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Oyster's Favorite Art Deco Hotels in South Beach (3 of 23)

 
Built in 1947, the Delano needs no introduction: It's truly a fixture in South Beach when it comes to Art Deco architecture, with the added bonus of Phillippe Starck's design throughout the property. Guests can expect to pay steep prices for small rooms, but the history, ambiance, design, and party-hearty (if slightly douchey) nightlife solidify it as an icon. The Clevelander's status as a party hotel tends to precede it. It must have something to do with the complimentary rum runner guests receive upon check-in, or the massive patio bar that dominates the corner of 10th and Ocean with its bumping tunes and rowdy revelers. Regardless, the property itself (which underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2009) embraces the Art Deco aesthetic, from the masonry in the lobby to the playful design of the patio bar. The rooms are on the small side, though, so swinging by for a frozen drink may be the best way to take in the architecture. The Hotel of South Beach may be generically named, but its appearance is anything but. The building itself is a restored Art Deco hotel, built in 1939 as the Tiffany Hotel -- the giant original sign still looms over the entrance, causing mild confusion among tourists not in the know. Designer Todd Oldham and SoBe hotelier Tony Goldman perked up the property in 1998 and switched the name to The Hotel after a dispute with Tiffany jewelers. The rooftop-pool deck has a decent scene, and having a drink in the glow of the landmark sign are Miami must-dos. The Raleigh may very well top the scales with Art Deco authenticity. From the pool to the martini bar to the retro lobby, the property is a refreshing laidback break from the glitz of SoBe. Renovations are currently taking place, though, and while we're sure the overall vibe will be maintained, we hope genuinely hip ambiance stays intact. Somebody call Don Johnson, because this place is right out of Miami Vice. Neon galore, small rooms, and a throwback of a bar make it look and feel like it's still a part of the era it was born in. Even though Deluxe Rooms and Suites have modern fixtures like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, they're decked out with Art Deco furniture. Offerings like fishbowl-size mojitos -- and drawbacks such as tiny bathrooms -- make this a better spot for less choosy spring breakers than for families or the above-40 crowd.
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