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... so much food, I decided to go for a walk on the beach. The rain had stopped but it was still windy so I wanted to see the huge waves in the ocean. Most people stay away from the beach when the weather is not lovely - I tend to head straight to it. I love the wind at my face and the smells of the ocean when a storm is brewing. I walked along the ocean until it started getting dark and then headed back to the hotel.
Overall, we had a great day!!!!
... s Art Deco almost as far as the eye can see. It's actually really beautifully maintained, and hasn't been built over by modern monsters. So it has quite a low rise, festive look about it. Visited the Wolfsonian - FIU museum ... More Art Deco and an interesting exhibition on the change from farm based to mass produced food in the US. Home to the hotel for a swim ... But even too hot by the pool for me to stay long. It's a shame all my ancestors were bog dwelling ...
... of the sites in his city. By this time it was already about 10.30pm and I wasn't keen on a biggie. We initially headed to a Hostel bar next to a big nightclub called Nikki Beach. It was pretty busy as people were taking advantage of the cheap drinks before heading over to Nikki Beach where drinks were about 3 times the price apparently. After a couple of beers we walked for about half an hour to a club on Oceans Drive called Mango's Tropical Cafe. It looks pretty tacky inside as the ...
... again without appreciating our "conveniences"! But I will always laud the Cuban spirit; the arts, food, music, dancing (the Havana Club special reserve rum, the handmade cigars). All of us on this Cuba experience really learned a lot--about our southern neighbor, about ourselves....Viva, Cuba! Viva, Jose! Viva, Road Scholar! Viva, The March 7-15 Krewe---we made quite a team!!!
... called Dream South Beach. The area we're actually staying in is part of an art deco "historical centre" so most of the buildings have that 50's styling flair which makes it fun. The hotel rooms match the area and are decked out with funky LED ambient lighting that you can play around with to suit the mood and a mini bar stacked with everything imaginable including liquid oxygen. To escape the heat we spent a few ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Chelsea Miami Beach
A budget choice. We were not happy with the Chelsea; although it might be fine for people who want a fairly basic and somewhat small room in a hotel that really does resemble a college dorm. I make this comparison because most of the other guests appeared to be in their very early 20s. The hallways are way too dark, though--you couldn't see well enough to insert your room keycard in the lock. Considering that there wasn't always someone at the front desk late at night--and that the doors were left open all night--this is valid security concern. Also, the lobby is in desparate need of some new furniture and fresh paint, and the carpeting in the hallways smelled musty. On the plus side, the rooms themselves were clean, the bed very comfortable and the amenties are accurately represented on the hotel's web site. The courtyard area is nicely done up with polished aluminum drink tables and has a private feel to it. Unfortunately, the bathroom has no shelf or counter area to speak of, and the room contains no chairs or a table. The hotel does not supply any beach towels either. The windows are single pane, so all the noise from the courtyard and the street comes right in until early morning. (Don't get me wrong, the music is great while you're outside, but it becomes a problem when you can hear it in your room.) Even more annoying, the windows are covered in a wood or bamboo shade that screens out absolutely NO light. It was very difficult to get to sleep there--even after we had finished our club hopping. Another couple in our group had a malfunctioning air conditioning unit in their room (Something that we have seen repeated in other comments about this hotel--beware if you're in a third floor room...)
Just got back from the Chelsea. A lot of what everyone here is saying, is true. Couple bad things but mostly good. The dim lit hallways were very dim and difficult to see down. The brothel comment was warranted.
Where do I start???? I have just returned from my stay at the Hotel Chelsea, where I stayed for 10 days. Firstly, the corridors are very very dark. Reminiscent of a brothel. It almost made me think that they were trying to hide something, as the lighting was very dim. The complimentary CONTINENTAL beakfast, which i might add, consisted of an omlette, which you had to pay for, bread, cake, tea and coffee, was not at the hotel chelsea, but at another hotel two bocks away. When we asked why this was, we were fobbed off with the excuse that the guy that normally provides the breakfast was away. The complimentary drinks which were offered at the hotel, were also not at the Chelsea, nor was it at the hotel where we had our breakfast. It was at yet another hotel. Complimentary VIP into all of South beach's hottest clubs???
My permenant South Beach Spot!!!!
First of all FREE shuttle service. Excellent staff! They were so very helpful. Calling in reservations for us telling us which buses to take. The rooms were fabulous. I loved the bathroom the shower was amazing. The design all together was great. The prices of the minibar were erasonable for a hotel considering the same items at the Delano would have been 3 times as much. Including the room rate. I think we paid about $70/night. Free breakfast between 8-10am (not just a continental one mind you), and free drinks between 7-8pm (not just soda, i'm talking mojitos). This is my new favorite place.
We were expecting something quite different than what we found at the hotel Chelsea. We pulled up from the airport to what looked like a crowded nightclub, smoke machines and all. We rolled our luggage through people grinding and men making out together on the couches.
Hotel Chelsea was even better than expected. The rooms were beautiful,
with plush, clean white comforters, and all slate modern bathrooms! The
staff put us on all the guest lists at the hottest clubs on SoBe, and
Monica gives the best pedicure on Miami beach! We had a great time and
I would definitely stay there again!
Loved it at Hotel Chelsea
My friend Mary and I visited this hotel not too long ago. Not only were we in the heart of South Beach, but we were well received by the hotel staff who were kind enough to make our stay very enjoyable! Our rooms very clean and nicely decorated too. We are looking forward to going back down very soon, and we are definitely going to stay at Hotel Chelsea. We highly recommend it!
A unique experience
Not your typical hotel. Trendy decorations throughout. Rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable and cozy. There was a party with loud music in the front courtyard for most of the day making it difficult to rest. The party was over by 11:00. Happy hour was nice although very limited on what drinks were available. The staff was gracious and helpful.
All style and no substance
The Hotel Chelsea substituted style for service and comfort. Although it was very trendy and we enjoyed the front patio, the hotel had some problems. For example, our air conditioner rattled throughout our stay (noone ever fixed it) and the staff wasn't particularly helpful in getting it fixed.
Great art deco hotel
This hotel is the best place when looking for something unique and special. The first evening we visited the hotel they had a special cocktail party being held for an artist who was showing her work in the hotel lobby. The rooms were very clean and unique in their decoration...and the beds were spectacular. The hotels' complimentary cocktail hour was a wonderful time to meet other hotel guests and we ended up partying with some of the all weekend.