This hotel is one of South Beach's best deals for budget travelers (and for those who don't plan on lingering in their rooms all day), with huge rooms with kitchens and a charming tropical courtyard with benches for hanging out at all hours. There's even another smaller courtyard on the other side of the rooms. Peeking out from a sea of tropical foliage, the hotel seems at first to be a rather unassuming piece of art deco architecture. But for all its simplicity, value shines bright. Rooms have polished hardwood floors, French doors, and quirky wrought-iron furniture. They are well suited for extended visits—discounts begin at 10% for a week's stay.
More like an efficiency beach apartment than a hotel room, accommodations offer wrought iron beds, French doors, and kitchenettes. Each sunny, yellow room offers cable TV, wireless internet, and a coffee maker.
Since this is a more of a guesthouse, the lobby serves as a place to check in only.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Don't expect lavish hotel bars or a swanky lobby scene.
The hotel has no parking garage, and street parking is difficult. Plan to walk or take the free Miami Beach trolley service.
Naked Taco (5-minute walk) is a fun and lively taco and tequila joint owned by celebrity chef, Ralph Pagano. The News Cafe (5-minute walk) offers eclectic fare and people watching 24 hours a day. The restaurant is most famous for being Gianni Versace's favorite Miami hangout.
Palace Bar (5-minute walk) is South Beach's most famous LGBT bar that hosts Sunday drag brunch. The Clevelander (5-minute walk) is a mega sports bar complex that includes a pool, restaurant, and live local radio broadcasts.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Villa Paradiso offers a clean, well-equipped room for budget-minded travels looking for quality beach time.