If you’re into chic SoBe boutique hotels with attitude, usually you need to brace yourself for chic boutique rates, which is why the five-story Townhouse, built in 1939 and given its current incarnation by New York restaurateur Jonathan Morr and Paris designer India Mahdavi, could be a value worth bookmarking. A half-block in from the beach, its vibe is minimalist and white, from the lobby to the 69 rooms. Notable features include a bougainvillea-accented roof deck where I’ve attended my share of parties, and at press time the basement restaurant was closed to transition to an “upscale European pub.” Noise an issue? Ask for a room away from Collins Avenue.
- David Paul Appell