I give this hotel 4 out of 5 not because it is a 4 star hotel but because it met my expectations. The Viscay Hotel is very close to the beach - literally just one street away, and offers all the basic things you need from a hotel , and extremely reasonably priced. The bathroom was small, and the shower curtain could have done with updating, but if you are looking to stay in a traditional Cuban inspired hotel, this place should meet your needs. All the tiling was back from the place was built was awesome.
My only concern was the security. Since there is not 24 hour reception, access is via a side-door (which of course requires a key), which leads to an internal hallway. Our hotel room door was literally a lock & small push-to-lock bar which I probably could have kicked down if someone was desperate to get in. I want to be clear - there were no sketchy people hanging around outside - it seemed perfectly safe. However if I were a single female I might not feel comfortable staying by myself.
FYI - the hairdryer wasn't very powerful. You wont be able to do any power styles - straightening or scrunching. It will literally just blow-dry your hair with minimal power.
For the price, you cant beat this place! We would return as a couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in 1941 by renowned Architect Albert Anis, The Viscay Hotel is part of the nations youngest Historic District and Tropical Urban Resort known as South Beach. Ideally located, only steps from the Beach and Ocean Drive. The Viscay is in the heart of the entertainment, restaurant, and shopping District, within easy walking distance to the Convention Center, Lincoln Road Mall and Flamingo Park Tennis Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viscay Hotel Miami Beach