For Whom The Bell Tolls, at The Barclay Recognized for its unobtrusive luxury and quiet ambiance, The Barclay became a favorite among movie stars, dignitaries and the literary world. Notable author Ernest Hemingway checked into The Barclay upon his return from Spain with his fiancée and fellow war correspondent, Martha Gellhorn. He chose the hotel as his temporary residence while working on the final revisions of his novel, For Whom The Bell Tolls.