Ocean Drive at 7th Street is as cool as a bright blue frozen drink which explains why everyone at the Colony Hotel seems to be on their second round. A rowdy Spring Break destination, the hotel’s 50 guest rooms are surprisingly well appointed for such a casual strip of Party-Ready properties. Sleek in design, roomy and bright, all rooms feature flat screen televisions, custom furnishings and simple styling for the laid back traveler. The signature blue neon vertical sign is perhaps the most photographed Art Deco edifice on Ocean Drive so be certain to have your camera ready at check-in!
If you’re heading to South Beach to party, look no further than this fully renovated low-rise Art Deco hotel for a casual holiday in the heart of the action. Bare feet and flip flops take you everywhere you need to go from the 24-hour News Cafe to Wet Willies to the pool deck at the Clevelander and back. The sidewalk cafe at the Colony is a non-stop party with hefty drinks and friendly servers ready to offer up a quick snack or another round for you and your friends. While the public spaces show signs of heavy traffic, guest rooms and newly renovated suites have hardwood flooring, sleek custom platform beds and modern styling that feels roomy for such a small property.
Enjoying pride of place on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1930s Henry Hohauser designed Colony hotel remains true to it’s Art Deco roots. Currently undergoing interior renovations, the original railings, cantilevered overhangs and famous blue neon sign make this property one of the landmarks of the Ocean Drive Strip. Just a few streets away from the Miami Beach Visitor’s Center, the Colony is featured in daily walking tours hosted by the Miami Design Preservation League. To learn more about the architecture of the era, log onto mdpl.org to join a tour.
Across the street from the Colony Hotel, Lummus Park welcomes beach-goers from all over the world. A designated green space with a large promenade for biking, blading and showing some serious skin, the dunes along the Atlantic coastline are legally topless for sun worshippers who dare to go bare. All of South Beach shorelines are free and open to the public so guests at the Colony can walk, jog, swim, play volleyball or simply relax and watch the world go by.
736 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139