We needed to book a last minute room before a cruise because of a flight change. Tripadvisor had a good review of this place so I decided to give it a chance. I was not disappointed. I emailed Ray and he reserved a room for my family of three. You will need to remember this is a condo/apt building with 7 rooms for rent. It is a couple blocks from the boardwalk and about 10 blocks from the Art Deco area of South beach. They don't take credit cards and you may need to call Ray's number to get someone to let you in the secured building. This is in a residential area, but very convenient to the beach and nightlife of South Beach.
The room resembled an efficiency college dorm room. We had a Murphy bed, full sized kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks, a couch, bathroom, flat screen TV, small balcony, and eclectic decorating. There was a beautiful garden and pool in the back. Since we were only there a short time we didn't get to use it, but it looked beautiful. It certainly isn't your run of the mill generic hotel, which made it that much more interesting. It was as though you were staying in a room of a friend. Though I only talked to Ray for a bit, he was very friendly, trusting, and accommodating. If I didn't search him out I would have had to leave my check in the room with the keys because not one was manning the "office" on a regular basis that I could tell.
- Also Known As:
- The Mantell Plaza Hotel Miami Beach