Please cancel 10 days prior to arrival to avoid forfeiture of deposit
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Tracey Sexton, Tina Cheng

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Deluxe Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Dewey House Terrace with beach and ocean view

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