About Whitehead Street and Our Key West Historic Hotel
The Coco Plum Inn sits in the heart of Key West's Old Town, a block from Duval Street, in between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. We've lovingly restored the two Victorian houses that make up our inn. The first at 611 Whitehead Street was built in 1891, while the house at 615 Whitehead was constructed in 1898.
Our Inn has seen its share of historic characters. The "Queen of Balido" once lived at the house at 615 Whitehead. Local legend states money from Cuban gambling was stuffed in the walls, and poker was played in our upstairs Jungle room. President Harry Truman had tea with the residents of 611 Whitehead Street during his visits to the Little White House in Key West. And then there's "Papa" Ernest Hemingway himself. He often napped on our front porch on his way home. At least that's the story. We love how wild west Whitehead Street was back in the 1800's!