What We Love
- A new, all-suites base in a quiet corner of Miami Beach, within easy reach of Ocean DriveThe opportunity to stay at a brand-new boutique hotel in a striking contemporary building
- The fascinating references to Asian design and cryptography
- The jams on your in-room iPad’s DJ-curated playlist or from the rooftop pool’s underwater speakers
- The location, on the upper edge of South Beach, right near the Miami Beach Convention Center
If Christopher Nolan designed a Miami hideaway, it might look a bit like ABAE Hotel. The film director’s signature aesthetic, with all its references to cryptography and 21st-century Asian architecture, has quite a bit in common with that of this brand-new retreat – even the hotel’s name is a translation of its building’s street number, 1215, into the corresponding letters of the alphabet. The Flavio Rossato-designed Eskape Collection property boasts that it’s “cracked the code to comfort and glamour” and, with an art collection, a year-round rooftop pool with underwater speakers and luxe suites that hold kitchenettes and living areas, lives up to the claim. But if you’d like to do some deciphering yourself, the city is right outside, with thousands of paths to follow and doors to open.
In fact, you’re right in the heart of Miami Beach, on the upper edge of South Beach. Within blocks are the convention center, the Lincoln Road Mall and the thoroughfares of Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive – each with dozens of their own destinations, like buzzing restaurants and swimwear boutiques. Just a bit farther, at roughly six blocks, is the beach, and the nightspots of Brickell are a short drive across the causeway, offering hundreds more directions in which take your dream escape. After a day or night on the town, your suite’s sleek master bedroom will feel like a dream within a dream – just like a proper Nolan ending.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $25 per room, per night will be added on the payment screen. The resort fee includes organic espresso coffee, water, Wi-Fi and use of pool towels.
All 45 suites are sharp, sleek and sunny, in neutral tones and with pops of color, sharing the larger property’s hyper-modern aesthetic. They’re complete with crisp linens, plush pillows, 50-in. Smart TVs and Missoni bath amenities. Courtyard One-Bedroom suites look through floor-to-ceiling windows onto the hotel courtyard and 12th Street, with a washer, a dryer and a kitchenette with dishwasher (a stove is available upon request). Urban One Bedroom suite look onto the city, and Skyline One Bedroom suites overlook South Beach and the West Avenue skyline.
The American Riviera. An Art Deco playground. Miami’s South Beach has been called many things, but one thing’s for sure – there’s no other place like it. This hotel’s location puts you at the heart of some of the world’s best shopping, nightlife, architecture, beaches, restaurants and history.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 Miami’s legendary club scene.
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Friendly design hotel. Staff speaks dutch which can be interesting sometimes. Very big rooms that give you a “coming home” feeling. Relaxing rooftop bar & pool to escape citylife. Joe & the juice as neighbour is also a big plus! We’re coming back
The apartment was decent and if nothing else was available, I would consider staying again if it wasn't for the issue I experience regarding payment. Like many who have discussed this issue, I found when I checked into the hotel that they were requesting an additional resort fee of $199. According to the front desk staff, when I booked the hotel through VRBO I paid $200 more than the cost of the hotel which according to VRBO was their broker fee. Now I know not to use VRBO again! So my biggest issue is with VRBO because not only did they charge me a "broker fee" but there was no mention that I would have to pay more (resort fee) when I checked in at the hotel. Now my concern with the hotel is the so called "resort fee". There are no resort features to this apartment style hotel so I would suggest they change the name of the fee. The apartment was decent but it didn't have anything I would associate with a resort such as massage facility or even a workout facility. I was also upset that the cleaning services didn't include a thorough cleaning of the restroom but only a wipe down of sink and floor. For an 8 day stay that was not sufficient. This would be a last resort (no pun intended) option when I return to Miami and I will NEVER USE VRBO again!
Check in was ok. Great apartment on the west side of Miami Beach. Good location close to South Beach, South Pointe and Lincoln Road and nearby restaurants and Whole Foods etc. Apartment was excellent, good furnisings and excellent equipment. Not a great view from the balcony though.
Good rooftop pool but lacking in chairs/beds for the number of guests, also the sun disappears at 4pm behind the blocks on the opposite side of West Ave.
However there are none of the usual hotel facilities just an on site Joe & the Juice bar.
We didn't have a car as Uber is a cheap way of getting around town and saves on the hefty car parking charges.
Enjoyed our stay but missed the proximity of the beach.
Nothing special but clean and friendly staff. My room was a bit tight for what they were trying to do. Also no king size beds, only queens.
The rooftop pool is fairly small (not lap friendly) and shallow. The sun doesn't really hit the deck until 10 am.
The parking is $35/day extra. No one told us this.
I would like to recommend the Abae Hotel to anyone looking for an apartment close to south beach.
It’s 5 blocks away so close enough but you can escape to either your private balcony or the roof top pool.
For us the private balcony only caught the sun for the first hours of the morning so if you want to lay out in the sun we would recommend the roof top pool.
However after about 3pm the sun is behind the buildings in front of you so go earlier. Nb it is heated so more like a bath rather than a refreshing splash.
We arrived at the hotel at 1000 as we had just got off a cruise. The room wasn’t ready but our luggage was stored. We came back at 3pm the official check in time and finally got access to our room at 3.30 - a disappointing start to the trip.
The apartment is spacious and has all the facilities you would need and more. Sound dock is a nice touch however the pod coffee machine isn’t nespresso so we were disappointed.
They only provided 3 capsules when they serviced the room so we had to ask several times for more but these were provided readily.
The hotel has no bar or restaurant however there is a joe and the juice bar open from 8.00am to 8.00pm however you are limited to their menu.
The location is excellent. 5 blocks south beach, tj max and Ross 10 mins walk, cvs and wahlgreens 5 mins walk , and publix 10 mins walk. Close by is Lincoln street which is now pedestrianised and offers a huge range of caves, restaurants and shops.
We would definitely stay again- enjoy.