Circa 39 Hotel Miami Beach
What We Love
- The poolside cabanas are free of charge, a rarity in these parts
- The youthful, upbeat decor has tropical island flair (think teak and white finishes, plantation-style shutters and patterned wallpaper in splashes of lime and orange)
- Comfort food, from tapas to burgers, at Jules Kitchen
- Guests have free access to the hotel’s reserved beach area
What To Know
- Beach access is across Collins Avenue
- The gym is small but well equipped
- A daily resort fee includes WiFi and use of the beach and pool chairs
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This Miami Beach player does casual tropical cool with aplomb. Situated at the heart of Mid-Beach’s “Wundermile,” minutes from South Beach and the Design and Arts Districts, the hotel’s whitewashed façade is classic Miami Art Deco, while inside the 97 guest rooms are spread across two buildings connected by a tranquil courtyard stocked with tropical plants and exotic birds. The rooms are decked out with custom furniture in teak and white finishes, hardwood floors and plantation-style shutters, with jaunty details like blue and white chevron pattern cushions and patterned wallpaper in splashes of lime and orange. Lounge by the pool on a wicker chaise beneath a vibrant paisley beach umbrella or in a cabana hung with Moroccan-style lanterns, and at happy hour head to WunderBar, where the mixologists whip up all kinds of tropical concoctions with a focus on rum, fresh fruits and herbs. Jules Kitchen (named for Jules Verne) takes a global approach to its all-day menu, serving everything from Tex-Mex to pan-Asian in a homey and cheerful space; there’s also a breezy patio where guests can enjoy their locally roasted Panther coffee alfresco.
In the Area
With its prime location between South Beach and Bal Harbour, Mid-Beach is coming into its own. Soak up the of-the-moment Miami scene over brunch at Cecconi’s, the restaurant at Soho Beach House, where you can mingle with the members-only crowd while digging into dishes like crepes with banana and dulce de leche or frittata with asparagus, goat cheese and herbs. If you’re in a spicier mood, head to the Freehand Hostel’s 27 restaurant, which serves brunch with a Middle Eastern spin; try Elad’s Shakshuka or the Yemeni-inspired malawach, a dish consisting of grated tomatoes, feta, hard-boiled egg and harif sauce (similar to the spicy harrissa). Later, dance off all the brunch calories at the white-hot club Basement, from nightlife impresario Ian Schrager, located in the new Miami Beach Edition.
How to Get There
Good location - very close to the beach and the little tram that brings you to Ocean Drive. The hotel is cute and the emphasis is definitely on the cozy-factor. The lobby, swimmingpool area and the atrium are all very beautiful. The rooms are nice and comfortable, and clean. In the bathroom, the water pressure of the shower is non-existing which is a problem when you want to wash and rinse long hair, and the toilet does not flush well. Wifi, beach towels and access to the beach (and 2 beach chairs) are not 'really' for free, even tough it is stated in the hotel description. You pay a considerable amount for this at the end of your stay in the hotel fee which is 16,95 dollars a day. Also parking is 24 dollars a night. It is important to know this so you don't get surprised when you check out. :-)
Was asked for $300 deposit when arrived so I gave my card in, when I checked my card they had taken 3 separate transactions of $420, $120 And $70. When I emailed them he emailed back and said they were authorisations not charges. But as it was paid on a debit card I was still charged and missed out on car and other bill payments because these funds were missing from my bank.
When I emailed back asking why I had been subject to these authorisations the office manager “Mario Mata” never got back to me.
When we pulled up this hotel sure lacked the “wow” factor but then we went inside. It was very well kept and clean. The staff were friendly and it was very inviting. We were put into a room that was not connected to the main building. At first I thought it was strange but there was a lovely courtyard and lots of privacy. Our room was large and quiet. It did not feel like we were in a hotel. The pool area was small but well manicured and relaxing. I was very impressed given my initial reaction and would not hesitate to stay here again. It turned out to be a refreshing change from the large “box” hotels we stayed in previously. I should add that the free trolley is a short walk down the road. The beach is across the street and was very easy to get to.
Great vibe at this totally "instagram-able" hotel! Everywhere you look is just really well done. The pool area is totally comfortable and the Wunder garden is a super use of space. I can't speak highly enough of this hotel- the staff was super friendly and the room was prefect for our needs. Havign the adjacent parking was perfect and didn't have to deal with waiting on valet to get my car when I need to leave in the morning. Housekeeping seems to be the one area that could use just a little better training- we were there for 3 days and each day there was just one or two things off. Not enough to be a problem at all- just with such a awsome place this is the one thing I would say could use just a tad bit of improving. I'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Miami Beach- but not in the middle of the crazy busy area.
It was close to the airport, the beach 1-2 minutes from the hotel with their own chairs and umbrellas and at the back of the building there was a trolley(free of charge) which was passing frequently with destination to the center.. 10-15 minutes way.
The room and generally the hotel was very clean and the staff vey friendly.
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