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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Fantastic, spacious apartments close to Lincoln rd. bed very comfortable and nice and cool with excellent a/c. Strange design bathroom that means door must be shut to open cabinet. Other than that it is a big hit
Overall the hotel is nice but there are a lot of downsides to it. The room is clean and modern but the balcony is quite unpleasant with concrete painted floor and rusty furniture. A bit of wooden flooring and some nicer furniture could completely transform it.
Housekeeping seemed to be a bit stingy with supplies, not enough towels, not always replenishing water or toiletries, it was always something. The reception staff were fine but not overly friendly.
If you can spend a couple of hundred more check out the hotels on collins avenue, they seem to be better value for money. Sorry to say, I can't really recommend this place.
Yuk!!!!... BED BUGS! in the mattress all over. Bad management!!!.. No one speaks English at the front desk & they seem as they dont know what to do cause they dont understand English. One of the managers there "BOGDAN" couldn't be any more angry & disrespectful using profanity and even wanting to engage in a physical fight,someone needs to teach Bogdan at Abae Hotel some manners,managing skills,and respect for others. What foolishness at ABAE HOTEL!!!! Rooms are never made on time by 3pm. Water bottles not cleaned properly, you can see crust and lipstick smear on bottles left for free consumption in room , truly disgusting! FYI: (SCAM)!!! PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE HOTEL FEE $28.50 IS CHARGED TWICE FOR EVERY RESERVATION no matter what third party company used to book/make reservation. I honestly DO NOT RECOMMEND ABAE HOTEL unless you want to leave bitten by bedbugs and a severe stomach infection from nasty unsanitized water bottles in rooms. Thin walls you name it!...AWFUL!!! Dont waste your money at this DUMP! There's lots of great hotels in South beach with free sealed bottles of water, great amenities, NO BEDBUGS, and pleasant managers to assist you during your stay in South Beach, Fl.
We chose Abae because it was a new hotel on Miami Beach, but without the huge price tag of a hotel on Ocean Blvd, and also away from all the noise and hustle. Abae met those requirements, however I didn't realize just how far of a walk it would be. It took about 15 minutes one way at a brisk pace to get to Ocean Blvd. It doesn't seem bad until you do it multiple times a day in 85 degrees, humid and sunny.
Other than the location, the hotel was nice. The room was spacious (King w/balcony) and clean. The front desk staff and the valet were very nice and helpful. The housekeeping staff could have been more observant with needs such as toilet paper and tissues. We had to request from the front desk. The rooftop pool was nice, but very small, so seating was at a premium.
Parking was $35 per night. It's a little high, but if you are driving, you will have to pay it, because street parking is never available.
I was disappointed in our balcony, though. We were put in a room (#402) that had a balcony tucked back into the building, so it didn't provide much of a view and was very hot, because the breeze wasn't able to get to it. Had I known this would be our balcony, I wouldn't have paid for a balcony room.
Overall, Abae did a pretty good job. Just wish it was a bit closer to Ocean Blvd. and all balconies were created equal.
The Abea hotel offers the comfort of a small appartment. Even if I shared the room with 2 of my friends (we were 3) for Miami Music Week, we never felt crowded. The room includes a closed bedroom and a couch that can be transformed as bed in the living room. It also come with a functionning kitchen area and even a laundry machine. Most room seem to come with a balcony which is always nice in Miami. The rooftop deck includes a beautiful pool and day beds. The Abea offers the nice South Beach lounge vibe that you expect from the premium brands on Collins, but at a very good price. Also, because of it's small size, the hotel felt very privatae and intimate. All of the staff was very nice and helpful, even when we came back at 5am after a night out.
The only bad comment I would give the hotel, is that we had to ask for new towels and soap every day. The cleaning lady was not coming to clean our room (maybe because we were sleeping very late haha), but fresh towels and new shower products should be verify everyday.
The smell and ambiance music playing in the lobby are also nice touches!
I will come back for sure!