For our first trip to Miami, my girlfriend and I wanted to do it right. We booked a condo in the Flamingo through our agent for 5 nights. Not only did the unit (#720 in the South building) have EVERYTHING we needed from a stove, dvd player, HD television in the bedroom and the living room, iPod stereo player (iHome unit, I think), walk-in closet to loads of towels, but it had a very stylish decor to compliment a fantastic view of the Miami bay and downtown area. Unlike in a hotel, we were able to cook breakfast every morning to save some money for the incredible things Miami Beach has to offer. The complex was right next to all the shopping on Lincoln Ave., which is a nice promenade with tons of restaurants, shops and clubs. It is also close to the shopping district on Collins, South Beach, and the awesome hotels on North Beach. I wouldn't recommend a car if you stay at the Flamingo, cab rides are under $10 to any point on the island. Definitely go visit the Delano (a very cool hotel), Espanola Ave. (gorgeous little Spanish-style street with shops and eateries), and the Front Porch Cafe (green eggs!) in addition to the beach (which is breathtaking). There is also a laundry unit in the room, but for heavy loads and such I would use the on-site laundry. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely go to the Flamingo again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flamingo South Beach Resort is a luxury apartment complex that is illuminated at night, providing a captivating outline of what is Miami Beach's premiere urban residential address. Located on Biscayne Bay in the fashionable South Beach district of Miami Beach, on the intersection of 15th Street and Bay Road, this premium location offers residents commanding Atlantic Ocean and Bay waterfront views, and an exceptional view of the downtown Miami skyline. The Flamingo has two brand new infinity pools, one with waterfalls, two hot tubs, private sandy beach and BBQ areas. Both pool decks with food and beverage services and a tiki bar. 2 blocks from Lincoln Road Mall, grocery shopping, gourmet dinning and stunning nightlife. 3 blocks from Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Center. Guests enjoy 24-hour valet service (just $18/day! most hotels charge $35 and up) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Flamingo South Beach Hotel Miami Beach