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.
150 20th St (at Collins Ave.), South Beach, Miami, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood South Beach Phone 877/534-3800, 305/534-3800 Prices Winter $175–$275 double; off-season $108–$165 double. Rates include Continental breakfast. Amenities Restaurant; bar; roof deck; bike rental; beach service; concierge; workout stations; washing machines; valet parking ($34 overnight, $20 visitors); room service; free Wi-Fi Units 69 units Web site TownhouseBook a Room Now