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
We were at the hotel for lunch attended by Joel, who was very kind. We got a little hotel tour. The hotel does not have beach access. Is a block away from the beach, cozy, modern and the price is pretty balanced. Totally recomendable.
We stayed here for 2 nights in October/ November. The hotel was lovely, very clean, friendly staff, large room. The middle courtyard bit was a nice place to sit in the evenings but work was going on during the day. They also tested the fire alarms with no warning on the second day and they were really loud. You get 2 free sun beds at the beach and can pay $20 for an umbrella. The pool was lovely but sadly it was closed on the second day so we only got to use it for about half an hour
My second stay at this quaint, charming little bit of Miami heaven. Such a relaxing Bohemian vibe, you feel right home. Chic decor, friendly staff. I adore this place and hope to be back soon! Love!!!