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
- 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
This hotel is wonderful and family friendly. It's a great location, close to everything two blocks away from Ocean Ave and 1 block to Collins ave. The staff were great except for the person who cleaned our room. Our drinking glasses were not removed for 2 days and pillows were in the corner on the floor. The older gentleman at the bar can be more friendly and engaging with patrons. Small flaws but would hghly recommend and would definitely be back. They're also expanding with a huge kitchen. Yum yum!!
Hotel is new, not too far from the beach with a rooftop pool. The bed was comfortable and the room was specious. However, the entire period interacting with hotel staff was very cold and indifference.
-"This is not the room type I booked in." -"Sorry, we are sold out. " That's all. After contacting their corporate office, they said the front desk would reach out for a resolution. No they didn't reach out. I called to ask if there was a late check out available around 10:10am they probably noticed something in their record and offered free breakfast which was running until 10:30am (20min left). A good customer service would notice there was only 20 min left. Even though it's a newer facility I was disappointed with the guest service. Maybe they just were understaffed. The evening wine hour ended way before one hour mark and was pretty half-hearted.
The hotel does a great job of appearing to be a 5 star hotel. The common areas are new and posh, the ambience is dark and sexy, but this is only as far as the lobby. My husband arrived first as my flight was delayed. I was excited to hear about the hotel and room as the pictures on their website were quite fabulous. While I had no doubt this would be an incredible hotel, when he said our room was “ok” I knew it was not. When I arrived, I went directly to the room as he had told me our room number. I was ecstatic as the entrance and lobby were quite mysterious and seductive. When I reached our floor I grew concerned. The hall sign didn’t even have a 406. I called my husband and he explained it was out the back fire escape... what? So I exit the into what appears to be the run down portion of the hotel. This part resemblance something more “Bates Motel” esque. I find out room and quickly realized I’ve been completely mislead. The room is not the pristine spa vibe advertised on their site, but the remnants of a 60s or 70s motel with some new paint and cheap curtains. My heart sunk. I hadn’t seen my husband in over 2 weeks and this was supposed to be a romantic getaway for us. There is nothing romantic about this hotel. The bathroom is tiny, no tub, fluorescent lighting, the cabinets in the hotel are reminiscent of a mobile home with Formica and that 70s brown fake wood vibe. The air conditioning rattled all night and despite the appearance of “five star” there is no room service or amenities whatsoever. So much for a romantic experience and breakfast in bed. Shame on me for allowing myself to be so deceived by appearances and photography. As an LGBT couple, we put a huge emphasis on safety when we travel. South beach is never a concern with this, yet I found myself rather uncomfortable with the lack of security or presence. No valet, no bellman, I arrived in front of a construction barricade and fumbled over it with my own luggage. As I approached, a valet watched from inside the lobby, but turned and walked the other way. The elevators aren’t secured and anyone can enter and wander the hotel at any time. Thankfully, my room is out a back fire escape with no signage so no issues finding me! Score! As an IHG preferred guest I have to say, this is the WORST hotel in their collection and I’m so disappointed with this hotel. Stick to Collins Ave. this area is sketchy, poorly lit and completely misrepresented. The “fyre festival” of hotels.
We also stay in the Kimpton hotel in Amsterdam and both are decorated really nicely, really clean and very comfortable beds, stylish modern rooms and as a chain has been one of our favourite places to stay.
The location is good, a short Uber ride from most places and easy to walk to the beach and Ocean Drive but Miami is massive so it really depends what you want to see when you’re there as to whether the location suits.
There were a few disappointments with this hotel, firstly the construction across the street. The pool area is so nice and is let down by constant intrusive banging and drilling. It was going to be a main point of our stay to relax here and it was ruined a bit, we did mention this to guest services and they kindly removed our resort fee.
The hotel was also expensive and for the price there are a few things that should have been spot on that weren’t. On the day we arrived the pool bar was open and service was great but on every other day it wasn’t opened at any point and no one to give towels or anything.
For the price, the breakfast should also have been included, this is only a small buffet so should be absorbed into the cost.
Kimpton do offer some good extras such as the tea and coffee station, wine evening and happy hour at the bar but this would be included in the rest fee.
The only other complaint is that not all the reception staff were very helpful. We had payment taken off the wrong card in our group which was confusing and the bill and holding fee were never properly explained and was just rushed through e.g. we were told there was a holding fee of $200 but this ended up being for the full amount. When we queried they said yes the holding fee is for the full amount - confusing? We also had to return to the front desk a few times because what we had been told didn’t match up with what we had been charged.
Good overall and Miami is a hard place to find a good hotel without breaking the bank but definitely need to sharpen up some of the details to warrant the price.
The Kimpton Angler was the perfect mix of chic & friendly. The pool deck was fabulous. Our room was very comfortable and had a beautiful terrace to relax on. One unique feature of this property was in place of a gym, they offered daily classes hosted by the wonderful Karlee! She was fantastic. Overall, I would highly recommend this property!