Built in the 1950s, this charming little motel-type lodge is conveniently located one block from South Beach on a quiet stretch of the causeway that goes to the mainland. New owners took over in 2010 and amped up the Old Florida feel with pretty pastel paint, vintage artwork, and white wicker furniture. The plumbing and fixtures are mostly of the earlier era, but you quickly look past them because all of the studios and one-bedrooms are spacious and have their own full
kitchens, and the nightly price is just right. In addition to being steps away from one of the widest and most beautiful beaches in the area, the hotel has a heated pool and a rooftop tiki sundeck, and is a 2-mile bike ride from the Ocean Drive business district.