What We Love
- A brand-new boutique hotel in South Beach, a block from the ocean – includes breakfastStaying at the South of Fifth neighborhood’s first and only adults-only boutique hotel
- Paying tribute to the hotel’s inspiration, "Mother of Miami Beach"Julia Tuttle
- Being steps from iconic restaurants and clubs – as well as the ocean
- Mornings with complimentary breakfast, and evenings with happy-hour wine and cheese
What To Know
- Well-located within walking distance of Ocean Drive, the Art Deco District, and Lincoln Road
- There's no onsite parking
- Free WiFi is available
Take a break from Magic City’s flashier side at a low-key – but still undeniably stylish – base. The Julia, which is the only adults-only boutique hotel in the South of Fifth (SoFi) neighborhood of South Beach, recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation to bring its historic building into the modern era. Named after iconic “Mother of Miami Beach” Julia Tuttle, it will debut in July 2017 as a charming, friendly, laid-back and contemporary escape that holds just 29 rooms, so you can expect truly personalized service and a blissfully chill vibe.
When you do feel like hitting the town, you’re perfectly placed to do so, being among some of the top restaurants, shops and nightclubs in the city. Head to Fifth and Alton to pick up some new designer duds, Nikki Beach to rub shoulders with local VIPs and STORY to dance the night away. If you’d like to head north, a CitiBike station is just a few blocks over, while the beach is mere steps away. Fuel up for your nights with one other thoughtful Julia amenity: wine and cheese from 5 to 7pm each evening.
Your Julia room is one of just 29 at the hotel. It comes with a Wi-Fi connection and air conditioning. Flagler King rooms offer one king bed, while Flagler Twin rooms offer two twins.
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 – and this hotel’s location, in up-and-coming SoFi, puts you steps from some of the world’s best shopping, nightlife, architecture, beaches, restaurants and history. Even just staying within a couple of blocks, you’ll be able to choose from iconic restaurants, like Joe’s Stone Crab and Prime Fish; ultra-exclusive clubs, like STORY and Nikki Beach; and an array of glam boutiques. The beach is a three-minute walk, and CitiBikes from the South of Fifth station can take you up the island and into other neighborhoods.
How to Get There
Great value for the $. Can't beat the location. Clean and comfortable and quiet. Having the beach chairs/towels made the whole experience very easy. You can't check into your room till 4, but they let us leave our bags at the desk so it wasn't a problem at all.
We stayed for 2 nights with friends and prepaid. We hired a car and had to pay $35 a night extra to park our car. There was also a $20 per guest non negotiable fee for extras like the coffee/tea bar, breakfast which is only pastries and jams and yoghurt.
Not open until 8am, which didnt suit us as we were leaving at 6.30am
The happy hour was lovely, everyone came out of the woodwork and enjoyed wine with crackers, cheese and olives. Absolutely free.
We also had reserved recliners at the beach, this took a while to find as the hut looked unmanned, after a trek to the wrong end we spotted the tip of a head in the hut. He was on his phone, friendly and apologetic, he said they were out of towels. We managed to score an umbrella in exchange for the towels.
The staff at The Julia were not friendly maybe their English wasnt great???
Our room was small, phone didnt work, the floor needed a clean, needed to wash our feet before bed. The bes was firm but comfortable, could have done with a blanket. We had to lug our suitcases up 2 flights of stairs, the front desk was happy to help with this.
It was a good location, out of the hustle and bustle but only a short stroll to the busy pset of town, cafes and the beach.
Lovely smaller medium sized hotel. Close to the beach and off the beaten path. Perfect place to enjoy the best of South Beach only a few steps or a short ride away. Excellent restaurants and bars in the vicinity. The staff are very friendly and helpful and it’s less than 30 minutes from the airport. A lite breakfast is included and the happy hour in the afternoon with wine, cheese and crackers is just the right touch. Highly recommended!
Perfect location around the corner from the beach, towels and beds available inc in resort fee! Staff were always helpful and friendly. Good breakfast with fresh pastry’s and a Starbucks machine available to use any time of the day. Our room was lovely, clean with a comfortable king size bed and smart tv! There is also a nespresso machine in the room and fridge/freezer! We particularly liked the cheese and wine happy hour from 5-7pm! Great stay and in walking distance to everything in south beach, there is a Walgreens about a 5 minute walk away. Great stay and would definitely come back if in south beach in the future! Thank you!!
We chose this hotel due to the convenience of the location. It was walking distance from the beach, all shops, restaurants, and bars. The only downfall was not having a pool, and the room could have been bigger.