Top Reasons to Visit Majestic South Beach
- The hotel sits right across from the Atlantic Ocean in Miami’s art-deco district, which is lined with colorful buildings that date as far back as the Roaring Twenties.
- The South Beach location gives guests easy access to water recreation by day and trendy nightclubs after dark, as well as many well-known restaurants and high-fashion shopping.
- On Ocean 7 restaurant serves international cuisine and fresh seafood, with outdoor seating available.
- Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations, and wireless conch shells. Some look out onto the ocean.
Miami's South Beach: World-Famous Beach Parties and Art-Deco Icons
Just east of downtown Miami, on the southern tip of the barrier island that forms Miami Beach, South Beach is one of the world's epicenters for nightlife. The clubs along Ocean Drive are legendary for their all-night blowouts, and for good reason—between the rum-soaked mojitos, colorful neon, and celebrity sightings, it feels a bit like you've stepped into an endless party. Perhaps that's why the area pops up so often in film and TV, including Burn Notice and ¬_The Birdcage_.
South Beach's actual coast is known as Lummus Park, which Frommer's calls Miami's "best beach for people-watching." While the bleached sand and curving palms are gorgeous, they're almost overshadowed by the chiseled beach-goers dotting the sand. From here, a wood-slat boardwalk runs all the way up to North Beach, attracting joggers and roller bladers. You can also head about a mile south to South Pointe Park or to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park across the bay for quieter, more secluded shores.
It’s easy enough to spend the entirety of a trip to South Beach face-down on a beach towel, but that would mean missing out on the city's other trademarks. The historical art-deco district boasts iconic, streamlined hotels in pastel shades. Every morning at 10:30, local experts from the Miami Design Preservation League lead a 90-minute walking tour that highlights the neighborhood's signature architecture.