What are the best places to stay in the Florida Keys?

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Hotels in the Florida Keys range from properties with a few tiki huts to luxury resorts with every amenity you can think of. Of all the options in this island paradise, two properties stand out from the rest: La Mer Hotel and Dewey House and Southernmost on the Beach. 

La Mer Hotel and Dewey House, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, is really two distinct boutique hotels that offer just a handful of rooms each. What does that mean for you? For starters, it's a sign that you'll receive completely personalized service from a dedicated staff that is focused on making your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Another perk to this hotel is the diversity of its style — La Mer's stately Victorian ambiance is ideal for a sophisticated weekend escape, while Dewey House offers a more serene island vibe that obviously takes a few cues from the surrounding natural resources. You can't go wrong with either choice, as many rooms at this unique property have private balconies, and all feature large bathrooms, plush linens and an unparalleled view of those famous Key West sunsets.

Most visitors who come to Key West have a specific vision in mind, one that involves white beaches, blue water and clear, sunny skies. While we can't guarantee that last one, we definitely can vouch that your shoreline fantasies are within reach at Southernmost on the Beach, a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel. We can't decide which amenity at this luxe hotel we like best: the beachfront bar, the live music at sundown, the spa's oceanic treatments, yoga on the beach and a pier that offers stunning views. If you want to fill your vacation days with activities, this is definitely the place to do it — but we'd understand if you ended up spending your time at Southernmost on the sand with a beach chair and a good book.

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