pestana / miami

whenever we go to miami, we are on the look out for the perfect place to stay – we don’t really want to splurge in a fancy hotel – we basically spend the days out and about shopping and dining. but we do like staying somewhere nice, well located, close to lincoln road and easy access to parking.

we have previously stayed at the townhouse, a small boutique hotel that we really liked, although the rooms were slightly on the small size. then we decided to try out an art deco hotel in ocean drive and stayed at the victor, but we found it too busy and noisy, and not worth the upgrade.

whilst i was looking for a place to stay on expedia, i found a newly opened hotel, that belongs to the portuguese hotel company pestana, and with a very friendly opening rate.

the hotel was exactly what we wanted, a small boutique hotel in a convenient location, nice and simple decor, close to parking, friendly staff – and brand new!

i specially loved the simple decor, all whites and brights, with beach themed black and white pictures in rooms and public areas.

the breakfast was simple, perfect to grab something on the go and served at the coffee shop by the pool – the capuccinos were delicious!

we will definitely try to stay here on our next visit to miami, i hope the property is well maintained and the prices don’t get too high.

ps – pestana south beach’s website, and other favourite places we have stayed and liked