So, it's like this .....
We're a UK couple coming to KW for the first time on 18th Oct for 4 nights - via Miami.
I've booked an ocean front room at Case Marina. Very nice I'm sure but I've started to think again! I would cancel the Casa - and take the one night $300 hit - if I can find a beautiful property closer into the action. My thinking is that we want to be able to stroll around, sometimes in and out of the hotel with bags etc, rather than have to make a special effort to leave the hotel and head into town which we'd have to do, I think, at Casa. Casa would be our perfect beach front get way but I just don't want us to miss out by hanging around the hotel and only making 'trips' into town etc.
So, we want a reasonable pool (not just a tub) and real quality and character in a sensible location.
I've got an offer of a room at City House, Mermaid and Alligator (pricey though), and La Mer Dewey so far! La Mer has us on the beach and the option to use Southern Hotel's pool but just how much closer to the strolling action is it than Casa, and how nice is it? City House seems a good option with ok rooms and a decent location. Mermaid seems perfect, except for the small pool and high prices.
Can anybody help with these or any other suggestions? We're not party animals but want a beautiful retreat that puts us close to nightlife, shops and general good times. Again, we really want higher end accomodation with atmosphere. What are the views on these three places for a combination of quality and lcoation and what others can you think of? What's the area at the South end of Duval like for cafes / shops etc or do we need to yomp up to the North end before for everything?
Thanks to all as usual.