Hotel Impala is one block off Ocean Drive, smack in the middle of the most travelled bits of South Beach. The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms very, very nicely done. The attached restaurant, Spigo, is outstanding. Much more preferable than staying right on the strip, unless you intend to get no sleep at all. Very helpful and friendly staff. Some of the rooms appear to have balconies that overlook the narrow courtyard. I suspect they're nicer than our non-balconied room. As for the photos and the description of being in the heart of the Italian (?) district, just don't believe everything you see/read. The hotel is pretty enough, but the online photos are glamour shots if ever I've seen one, and the neighborhood is no great shakes. I thought the taxi driver erred when he pulled up in front. Still, if I were to go back, I'd have to have a good reason not to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Italian Elegance in the middle of South Beach." Meditteranean gem hidden in the middle of South Beach, the Impala Hotel is the ideal base for your romantic getaway in Florida. Hidden from the intense activity of the surroundings, this soothing calm location will warmly welcome you in one of its 17 rooms. You will enter the property by walking underneath an archway, and then through a landscaped walkway and courtyard, passing by a fountain. Built by Gianni Versace's architect, the Impala Hotel features numerous elements originally intended for the Versace Mansion, including an Italian-made floor mosaic in the lobby. Comfortable rooms feature wrought iron fixtures, wood furniture, and luxury bathrooms with coral rock. You will enjoy a fine dining at the Spiga Restaurant, an Award-Winning authentic Italian establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Impala Hotel Miami Beach
- Impala Miami Beach