Washington Avenue is the bustling heart of commerce and club life on South Beach and the 42 room Hotel Chelsea puts you at the center of all the action. Steps away from great restaurants, top nightclubs and the Wolfsonian Museum, the Chelsea earns its reputation as a party spot with free drinks at the “Hook Up” happy hour, a hookah bar on the patio, and a relatively young crowd enjoying the nightly mixer before heading out to party in the city’s neon glow. While this property does not offer many amenities, it succeeds as an easy retreat in the midst of the entertainment district.
Two blocks west of the ocean, the Chelsea has no pool but provides beach towels as part of it’s $10 resort fee. Strolling around the area, guests can find Mansion, B.E.D, Cameo and a variety of fun pubs to fill their nights with music. Guest rooms are small, deliberately dark and feature 42″ flat panel TVs, hard wood flooring and Asian inspired decor. Rooms to the rear of the property are more quiet than the front which overlooks the busy party patio and the Washington Avenue scene.
Hotel employees are young, sociable and rather informal about customer service. Because the hotel does not have its own spa or gym, the front desk will furnish passes to nearby health clubs as well as VIP tickets to South Beach nightclubs and free shuttle transfers to the Miami Airport. The hotel restaurant and bar serves a limited continental menu for breakfast and lunch before transforming into the cocktail lounge that serves as the hotel’s nexus after dark. Part of the 8 property South Beach Group of boutique hotels, the Chelsea is but one of the “Quirky, Sexy, Chic, No-Tell Hotels” that typify the affordable luxury brand.
944 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139