After extending my stay in South Beach I checked into this hotel after being unhappy with my previous choice. The location is great with all the major retail stores just outside and a five minute walk to Ocean Drive. The room's size was very spacious and the decor interesting. I was on the third floor so never had any noise issues, but remember there is a bar downstairs and as I said before your sleeping right in the centre of south beach so keep an open mind.
I managed to try the food a few times, just simple good food. I do however have to agree with the other reviewers when it came down to the housekeeping. They just seemed to come and tidy whenever and whatever time they felt like it. This sometimes turned out to be never.
I'm familiar with hotels taking a hold on guests cards to secure the booking. Yet the fact that they fully charge your card before you even arrive to the hotel is very strange and the way they go about informing you of this when you do check in is a little bit sneaky.. 'Oh by the way we won't be needing your card because we've already charged it fully. Surprise!' Pretty much the way it went down.
Other than that great price and a good stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Whitelaw Hotel, South Beach's hip, chic boutique hotel, offers guests the ultimate vacation experience at an affordable price. In the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue and 8th Street, the hotel is located just steps from the beach, shops, restaurants and nighttime hotspots. The Whitelaw combines Art Deco embellishments with whimsical design to transport its guests into a world unique from any other Miami Beach accommodations. IMPORTANT -- Credit card used for booking must be the same credit card presented for payment at check-in. The name on the credit card must match the name on the reservation and the card holder must be present along with a government-issued photo ID. Holiday and Special Events require a non-refundable prepayment 30 days prior to arrival. No early departures are allowed. Reservations are completely non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. Events include but are not limited to: New Years (12/26 to 1/3), Boat Show (2/12 to 2/16), Winter Music Conference & Ultra (3/15 to 3/31), Memorial Day (5/21 to 5/25) & Art Basel (12/3 to 12/9). A mandatory daily resort fee of $20.00 plus tax ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whitelaw Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
- Whitelaw Miami Beach