Miami, United States

Hotel Greystone

Price per night from$206.33

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD206.33), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Dreamy deco-dence

Setting

South Beach boulevard

An adults-only, art deco jewel in Miami’s achingly glam SoBe, 1930s-built Hotel Greystone has been given a no-expenses-spared makeover, restoring its gleaming white façade, streamlined curves and window eyebrows to their former glory. The iconic whipped-cream-white follows you inside, providing a breezy backdrop to statement pieces such as the lobby’s mermaid chandelier and the laidback, art-filled café courtyard, where donuts and coffee will more than fortify you for the two-minute stroll to the beach, one block away. The French-meets-Japanese restaurant, moody basement speakeasy and the fourth-floor rooftop pool – from which to ogle neighbouring art-deco wonders – are Miami Vice-ing on this architecturally awesome cake.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

91, including eight suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. As there is no dedicated check-in time, guests will be admitted as soon as the room is available.

Prices

Double rooms from £188.35 ($235), including tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $42.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Guests can enjoy a to-go style breakfast of coffee and pastries free of charge. A full breakfast is available to purchase at Kobo, the hotel’s courtyard cafe (which opens in spring 2022).

Also

Ask for day passes to the local gym at reception. Yoga classes are also available on request.

At the hotel

Rooftop pool. Restaurant and bar. Free WiFi. Access to the off-site gym. Two beach chairs at the hotel's dedicated beach. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPad, bottled water, mini-fridge, bathroom with shower and Malin+Goetz toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Penthouse guests get a real taste of the suite life with 40 square feet of astroturfed terrace, including a huge hot tub, outdoor rainfall shower and maybe even a palm tree or two.

Poolside

Open from 10am until sunset, the pool atop Hotel Greystone is naturally warm thanks to its direct exposure to the sun. It also has a cocktail bar, chilled tunes and great views along Collins Avenue, so there’s really no reason not to stay all day.

Packing tips

A pair of Warhol-inspired sunglasses, a nod to the pop artist's visit here in 1980 which ensured the art deco district emerged from its 70s dark age to become cool again..

Pet‐friendly

Welcome, although a flat fee of $100 applies for each pet, regardless of room type or duration of stay. Half of these fees are given to a local, no-kill shelter. See more pet-friendly hotels in Miami.

Children

Hotel Greystone is an adults-only stay (21 years and above).

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Grab a table on the terrace for views of the peaceful palm-filled courtyard.

Hotel restaurant

French rotisserie meets Japanese izakaya at Sérêvène, where plush booths, plentiful greenery and jazz-flecked live music courtesy of the mezzanine bar’s grand piano create an intimate supper-club feel. Fresh, local ingredients are key to executive chef Pawan Pinisetti’s super-enticing fusion menu, from which suckling pig (carved at your table), red-wine-braised beef cheek in coconut curry, and poularde teriyaki present some of the more gratuitously indulgent options.

Breakfast and light lunches are served at Kobo (opens early 2022), the hotel’s cute café which tumbles down into the palm-shaded courtyard. Expect fresh pastries and strong coffee in the morning, and Japanese-style ‘sando’ sandwiches during the day.

Hotel bar

The Greystone Bar occupies the mezzanine area of the restaurant and offers a moodier, more sophisticated space for aperitifs and late-night cocktails. A jazzy live piano soundtrack accompanies your choice of whiskies, wines and signature cocktails including the Cherry P, with bourbon, sour cherry and guava, and Triten’s Cake, a heady blend of vodka, hazelnut liqueur, limoncello, vanilla and lemon juice, that’s one part beverage, five parts dessert.

Last orders

The Greystone Bar is open until 2am.

Location

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Address
Hotel Greystone
1920 Collins Ave
Miami Beach
33139
United States

Hotel Greystone overlooks the palm-fringed, art deco grandeur of Collins Avenue, a short swagger from the powdery white sands of Miami’s South Beach.

Planes

Miami International Airport is a 20-minute scenic drive across the bay. A taxi will set you back around $40-50.

Trains

The Omni Metromover station serves downtown Miami and is around 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The main Amtrak station is a 30-minute drive.

Automobiles

If you’re intent on cruising Ocean Drive with the top down and the stereo up, a hire car may be a good bet. From the airport, it's a short drive over the Julia Tuttle Causeway and onwards to the hotel on Collins Avenue. Valet parking is available for $45 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Claim your Greystone lounger down at South Beach and settle in for the duration: you’ll be amazed how many hours you can lose to people-watching while feigning interest in your copy of Miami Living magazine.

South Beach is the beating heart of Miami’s culinary and cultural scene, where you’re rarely far from a world-class restaurant or bleeding-edge gallery. Here, it’s all about The Bass ($15 entry), where colourful contemporary art meets classic Miami art deco architecture and an expansive sculpture garden promises much pensive chin-stroking. And, if the architectural style does more for you than the art on display, it’s a short hop to Ocean Drive, where you can admire the abundant art deco eye candy gratis.

Many of the finest dining experiences can be sought on Española Way – a brightly-coloured cavalcade of epicurean adventures set along a long, palm-fringed, cobbled boulevard, while nearby Lincoln Road adds independent boutique shopping and gallery-browsing to its repertoire of no-less enticing eateries.

Local restaurants

Pescheria serves up seafood feasts and Italian specialities. True to its name, there’s a genuine market-fresh feel: tendrils of freshly made pasta dangle enticingly over the chefs’ station, and the daily catch is displayed on beds of ice, awaiting its destiny. Order lobster linguine and key lime pie for the win. 

A short stumble from the hotel, Orange Blossom offers the tantalising prospect of indulging in a belt-loosening bottomless brunch before returning poolside where – several mimosas down – you may wish to spend the rest of your afternoon prostrate on a lounger. Dinner at Orange Blossom is an equally lavish affair, with American favourites including Cajun ahi tuna steak and New York strip with fries, served in the 1950s-themed dining room or jungle-inspired garden.

Local bars

There is – famously – no shortage of cocktail bars and nightlife options in Miami Beach. Just a block from the shore, Sweet Liberty is an exceptionally hip haunt where endless variations on the classic negroni are rustled up in a setting of exposed brick and neon. Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel serves up a head-spinning array of cocktails and snacks against a backdrop of swaying palms and (frequently) cloudless blue skies. We recommend the Smoky Paloma (mezcal, Cointreau, lime, grapefruit and soda) and Miami Vice Mule. And a cab home afterwards.

For 1960s throwback vibes,  Moreno's Cuba's eclectic interiors merge kitsch Miami vintage with old school Havana. Order from a list of Cuban-inspired tipples like minty Mojitos and Cactus Coladas. A little further out, Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach is a riot of colour and sound, with live music and dancing from reggae to salsa and beyond. Book dinner and a show, and stay for the nightclub, where live DJs keep the dancing and drinking going until sunrise.

 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this art deco gem in Miami’s South Beach and unpacked their designer flip-flops and sunglasses, a full account of their hip beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel Greystone in Miami...

Completed in the late 1930s, Hotel Greystone is one of several art deco buildings on Collins Avenue attributed to architect Henry Hohauser. Behind its typical ziggurat roof and porthole windows lies a contemporary interior, but one where some original features, including decorative railings, remain.

To the rear of Hohauser’s ‘Collins’ building lies a secluded, leafy courtyard and, beyond that, further accommodation in a typical old-school Miami-style dwelling with external entrances. Residents and locals mix in this open space, where coffee, pastries, gentle chatter and quiet reflection are the order of the day, a far cry from the technicolor experiences that await at the beach and in the hipper-than-thou galleries more-or-less immediately beyond the courtyard gate.

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