Now if these motel had been 5 miles east of its location, or even 3 blocks east on "seedy" Biscayne Avenue (the equivalent of Sunset Strip in L.A.), I would not pay $80 a night for a single. But, to stay on the bay, with balcony views of million dollar homes just a stone throw across an intercostal access canal, and views of Bal Harbor and Miami Beach across the bay, I can get that touristy feel even though I was born and raised in Miami. You see, I travel there to Miami 4-5 times a year either dealing with a rental property or visiting family and friends. I know seedy! I'm from the inner-city there in Miami (Liberty City). The white house inn would blend into my old neighborhood perfectly. The rooms have the look of heavy traffic and only the bear necessities are there: bed, dresser, table, and TV; all which looks like stuff from a thrift store or Goodwill. Its the location that makes this place a diamond in the ruff. You are just a walk down the street to eatery and necessities. A two mile drive across the bridge next to the Inn in the opposite direction and you are in Bal Harbor. And if you've never heard of Bal Harbor, then you should Google it. The pool over looks the bay and you definitely can get your "Miami Beach" feel and photos on out there for a fraction of the cost if you were to stay on Miami Beach. I've never felt un-safe there. Don't expect any luxuries and you'll be fine (especially with the money you save). No hookers walking the avenue or fellas hanging on the sidewalks. Nope, the area is safe for a stroll down to the Walgreens or Denney's. This place is really a $30/night, 2 story motel in a million dollar neighborhood. That's why they charge $80/night. BONUS!! I can fish off the backside of the property, right into Biscayne Bay (plenty of light for night fishing).The reason I gave it a "very good" rating above is simple: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, and price.
- Also Known As:
- White House Inn On The Bay Hotel North Miami