With images and videos circulating the Internet showing the flooding and wind damage Hurricane Irma caused all over Miami Beach, consumers and travel agents alike have been left wondering what hotels are open for business in this popular tourist destination.
Here are just a few of the hotels that are up and running and also offering special rates to locals, first responders and others aiding with disaster relief in the area:
El Paseo Hotel, a new boutique style hotel in South Beach, is fully operational and offering a discount to first responders, FEMA, Florida Power and Light crews, and any other organizations or energy service providers working on restoration efforts. The discounted rate for a standard King room at this Española Way property is $99. To book, call the hotel directly at (305)-300-0767. For more information, visit elpaseohotel.com.
Also open for business on the charming pedestrian-only Española Way is The Clay Hotel. Now through Sep 26, the hotel will offer first responders a discounted rate of $59 per night plus tax to all first responders. To book, call The Clay Hotel directly at (305)-534-2988. For more information, visit clayhotel.com.
National Hotel, an iconic Art Deco landmark on Miami Beach, sustained no damage to its main tower or cabana rooms, and access to both the pool and beach will be restored by Sep 15, 2017. The hotel is currently offering a special locals relief rate starting at $99, which is valid through Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit nationalhotel.com.
For those looking to get back into their work routine but still find themselves without electricity or WiFi, the AC Hotel lounge, Gin + Collins, is offering free WiFi in the lounge plus deals on breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and bar snacks. Gin + Collins is located inside the AC Hotel. For more information, visit marriot.com.