Ok, so my friend and I arrived to the hostel kind of late, and check in was average. We had to wait for a while and the girl was not very friendly. We went to the front desk periodically throughout the week and staff was much better and very helpful. (I will assume my check in was not the best because it was late and they were busy).
The rooms were nice. We stayed in the four person girls room. Housekeeping would come in during the day to change towels, take out the trash, and/or change the sheets if someone had checked out.
The Broken Shaker - Many of the tables have reserved signs on them, and I'm not sure how to make reservations. We attempted to hang out there twice, but after being walked over several times by staff we just gave up and went back to Lincoln Rd. (Note: Sometimes random people will come to the hostel in the evening just to go to the bar).
Amenities- There is a pool that closes at 6, but guests are allowed to continue hanging out in that area all day. They have bikes that you can rent for the day for $15 (they supply the locks). They also have the regular things that you may need like deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash etc. (you can rent...yes rent...sunblock for the day). Breakfast is fruit (apples/bananas), mini muffins, cereal, orange juice/coffee.
Overall, if you enjoy staying in hostels this one is good and feels clean. It's close to the beach, and they will call you a cab at check out time. If I chose to stay here again I would probably spend the extra bucks for a private room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Freehand Miami is our reinvention of the historic Indian Creek Hotel, one of Miami Beach’s classic art deco buildings. Created for a new generation of travelers, we have incorporated handcrafted design, local food & beverage, and a comfortable community atmosphere that offers both shared and private accommodations—all just one block from the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Indian Creek Miami Beach
- Hotel Indian Creek
- Indian Creek Hotel South Beach