It's important to book a hotel room for seaside vacations, as giant beach crabs are notorious for painfully evicting squatters. Plan ahead with today's Groupon: for $142, you get a two-night stay for two in a deluxe double room at the Lorraine Hotel in Miami Beach (a $264 value). An additional resort fee ($5/day) is not included.
The Lorraine Hotel’s guests relax in an oasis of oceanic breezes and modern luxuries close to shops, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. In the seclusion of their deluxe double room, guests can watch cable TV or surf the free wireless internet for surfing tutorials before heading out to the sandy beaches and boardwalk that lie just a few steps from the front door. Snag a complimentary beach towel to dry off with after a swim or to lounge upon while scouring a jetski instruction manual for juicy tune-up scenes. In the morning, fuel up with a complimentary continental breakfast, then head next door to savor Indonesian-Dutch fusion cuisine at Indomania restaurant, which opens for fall patrons Tuesday, October 4 (not included in today’s Groupon).
The art-deco buildings and trendy shops of Collins Avenue are what most people envision when they think of Miami Beach. The Lorraine Hotel, situated right on the strip and about one block from the beach, places its guests in the center of the action. Cafes and restaurants, including a Dutch and Indonesian eatery next door to the hotel, are sprinkled among the area’s clothing boutiques. Business travelers will appreciate being just a short drive—about five minutes or so—from the Miami Beach Convention Center. And if you’re in the mood for a drink, you can walk one block east of the hotel to experience the lively nightlife of Ocean Drive.
There’s plenty to do at Lorraine Hotel, too, including admiring the whimsical art-deco architecture and lounging on a furnished ocean-view balcony. Complimentary beach towels are provided for those laying out on the sand or smuggling sand dollars.