So, I finalllllly had my weekend away at the gorgeous 1 Hotel South Beach. I must say, I visited several times back when it was the Gansevoort, and it is much lovelier now. Rather than take photos of random people in swimwear enjoying the pools, etc., I thought perhaps you could just find some much better professional snaps on their website instead.
I caught the hotel on a mega deal back around Christmas and was absolutely elated as it’s consistently a top resort in the country and the number two hotel in Miami (right there after Faena, they say). Anyway, booked a basic room that overlooked the city. I emailed them right away to see if I might snag an ocean view instead. No go. Contact my travel agent. Naw, boo. I’ll see what’s up at check-in instead.
Well, upon check-in, I asked for some ocean spray again. No view for me, but somehow I did score a massive upgrade of a penthouse apartment. I walked in, immediately noted there was no bed and was rather confused. Though happily so.
The kitchen/bar area was well stocked and featured a tap of distilled water.
The minibar stocked my favorite marshamllow, Malvi. Sounds weird, but they are INCREDIBLE.
All in all the 1 Hotel South Beach was beautiful as I knew it would be. I appreciated the upgrade and enjoyed the pools. Although I don’t think I’ll return as the price just didn’t warrant it. The room was large though I was super disappointed not to have a view….of ANYTHING. The pools were stunning, but rather crowded and most were VERY kid friendly. It didn’t strike me on a romantic chord that I’d like to return with a partner. Miami is made for boutique deco hotels and I will steer my course back to them as soon as The Raleigh is no longer just a hole in the ground.