Hotel at a Glance: Duval House
A few blocks from Ernest Hemingway's former home, the Duval House sits behind towering palm trees and a white picket fence. Both are a testament to how this chic inn complements its tropical setting with peaceful, homey vibes. Inside, you'll find bold, exotic colors alongside period furniture. Out back, there's a banyan tree, scores of tropical blooms, and a hammock tucked between the foliage. It all makes for a picturesque setting that helped the hotel earn TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2013.
- Heated outdoor pool surrounded by a fence painted with dolphins and other marine life for added privacy
- Kick back Key West style in the courtyard, where lounge chairs await by a fountain and lush tropical foliage lit by strings of twinkling lights.
- Cabana and deluxe rooms are decorated with white wicker furniture, paintings of tropical flowers, and selfies of Ernest Hemingway.
- Breakfast bites include pastries, fresh fruit, and cereal.
- Print tickets with the help of the friendly front-desk staff.
- Complimentary parking is included with this deal.
Key West, Florida: Dazzling Sunsets, Six-Toed Cats, and Cuban Culture
Located just off Florida's southernmost tip and north of Cuba, the island of Key West is undoubtedly the most famous of the Florida Keys. Frommer's calls it "the land of the eternal vacation." Most tourists come to Key West's gulf-side beaches to snorkel, surf, or fish—you can catch sailfish and barracuda near Garrison Bight Marina.
At nighttime, locals and visitors alike converge on the Mallory Square Dock to watch the sun dip below the gulf, casting swaths of deep orange and pink against the horizon. The spectacle is so breathtaking that it inspires a sunset celebration each night. The dock comes to life with traveling psychics, one-man bands, and food vendors serving fresh squeezed lemonade and conch fritters.
The island’s proximity to Cuba is reflected in many of the restaurants, where you can enjoy authentic Caribbean fare such as coconut shrimp and plantain chips. And no trip to Key West is complete without a visit to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, where the author lived, worked, and kept his six-toed cats. More than 50 descendants of those famous felines still prowl the grounds of the museum to this day.
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