The Tides South Beach is a stylish boutique hotel right in the centre of the iconic Ocean Drive and in the heart of the Art Deco District. It features generous, high ceilinged, spacious rooms (around 51 square meters in size) which all face the ocean with wonderful views and blackout blinds for a good nights sleep. The gorgeous Premier Ocean-front suite had double aspect views of South Beach.
The Foyers and communal areas are finished with a classy marble with beautiful eclectic furnishings that suit it’s Art Deco roots. This property is special because it celebrates it’s history with its original art-deco architecture including the beautiful terrazzo flooring on the ground floor reception and bar. It is not sanitised like comparative five star properties.
If you want to laze beyond the Art Deco pool, all guests of the Tides South Beach are provided complimentary use of two beach chairs, one umbrella, and beach towels daily, as well as a signature welcome cocktail and in room wireless internet. If you want to push the boat out then a double bed for two and portable cabanas are on offer.
A highlight of The Tides South Beach is the location, literally a step away from all the South Beach nightlife and right next to the Palace, but because it is set back from the street unlike other hotels along the strip, the terrace restaurant and bar are elevated from the street with a wonderfull ambiance and seating that spills out onto the pavement if you want to dine alfresco.
A good tip for dining is to try the 11th Street Diner around the corner which is great value and great fun. Evening dining can be done on Collins Ave, Washington Ave or Lincoln Rd all offering great restaurants. The restaurants on Ocean Drive tend to be clones of each other serving similar menus at extortionate rates. Lincoln Mall is also just a 15 minute walk and worth a visit for shopping and eateries.
Security is excellent at The Tides South Beach. When you arrive on in the lobby, you have to swipe your room key in the lift before it will move so you can be sure that only guests are wandering the corridors. Staff here are worth a mention as they are superb. From the valet parking guys, the receptionist, the restaurant, and the room service staff, they can’t do enough to make your stay special.
Whether you are coming for a long overdue weekend away, a romantic getaway, or for one of the many events that take place in Miami Beach each year, The Tides South Beach is the perfect location to enjoy all South Beach has to offer.
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