We stayed 2 nights, loved the location. The walk to the beach was easy and the free umbrellas and chairs were great. It was a short walk to Lincoln Rd for great shopping and restaurants.
The hotel is an attractive old building, the rooms were updated and spacious. We had a corner king room with lots of large windows and light. Our adult kids were in a double that was less spacious. One wall in their room had been freshly painted, discovered when someone touched it, it was just luck that we didn't brush our clothes against it. They said the room also smelled of paint but it didn't bother them enough to move.
There were minor annoyances and oversights. There was no luggage rack in either room. There was nothing for free in the room, not even coffee or tea (no coffee in lobby either). The whole top of the dresser was full of crap for sale at exorbitant prices, as was the refrigerator and the closet. Thee was almost no room to put our own things, it was extremely annoying. We used the wine glasses and coffee cups without purchasing anything and had to hunt down housekeeping to get them replaced the next day, they just left the dirty ones. There were no water glasses or plastic cups of any sort.
We were very confused as to where to park when we got there, we ended up circling the block and paying a meter just to unload our luggage. If you are lucky you can score a spot for unloading right in front of the hotel. The valet is on the backside of the block, not in front of the hotel, and there was no porter or anyone to get your baggage from there to the room.
The free breakfast is at a small restaurant around the corner from the hotel, the choices were few and servings sparse. The pool in the sister property was nice and not too inconvenient. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and will consider it again next time we are in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique contemporary boutique hotel is located in the heart of South Beach's Art deco District. Walking distance to world famous Ocean Drive, Lincoln Rd Mall restaurants, nightlife and sandy beaches. Renovated in a contemporary style that provides all the conveniences required by today's travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel South Beach
- South Beach Hotel Miami
- Miami Beach South