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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We were excited to stay in s beach for a more intimate expericebce and were generally pleased. The happy hours, breakfasts and house keeping staff were very pleasant features of the stay however, we wish the reception staff could have been a bit more friendly and welcoming
My best experience that I had was when I visited the Julia hotel in South beach for our anniversary. Had the best time, the staff is very friendly, always asking how is my stay, if there's anything else that they can do for me.... there breakfast and the evening appetizers are amazing. I will definitely come back again. Thank you for making me feel at home. I will definitely recommend it to my brother for his vacation.
this little hotel boutique is awesome. it was a nice surprise was the first time I stayed and I was surprised. the staff is so nice and happy. it makes a big different when you feel they are taking care of you not because it's their job but because they truly love what they do. the breakfast is simple but I enjoyed and the happy hour is the best and everything is free. I'm sure this is not going to be the last time I visit miami and julia. I had the best week vacation ever. Sad to leave. thank you julia.
I stayed last weekend because I was celebrating my birthday and I had such a great time. I felt welcome from the moment I step in to the lobby. The staff is a gem, rose was so kind and helpful, also the managers are very sweet and professional. It was a great surprise for me. I moved to Tampa 2 months ago and everytime I come to miami I have a good place to stay. They have beach chairs and towels and the breakfast is simple but free and nice. I normally don’t write reviews but this people deserve it. Thank you Julia I’ll be coming back in 3 weeks.
We arrived around 5:15pm and our rooms were not even ready. I had to wait at least 30 min to get in the room. The check in time is supposed to be at 4:00 which is already late. The lady at the front desk then offered me to check out an hour later as a “courtesy”.
The breakfast was terrible. The coffee did not taste like coffee and there were just a few croissants, one kind of bread. I paid a lot of money to stay there. So, not okay!
On the next day, I left the room at 9:30am. Came back to the hotel at 5:00pm and my room had not been cleaned yet. I did leave the sign at the door indicating to clean it when I left in the am.
The rooms are very noisy. You can hear people walking up and down the hallway with suitcases. Be aware that they start playing music in the hallways around 7:30-7:45am. Probably to get people up for check out purposes. It woke me up early every day early.
On top of all of this I have to pay some kind of hotel fee on top of what booking.com charged me. It was $40.66 for two days.
I asked to speak to the manager but I was told he/she wasn’t there in both days of my stay.