Gale South Beach

1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, USA
South Beach

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17
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  • Rooms16.5
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service16.5
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

An Art Deco hotel on Collins Avenue that promises retro glamor, a killer cocktail bar and a rooftop swimming pool ringed by beautiful, evenly sun-tanned people? It’s crazy, but it just might work. It’s true that the Gale isn’t exactly turning South Beach hospitality on its ear — then again, there’s no sense tampering with so successful a formula.

Full disclosure — a lot of the Forties-era vintage furnishings, the twinkling chandeliers, oak panels and smooth white marble — are replicas. That’s because the Gale, built in the Tropical Art Deco style by L. Murray Dixon in 1941, closed in the ‘60s. The intervening years weren’t necessarily kind to all its contents, but if the upshot is sparkling-new mid-century modern-inspired furnishings and décor, we’re not complaining.

These days it’s been fully restored to its earlier brilliance. Though the hotel, like the better-known Art Deco landmark hotels down the street, offers retro charm in spades, the Gale is a very contemporary boutique hotel. The lobby is lovely but not overwhelmingly grand; its centerpiece is the cozy, oak-walled Regent Cocktail Club, popular with local cocktail connoisseurs. There are just 87 rooms, some of them a bit on the cozy side for South Beach; consider an upgrade if you desperately want to stretch out. Details like silver silk curtains and polished white marble baths add mid-century allure; tech-minded accessories, like oversized LCD screens and iPod docking stations, cater to the modern, wired traveler.

The rooftop deck, with its infinity pool, ample chaise lounges and mojitos served at the pool bar, is certainly the Gale’s crowning glory. Better still, as a hotel guest, you have access to the K17 beach club down on the sand, where staff (dressed in white, what else) will be happy to set up your umbrella for you. It’s a brand of glamour that may not be revolutionary — but we guarantee you’ll be raising a glass in toast to the old days, as you’re sipping cocktails in the shade.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 87 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

• Pets are not allowed at Gale South Beach. • A resort fee of US$25/per day for 2 people is collected upon check-in. This fee includes continental breakfast, high speed Wi-Fi and 2 lounge chairs at the Beach Club. Extra adult/child (over the age of 13) will be charged US$25. • Adult rollaways are available upon request at US$25. Cribs are available upon request for no additional cost. • Valet parking is available at a cost of US$40. • Please be advised that there is a US$100/per night incidental authorization at time of check-in. This will be released to the credit card holder at time of check-out.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 300 ft²/27 m².
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    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • Certified green rooms, Italian linens, marble bath
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 400 ft²/37 m².
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    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 400 ft²/37 m².
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    This room features 2 Queen Beds and is approximately 400 ft²/37 m².
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    Views: street or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • Certified green rooms, Italian linens, marble bath
    • flat panel television
    • Guy and Girl bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • tiled floor
    • transparent bathroom wall
    • wake up service
  • Signature Terrazzo

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or 1 King Bed and is approximately 500 ft²/46 m².
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    Views: street or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • Certified green rooms, Italian linens, marble bath
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Guy and Girl bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • transparent bathroom wall
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 700 ft²/65 m².
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    Views: street or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • Certified green rooms, Italian linens, marble bath
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Guy and Girl bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • transparent bathroom wall
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

• Pets are not allowed at Gale South Beach. • A resort fee of US$25/per day for 2 people is collected upon check-in. This fee includes continental breakfast, high speed Wi-Fi and 2 lounge chairs at the Beach Club. Extra adult/child (over the age of 13) will be charged US$25. • Adult rollaways are available upon request at US$25. Cribs are available upon request for no additional cost. • Valet parking is available at a cost of US$40. • Please be advised that there is a US$100/per night incidental authorization at time of check-in. This will be released to the credit card holder at time of check-out.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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