It’s nice to see that not all those restored Deco darlings along Ocean Drive are destined to become absurdly pricey. Built in the late 1930s as one of the first hotels designed by Miami Deco doyen Henry Hohauser, this is now an attractive deal both physically (conserving yet updating its distinctive period look in recent renovations) and fiscally (starting at less than $100 a night). Behind the famous blue-neon Colony sign, you’ll find 4-dozen spiffy little rooms with all the necessary mod cons (including nice big flatscreen TVs), a front-lobby bar, and the Columbus restaurant specializing in Italian. All in all, eminently worth colonizing.
736 Ocean Dr (btw. 7th and 8th sts.), South Beach, Miami, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood South Beach Phone 305/673-0088 Prices Doubles $85–$160. Valet parking $24 overnight (municipal parking nearby) Amenities Restaurant; bar; discounted club passes; iPhone dock; free Wi-Fi Units 48 units Web site Colony Hotel Other Discounts for 5/7-night staysBook a Room Now