The Delano often gets the credit for launching the South Beach boutique hotel boom, but this bird actually took wing a bit earlier, launched in 1994 by Italian clothing/accessories brand Diesel. With a company whose motto is “Only stupid can be truly brilliant,” you wouldn’t expect conventionality. Each of this green triple-decker Deco landmark’s 25 themed rooms is a cheeky original, often with names to match (“Me Tarzan, You Vain,” “Bang a Boomerang,” and of course “Best Whorehouse”). No pool, but hey, the Atlantic is a boomerang’s toss away. The main amenity of note is a 30-seat sidewalk restaurant specializing in Italian seafood (try the salmon with porcini mushrooms).
826 Ocean Dr (btw. 8th and 9th sts.), South Beach, Miami, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood South Beach Phone 800/773-5422 or 305/673-3373 Prices Winter $359–$399 double; off-season $165–$220 double. Valet parking $25. ($100 plus $25/day) Amenities Restaurant; bar; concierge; passes to area fitness centers; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 25 units Web site Pelican Hotel Other Pets welcome up to 30 lbsBook a Room Now
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