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
My boyfriend was celebrating his 30th birthday and we mentioned this when booking, but the hotel couldn’t be bothered to recognise this.
As a new hotel, design is nice but there are some serious flaws and issues.
Housekeeping is so late: we still didn’t have our room cleaned until 3.45pm on two days. The housekeeper didn’t bother giving us tissues, toilet paper or body lotion. It was rather embarrassing when we ran out of toilet roll. How could a 1/3 of a roll suffice for three nights/ four days?
This is so basic but so necessary.
We had a room where there was no privacy and the only way we couldn’t be spotted by workmen across the street was by closing in the full length curtains. This meant it felt dark, dingy and a bit claustrophobic!
The service was excellent. The people working there were very helpful and always offered something beyond our needs, such as water when we arrived and exited.
The bartender made wonderful local restaurant suggestions that were more appropriate for our age (mid-lifers) and noise tolerance.
The hotel was VERY clean. I personally didn't care for the decor but it was all well planned. We had a lovely time.
Thank you to all of the staff.
Room cleanliness and comfort absolutely spot on. As noted elsewhere, the staff are amazing. Minnow bar is a great spot to unwind. Located a very short walk from Ocean Drive and yet being a couple of blocks back it is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of Ocean when you want to.