I stayed at the hotel, which was then known as "The Strand Ocean Drive Hotel", for three nights as part of a holiday and wedding in Miami and on the Florida Keys.
The room was huge, in a separate house next to the one with the main reception. Kitchen, bedroom, small balcony (good for a smoke, but with rattling air conditiong units from the next building making it not a nice place to sit), and air conditioning that made the fridge feel warm.
Nice welcome at the reception, we were a bit early due to the flight so had to come back, but then the room was ready on time. On the rooftop of the main building is a small swimming pool with chairs etc., which provide a spectacular view across the beach, Ocean Drive, and the neighboorhood at South Beach.
Due to the nightlife on Ocean Drive it was noisy, busy, packed with people, hard to find parking - but stepping out of the front door you are in the middle of everything: 2 minutes to the beach, 0 minutes to nightlife.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Live the South Beach lifestyle at our hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Located in the heart of Miami's Art Deco Historic District on Ocean Drive, we offer spacious, stylish suites with all the amenities of home. With stellar views of the ocean and the bustling action of Ocean Drive, our beachfront hotel is exactly what you need for your stay in Miami. Because we are located right on the beach, fun in the sun is literally at your doorstep. Stake out your spot in the sand and enjoy the signature Florida sunshine. With the average temperatures in the 70s and 80s, you can enjoy the beach and the sun almost all year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
- Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach