Miami Hotels in the Art Deco District

by Baldwin Ellis
Miami Beach nightclubs are scattered throughout the Art Deco District.

Miami Beach nightclubs are scattered throughout the Art Deco District.

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Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District is home to several hotels that offer direct access to South Beach attractions. The hotels are housed in a colorful selection of 1930s buildings that have been extensively refurbished to provide 21st-century accommodations. The properties range from fashionable budget hotels that provide several cost-saving amenities, to luxurious oceanfront lodging for travelers with a taste for the finer things in life.

Boutique Hotels

Marseilles Hotel is a 1930s gem that is close to Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Convention Center. The mid-rise building features traditionally decorated guest rooms with wrought iron and wood headboards, while spacious suites contain jetted Jacuzzi tubs. Hotel amenities consist of a beachfront outdoor pool and a sidewalk café that provides a casual atmosphere to enjoy breakfast and lunch. Essex House Hotel is a contemporary property within one block of Collins Avenue nightlife and topless beaches at Lummus Park. Guest rooms include modern platform beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Hotel suites are surrounded by manicured tropical gardens and offer larger living spaces and jetted Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities consist of an outdoor plunge pool and a candle-lit veranda with sofas and ceiling fans.

Budget Hotels

Kent Hotel is a funky refuge for fashionable travelers on a budget. The property is one block from white sandy beaches, and it offers vibrant guest rooms with hardwood floors, DVD players, laptop safes and complimentary beach towels. Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast buffet, and the property’s pet policy allows furry friends to stay for free. The Hotel Chelsea is a trendy lodging choice with feng shui-inspired guest rooms. Guest rooms feature futon-style beds, bamboo floors and complimentary Wi-Fi access, while hotel amenities consist of a full-service restaurant and complimentary evening cocktail hours with a DJ playing a mix of hip-shaking tunes.

Luxury Hotels

The National Hotel is a member of the Preferred Hotels of the World and is steps away from Lummus Park and the Jackie Gleason Theatre. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings, quilted satin headboards, and walkout balconies with ocean or city views. Hotel highlights include indoor and outdoor patio dining at Tamara Restaurant, private beach access, cabanas and an oceanfront infinity pool. The Setai Hotel is an Asian-inspired facility that is divided between a historic Art Deco building and a 40-story glass and concrete tower. Tower rooms are the property’s top offerings, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic ocean views, rainfall showers and Jacuzzi tubs. Hotel amenities include three gourmet restaurants, a Zen garden, full-service spa and multiple swimming pools.

Suite Hotels

The Metropole South Beach offers extended-stay accommodations in the heart of the Art Deco District. Guest rooms consists of one- and two-bedroom suites fashioned after stylish European apartments. In-room amenities include fully equipped kitchens, contemporary leather sofas, hardwood floors, iPod docks and rainfall showers. Hotel services include a personal chef, grocery delivery and complimentary airport shuttle. Bentley Hotel and Beach Club is an all-suite property that overlooks the beach. Standard hotel suites feature one or two bedrooms, full kitchens, separate living areas and furnished terraces. The sprawling penthouse suites offer additional amenities such as wall-to-wall windows, marble baths and jetted Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities include a rooftop pool and Bellini Restaurant, which serves Italian Riviera cuisine.

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