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.
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The employees at the reception, except one really nice and helpful woman, are very unfriendly, even rude I could say as they are not used to greet their guests. One man couldn't express himself clearly in English. I'm not even sure if he could understand what I was asking. Anyway, anything we asked was answered with I don't know or It's not possible. The housekeeping is also not used to answer to greeting. I had to constantly ask for towels, because we didn't get enough for both of us.
The breakfast is a joke. There are just sweet things like croissants and some cakes and yogurt with added sugar. No fruits, vegetables. No bread. No ham, cheese or eggs. They have coffee all day long. And wine and cheese between 5-7pm. We were not impressed by this.
It's the worst service I've received. I would give 0 stars because if I'm on vacation and I have to go to the grocery store to buy food, then it's not a vacation. This really pissed us off every morning. They should say they don't have breakfast, would be more fair.
place has dishonest, sneaky rip of scheme going on, charging significant extra for staying.
It was additional $95.23 -no explanation, and $37.45 for apparent beach umbrella we never saw or needed. Contacted manager, received 0 response!
Room very small, bathroom good.
Check in not to 4pm and check out at 11am,I arrived at 8am and left at 3pm as there was only a toilet to change in,couldn’t get a shower,asked for early check in but option wasn’t available,found desk staff not overly helpful or friendly.that was only real negative with our 3 night stay,location is great just 5/10 minutes walk to beach and ocean drives many restaurants and bars,room was small but new and spotlessly clean,hotel provides sun beds and towels at beach which makes up for no pool,breakfast is continental but tasty and adequate,wine and cheese from 5 to 7pm was a nice touch,overall if returning to south beach would definitely stay in Julia but would try and adjust flight times to suit check in and out.
Loved this little boutique hotel. It was a perfect location, only a 5 minute walk to the beach. Rooms were spacious and cleaned daily. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful.
Free breakfast was good and the daily wine and cheese was a nice touch in an evening. We would definitely stay here again.
This is a lovely small hotel, it was quiet and comfortable. The rooms were nice and bathrooms large. The $19/night resort fee included breakfast (only pastries and some yogurt, which was disappointing), and a wine and cheese happy hour from 5 to 7 pm (also disappointing, cubes of cheese in a plastic bag). Despite these disappointments the hotel was really lovely and conveniently located to the beach, so I would stay there again for these reasons. Unfortunately, the staff was very rude on multiple occasions, and in the context of very minor requests (extra towels, to refill the crackers during happy hour). However, if you aren't overly focused on getting super good service, this spot is still a good value for the money.