The Gates Hotel South Beach
What We Love
- A modern new boutique hotel in Mid-Beach, a block from the Atlantic – includes breakfastDining and people watching at The Continental, the streetside restaurant
- Getting mid-century in Mid-Beach, at this retro hotel just above SoBe
- Bathing in the sparkling pool, freshly mixed mojito in hand
What To Know
- Looking to grab a drink? SoBe hotspots like The Broken Shaker and Regent Cocktail Club are less than a half-mile walk away
- Free WiFi works well
- Private onsite parking is available for an additional fee
Retro style gets a modern makeover at The Gates Hotel South Beach. Within this cheerful base, a Doubletree by Hilton property, it’s all pinks, aquas and navy blues, arranged in abstract artworks and bold prints, alongside crisp whites. The Continental restaurant has its own updated mid-century vibe and serves refreshing cocktails and all-day eats beside the street, complementing the offerings in the lobby. In your room, enjoy contemporary conveniences like an mp3 alarm clock and 42-in. HDTV.
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 of Art Deco landmarks, 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 throwback glamour and present-day flair alike, simply head to the beach – just the next block over.
Each and every room shows off updated retro style, with light woods, colorful artworks and walls of white. Slip between the the crisp sheets of your plush bed, and browse your 42-in. HDTV’s channels. If you need to print something, simply log into the hotel’s Wi-Fi network and send it to the printer wirelessly.
The Continental is relatively new but already a bit of a Mid-Beach icon, its red lettering popping against the baby-blue Miami skies above Collins Avenue. Its food and drinks share the décor’s fun, fresh flair, from the avocado-salsa fresca omelette with lime cream and cotija to the cheesesteak egg rolls (it is, after all, a Philly export). Cocktails are served here – we recommend the peach-vodka-and-Tang Astronaut – and in the lobby.
In Mid-Beach, things are a little quieter than on next-door South Beach, but make no mistake – this is one of the coolest, if not the coolest, Miami neighborhood right now. Nearby are other fabulous dining options, like cocktails at hip The Freehand’s James Beard Award-nominated bar and Sunday brunch at SoHo Beach House’s Cecconi’s, and for swimming and sunbathing, the Atlantic is just one block over. Set aside an hour or two to take a memorable stroll, mouth agape, through the unbelievably decadent Faena District.
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Horrible stay!! Worst week of my life. Rude management , dirty rooms, and the pictures of the rooms online look nothing like the real deal. Misleading. Every guest I talked to around the hotel was angry to
We went for Art Week, the room we were given was very tiny, the shower door did not work right, everything in the room was very worn looking. We would come back and the room never looked very clean, same hair on the floor that was there before we left.
Friends of ours had to change rooms twice they had so many issues. Management is not doing a good job
The only good feature was the front desk people were nice
This was our first stay at the Gates hotel and it was really great. The rooms are pretty and beautiful pictures throughout the hotel. My wife is very picky when it comes to hotels and the Gates didn’t disappoint her. We were blown away by the staff service. They were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a small personal issue that arose and thought we might lose some of our security deposit over, but they gave us absolutely no problem. We want to thank Harold the front desk supervisor for helping us out during our stay, he was awesome he took the time to show give us directions and things to do in the Miami. Overall, great experience at the amazing Gates hotel. Excellent price and location you will not beat anywhere else in South Beach.
Recently stayed with some friends at the Gates Hotel Miami Beach. The location of the hotel was amazing, the staff is really kind, special congratulations to Harold at the front desk and ask her at the bar. They are very kind and friendly with great attitude of service. This beautiful property is clean, modern, close to the beach and pricing is very reasonable for the Miami area. Plenty of entertainment with lots of amenities at the hotel to enjoy. We had a chance to try the restaurant on site and they had a very delicious drinks and food. Happy hour was just perfect for us. We will highly recommend to all our friends and family.
We were quite surprised by the negative reviews on this hotel. From our experience we can’t understand how they got that impression, but everyone has a different experience. Upon check-in we met Harold and he helped ensure our stay better than we could have imagined. We found out we were upgraded which was a pleasant surprise.The room was very spacious and clean with a pool view. We enjoyed the pool as they had also have a cool pool bar and good tunes playing all day long. Nicole was entertaining and attentive. She made the best margaritas we had in Miami. They also had the best fish tacos. We really had a great time at the hotel would definitely be coming back and staying at the gates. Thank you again for a wonderful time and great memories.