3 Great Days in the American Caribbean -- Key West

After arriving from Miami on an American Eagle jet, the first thing I did was go to the Holiday Inn Beachside Key West Hotel. The hotel is one of the most beautiful low-budget hotels -- the pool is enchanting!

Holiday Inn Beachside Key West

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by kinglobjaw on May 13, 2004

Best Things Nearby:
There are three shopping malls within 15 minutes of walking. There’s a bus stop three minutes away (all the lines stop there). There are two tennis courts for guests staying at this hotel only.

Best Things About the Resort:
The beautiful pool is very big and in a nice setting.

Resort Experience:
The hotel is two floors and surrounds a huge and beautiful pool!

The rooms are nice as well and have very exclusive bathrooms, I had no problems whatsoever, though sometimes the key (a magnetic card) didn’t work.

Holiday Inn Beachside
Key West, Florida, 33040

El Meson de Pepe

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by kinglobjaw on May 13, 2004

I started with a Ceasar salad and then I ordered a steak, which was very delicious and Caribbean-style, prepared with plantains and exotic fruit. For dessert, I had cheesecake.
El Meson de Pepe on Mallory Square
410 Wall Street
Key West, Florida, 33040
(305) 295-2620

There's a lot to do on such a small island

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by kinglobjaw on May 13, 2004

I was only there for three days and there is still a lot left for next time. I recommend the following: Take the Conch Republic Tour Train, see Ernest Hemingway’s House, and visit the southernmost point of the U.S., which is 90 miles from Cuba. Dining is exquisite at any restaurant, but I recommend dining at El Meson de Pepe (see my review). Michael’s is highly expensive, but worth it – they serve great Italian food and you MUST try the Erupting Volcano Dessert! The Five Brothers store, which is located two blocks of Duval Street, has a fresh deli and great Cuban coffee. Also, try PT's for great fast food!!!


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