Key West Journals

A quick weekend in Key West

An August 2002 trip to Key West by cassidy90

Quote: We were in Florida for a week and decided to head down and check out the Keys for two days. We ended up in Key West for the night. I'm anxious to get back there!

Pegasus International Hotel

Hotel | "The Pegasus International Hotel"

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With pink awnings and signs, The Pegasus looks a bit odd from the outside. That's ok because Key West is so colorful to begin with. The hotel was a bit expensive for what it was. Nothing really impressive about the room or bathroom, but it was pretty clean. There is a pleasant pool deck that looks out over the main drag. The best part of this hotel is that you are in the absolute middle of everything. The hotel is only about four blocks from Mallory Pier and the Sunset Festival. The hotel was actually very quiet at night, regardless of the partying going on outside all night long. This is a great town. There is no parking lot on the premises, but the one they use is right around the co...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 16, 2003

Pegasus International Hotel
501 SOUTHARD STREET
Key West, Florida 33040
1-305-2949323

Chelsea House

Hotel | "Red Rooster Inn/Chelsea House"

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We stayed at the Red Rooster and really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and convenient location. It is only two blocks off of Duval and about six blocks from Mallory Pier. The Red Rooster and Chelsea are owned by the same people and are situated side by side. They were very friendly and easy-going. We came early and they had no problem accommodating us with parking while we walked around Key West. The parking is free, but it is a tight squeeze into most of the spots. Children are not allowed and some portions of the property are clothing optional. The Red Rooster is a beautiful old building with a great architectural style. It is located in a nice tropical setting, with beautiful gardens an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2004

Chelsea House
709 Truman Avenue
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-2211

Wrecker's Museum/Oldest House Museum

Attraction | "Wreckers' Museum"

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If you find yourself wandering around downtown Key West looking for something interesting, the Wreckers' Museum is a good pick. The museum is a tribute to the shipwreckers who used to operate out of Florida. Situated conveniently downtown, the building itself is the oldest in Key West. It was constructed by a shipbuilder and actually has hatches throughout. The museum has many nautical antiques and model ships, and describes the hard lives of the men who salvaged the old wooden ships of the time. The backyard is host to a beautiful garden and a seperate kitchen building. The cost of the tour is $5 and is worth it for the education. I wouldn't classify the museum as something you must see, but i...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 17, 2003

Wrecker's Museum/Oldest House Museum
322 Duval St.
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-9502

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Attraction | "Hemingway House"

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Hemingway was probably one of the most influential writers in American History. Touring his Key West home is an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse into his interesting lifestyle. he lived for nearly ten years in this home and wrote several major works during this time. The building itself is very interesting because of the modern conveniences it boasts in a time and place where there were little. With working plumbing, via a cistern for rainwater on the roof, the Hemingway's enjoyed running water that the rest of the island did not. The pool on the grounds was built during 1937 and 1938, and was the first residential pool on the island. At the time, Ernest was serving in the Spanish C...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 18, 2003

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
907 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-1136