La Te Da Hotel
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... think we had be up for 20hrs! Jet lag kicked in for The grown ups at 3:30am and about 5:30 for Z&T! But an early breakfast and then a super long walk all the way down South Beach stopping to look at Jellyfish! (No swimming today!) We had a quick drink and then back to check out and set off for The Keys. We drone north so we could go all the way through Miami and up the beaches. About an hour ...
... slipped out to take some pictures of Pelicans that were hanging out to beg scraps from the returning fishermen as they cleaned their fish. Also, our son, J.J., had called to insist that we visit Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe while we were there. As a frequent viewer of cooking and travel shows, we knew where we were going to have desert. At almost $5 per slice, Casey and I shared one. For grins, we investigated the ...
... Mallory Square to get the standard issue tour tickets. Properly fleeced, with tickets in hand it was …. off to lunch. Sloppy Joe's was only a block away and from what I know and have read, it is a Key West institution. And me, being the conformist institutional kind of guy I am, it was time to go be institutionalized.
I can’t remember the last time I had a beer before noon. Maybe the beach last summer but I don’t ...
... the nap. I got a nice long nap though. We then headed out to walk Duval. It was the night of the Zombie ride but we didn’t know where all it was occurring so we went to have dinner on the water at the Conch Republic. There was a nice breeze starting to blow so it felt really nice. After dinner we happened back out onto Duval and they had the road blocked off so we had lucked out and found the end of the zombie ride. By then the ...
When we left Costa Rica we had such rough seas that we resigned in taking a sea-sickness pill which turned out to be a very good idea.
The crashing down of the ship hitting the ocean was the strongest in the front of the ship and that's exactly where our cabin, excuse me: 'suite' was (#508)
WOW ! Bang, bang, all ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Te Da Hotel Key West
Due to the fact that we loved the bar on our last trip, my husband and I decided to stay here for this visit. We called directly and got a way better rate than on the internet ($95 a night). We thought this was really worth the money. We stayed in room #33-upstairs and away from the bar. Thought we might have trouble sleeping, but it was great. The staff was so fun! Doug the bartender is funny, polite, and has great advice on where to eat, party, get naked. The TVs are small, but when we came back from "crawlin' Duval", we spent so much time with the staff and regulars-we didn't need to watch it. The desserts from the restautrant are wonderful. Atlantic ocean is 3 blocks away, and you are far enough down from the night life, that it is calm and quiet after 11pm. "Private" beach behind LaMar house is open with bar and just two minutes away on foot. I've stayed on Roosevelt-way to far, Blue Marlin-same price not half as nice, and Budget Key West-THE WORST---this hotel is worth the money and romantic. We are done looking for places to stay on the island. This is it. REMEMBER- we have not stayed at the $250-$400 a night hotels. We figure-why bother. This hotel is for middle-class couples.
Just got back from one night at La Te Da. We stayed in room #19 ($121 /night) which is located directly off of the main outdoor dining room. We thought it may be a bit noisy but between the din of the air conditioner and the television we really could not hear very much. Check in was very smooth. The room was quite large and had two queen beds with nice hard wood floors. The bathroom was enormous and had a open shower but no bath and was spotless. There was a mini refrigerator as well! From 4-7 p.m. there was a disco happy hour with free mini burgers and hotdogs! The only thing that I found strange was that on our last day we wanted to extend our stay for one more day so we asked if there was any more vacancy for a second night. The gentleman at the desk informed us that there was a room available for $95 but housekeeping had not gotten to it yet. When we asked when it would be ready, he told us that he didn't think they would clean it that day at all. It didn't make sense that we were told about the room and then told no after? We were left scratching our heads about that and booked into another guest house for our last night, though we would have loved to stay another at La Te Da.
Nice clean and comfortable rooms
It is a very nice old fashioned hotel, and the deluxe rooms quite good. The place was spotlessly clean and the staff were all very accomodating. The only complaint is that rooms close to the bars and restaurant can be noisy late into the night, as the bar/cabaret is very popular. The pool is not huge, but attended to daily and is sparkling. I'd stay here again.
Great location but.........
La Te Da is in a central location to all the sites. The outside bar and restaurant staff was great, the desk staff was not to helpful and seemed put out by questions. My room was great. It was very clean, but between the street noise and the banging of dishes/glasses at the bar and restaurant, I averaged 3 hours of sleep per night. My room was basically 2 steps off the dining room floor. The noise was constant from sunrise till 2am.
We just returned from our vacation in the Keys and had a two night stay booked at La Te Da. We absolutely loved our room. One thing I wanted to mention before I forgot were the rates. They were one of the few rooms that didn't increase their rates due to Thanksgiving. Anyhow, we had a deluxe room that opened right on to the pool deck. The rooms were large, clean and tastefully decorated. The staff was friendly and laid back. I should mention the Thanksgiving Dinner that we had at La Te Da. Being from Canada we go all out for Thanksgiving Dinner and that means real Turkey! We ordered the Thanksgiving Dinner for $24.95 which included an appetizer, main course and dessert. The main course was pressed turkey roll. Good thing we were in a good mood since the meal made us laugh. Not cool..... I would stay there again but just not eat at the restaurant. They do have a great full continental breakfast with eggs/toast/potatoes. This was really good. Also, I did notice one of the other reviews mentioned something about charges to a credit card. We did not run into any problems with our cards.
Great Little Property on Duval
Outstanding little hotel on Duval. Staff bent over backwards to help in every opportunity. Extra towels, no problems. Fix the bathroom, johnny on the spot. Two great bars, with excellent entertainment. Nice heated pool and private sunning deck upstairs. We enjoyed the access to walking Duval several times a day. This hotel is prefectly located to the Southern Most Point, Lighthouse, Hemmingway House, easy walk to the Duval Craw. Don't miss Mallory Square celebration, was fun every night. I recommend this property and I am picky about my stays.
Don't use a Credit Card here!
Check your credit card for unauthorized charges. We did not stay at La te friggin Da, but did enjoy brunch...until I found over $250 of charges from La Te Da on my card. This was June 6, 2004. I called every week for a month...NO explanation and no return calls. Bill at the front desk even mentioned that this had happened before - 3 times & he has been there less than a year!
My husband and I stayed here May 2003 and have nothing but great things to say! We chose the inexpensive room, which was adequate, roomy enough and cozy. King size bed, small bathroom, mini-fridge and an exposed "closet area". Who spends time in the room anyways? Full breakfast every morning, not the continental stuff. The bar was awesome and kicking every night. We didn't get to see the show upstairs because it was SOLD OUT! It's very popular! Next time, we'll make reservations for it. But the facilities are absolutely adorable. Great pool. Nude sundeck isolated from the pool. Only two bad things: 1) they do not have a parking lot, it's street parking, but we didn't have TOO much trouble finding parking, and 2) they're on the other end of Duval, away from the nightlife. But this also was fine. We took a cab to the action. Highly recommend it!
My husband and I just got back from a wonderful week in Key West! The whole trip was fantastic, but we would not recommend the hotel. It had been described as exquistely rennovated, but we felt it needed much more refurbishing. Our room was the Deluxe. The bathroom was tiny and needed caulking and a new shower, floor and new accessories etc. King size bed was fine, but not enough space for clothes. We were upgraded to the Luxury room since someone wanted ours. This room was lovely, but still needed some bathroom work. We were happier in this room though. Kind of a noisy area of Duval though. The bar was great and also the restaurant. Not much in the form of ammenities, such as, newspaper, taking your luggage. Also, breakfast was included and it was very good, but the same thing each day, no choice. All in all a wonderful trip and we will go back again next year!
La Te Da....Te Da!
My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversay,April 17th at La Te Da(Duval & Catherine)Had a lovely room(#32) and a wonderful dinner on site at Alice's.Highly recommend it!