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
The inn is visibly appealing and comfortable enough the location is great with close proximity to Ocean Drive l and the beach. There is a section of loungers reserved for The Julia guests at the beach.
The two things we were disapointed with was the front desk staff and how loud the hotel was. Absolutely no sound proofing between hallways and rooms.
Unfortunately, the front desk staff had a negative impact in our experience each day.
Both ladies working this front desk didn’t know correct or helpful information about the hotel or beach area and were quite rude.
The one was actually talking to her friend on speaker phone all throughout the happy hour so we couldn’t even ask questions ( such as where to get ice or when the Independence Day fireworks would start).
We were actually interrupted twice during check in so that she could take personal calls on her cell phone.
In summary I think this hotel is good value for this area.
We flew to Miami for a quick weekend visit with friends from my hometown. I booked the Julia because that’s my name! The hotel is lovely. They hosted happy hour each night and Continental breakfast each morning. Staff very attentive, rooms clean very comfortable beds. I highly recommend staying here lots of restaurants within walking distance.
A very cute hotel with friendly personnel. Rooms are small but do the job. Wine and cheese are great. Avoid rooms on first floor. We were wakened at four both mornings by loud conversations in the lobby. Some minor repairs needed in the room.
The hotel es really nice, cool decor and have everything you need and 2 blocks from the beach with beach chairs and towels.
The room is small but very complete.
The breakfast is simple but good, nice starbuks coffee machine.
Nice detail to have beach bag.
The hotel has some good qualities: great location near the beach and light and chic interior.
Unfortunately this hotel has some major disadvantages. During check-in the receptionist (young, black female) was increduble rude and wouldnt even welcome us. The same woman came across as incredible rude on several occasions (rolling her eyes and asking inappropriate questions etc..). NOT suprised that several other guests has written negative reviews on this particular receptionist. Wonder why the hotel dont do something about this issue. I have never felt the need to leave such a negative review before, but the Julia hotel should probably be concerned about how the receptionist treat paying guests. The receptionist is always a big part of the first impression of a Hotel and this particular receptionist made a terrible first impression.
Fortunatley the other receptionists came across as nice and serviceminded.
Breakfast was OK. The hotel room was OK, but roomservice was not always what you would expect (sometimes there would be no toilet paper and only one bathtowel). On several occasions we couldnt sleep because of loud fights from other rooms and drunk people.
Would not stay at this hotel again. I strongly advice to book another hotel in amazing Miami Beach.