Two blocks back from the Atlantic on Washington Avenue, the hotel’s in a good spot for walking anywhere, especially to the nearby nightclubs and restaurants.
Lots of wood and brown and beige drapes give the rooms a darker, enclosed feel, and they’re not that big in the first place, but the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms make good use of limited space and you’ll probably not be spending too much time in them anyway.
The lobby area is bright and welcoming, although a little cramped if more than two people are trying to check in at the same time. The lobby bar and outside terrace overlooking Washington Avenue are where guests congregate. Without a pool to place cabanas round, the hotel has placed a few on its roadside terrace. It’s unusual but it seems to be popular.
Eating and drinking
The bar serves pretty standard fare for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and is at least fairly priced, but there are so many wonderful eating options around you that you probably won’t take more than one meal there. It’s always packed between 7pm and 8pm when free happy hour drinks are served to guests. The lobby stays noisy late at night and often into the early hours.
Nothing on site but guests have use of facilities at other hotels in the South Beach Group of hotels and get passes to local gyms and nightclubs.
With such a small hotel, the multilingual staff make it a personal experience. The hotel offers an excellent free shuttle service to the airport.
Who stays there
Budget conscious partygoers in their early to late 20s and 30s, but many older guests too.
Daily $15 resort fee covers sporadic internet access but does get you into happy hour.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Backpackers / Students
- Stag / hen parties
- Live entertainment
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Close to nightclubs
- Comfortable, budget-friendly rooms
- Fun, boutique hotel
- Late-night noise
- No onsite leisure facilities