The glamour girl of the South Beach Group stable, the Whitelaw is the epitome of cheap chic. The gaudy lobby bar sets the playful tone: a black Venetian chandelier, hot pink drapes, shag rug and glitzy Versailles-style furniture. The paisley ceiling ups the decorative volume further. It's a riotous setting for the raucous happy hour, when the party crowd quaffs complimentary cocktails. The bedrooms are similarly loud: expect chandeliers and fuchsia walls, along with ostentatious white leather headboards and big flat-screen TVs; stark white sheets inject a touch of minimalism. Service is iffy, but staff are friendly and plugged into the scene (guests get free access to certain clubs). There are also free transfers to the airport. See also the Catalina Beach Club, Hotel Chelsea and the Metropole.