If you're planning a trip to Miami but can't decide where to stay, you might want to consider The Confidante Miami Beach. The hotel was originally built in the 1940s, and now combines a retro vibe with ultra-modern amenities. Located between trendy South Beach and some of Miami's hippest art districts, it's ideal for guests looking to relax, unwind, and experience a touch of Miami's Golden Era. If you need any more convincing to book a room, here are 10 reasons to stay at The Confidante Miami Beach.
1. The location is unbeatable
As monkeymiles.com explains, one of the best things about The Confidante Miami Beach is the location. Located on Collins Avenue at 40th Street in the Mid Beach area of Miami Beach, it's far enough away from the center of South Beach to be peaceful, but still close enough to the center of the action to put you in easy reach of all the area's best attractions. Located just behind the hotel is the Miami Beach Boardwalk, which is perfect for a scenic stroll. Walk just a few blocks north, meanwhile, and you'll reach the bars and restaurants of Fontainebleu.
2. You're guaranteed a great night's sleep
The hotel offers 354 guestrooms, including 14 suites, all of which are designed around a mid-century modern theme. They're remarkably well equipped, with toiletries from Jonathan Adler, in-room safes, flat-screen TVs, big walk-in glass showers with rain showerheads, wall-built USB ports, marble-topped minibars, soft robes and slippers, temperature control units, and WiFi access. The beds are exquisitely comfortable and come complete with 400-thread-count Sferra linens. If you don't mind blowing the budget, it's worth splashing out on the 980-square foot penthouse suite, which offers space for up to 6 people, one and a half baths, and separate living and dining areas.
3. The dining opportunities are awesome
Whatever else you get at The Confidante, you won't get hungry. The hotel has three equally excellent food and beverage venues. The main restaurant, Bird and Bones, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. The kitchen is headed up by chef Richard Hales, whose award-winning Nashville hot fried chicken is to die for. The brunch menu is equally divine, with customers raving about the strawberry french toast and cornbread waffles in particular. For something more casual, head for the Cafecito Bar for some grab-and-go guava & cheese pastelitos or gluten-free blueberry muffins. If you don't want to leave the pool, you'll find a great selection of light bites, salads, smoothies, and cocktails at The Backyard.
4. The pool is amazing
As The Points Guy says, the centerpiece of the hotel's amenities is The Backyard - the outdoor area that lies between the guest rooms and the beach. Here, you'll find two heated pools (one of which is adults-only) along with a range of spacious cabanas (some of which even have TVs) and bungalows. A full food and beverage service is available to guests who want to spend the day lounging around on a daybed. If you visit during the summer, you'll get the added benefit of live DJ entertainment, fresh juice cocktails, and cut-price Prosecco from 12-6 pm on Saturdays and 12-4 pm.on Sundays.
5. It's perfect for a pampering session
If you're hoping to enjoy some serious pampering during your stay in Miami, you won't be disappointed with the superbly indulgent on-site spa. After a long day of hitting the sights, take the advice of Forbes and head for The Spa at The Confidante to enjoy a hot stone massage, deep tissue therapy, a magnet face mask, or even a crystal massage. On top of the extensive assortment of treatments, the rooftop spa also offers relaxation areas, air-conditioned treatment cabanas, and a fitness terrace overlooking the beach.
6. It's great for a workout
Don't want to interrupt your usual training schedule? At The Confidante Miami Beach, you won't have to. For a hotel gym, the fitness center is exceptionally well equipped, with a fantastic assortment of free weights and cardio and strength training machines to use. If you want to release some tension, there's even a punching bag on the terrace. All registered guests are also welcome to make use of both the onsite fitness classes and the virtual fitness classes offered by local studios.
7. The nightlife is awesome
Although the hotel is 20 blocks away from the trendy nightspots of South Beach, there's enough happening onsite to keep you entertained. By day, the pool is a pastel-colored den of tranquility, with a relaxed atmosphere and low-key vibe. By night, it's a fun congregation spot, with live music, DJs, and free-flowing drinks (although don't worry about the noise - it never gets so raucous as to threaten anyone's beauty sleep).
8. Service comes with a smile
The hotel attracts a wide variety of guests, from couples and families to solo adventurers and business travelers. Regardless of the size of your group or the reason for the stay, the one thing you can always count on is a warm welcome. As Oyster notes, the hotel is laid back and friendly, particularly when it comes to the genuinely helpful and courteous staff.
9. It's great value
Compared to many of the other hotels in the area, The Confidante Miami Beach is surprisingly affordable. As you'd expect of Miami, a resort fee applies, but at just $35 plus tax per night, it's not unreasonable, especially considering just how much you get for your money. As well as including beach and pool chairs with dedicated full service, the fee also covers use of the indoor/outdoor fitness center, unlimited use of beach and pool towels, exclusive virtual workouts, in-room coffee, local calls, WIFI access, two bottles of water per day, a bicycle and helmet rental, discounts on select entertainment venues, and more besides.
10. Pets are welcome
If you don't want to leave your four-legged friend behind while you soak up the sun in Miami, you don't have to. Provided they weigh no more than 50lb (or 75lb in combined weight if you intend to bring two pets), The Confidante Miami Beach will be happy to welcome them. They'll even get a luxurious, faux-fur, memory foam pet bed and matching waterproof throw blanket on arrival. When the temperatures start to soar, treat them to an all-natural 'pupsicle' at the hotel's outdoor lounge area.
Written by Dana Hanson
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