A South Florida Secret: The New Urbano Hotel at Brickell in Miami

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Particularly in South Beach, Miami's super-chic hotel scene can be a tiny bit intimidating. So if you're looking for an address in this city of beautiful people that's a little more lowkey without sacrificing any of the style (and don't mind a short drive to the beach), consider the new Hotel Urbano at Brickell

Located in residential Brickell in downtown Miami, the 65-room hotel has an interesting story. You would never believe it, but the building used to be a Hampton Inn. A total reincarnation at the hands of the new owners has turned the property into a boutique hotel right up there with the best of them. The walls are hung with local art, there's a beautiful pool,  and big comfortable rooms with balconies come at a pleasing price (an average of less than $200 a night).

I checked in a few weeks back (rumor had it one of Spain's tennis greats, in town for a tournament, was staying on my floor!) and was really impressed. Here's what's to love:

  • Flat screen TVs in the rooms
  • Free wireless Internet
  • An outdoor pool area with lanais where you can have breakfast or bask in the sun
  • A modern fitness center, free for guests
  • Pet-friendly (for furry friends under 25 pounds)
  • Coffee makers in the rooms stocked with java
  • Well-priced meals with latin flair at Bistro Urbano (tostones, steaks, gazpacho and more)
  • 12PM check out time instead of the usual 11AM
  • Easy access to nearby Key Biscayne
  • Cozy fire pit at the poolside lounge

Hotel Urbano at Brickell

2500 Brickell Ave., Miami

305-856-5055 or 866-384-2997

Sponsored listings by VISIT FLORIDA Partners

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Francis J. DiScala Jr.
Francis J. DiScala Jr. May 2, 2010 12:00 AM
anywhere Terry says is good must be great! Love the review Terry! Can't wait to check the place out!
anywhere Terry says is good must be great! Love the review Terry! Can't wait to check the place out!