What We Love
- History is preserved in such original details as terrazzo floors and hand-painted bathroom tiles
- Affordable boutique hotel in burgeoning Faena Arts District
- Sweet, tasty coconut-mango french toast at Café Claridge
- Free WiFi
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What To Know
- There’s no pool, but beach services are available on the sandy shores across Collins Avenue
- Some renovations are ongoing
- If you want unobstructed ocean views, request a room on the upper floors
- Dogs up to 60 pounds are welcome, with no fee (cleaning charges may apply if there’s any damage)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Originally constructed in 1928 as an apartment building, Casa Claridge offers a different take on Miami style, with Mediterranean Revival architecture as opposed to the ubiquitous Art Deco farther south. Restored to its original beauty by hotelier Alan Faena, it’s the low-key cornerstone of the lavish Faena Arts District. A four-story interior atrium with ironwork detailing and a wooden lattice gallery offers a cozy gathering spot for guests, while vintage sofas and chairs, plus slightly worn board games and coffee table books, create a sense of home.
Bed and Bath
All of the 50 guestrooms are unique in layout, but original details have been left intact wherever possible, from terrazzo floors to heavy pockmarked wooden doors and frames restained a rich brown. The interior decor — much of it from Noir in California — includes carved wood bed posts and burlap-covered headboards, analog Big Ben alarm clocks, vintage Persian rugs and handmade throws from Argentina, which nod to Faena’s roots. The bathrooms have been refurbished and feature painted tilework, Frette towels, slippers and C.O. Bigelow toiletries.
Café Claridge offers a small Argentine-influenced menu to be enjoyed in the airy lobby restaurant or the adjacent terrace (think skirt steak with plantains and wagyu empanadas). The hotel plans on expanding the café into an understated version of Buenos Aires’ El Mercado, with a tapas menu and communal tables.
In the Area
Check out the permanent collection at the Bass Museum of Art, which spans 500 years. For art of the wearable kind, hit the Webster, where the latest designers are showcased in a landmark Art Deco building. Trendy eateries open and close every season in Miami, which makes the Forge even more special; this elegant wood-paneled restaurant has been catering to Miami’s elite since 1968. Afterward head for a nightcap to Haven Gastro-Lounge, which serves cocktails until 5 a.m.
How to Get There
We stayed here for 3 nights and it was the perfect base for exploring Miami. The room was bright and cool, the bathroom maybe a little dated but perfectly clean and functional. Gorgeous decor in the main lounge and amusing to watch the Instagram photoshoots going on. Loved the incredible tropical scent in the lobby and lounge – I would love to know what this is?! We had use of beach club for a reasonable daily fee – and even had mojitos delivered to our sun loungers. The Faena boutique and the bar at the main Faena hotel opposite are not to be missed. Would recommend.
Very welcoming place, i felt as if i was at home. The staff is extremely helpful and caring, the rooms were clean and refreshing and their restaurant had one the best cocktails ive had. The gym access at the Faena hotel was a huge plus as well as their amenties. I stayed for buisness but i will definitely return for leisure soon.. thank you Casa Faena!!
My boyfriend and I had a short staycation in May. We really enjoyed the hotel and surrounding area. The beach club across the street was private and we were well looked after. Will return just as soon as we can.
Needed a last minute place to stay for business on the beach. Room was clean and quiet. Helpful staff and a comfortable homey atmosphere. Would definitely return for a leisure stay to enjoy the beach amenities. Gym access at the Faena across the street was an added bonus.
Welcoming place !!great
Details of comfort and style
The service great and pleasure to deal with
A place we feel going back in time
Highly recommend with pleasure
Thank you all for all the amazing time!!