24 Hours at The Plymouth, Miami Beach
Miami Beach is a cool place. No matter if you’re a top model, billionaire, blogger or just a wannabe, Miami is a place for everyone. It’s actually a mixture between developed US megacity and art deco inspired Cuban metropolis. Of course Miami is home to various hotels, ranging from the bottom to the very top. Since ours was a very short layover we decided to stay at a very chic, cool and lively place with a reasonable amount of amenities rather than wasting the night for a sumptuous hotel with amenities we weren’t able to use. With prices of around 200 USD a night, The Plymouth seemed to be a pretty nice option also thanks to its location next to The Setai and up the street from Lincoln Road Mall. Once we landed in Fort Lauderdale, we took an Uber to our hotel and within an hour or so we arrived in the very heart of Miami Beach. A cool bellman was welcoming us, took care of the baggage and showed us the way to the front desk. Immediately after entering the lobby I was impressed. Like I was impressed of the cool furniture, the perfectly matching music as well as the people hiding behind palm leaves and cosy sofas.
After inspecting the atmosphere and inhaling the cool ambiance, Sussette personally welcomed us and checked us in. She was extremely friendly and welcoming – even offering us two beach chairs free of charge on the beach as a guest of The Plymouth. Just in time when I began feeling home in the lobby, the bellmen took us to our room to explain everything. Situated on the fourth and top floor, our room had a private terrace overlooking the sea (from a partial angle) and was filled with daylight. The main highlight of the room were the two extremely heavenly queen beds and the chic minibar with amazing amenities. There was a writing desk, a TV as well as a small welcome note and a bottle of Prosecco next to it – I would have never expected such a great and personal welcome at all.
Another lovely surprise was the bathroom which was also filled with daylight and had a spacious walk-in shower, a toilet and a vintage styled basin that came along with Molton Brown toiletries. All in all, I would say the room couldn’t be more Miami Style. A small wardrobe was also there but not needed since we just stayed for a night. The room was very spacious and we even had the chance to get to see other rooms which had a different layout and style tough we preferred to have a private terrace rather than a sofa. After a heavenly sleep we finally could enjoy a breakfast at the hotel (very rare in the US, since hotels always come without breakfast packages). You have the choice between having a seat on the covered terrace or inside. We decided to enjoy a bit of sun along the super cool outdoor pool. While it was a bit crowded at breakfast, there was always everything available and the quality of the products were also very good.
Generally I really liked the restaurant design and according to Sussette, it turns into a favourite spot for Japanese food at nights. Unfortunately, we arrived too late and to be honest, my colleague Lukas missed his Oktoberfest already so we preferred to have a beer at the Hofbräuhaus in Lincoln Road before heading to a burger shop nearby. I can’t really complain about our evening neither ;). We fully enjoyed Miami Beach and when we came back at 11pm, I was just impressed when I saw that it would technically be possible to still use the outdoor pool since the amenities were open and towels were provided. For me there is seriously nothing beating a hotel that has no closing times for its pool – I simply love when I can use the pool whenever I want. I don’t need someone supervising me and I definitely love to have a dip after a sumptuous dinner.
So there were we swimming under the stars with light Miami vibes and candles burning inside in the lobby creating one of the most unique ambiances I have ever experienced at a hotel.
To sum it up, The Plymouth offers an incredible value for money considering you are not even paying 200 Euros a night and you are in the middle of Miami Beach, just 15 minutes from Ocean Drive! I will for sure stay at the property again once we plan to come to Miami Beach again.
We were hosted by The Plymouth Hotel Miami Beach however all above written expresses our own opinion and has not been influenced.