It was our first time in Florida and South Beach was the choice. I booked LaFlora after viewing reviews on TripAdvisor. It's in a fantastic location;close to the beach;10 minutes walking to Lincoln Mall and Espanola Way for dining and shopping. Too bad the street in front had the sidewalks ripped up. The front desk personnel were super accomodating and extremely personable, always asking if everything was ok. They even gave us beach towels to use. We felt special having been upgraded to a suite on the top floor at the street side of the building. The bed was super comfy with a puffy comforter; something that's not common even in the finest hotels. Without itemizing all of the wonderful things about this hotel, we were really glad to have selected it for the 4 nights. We absolutely adored Diane the evening bartender and her intelligent conversations. She is by far a keeper for their staff...and we thank her for being so nice and attentive. We had only 2 minor concerns: Wed-Fri mornings at the breakfast buffet; the server seemed overwhelmed and kept missing our toasted bagel requests, to the point that we were planning to skip breakfast there altogether. She wasn't helpful but rather annoying and we figured it was a position that she really didn't want to be in. Although the saturday morning server was quite the opposite:effective/cheerful and very accomodating. The second concern was that the street side windows were not shut airtight and we could hear regular conversations from the restaurant next door as if they were in our room. All in all, we highly recommend LaFlora to anyone visiting South Beach Miami....and Thank You for making our first visit to South Beach a special memory.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Flora Hotel is one of the most breathtaking examples of Art Deco architecture in South Beach and is centrally located on Collins Avenue between 12th and 13th streets, just steps from the beautiful beaches of Miami's South Beach and within walking distance of all of the shops, restaurants, and nightlife that South Beach is famous for. Under new management since February 2012, the hotel has recently received extensive upgrades and has become one of the most noteworthy and well reviewed South Beach boutique hotels. Upon arrival at La Flora Hotel, you will notice the stunning, historic Art Deco style façade of the building. Once you step into the lobby, the original 1929 terrazzo floor and marble wainscot will further accentuate La Flora’s rich history. Our friendly staff will greet you with a warm smile and will only be focused on meeting all of your needs. The guest rooms at La Flora present a warm and inviting sanctuary for relaxation. Plush beds appointed with comfortable and luxurious white linens offer a perfect place to rest after a long day of playing and partying. New 40” flat screen televisions, refinished furniture, and new hardwood floors offer the finishing touch for a design that is consistent with the flavor and style of South Beach and the atmosphere that you would expect.South Beach is world-renowned as one of the top entertainment destinations in the world. It offers an exciting nightlife, world-class cuisine, and an appealing and stylish crowd. La Flora Hotel puts it all within comfortable reach and invites you to experience it all in style. With its ideal location, La Flora Hotel places you in the best spot for all of the South Beach action you wish to handle.With the combination of its service-oriented staff, central location, beautiful Art Deco architecture, and upgraded appointments, your stay at the La Flora is sure to be an exciting and memorable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Miami Beach