Washington Park Hotel
Occupying an entire city block in the heart of South Beach, the Washington Park Hotel is a campus of four charmingly restored Art Deco buildings with a large front yard, a retro kidney-shaped swimming pool and clean, yet relatively no frills rooms. At the center is a historic coral house where the West Village’s cult favorite bar Employees Only is found. Led by head barman Danilo Bozovic who moved from New York to introduce the concept to South Beach, the menu of expertly crafted cocktails is augmented by Eastern European bistro fare.
By Shayne Benowitz, AFAR Contributor
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Boutique Bliss: The Washington Park Hotel
The Washington Park Hotel, located in South Beach in Miami opened in 2016. The property is more of a campus, instead of a standalone building. With five Art Deco buildings with original architecture from the 1940s, the property is also home to Employees Only and Swizzle bar. Upon check-in, you'll enter your guestroom, with a large plush bed set directly in front of an artistic wooden headboard. The design is simple and beachy, which immediately lets travelers feel like their on vacation. While it's not located directly on the water, there's a retro-inspired pool area that you can view right from street as you're pulling in. For those who are a fan of A Whole In the Head and other early nods to South Beach and the ArtDeco culture that made the city famous, they'll enjoy snapping vintage-looking Instagram photos around the property. It's the charm of yesteryear combined with modern branding and amenities that make The Washington Park adorably fitting in South Beach's hotel zone. To get the beach it's incredibly easy as the property offers Martone bikes for guests free of charge.
By GiAnna Wyatt, AFAR Local Expert
1050 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA