If the shady lobby bar and a refreshing beverage don't soothe your weary traveler's soul, then head immediately to your comfortable room overlooking the pool and the Straits of Florida beyond. The artwork in the traditionally appointed rooms is a nice touch, but we would hope for better quality furnishings in a hotel of this class and style. The restaurant, Chez Emérito, has a good wine list and unusual offerings ranging from frogs' legs from the Zapata wetlands to lamb
chops. The breakfast room next to the pool is bright and cheery, and breakfast is generous, enough to get you through to a late dinner in a nearby paladar.