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.
How to Get There
The hotel is somewhat dirty and does not at all have a beach-vibe. The restaurant information on the website is not accurate. We switched hotels to avoid more than one night at this property, which the management easily facilitated for us, but they did not in anyway try to improve our stay.
This was our first visit to Miami South Beach, we had a late check in (10 pm)that went smooth. It’s was very humid out and the Hotel was very nice and cool. The room was even cooler. This location was close to the beach and Ocean drive, if your up to walking. Lots of restaurants close by that are open late. I would definitely stay here again. Oh yeah they have yummy Double Tree cookies 😋
Really enjoyed the stay at the Gates hotel: 10 minutes from the beach, close to everything and really helpful staff, especially Frank and Pedro. Will probably consider this hotel when planning my next visit to Miami Beach.
Had breakfast our last day in Miami, Luis Balboa was our server and he did great. From greeting us and being happy to serve us. Comparing to all the other restaurants we went to he did the best with his service. Brought us coffee and orange juice refill before we even asked him for more. Totally recommend it , the food was tasty and the service was amazing.
Had a wonderful time at The Gates. The staff and accommodations were great, especially Luis from the restaurant, Giselle from the bar. Enjoyed them alot. The location was great on the corner of 23rd and Collins Ave. 1.5 blocks from the beach.