Oceanfront accommodations on historic Collins Avenue in the Art Deco District.
South Beach holiday goers will find historically charming accommodations at the Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, two sister properties linked by bridge. With a complete renovation and revamping led by Miami-based Menin Hotels, the landmark was saved from what had seemed to be inevitable demolition. It now features historically inspired décor, including forties-era sconces and chandeliers, white marble window frames and Art Deco-inspired furniture in the lobby. Within its rooms the theme continues with black photo frame collages showcasing scenes from the era, mod furniture, Italian accents and high-tech signature touches, including flat-screen LCD TVs, iHome docking stations and wireless high-speed Internet access. Marble bathrooms come with the hotel chain’s GUYandGIRL amenities. Those demanding a yet more luxurious stay can book a Signature Terrazzo or Signature Grande suite, which feature private balconies. Beyond its rooms, this hotel is home to a lively subterranean Rec Room lounge reminiscent of your best friend’s 1970s basement, the bustling Regent Cocktail Club and Dolce Italian, which offers a wood-fired pizza bar and menu crafted by chef Paolo Dorigato. Guests can venture off-property to many destinations within walking distance, including the Miami Beach Convention Center, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, the New World Symphony and plenty of clubs, restaurants, art galleries and shopping hotspots. The crown jewel at this hotel is its rooftop pool, which claims to be the only hotel swimming hole on the beach with full sun all day long. Here, guests can relax, tan and unwind in 5,000 square feet of deck and pool space outfitted with cushioned wicker lounges and cabanas, unobstructed ocean views and the Rooftop Pool Bar, which dishes up snacks and cocktails.