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Hotel Dream South Beach Hotel 4 star
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1111 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Miami, United States of America -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

Right at the heart of bustling South Beach of which it forms an integral part, the Dream Hotel is a cool and sexy in terms of its concept, its decoration, and its facilities. A hotel for singles or couples, but definitely the young determined to have a good time in this perpetual party that is now the Art Deco district. Those who prefer their sleep should look elsewhere. To paraphrase the slogan of a now defunct club: "sleep when you're dead".

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    Location 9.15 /10

    On Collins Avenue at 11th Street. In other words at the very centre of South Beach. The beach is on the other side of the block, after Ocean Drive. The airport is 30 minutes away. Forget the car: it costs $40 (ú25) per day, and in any case Miami Beach is just next door.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    108 guests rooms that are not huge but that are delightfully decorated. A maximum 25m2 of pastel colours. Perforated wooden headboard, king size bed (not twin beds. It's two people or nothing), a small desk, (free Internet access) a velvet armchair, and a fun minibar cabinet. The walls are covered with small LED lights that shine like a galaxy. The stunning bathrooms have a walk-in shower and a separate toilet. (a good point). Bathrobes and slippers are included. As is an umbrella just in case...
    The soundproofing, while not perfect, is better than that typically found in the US. These guest rooms are the best feature of the hotel, with their lounge. The junior suite is hardly more expensive but much larger. An incredible penthouse is available to rent for 'parties': on the top two floors, decorated in a tacky half-iconic half-Oriental style that definitely shouldn't be taken seriously. An oversize bedroom and a Roman bath style bathroom. Insane Hi-Fi equipment. Above: a beautiful terrace with direct and private access to the hotel swimming pool.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The hotel is in fact a combination of two renowned hotels, two typical Art Deco buildings often photographed: the Palmer House and the Tudor with its arrow still pointing to the skies of Miami. The construction work finished in 2011 and the two rivals became one. A skyway connects the two. The reception is at the old Palmer, which has retained its frieze and moldings, its granite floor, its green sandstone reception desk and its majolica fountain thanks to its historical classification. Large pendant chandeliers illuminate the lounge. On the ground there is a panther-style rug. Outside there is a veranda with white rocking chairs, in pure Miami style. A small Spa relieves bodies and wallets at the same time.
    On the roof of the hotel guests will find a huge lounge with a beautiful mosaic pool and views across Miami. Perpetual music and DJs until 2:00am. This is where you come for a drink and meet all of the trendy people.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    A Mexican restaurant with a terrace on 11th Street provides all three meals from breakfast (not too early though) to late supper. Another Mexican can be found adjacent to Palmer. Guests 'snack' in the roof lounge course.

    To know

    A huge swimming pool is perched on the roof with a view over Miami

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

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