Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Biba
320 Belvedere Rd., Florida, 33405, USA
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
In the El Cid historic district, this 1940s-era motel has gotten a fun, stylish revamp from designer Barbara Hulanicki: each room has a vibrant mélange of colors, along with handcrafted mirrors, mosaic bathroom floors, and custom mahogany furnishings. Luxury touches include Italian linens, down pillows, European-style duvets, and lavender-scented closets. The hotel is two blocks from the Intracoastal Waterway and a little over a mile from CityPlace. Its lobby bar attracts a hip, local happy-hour crowd.
- cool, punchy design and luxe fixtures
- popular wine bar
- free continental breakfast with Cuban pastries
- water pressure is weak
- bathrooms are tiny
- noisy when the bar is open late and trains run nearby
- not all rooms have central air-conditioning
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast