History of Coco Plum B&B

The Victorian Homes (circa 1891, 1899) that make up Coco Plum Inn are rich in Key West history and neighborhood stories.

President Harry Truman was known to have stopped by the Coco Plum Inn Bed & Breakfast. President Truman would have tea with residents of the house at 611 Whitehead St.

Another Key West celebrity known to frequent this house was Papa, Ernest Hemingway himself. Ernest Hemingway would stop by and nap on the porch on his way home.

The house at 615 Whitehead St was once home to the “Queen of Balido.” It has been said that money from Cuban gambling had been stuffed in the walls, and poker was played in what is now our upstairs Jungle room.