The weekly mix of gropings, muggings, assaults and arrests that characterize South Beach just don't appeal to some out-of-towners.
One of my lawyer friends from the Bay Area was in town to see friends/associates and asked me for a hotel recommendation. I contacted my buddy Richard and he pointed me straight to Casa Claridge. I don't know the ins and outs but he says this place is being developed by a group he knows and has a favorable impression of and so my friend Jackie and I went to check her in. It's quiet, open, inviting and a sense of newness pervades.
It is away from South Beach (necessitating a cab or bus ride if you're not renting a car) but this, I reckon, should be considered an asset, not a drawback.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our philosophy is simple: we have set out to create the kind of place we ourselves would love to discover in the heart of one of America's greatest destinations - Miami Beach. Stylish, relaxed and easy, Casa Claridge is more a home than a hotel, welcoming its guests to a whole new Miami experience by combining art and leisure in a charming residential atmosphere. Casa Claridge is your perfect getaway steps away from the beach. Built in 1930 as El Paraiso Apartments, the building's design, decor and amenities are steeped in Miami Beach's early Spanish architectural roots and feature a soothing Mediterranean flare. Featuring only fifty guest rooms and suites set in both beautiful and intimate surroundings, we pride ourselves in offering the true essence of hospitality with a friendly and thoughtful service. The hotel is ideally located within a short distance to the center of South Beach allowing guests to benefit from the shopping, dining, sightseeing and nightlife offer, and still have a calm place to return to by the end of the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Claridge Hotel Miami Beach
- Clarion Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Clarion
- Claridge Miami Beach