The National Hotel, An Oceanfront Resort
What We Love
- Direct beach access and two lounge chairs per room
- The two swimming pools are open 24 hours
- The meticulous attention to detail in the Deco-inspired decor (think steamer trunk side tables, rotary phones and record players)
- The Jazz Age–inspired Blues Bar
What To Know
- The hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar revamp in 2014
- Pets are welcome in the poolside Cabana Rooms (there's a cleaning fee)
- Although there’s no dedicated spa, a masseuse is available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Cool cats have been preening at this legendary Miami Beach stay since 1939, and thanks to a multimillion-dollar overhaul — and a place on the Historic Hotels of America list — this Art Deco classic is having another heyday. The guestrooms have been revamped in painstaking detail, with rich hardwoods, chrome plate accents and terrazzo tiling in the bathrooms, along with whimsical touches like steamer trunk side tables, rotary phones and record players. There’s enough clean-line modernity at play to rescue the look from feeling too gimmicky, although diehard Jazz Age fans can get an unadulterated nostalgia fix in the Prohibition Era atmosphere of the Blues Bar. Things are much more up-to-date South Beach–style once you venture outdoors, where the chic infinity pool, which is lined with palm trees and cabanas, offers a glamorous hideout for those wanting more privacy than the scene on nearby Miami Beach. (Guests can also opt for a massage in a cabana or their own suite under the soothing hands of Melisa Brown and her team from UneedaMassage.) The menu at Tamara Bistro (named for provocative Jazz Age artist Tamara de Lempicka) hews close to bistro classics like salade niçoise and steak frites, with the occasional foray into healthy options such as grilled tofu with couscous and vegetables, to keep the svelte set happy.
In the Area
Pick up a glamorous poolside outfit or a piece of contemporary art in the Miami Design District, a wonderland of fashion, art, design and dining around four miles from the hotel, or hit the famous Bal Harbour Shops, where you can drop some serious cash on big name designers like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana. Or save your dinero and cash in on wonder instead by taking a stroll through Miami’s iconic Art Deco District, where some of the world’s best-preserved and most impressive Deco architecture lives. Skip the scene at South Beach’s hotel hot spot restaurants and nosh instead at Joe’s Stone Crab; this no-frills century-old icon is the place for crab cakes, lobster rolls and other nostalgic feasts.
How to Get There
This is our eighth time staying at the national hotel in Miami - South Beach and it gets better every time !
The GM Yasser is one of the most genuine and Hospitable hosts we have ever met. He’s kind, courteous and remembers every interaction we have have had with him. He makes your stay at the national feel like staying with family at home.
Freddy the front desk manager was a pleasure to meet and provided great service and assisted us with all our needs.
All the staff at the national from the bellhop, valet, bar, pool and everyone in between are such nice people and Provide top-notch and professional service.
The rooms, amenities in the entire hotel are spectacular. It’s the ONLY place we will ever stay when in Miami.
Note : great location to everything in SOBE
Thank you Yasser and your entire national hotel staff for creating another memorable stay. Can’t wait to see you again – hopefully very soon !
You’re Canadian family !
Excellent survey would recommend to everyone great service great views very friendly would come back will recommend to any friends and family very friendly comfortable environment thank you again for the excellent service
My wife and I stayed here for the third weekend of October and it was a blast! The National hotel had almost everything to offer. The hotel was very close to lincoln road where there are a ton of shops and restaurants to choose from. The room was a little on the smaller side but had a nice cozy vibe to it. The breakfast buffet was our favorite, we looked forward to it every morning. The staff at the hotel were all very welcoming and friendly. The beach was 10 feet away from the back door. In addition to all of these factors, what really made us enjoy our stay at the national was the 2 gorgeous pools and the pool attendants that surrounded them. Nick and Michael (the pool attendants) always kept a great energy at the pool and really made us feel special. They seemed like they really enjoyed their job and took care of everyone with a smile on their face. The aqua bar (outside bar) was a great compliment to the pool area with friendly bartenders and delicious drinks as well. My wife and I will definitely be coming back to the National hotel soon.