If you're used to having your own space (especially of you live and travel with boyfriend, husband, dog, etc) this place will suit your needs. Boulan offers apartments with 1-2 bedrooms. They are spacious and fully equipped with washer/dryer and enough pans and dishes to cook a nice quick meal if you're sick of dining out. I've read some other reviews and apparently people travel to Miami with the intention of cooking 5 star gourmet meals, so if that describes you, bring your own pans and accoutrements.
The hotel is a short walk away from the beach and next to museums, clubs, and parks. It's not a bad walking area an you're just far enough removed from the strip that you can have some peace and quiet if you want it.
The hotel is currently going trough a renovation phase where thy are adding shops, restaurants and an entire area to the ground floor. I couldn't hear any construction from my room, but this also means that Boulan does not offer the amenities you would expect from a traditional hotel: room service, restaurant, shops, spa, or very dependable room cleaning for that matter. For me, the space and the feeling of being home more than make up for the lack in amenities since you can buy anything you need down the street. There's also a very nice pool and roof area, but no bar yet.
My advice: if apartment hotels are more your style, stay at the Boulan and take advantage of the current prices. You would pay more to stay at a tiny cubhole in SLS. If you can't live without breakfast in bed, go elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boulan South Beach is ideally situated in the heart of the Collins Park neighborhood, the cultural and social epicenter of Miami Beach. The Collins Park neighborhood features the best dining, nightlife and the arts that Miami Beach has to offer. Within walking distance of Boulan South Beach are the hottest restaurant and bars, most fashionable shopping, and celebrated cultural establishments in Miami. All this, set amidst the gleaming backdrop of sandy beaches and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean. ... more less
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