Whitelaw Hotel, South Beach's hip, chic boutique hotel, offers guests the ultimate vacation experience at an affordable price. Perfectly situated on Collins Avenue and 8th Street, the hotel is located just steps from the beach, shops, restaurants and nighttime hotspots that this vibrant city is known for. The Whitelaw combines Art Deco embellishments with whimsical design to transport its guests into a world unique from any other Miami Beach accommodation. An inviting patio, complete with café tables and large crisp white canvas umbrellas, sets the welcome scene.
This space is a favorite of guests and locals alike, and offers what is arguably the best people watching in Miami. The lobby shakes things up with its magenta and custom graffi ti artist accents, while the rebellious Victorian furniture and over scale black crystal chandeliers lead the way to the intimately decorated guest rooms, complete with playfully large white bed frames and white lacquer chandeliers. Each of the 49 guest rooms boasts luxurious Belgian sheets, 42-inch plasma televisions, iPod docking stations and marble bathrooms. The distinctive décor leaves guests with a sense of romance, while appealing to their eccentric side.
Hotel Quick Facts
• 3 star; $$
• 1 block from ocean; Center of art deco district
• 42 rooms; restaurant and bar on property
• Vibe: Hip. Chic. Whimsical.
• Extras: Free drinks nightly; VIP club passes; free wi-fi; free airport shuttle from MIA
During World War II, the United States Army Air Corps used South Beach as a major training base. The government paid hotel owners one dollar per room, per night to turn their resort hotels into barracks, and the wide beach and local golf courses became exercise and drill grounds.