The Angler's Boutique Resort

660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33139

Price from: £130

The Angler's Boutique Resort

By Richard Luscombe, your Miami expert

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#7 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Miami
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.8
4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, No fuss, Relaxation, Special occasions

Expert review of The Angler's Boutique Resort

Intimacy and privacy make you feel you’re staying with a friend rather than in a hotel.

Four separate buildings meld two different architectural styles into one intimate boutique hotel that prides itself on being among the very best that South Beach has to offer. I can see why the Angler’s is rated consistently highly by travellers… it offers a level of personalised service rarely found among its many rivals.

Location: 

Set two blocks back from the waterfront on Washington Avenue, in an area of South Beach home to several nightclubs, the Angler’s might not be an obvious choice, but looks can be deceiving. It’s actually well situated for restaurants and shopping and it’s a pleasure to find such a popular hotel away from the constant gridlock of Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive.

Bedrooms: 

The split-level duplexes around the pool are great if you don’t mind lugging a heavy suitcase up a tight spiral staircase to the bedroom, but I thought that to be a minor inconvenience when you’re just a few paces from the tranquillity of the water. The suites offer a variety of options, some have balconies, small gardens and others have rooftop terraces or their own Jacuzzis. The studio suites are single level but all rooms are modern, with plasma TVs and surround-sound audio.

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Public areas: 

It felt more like the living room of a friend’s house than a hotel lobby when I walked into the Angler’s. There’s a heavily-cushioned lounge area, which can be used to expand the dining area in busy times for the restaurant, that has the look of a Mediterranean villa, a theme followed throughout. The pool’s not huge, but I’ve seen larger ones that lack such a relaxing feel.

Eating and drinking: 

Many guests take breakfast at the hotel and eat elsewhere later in the day. But the restaurant, 660 at The Angler’s, is well worth a look. The new Argentinean chef has added his own twists to an established menu that places importance on locally sourced seafoods and meats, while weekend brunches favour European-style dishes.

Leisure facilities: 

The hotel offers massages and spa services poolside or your room. There are private cabanas for hire at the pool.

Service: 

Check-in is in your room, and staff will usually greet you by name. You also get personalised hotel business cards with your name printed on, and your own telephone number.

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Who stays there: 

Young families, gay travellers, couples and grandparents treating extended family, and many repeat visitors.

Price advice: 

Rates are slightly lower than waterfront hotels based on location so discounts are built in. As with all Miami hotels, summer stays are cheaper.

Pros: 
Outstanding personal service
Intimate atmosphere
Informal, social restaurant
Cons: 
Longer walk to beach
Occasional late-night nightclub noise

More information on The Angler's Boutique Resort:

Price from:
£130
Type:
Hotel
Address:
660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 33139
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool

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