Direct beach access and two lounge chairs per room
The two swimming pools are open 24 hours
The meticulous attention to detail in the Deco-inspired decor (think steamer trunk side tables, rotary phones and record players)
The Jazz Age–inspired Blues Bar
What To Know
The hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar revamp in 2014
Pets are welcome in the poolside Cabana Rooms (there's a cleaning fee)
Although there’s no dedicated spa, a masseuse is available
Parking on site
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Retro-chic Miami Beach classic coming off a fresh revamp, with two pools, glam dining options and poolside cabana massages
Cool cats have been preening at this legendary Miami Beach stay since 1939, and thanks to a multimillion-dollar overhaul — and a place on the Historic Hotels of America list — this Art Deco classic is having another heyday. The guestrooms have been revamped in painstaking detail, with rich hardwoods, chrome plate accents and terrazzo tiling in the bathrooms, along with whimsical touches like steamer trunk side tables, rotary phones and record players. There’s enough clean-line modernity at play to rescue the look from feeling too gimmicky, although diehard Jazz Age fans can get an unadulterated nostalgia fix in the Prohibition Era atmosphere of the Blues Bar. Things are much more up-to-date South Beach–style once you venture outdoors, where the chic infinity pool, which is lined with palm trees and cabanas, offers a glamorous hideout for those wanting more privacy than the scene on nearby Miami Beach. (Guests can also opt for a massage in a cabana or their own suite under the soothing hands of Melisa Brown and her team from UneedaMassage.) The menu at Tamara Bistro (named for provocative Jazz Age artist Tamara de Lempicka) hews close to bistro classics like salade niçoise and steak frites, with the occasional foray into healthy options such as grilled tofu with couscous and vegetables, to keep the svelte set happy.
In the Area
Pick up a glamorous poolside outfit or a piece of contemporary art in the Miami Design District, a wonderland of fashion, art, design and dining around four miles from the hotel, or hit the famous Bal Harbour Shops, where you can drop some serious cash on big name designers like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana. Or save your dinero and cash in on wonder instead by taking a stroll through Miami’s iconic Art Deco District, where some of the world’s best-preserved and most impressive Deco architecture lives. Skip the scene at South Beach’s hotel hot spot restaurants and nosh instead at Joe’s Stone Crab; this no-frills century-old icon is the place for crab cakes, lobster rolls and other nostalgic feasts.
The National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort
1677 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The National Hotel is Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) - 14.9 km / 9.2 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.