Kimpton Angler’s Hotel
What We Love
- Large studios and villas maintain the luxe South Beach vibe
- Yoga mats in every guest room
- Nightly hosted wine hour
- Adult Hangover Brunch with unlimited make-your-own Bloody Marys and mimosas
- Pets stay for free
What To Know
- Two blocks or a five-minute walk from the beach
- Villas have direct pool access
- Restaurant closes for dinner on Mondays
- Book early, as repeat clientele keeps rooms packed
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Angler’s Miami, South Beach is made up of four graceful Mediterranean Revival buildings built in the 1930s by architect Henry Maloney. In 2007, a meticulous renovation revamped the buildings, creating one of the unsung jewels in South Beach’s ostentatious crown. Eschewing SoBe’s cliché pastel-and-white palette, the hotel features rich, dark woods and a neutral color scheme that brings warmth to its interiors.
Bed & Bath
Accommodations come in three types: Studios, Manor Villas and Lofts. Although some of the one-level Studios have balconies or terraces with pool or city views, it’s well worth the upgrade to the duplex villas that have main-level living areas and second-floor bedrooms linked by a spiral staircase. All rooms come with nice touches like plasma TVs, yoga mats, Keurig coffee makers, and state-of-the-art audio systems.
Chill out in a poolside cabana or on a sun bed (where you can also get an outdoor spa treatment), or stroll a couple of blocks to the beach, where the Angler’s guests have beach concession billing privileges in a designated area of the sand near 7th Street. The resort’s Mediterranean restaurant, 660 at the Angler’s, will make you never want to go out, with its cozy indoor and lushly landscaped outdoor spaces. Its unlimited make-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa brunch, appropriately called the Adult Hangover Brunch, can take up a whole Sunday, while a live guitarist plays hip but mellow tunes.
In the Area
The 400-slip Miami Beach Marina is within a 15-minute walk from the Angler’s. The hotel’s concierge can easily book sailing or dive charters for you. 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. Work it off across from the hotel at the South Florida Boxing Gym. Guests get free passes. Pick up threads and sky-high heels fresh from the runway at designer boutique Alchemist, which has locations at the beach end of Lincoln Road and in the Herzog & de Meuron–designed 1111 Lincoln Road.
How to Get There
We had a good time during our stay here. Our room was very clean and housekeeping did a good job of maintaining that and making sure that we had everything that we needed during our stay including a nice beach bag for our days out in the sun which was really handy. The hotel was within walking distance from the beach and very close to a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs which we found very convenient! The hotel concierge played a big role in our Miami experience, Deon was really friendly and approachable and provided with many great tips for restaurants, pool parties and nightlife recommendations for the evenings as well as sourcing cheap deals on excursions to the Everglades as well as boat tours. Highly recommend!
Something was a little off during my stay here, was in an older room and dealt with multiple hiccups from the front desk. Would rather stay at a hotel on the actual beach next time i return to Miami .
This hotel is OK.
Whithin walk distance from the beach and the restaurants.
WiFi is free and work good.
Only valet parking and it's not cheap.
Swimming pool on the roof.
The room comfortable with big balcony but no view.
We waited too long every time we needed the reception, probably more power man needed.
Prior to my arrival, Caroline texted me to ask is there anything that they can do to anticipate my arrival. I asked for a microwave to be placed into my room and since my flight came in before check-in time, a place to store my luggage until the room is ready. Caroline happily obliged. When I arrived, my luggage was stored by Gabriel. He was extremely accommodating, answering all my questions. He is simply amazing! When I entered the room, there was no microwave. The next day, I asked for a microwave and for my room to be serviced. An hour later, I was informed by Caroline that once the “do not disturb” sign is on the door, housekeeping can not enter. I told her I left the hotel and I give them permission to enter. Caroline offered to remove the dirty towels, sheets, cups and sheets herself. However, I informed her that since I’m not there to remove it, the “do not disturb” sign would still be on. So wouldn’t that stop her from entering my room? Thus, I came back to a non-service room with dirty sheets, towels, cups, silverware and garbage.
This was our first visit to Miami so had to choose our hotel purely based on booking agent recommendations. Wished now we had sorted this ourselves and done own due diligence!
Firstly, this hotel seems to sit on its own backing on to a residential area which is not great at all. We are used to city life and other issues of living in a capital like London however we both found this area of Miami quite intimidating, especially seeing the obvious 'illegal interactions' going down outside the hotel. 20 minute walk to decent shopping area. Heavy building/construction work taking place directly opposite too which is very noisy, they also have a large crane that swings directly over the rooftop pool where clients sit and sunbathe/swim!! Very unnerving and sure this would not be permitted in the UK, dangerous. Sadly the pool was also extremely cold despite guests complaining the hotel insisted that it was heated. Me too concerned about the crane to sit. Such a shame as the roof terrace is very nice with a small bar area, shower and toilets.
We were initially in a room on the 3rd floor that faced the front of the building (construction) but we we were promptly moved to 4th floor at the side when we asked. Much quieter but no real view apart from side street. The room was clean and just ok, nothing special. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room, in fact no room service at all only an expensive poor mini bar. Not impressed.
It was clear that the Kimpton Anglers was also undergoing some renovation/refurb work and decorators were busy painting. We were advised that there was no restaurant at all due to the refurb so we had no choice but to eat out. For a 4 star this hotel was quite poor with some of the basic 4 star amenities totally missing. Staff seemed quite miserable too, maybe due to all the issues having no restaurant and refurb i guess. I don't normally comment on mood of staff as we all have bad days but this was noticeable.
The hotel's saving grace was the breakfast. Plenty of choice and decent quality despite not really being able to easily see it that well as we were expected to eat it in the bar area. The bar area was dark and moody in decor/lighting, trendy yes but not great for breakfast and little suitable seating.
Really wanted to like this place but they just don't get it. Understand they need to make money but as yet boutique and 4 star it is not and not cheap either. They should be advising client base of the current refurb work as this most definitely reduces/undermines their image and star rating they are being sold on. Currently it's more a B&B at best. Gave 3 stars being generous.