Small and chic, this chi-chi boutique hotel is helping to gentrify tawdry Washington Avenue. Comprising a Mediterranean Revival-style building and a few MiMo knockoffs, the architecture makes a refreshing change from deco. The lobby doubles as the trendy, Nuevo Latin-influenced 660 at the Angler’s restaurant and much of the clientele is European. Perhaps they appreciate the tasteful bedrooms, designed by J. Wallace Tutt, who did the interiors of Versace’s mansion. Bamboo floors and sisal matting complement the color scheme: think cream, beige, gold and mahogany. King-size beds add a decadent touch and lush floral photographs by Miami artist Sheila DeLemos inject cultural cred. The pool is tiny, but the beach is just two blocks away. Some of the pricier rooms come equipped with their own private patios and jacuzzis.
|Venue name:||Angler’s Boutique Resort||Contact:|
660 Washington Avenue
|Cross street:||at 6th Street|
|Transport:||Bus C, H, K, W, South Beach Local|
|Price:||Rates $210–$700 double|