When South Beach made a transition from a retirement community to a sexy jet set destination, one of the first hotels to open its doors to the fashion crowd was Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Cardozo Hotel . The property features one of the most popular sidewalk cafes where locals and visitors gather for a light bite or a tropical cocktail overlooking the excitement of the Ocean Drive strip. With 43 guest rooms and suites designed with a tropical beachy atmosphere, the hotel’s location makes it possible to access all the city has to offer without renting a car.
Guest rooms feature cable televisions, fully stocked refreshment centers, luxe linens and bathrobes and the security of individual in-room safes. Standard singles with queen or double beds overlook the city or the sea. Superior options include king sized beds with romantic canopy drapes, en suite jacuzzi tubs, separate sitting areas and pull out sofa beds that are perfect for the kids. With hard wood flooring, rich paneled interiors, platform beds and seagrass carpets, a stay at the Cardozo feels like an escape to a tropical oasis. Corner-facing rooms with wrap-around windows offer some of the best views on Ocean Drive.
The Cardozo Bar and Grill is independently owned and operated and serves as the social heart of the property. Overlooking the Atlantic shoreline, the open-air terrace is an ideal spot to start the day with a healthy breakfast or to gather at sunset to watch the neon lights of South Beach illuminate the skyline. Steps away from the nightclubs on Washington Avenue, the shops of Lincoln Road Mall and some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, a night at the Cardozo still provides the quiet and calm guests desire at the end of a busy day. Chic, sophisticated and serene, the Cardozo Hotel is a unique boutique property on world-famous South Beach.
1300 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139