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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The was Room very spacious, very clean. The hotel had excellent customer service and everyone was so friendly. Limited places to eat near hotel, breakfast that was offered in hotel not worth the price.
Fantastic experience at this cute, quaint, hidden boutique hotel. From the check in with Emily and Yaneel to the housekeeping manager, Manuel the experience was very pleasant. Parking is easy, the pool was clean and well decorated, the court yard is very unique and room was perfect. I definitely recommend Circa39 to any business or pleasure traveler.
The location is excellent (a block to the beach, on the route of the free transport, and a direct route to the airport); the hotel is a good value for the money in this area, but what would make me come back are the people who work there. Everyone I dealt with was upbeat and followed through. To me, this also speaks well of the management. Go for the value and enjoy the people and the place.