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
I stayed at the hotel from March 6 until 11. It was an excellent room and the housekeeping was exceptional. And all the staff is very good. I hope to come back soon❤🙏really love the stay ❤🙏❤ keep the good work housekeeping Team
Arrived from Memphis and had difficulty in such a huge airport. Couldn’t find anyone who knew where the bus stop was for South Beach, took over an hour and the more people we asked the more different answers we got. Eventually got there very tired and hot. Nice welcome at the hotel by Paolo who was great and very helpful. We had a garden room which was very nice. However the maids left a lot to be desired. Every day had to go to reception to get things they forgot to leave eg towels, loo rolls, coffee, tea etc. Don’t have the water provided it’s $5 a bottle. Didn’t eat in the restaurant $20 for breakfast go next door it’s much better. Bar staff very rude, not helpful or knowledgeable and didn’t seem to want to be there. Watch out for hotel tax at the end of your stay even if you have it in writing that it’s included. On the bright side it’s close to a lively beach with sun beds provided but $20 a day for a brolly. All you have to do is cross 3 lanes of traffic and a short walk to the boardwalk and beach. Towels provided if you ask at reception....free. It’s a nice hotel and most of the staff are pleasant but it took a while for us to realise that English isn’t the first language anywhere here, it’s Spanish. As such most shops and restaurants don’t seem to want to bother. A very good point is the free trolley bus from the back of the hotel down to Lincoln where the life is and it’s free to come back up to midnight. We had a lovely time here but I wouldn’t go back to Miami again. It’s quite expensive everywhere and when you add on compulsory service charge, tax and sometimes a Miami tax it puts about 25% on everything. The only thing going for it is the temperature, 27-30 while we were there against -6 in Memphis.
We stayed at this hotel from the 3/11th-14 and we are happy we did. The restaurants had good food. The staff was very friendly. The housekeepers did a great job cleaning the rooms and was very accommodating when needed.
I stayed at this hotel for few days and I'm so glad that I did, the hotel was beautiful as well as convenient and within walking distance to the beach. The staff was extrecently nice, polite and professional. The rooms were very clean, comfy, cozy & met my expectations. Housekeeping was AWESOME!! They went above & beyond to make sure we had a delightful stay, they always cleaned our rooms as well as kept up with the maintenance & anything we needed they made sure I had it available. They provided us with plenty of extras including towels for the beach. I had completely forgot tanning lotion and one of the staff members in housekeeping provided me with some ☺. I look forward to going back next time I travel out there & I strongly recommend this hotel.
I chose this place for the location, price, and the fact it was recently renovated. Based on those three things it did not disappoint. Our room was on the first floor right next to the courtyard/garden. I was worried it would be noisy but everything was very peaceful. Front desk was very attentive and housekeeping did a great job tidying up the room. Would not hesitate to stay here again an will definitely recommend Circa 39 to my friends and family.