Short on space, but long on quirky, individual style.
The décor of this 1936 hotel is, in a word, eclectic. The lobby is adorned with sherbet-colored, turret-backed chairs, a terrazzo floor and two wooden medieval room dividers stationed at either side of the entrance. A faux fireplace with candles and a stone Buddha on the mantelpiece rounds out the décor. The hotel's façade has been featured in several movies set in South Beach. Some of the 46 rooms have views of the ocean; accommodations are small, but atmospheric and functional. A typical room has DIRECTV, a ceiling fan, wireless Internet and a mini-bar. The bathrooms are charmingly old-fashioned with checkered floor tiles and stand-alone bowl sinks. For on-site dining, guests can savor the mix of Latin and Miami flavors at the Cavalier Seafood and Crab Shack. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating in a tropical setting, and the bar serves drinks until 5 a.m. There is complimentary continental breakfast daily. The hotel provides a daily guest newsletter with information about attractions and current activities in the area.