Our Associate Editor took a trip down to Miami Beach to check out the recently renovated Stiles Hotel, formerly The Hotel Nash.
The 54-guestroom property, which first made its debut on Collins Avenue in 1936, has undergone renovations to its guestrooms and lobby area, and debuted a new restaurant—Primrose—which opened on March 16. The new restaurant is a tribute to the property’s original name, the Primrose Hotel. During our visit, the restaurant was still under construction, but it’s expected to have a speakeasy feel serving Paris-inspired selections, Far East fare, and traditional American cuisine; a full bar and a menu of custom cocktails will also be offered.
The lobby bar, known as the Gold Bar, is designed with tiny golden-colored tiles on the walls and bar area. Its shimmering color made this editor feel like she was on the set of “The Great Gatsby.” Guests can order drinks at the Gold Bar, as well as tasty bites like the monstrous-sized chicken fingers, which were rather scrumptious. At check-in, guests are welcomed by a rustic table resembling a tree trunk.
Guestrooms have a sleek, simple decor with pops of yellow stripes on the wall. Urge guests to splurge on one of the three 500-sq.-ft. Terrace King Suites, as many of them feature their own terrace with lounge chairs, and an outdoor shower—perfect for private sunbathing or an evening get-together.
The pool deck features three dipping pools and cabana rooms. Included in the stay are two beach chairs and beach towels per room, a rarity on South Beach. The property also offers guests complimentary WiFi, and in-room and onsite dining. Rates start at $179 per night. For more information, call (305) 674-7800 or (877) 538-9299, or visit thestileshotel.com.