There isn't much to distinguish it from the rest of the hotels on the Ocean Drive strip, unless you know a little history behind this small boutique Art Deco hotel. Owned by singer Gloria Estefan, the Cardozo was one of the first deco hotels to be saved by the South Beach preservation group, the hotel has become somewhat of a star as it has welcomed various film crews for blockbusters like There's Something About Mary - the 'hair gel' scene was actually filmed here! The good quality accommodation makes up for the fact that apart from the restaurant there are no facilities at this hotel, however you must have the budget to stay here as the rooms are not of the best-value. Ideally located, this hotel could suit a wide ranging clientele for whom accommodation and location are priorities.
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