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The Heart of Key West


Accommodations in Old Town Key West

The historic core of Key West, Old Town is the beating heart of the City of Last Resort where all five of our Kimpton Key West Hotels are located. Lose yourself in the Key West cemetery. Snap photos of conch houses and fiery orange blossoms on Royal Poinciana trees. Tuck in to a plate of Cuban roast pork and fried plantains.

Explore Old Town Key West

Whether you’re a Hemingway fan, a history buff, or just a cat lover, tour the author’s stately residence on Whitehead Street, where Hemingway wrote for more than a decade. For unbeatable 360-degree views of Key West, check out the Key West Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the U.S. Or pick up the perfect beach read at Books & Books, a bookstore owned by (yes, that one) Judy Blume.

If all this sightseeing inspires your appetite, you’ll be spoiled for choice, with restaurants plating up the island’s best offerings. Enjoy fresh seafood, authentic Cuban fare and everything in between.