While in Key West a few weeks ago I took some photos of the Ernest Hemingway home and the famous "special" cats who live there. The place is a garden like one, and the docents are in the Papa spirit--a tad loose with the history and funny at the same time. The cats, the ones with all those extra toes, are everywhere and seem not to mind the steady stream of visitors, even are willing to have their photo taken by me and countless others. The gene for Polydactyl cats is recessive so parents could both have it and have kittens without that extra toe thing.
Of course it is more than a sanctuary for cat lovers here, it is the home of a great American writer, a man with a troubled life and a sad end. If you have time this is a good place to spend a couple hours strolling the grounds, petting the cats or just remembering the Old Man and the Sea. You will enjoy the time.
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Very nice photo's!
Have never been to the house, but walked by it many times. You comments on EH are so true. I heard there was a fire at The Ritz in Paris, and Hemingway's Bar may be damaged. It is a wonderful place to enjoy an "Expensive" drink. Here are a few photo's that may be pertinent. Just across the street, the lighthouse and the curator, a great place to visit.
is the Marriott worth the 35,000 point needed to redeem a free night cat 7? its not even a JW ? for the Marriott located on the Gulf of Mexico at the entrance to the historic and picturesque island of Key West the only truly Caribbean tropical destination within the US accessible by automobile.
3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard
I have not stayed at the Marriott, but greatly enjoyed the CY and FF. I think it would be worth it, if I had a nice room and could take their shuttle to town. Remember, this time of year it is really expensive, and I love the Megabonus promotions. They really ease the pain of a steep price.
You beat me answering this question by one minute, and we pretty much had the same answer. I would gladly spend 35,000 points for a very special place, with very special people. Naturally, if it just me and some buddies, that is different, but having a memorable room, most anywhere, is worth it!
I rarely stay at a Fairfield but had the family in tow for our Spring Break 2011 in the Florida Keys. The Fairfield Suites in Key West provided comfortable provisions and excellent service. re: Hemingway - I liked the penny he had embedded in the pool decking ... as in "My wife is spending every last penny of mine fixing this place up"