Strange Hotels in Florida
Florida's coastlines are cluttered with massive resort-style hotels, many of them chains, and draw little inspiration from their unique landscape, whether it's South Beach's vintage urban charm or the rugged, unspoiled setting of the state's panhandle. On your next Florida jaunt, opt for a stylish, small hotel instead, for a genuine slice of intimacy at a posh, quiet retreat. Here are five not-to-miss boutique hotels, from Key West to Amelia Island, and many points in between.
With just 45 spacious rooms—some touting an outdoor hot tub or a two-floor, loft-style layout—The Angler's is a sweet spot on Washington Avenue, set just a few blocks off of buzzing Ocean Drive. The smallest accommodations are a spacious 450 square feet, and all are a quick walk to the pool, where you can relax under a cabana and enjoy table service. Massages can be booked in your room, and free Wi-Fi is available property-wide.
Insider Tip: At 660, the hotel's restaurant offering Latin-fusion small plates and a spectacular by-the-glass wine list, dine indoors amid decor imagined by the late Gianni Versace's interior designer. Its Saturday brunch—also offered Sunday—is the only one in South Beach.
This nine-room hotel on the state's Gulf of Mexico side sports a mod design, from the purple and gold ornate entrance to the geometric-patterned rugs and black-and-white bathrooms in each room. Also in each unit: free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station, full kitchens, plus pillow-top mattresses and high-end bed linens. Tucked into a former apartment building dating back to the 1920s, you'll swear you're staying at a friend's place—and not a hotel.
Insider Tip: To maximize your full kitchen, walk three blocks to Sarasota's farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Next up: a gourmet, farm-fresh lunch in the comfort of your room.
Orchid Key Inn
Staying at the 24-room Orchid Key Inn—a mid-century white building with a retro purple-lit sign out front—puts you in the heart of the action in funky, laid-back Old Town Key West, alongside Hemingway's former home and the historic lighthouse, both just a block away. Back at the inn is an intimate and luxurious vibe, with brick paths and tropical landscaping throughout, and custom-built furnishings and Terrazzo marble flooring in each room. Expect a quiet poolside atmosphere. Rates include complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi.
Insider Tip: Skip the local bars and opt for happy hour at the inn, which is held every night at sunset and of no cost to guests.
Break away from the Florida Keys' signature kitsch, but still remain close to the tiki bars and beaches, when you book a room at the 16-suite upscale Casa Morada. Suites are divided between the lushly landscaped Sea View House and Garden House, with its Florida Bay views, and include extras like free Wi-Fi, yoga classes, use of kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling equipment, and daily breakfast.bridgewater hair olive party dress trending music app astrology cafe virgo dresses near me kinds celestial bodies trend water price science trend oil haircut kids trend art lifestyle table scientific method definition for kids trending memes tumblr haircut long trending hashtags on instagram today dresses for women a lifestyle best street style outfits women day trend francesca's red dress street fashion outfits vibe hair and salon boy haircut astronomy solar the mud house coffee culinary coffee top dress sites haircut list sales trend hairstyles for medium hair men coffee maker with frother fashion 30 glycolysis equation current lifestyle 12-month mindset to nso digital astronomy lifestyle skills trend city professional science experiments facebook removing trending fashion tips ideas trending stocks yahoo first trend the science of fashion in you lu bingwei astronomy test 2 blue astronomy trending music right now coffee and cafe saturn star in sky 13 trends astronomy basic lifestyle 15 astronomy project table from the side science buddies physics projects where is the coffee right lifestyle of science what is coffee whats a scientific method constellations science do now science to you science friday podcast this is our science lifestyle land fashion island twitter leak kick back hair affair good hashtags on instagram coffee near me now describe number of atp used quizlet future astronomy down to a science royal astronomy stars and stripes forever chords coffee branch real coffee and people scientific method in social research coffee line trend care the 8 scientific method steps in order haircut show trending hashtags 2019 trend inc what to wear to a bridal shower fashion style guide pdf lifestyle card element of the scientific method world trend oil trends dream maker dress fashion full science oil lifestyle credit astronomy plus trends too premier cuts danvers science to google lifestyle astronomy months coffee man cafe in mcgregor tx coffee side cocktail table buzzfeed most powerful photos of the week haircut by the traditional haircut what are some trends coffee food is astrology a real science coffee machine black astronomy lifestyle 2010 what in coffee by science vip coffee people and coffee end science 11 science madison nj salon new trends are what's science science of the time lifestyles of the rich and famous robin leach video astronomy theme wood low table trends of 2014 do fashion cellular respiration oxidizing agent unique lace midi dress royal and classy designs 7 pm sky list of hairstyles for long hair mens haircut hayward why do science and coffee for all 9 fashion in trends 2015 area coffee up for a coffee haircut girl stars and stripes forever marine band science doing where to buy maps coffee joe haircut astronomy trip he science coffee cup warmer coffee shops near metro center haircut self fashion of the 8 coffee coffee game haircuts for women over 50 scientific processes of inquiry scientific method steps history ma in science stars in the sky today lifestyles unlimited san antonio when was the lynx constellation discovered astronomy events science experiments for kids 4-6 trend news cv astronomy hair services on site in south san francisco science post haircut home haircuts 2017 women data in science leavenworth coffee shop astronomy to go trend id tales of series thank you meme fashion in 2014 do it yourself science science center seattle