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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stayed at Hotel for 2 nights withmy husband and two kids. Great location. Attentive friendly staff. We stayed in Orlando and West Palm Beach too on this holiday . Can honestly say one of the best meals we had was in the Hotel Restaurant. Great food and staff!! Overall a 5star experience in an excellent 4star hotel.
So we have been coming to this hotel four years at least four times a year and we always enjoy the beach access we always rent a cabana from boucher Brothers which is associated with the hotel. We always get the Cabana with the bed for $75 they are hands-down the cheapest on the entire beach for a comfortable bed and Cabana right at the front of the beach the young men who service the Cabanas and chairs are awesome always very helpful kind give you lots of towels and make sure you're comfortable. One of the attendance Chris who sets up the Cabanas on the beach is always so nice and helpful and a kind person always has recommendations on where to go what to do especially for our boys. Highly recommend the hotel and the boucher Brothers Beach amenities you will not regret it.
The beach areas also very clean you don't have people coming up to you asking you for money or trying to sell you anything they do a great job of keeping that off the beach especially in this area
We are still at the hotel, it is after 4:00pm and after being out most of the day, and wanting to relax in our room we found it not cleaned, bed not made and dirty towels. This is unacceptable after leaving at 9 in the morning. Yesterday we asked for additional towels and never got them. As Hilton honors members this is not acceptable. Last year we stayed and it was great which is why we came back. Last year they gave us breakfast vouchers as well. It does not seem to be up to Hilton standards. I must say one bright spot was the concierge named Lea, who helped me set up the Lyft app on my phone, that was much appreciated.
Get it together or we will not be back on our yearly visit to to attention the Swimwear Trade Show. There are too many other hotels to chose from.
Picked this hotel because it was a Hilton property and the rate. It not near the happening end of the strip but more mid beach, I was fine not being around all the clubs. The beach chairs and shuttle service were nice. Rooms average, bed comfy, breakfast glad it was free for me, it’s a typical buffet. Overall ok, if you aren’t in the room much.
Professional, friendly staff! Harold, Frank & Judith. Room was spacious, clean & luxurious. Plenty towels.
All the staff were happy to assist with any queries we had.
Pool area was clean & beautiful.
A jewel in Miami. Would recommend this hotel to everyone & can’t wait to visit again soon.