Pestana South Beach Art Deco Hotel
What We Love
- The complimentary full buffet breakfast at Mermaid Bar & Bistrot
- The Deco history of this Historical Preservation Board-classified hotel
- The nearby shops, restaurants, sand and sea
- The warm hospitality—the GM mingles with guests at breakfast and hosts regular group walks around Miami Beach
What To Know
- Only a short walk from the shops, restaurants and movie theaters on Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road
- The hotel is pretty small – less guests means no rush to get a spot at the pool
- WiFi is strong throughout
- Valet service can take quite a while
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Deco gets a modern touch at Pestana Miami South Beach. Within this property’s four Historical Preservation Board-classified buildings, it’s all pinks, golds and navy blues, arranged in minimalist color-blocking schemes, alongside crisp whites. The nautical-chic guest rooms of Pestana Miami South Beach are furnished with modern décor, in a palette that emphasizes navy and gold. An iPod docking station and bathrobes are all on hand in each, as is a LED TV. Art Deco King rooms range from 280 to 390 square feet and offer one king bed. Known as a trendy SoBe hangout spot with drinks, food, and live entertainment at night, Mermaid Café & Bistro features funky décor, high-end cocktails, and great—all served next to the pool and its stylish sun loungers.
In the Area
This hotel’s location puts you at the heart of some of the world’s best shopping, nightlife, architecture, beaches, restaurants and history. Keep with the old-meets-new theme as you step out and turn onto Collins Avenue, one of the most famous thoroughfares in the nation. Here, you’ll find dozens more Art Deco hotels, plus a hip 21st-century scene: cutting-edge restaurants, crowded dance clubs, new sushi joints and shops with the latest in bikini styles. And if you want something that pairs perfectly with 1930s glamour and present-day flair alike, simply head to the beach – just the next block over. If the people-watching doesn’t take up your day, there’s plenty more to do. Stroll Lincoln Road’s iconic walk, vacation in Spanish style on Española Way, soak up the sun on South Beach’s famous white-sand coast, dine at a sidewalk café, or hit a bar in Miami’s legendary club scene.
How to Get There
We stayed here as a family of 3 for 2 nights prior to taking a cruise. A great, quiet location just a couple of blocks North of Lincoln Road and parallel to Collins Avenue, about 7 mins walk from South Beach. Yellow taxi cost around $40 from MIA. Easy check in, nice staff and good feel to reception. Breakfast is cheaper to buy at check in than on a daily basis so consider that. We breakfasted at Maxines just around the corner, on Collins which cost around $70 all in. The room was on the 1st floor in the reception building. 2 nice double beds, a decent size shower, coffee facilities and an empty fridge. We overlooked the garden to the South (nothing really to see, but who goes to South Beach to look at the hotel garden?) and never heard any undue noise. We used the pool in the early evening which was a welcome coll down from the heat of the day. Pool towels were provided free by the pool. Wifi in the room and the communal areas was free and the signal good. We would happily return here should we be back in the South Beach area.
The room was clean, cozy and spacious. Breakfast is very good. The hotel is close to the beach and provides all the facilities for the guests there (towels, chairs and umbrella). Friendly and helpfull staff. We'll certainly come back!
Excellent staff in this hotel and only about 5 minutes stroll to the beach and 3 minutes from the main action.
Described as a boutique hotel but it is actually just a good 3 star.
Definitely good enough for a beach holiday.
Nice, small pool area and great bar service just higher than expected prices and closes at 10pm.
Good choice for an affordable base with a great location.