Dream South Beach
What We Love
- Well located at Collins Avenue and 11th Street
- Free beach gear (towels, chairs and flip flops) available at the front desk and at the beach
- A hip rooftop pool scene
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What To Know
- The $9.99 resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout; it includes WiFi and use of two beach lounge chairs and towels
- One block from the beach, but no ocean views from the rooms
- Well suited for singles, friends or couples — not families
- Rooms are spread between two buildings, the Tudor and Palmer houses
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Spread throughout two Art Deco icons — the Tudor and Palmer houses — at Collins Avenue and 11th Street, right next to the Versace Mansion, the 108-room Dream South Beach is one of the latest projects of the globetrotting Chatwal family. It fits in nicely with its surroundings, with a facade restored to its original glory and reinvented interiors that reflect South Beach in the present day. An illuminated pathway flanked by fountains and bamboo leads to the lobby, which is crowned by a front desk that dates back to 1939 — the year the original exterior was built.
Bed & Bath
The boutique-size, Instagram-worthy rooms — imagine small metal tables, white filigreed headboards and robin’s egg–blue blankets — are made for pre- and post-party gatherings with friends (not families looking for a quieter scene). Bold, textured carpets line the hallways, smooth baroque flourishes are carved on the doors, and the closets and shower doors are made of tinted glass. Combined with cool blue lighting, modern crystal chandeliers and textured bathroom tiles, the whole place has a moody, nightlife vibe. Other perks? LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and Etro bath products.
The silky beach and the blue ocean are just a block away, and Dream has its own spread of lounge chairs. Nearby you’ll find the shops of Lincoln Road, and even better, the property is within stumbling distance of most of the area’s trendy nightlife spots. That said, it’s possible to achieve a glowing tan, eat and drink, and take part in South Beach nightlife without ever leaving the hotel. Upstairs, a hip crowd parties at HIGHBAR, the see-and-be-seen rooftop pool, at all hours. On the ground level, the space of what was once the Tudor Hotel is now Serafina, serving over 20 varieties of pizza and an extensive menu of fresh pastas and seafood.
In the Area
Although the people watching around the Dream South Beach is grand, you might also want to check out the beauties along Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Even Miami residents can’t stay away from Lincoln Road. Only a few blocks from the Dream South Beach, this historic pedestrian mall has everything from clothing shops to cafés to art galleries to the concert hall of the New World Symphony. Rent a car and visit the awesome alligators, birds and other wildlife of the country’s largest subtropical wilderness, Everglades National Park. Art Deco style is king here; go on your own photo safari and capture the world’s foremost examples of the design movement — including the Tudor and Palmer houses, of course. Make it more official with an audio tour on your iPod or on a guided tour. Throw caloric caution to the wind with the fried chicken, biscuits and other haute down-home fare at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, a local favorite filled with pretty people getting down and dirty with bourbon and barbecue.
How to Get There
Spent one night at this great hotel on our way through from Miami to Key West.
The hotel is located very conveniently just off Ocean Drive so one benefits from a more quiet vibe, but with fast access to the seafront and everything that it has to offer.
The reception was very warm, particularly from the lobby manager, Wesley, who made us feel so welcome.
The hotel is pet friendly, so our shih you was welcome too!
This hotel in the heart of South Beach is comprised of two old art deco hotels. We stayed in the former Tudor Hotel on the corner. The former Versace Mansion is just to the east across an alley. Oddly, we had to walk through the restaurant - Naked Taco - to get to the stairs or the elevator to our room. The staff was very nice. They received a parcel for me and, when we couldn't get the room TV to turn on, they sent a man up at once who reprogrammed it. In the age of Lyft, they even called a taxi for us to take us to the train station. The room was clean and large. There was no coffee machine in the room, so we had to walk down to the restaurant each morning. There are soft chairs on the patio outside on the sidewalk but in South Beach too many people smoke and it was unpleasant to sit out there. The location, and the friendly staff, made the stay a nice one.
From the moment we walked into the hotel, and greated by first name and a glass of Prosecco we knew we had picked the right hotel in South Beach. The room was modern but still had the Art Deco design. Although the room was small in today’s standards, it still felt cozy. Turn down service and little amenities delivered to the room each day was a real treat. Then there is the rooftop pool overlooking the beach! Could spend the whole day up there. Plus you have beach access with chairs for your convenience. Having the restaurant (Naked Taco) in the hotel was a real bonus since it was on our list of places to check out. For those looking for a place before a cruise, it is an easy and cheap Uber ride to the port. Best part of our vacation!
Had a regular King Room. It was really nice and a block away from the beach. Perfect for business and relaxing when you want to talk the streets at night and feel the breeze. The hotel staff was also very accommodating. I will definitely come back again.
Rooms are comfortable if a bit small. A king size bed (which was enormous) took up 95% of the room space. Convenient location a block away from Ocean Drive and right in the Collins Ave shopping district.
Not cheap but all hotels round this part of South Beach have similar pricing.
Roof top pool ok but floor needs repairing.
Two blocks of rooms. People in the block above the Taco restaurant didn’t seem as pleased with the location or noise. Don’t get a street view or one right at the back due to either traffic noise, or the massive extraction fans from the Giannis restaurant which backs onto the hotel at the rear.
Breakfast is pricey and in the Naked Taco restaurant which is part of the hotel facilities. Go to the 11th St Diner which is literally 2 mins walk. 10 times the choice and half the price, plus super friendly staff. Open 7am till about midnight.