I booked a Studio King Suite with a Pool View for a bachelorette party in December. I was a little nervous about staying at the hotel because it seemed to have an "exclusive, private" vibe. Even though only three of us were staying at the hotel, all the girls were meeting there before we went out, and I really didn't want to have to worry about bothering the neighbors and noise complaints from a snooty staff.
All my fears immediately disappeared the minute i checked in. The staff could not have been more welcoming and accommodating, and they were not put off at all about everyone meeting there. In fact, they knocked on our door with a complimentary bottle of champagne, and went above and beyond in making sure we had everything we needed - helpful but not overbearing
In addition, the "suite" (more accurately entitled "villa" given its size) was absolutely gorgeous and very private, so we really didn't have to worry about bothering the other guests (and they didn't have to worry about us). The suite had three floors in total, with the living room and bathroom and small outside veranda on bottom, bedroom, balcony and smaller bathroom on the second floor and a private terrace on the roof, which was a perfect place for us to relax and catch up before we went out for the night. The suite was also poolside, with two very lovely cabanas that were open to all the guests.
I can also say that even though I was there for a bachelorette party, it was a very romantic, private yet welcoming atmosphere. It seemed to be the perfect place for couples.
The only downside I can think of with respect to this hotel was the parking, however, if you are making the choice to stay in south beach, you have to expect there will be parking issues. My advice, anticipate having to pay the daily valet rate to avoid hunting around for a space.
It is hard to find an accommodating, friendly hotel staff member in South Beach, who isn't going to try and hustle you for a $50 fishbowl full of liquor. So as amazing as the accommodations are, the thing that makes this hotel unique, particularly in South Beach, is the staff. They are welcoming, helpful and friendly and they seem to be much more concerned with having a guest return to their hotel then making a quick buck.
I can say with total assurance that I definitely anticipate returning to Anglers Boutique and I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in South Beach.