Sleeping originated as an evolutionary response to the human eye's inability to see in the dark, which caused early humans to accidentally run into birthday cakes filled with famous actors. Submit to evolution with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a one-night stay and a bottle of house champagne at Miami River Inn (up to a $314 value).
Consisting of four beautifully restored cottages originally completed in 1913, Miami River Inn offers friendly service, comfortable accommodations, and various amenities to make an overnight stay as relaxing and enjoyable as napping on a bed of teddy bears filled with raspberry jam. The hotel has 38 rooms (ranging from $89 to $299 throughout the year), most of which feature classy hardwood floors, and they all offer decorative antique enhancements, game-changing furniture, and cable TV. Outside, a pool and Jacuzzi are surrounded by still-breathing flowers and palm trees, and an impeccably manicured green offers a playing field for full-contact croquet. A bottle of house champagne ($15) is included in the deal, and guests' stomachs can appreciate a breakfast of toast, homemade muffins, cereal, fresh fruit, and beverages every morning between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Miami River Inn is located within easy walking or drag-racing distance of downtown. It has been featured in various shows and movies, most recently in Marley & Me. The inn is also friendly to pets (an additional fee of $25/night applies).
BedAndBreakfast.com reviewers give Miami River Inn a four-star average. The inn is also a Frommer's exceptional destination, and though TripAdvisor reviews are mixed, it still receives a 3.5-star average:
- Every room has hardwood floors and is uniquely furnished with antiques dating from 1908. In one room, you might find a hand-painted bathtub, a Singer sewing machine, and an armoire from the turn of the 20th century, restored to perfection. – Frommer's
- This is a lovely, and unusual place to stay in Miami. – BedAndBreakfast.com reviewer who stayed on 2/2010
- The rooms were clean, the staff was great and the grounds around the buildings were nicely kept with a great pool. – daylate, TripAdvisor
East Little Havana
118 SW S River Dr.
Miami, Florida 33130Get Directions