I recently visited South Beach in Miami for a vacation and stayed at the Hotel Boutique 18. For starters, Miami Beach is a host of a lot of adventurous and fun-filled activity – from surfing, sunbathing, to enjoying warm Florida weather – and after a tiring exploration, you will certainly be looking for a peaceful place to rest at night.
I did find the hotel quite accessible. For international travelers, there is a nearby airport – the Miami International Airport – located only 14.5km away from the hotel. Lincoln Road is also only 0.6 km away. There was no problem booking a room at the facility for the adventurous three days I was to spend in Miami. You can easily do that on the hotels website.
Hotel Boutique 18 is only 300 m from the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts. Therefore, you can choose to watch thrilling performances, just before going to bed. This makes the place a lovely location for those visiting Miami for vocational or holiday adventures, the night fun as well as relaxation. In addition to that, it is a perfect place for business travelers too: for your information, the Miami Beach Convention Center is about 500 meters away from this hotel. It is also a great place to enjoy your honeymoon for couples who recently tied the knot.
Although I did not bring my car, I did notice there is a private parking nearby the facility. Therefore, if you are from around the country and willing to avoid the hustle of using public transport, you can always consider bringing in your car. You do not even need to make a reservation – just pay $35 per day.
The rooms at Hotel Boutique 18 are extremely comfortable. I chose to stay in a King Studio. The room is basically air conditioned and smart in addition to having a private bathroom, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Although the bulky furniture makes the rooms appear a bit smaller, there is plenty of shelves where visitors can put their belongings. You can also take advantage of the room heating facility during cold nights.
In regards to entertainment, there is a flat-screen TV in each room. My room had a sitting area, and so I spent a few hours relaxing before retiring to bed. There is even a coffee machine inside the room for making some coffee. I brought my laptop, so I enjoyed the free WiFi internet service.
Although I went there alone, the King Studio can accommodate two people. There are other options such as a one-bed room apartment that can accommodate a family since it has a standard occupancy of up to 4 people. The rooms are family friendly, and there is also a consideration for guests with special needs.
Being quite the shopper, the nearby Lincoln Road Mall did provide me with a clue of what Florida has to offer at best, from good souvenirs to great dishes in the restaurants. If you are a business guy, it is a place to take a client for lunch. The Art Deco district itself offers museums, architecture, and art galleries you can sample from. If you are a lover of western nightlife, then this is a great hotspot, and you can choose to dance the night off. I did notice that this hotel is a place at which you can run away from crowded hotel lobbies and a lack of privacy. You also avoid expensive fares since affordable cab services are available.
Before I made the booking, I was sure to understand their cancelation and prepayment policies and expect these to vary with the type of room. You check the specific conditions applying to a given room after entering the dates of stay at Hotel Boutique 18.
However, you need to check for the extra charges that apply for children depending on their age. For a child of under two years of age, you pay $25 per night in a crib while those aged below 12 years will be charged $25 per night for extra beds. If you are bringing in additional children older than 12 years or adults, you pay $25 per night for extra beds. Only one extra bed is allowed per room. Although you can bring a pet, you might be charged for it.