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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This is a condo building run like a hotel. You won't find the typical hotel services and amenities here but it's a fantastic choice especially for longer stays. The condo's are large, well designed and equipped with small kitchenettes, washer/dryer and decent size refrigerator. The units are contemporary and stylish with sound systems complete with in wall iPads and great TV's with a good selection of channels. Rooftop pool is small and intimate and not a typical South Beach "scene". Whole Foods one block away makes this a home away from home. Front desk staff is not overly friendly, staring at their iPhones half the time. Rob was the best. When we needed a couple of issues handled the maintenance guys were there in minutes. Impressive
Excellent serviced apartments in a lovely residential area of Miami. A 20 minute walk, via Flamingo park, to Lincoln Road and the beach. The apartment has the added bonus of a beautifully designed pool/roof deck area, which was never busy. The rooms are very well equip, clean with high quality bed linens.
As soon as you walk into the property you are hit by the calming spa smells from their ventilation system. All the staff, who provide a 24 hour reception, were pleasant and so helpful.
My 14 year old son loved 'Joe & the Juice' bar downstairs and the local Whole Foods. I was particularly impressed by the French Restaurant, a few minutes walk away.
I would definitely stay again at the Abae. It is a great concept/design for the traveller, business or pleasure, who needs an apartment.
This small modern apartment hotel is located in a neighborhood. My apartment was clean and quiet and had everything that I needed to make my stay enjoyable. The AC worked well and I appreciated the espresso machine. The staff are pleasant and helpful without being effusive and I found their manner refreshing. The rooftop pool is small but adequate and good for kids although there is no shade. It was an easy walk to both the Lincoln Road Mall and Best Buy/Publix in the opposite direction. There is a Whole Foods around the corner which sells a wonderful array of cooked food. I am looking forward to returning.