In Miami, there are so many hotels to choose from, but Circa 39 a boutique hotel in Miami stands out. With a focus on world travelers looking to truly see Miami, Florida. Travel-inspired decor throughout the hotel, and names like Wunder Bar/Pool, and Wunder Garden make it hard to not catch the travel bug. Circa 39 makes world travelers feel at home. Many inspirational quotes and travel photos are scattered across the hotel to fuel wanderlust spirits. This hotel urges its’ guests to truly see Miami.
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Your Home on the Road
After driving from Orlando and preparing to check out some of the outdoor activities in Miami. I was glad to have a very comfortable, bright, and colorful room to come back to each night. My first impression is the most important and the staff always had my back when it came to making my stay as smooth as possible. The perks of staying at a boutique hotel are the attention to detail. Also, amazing staff, and a one of a kind environment and experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
The moment you walk into the door of the lobby and room you’re met with a bright, warm, and vibrant environment.
I also was impressed with the modern bathroom which was equally bright and colorful. The Aveda Products were a nice touch. Probably an extension of the Aveda spa at their sister hotel- The Palms Hotel and Spa. (you can get a 20 % discount off).
The Perfect Location- A Mid Beach Boutique Hotel in Miami
During my stay, I woke up early to go to the beach for sunrise and boy was it worth it. I loved the location off Collins Avenue in Mid Beach. I was able to feel like I had the entire beach to myself. Ok, there were a few runners, but it was unlike the noise and amount of people on South Beach. Mid Beach is a hip area of Miami. I had spent a lot of time here during Art Basel in 2019 and fell in love. Mid Beach offers beautiful art galleries, shops, and the best spots to go out if you want experience “Miami Nights”. (pre pandemic of course) D
During Covid things have changed and I was focusing on finding a location that was relaxing and easy to explore Miami’s neighborhoods. Mid Beach was perfect for access to the bridge. A quick 15 minute ride takes you to Miami Design District, Wynwood, and Brickell. Also, the beautiful art deco hotels and interesting architecture can be found here and with fewer crowds to explore. When they finish the updated boardwalk you will be able to walk, bike, or rollerblade to South Beach or any section of Miami Beach as well.
Want to eat amazing food in Miami, but too tired to leave the hotel?
Relax at Wunderbar and Pool, or order something at Jule’s Kitchen. The menu at Jule’s Kitchen offers globally infused dishes. Almost every night there is a happy hour from 4 pm- 6 pm that includes food and drinks at a discounted price. I enjoyed Chicken and Waffles, and an amazing burger during my stay. I also was sure to enjoy the ample free coffee at breakfast, and the bartender always pulled through to make an amazing latte! The breakfast consisted of bagels or croissants, fruit, juice, and coffee. Simple, but it gets the job done.
If you are like me and need to nap, head to the pool lounge area, chairs, or grab the beach chairs that are provided by Circa 39 Hotel. One of the things I loved about Circa 39 Hotel was while they were not located right on the beach they still had the service as if they were to have beach chairs for guests! I don’t know any other Boutique Hotel in Miami offering that!
Want to work remotely?
I would suggest this as a perfect spot to relax and work from home (or on the road). When I woke up one morning I headed to the courtyard and found some digital nomads working. I thought it was the perfect place, with beautiful weather, great wifi, and the rooms were equipped with a table. There is a lot of space to spread out, relax, and get some work done.
Explore the City of Miami!
While Circa 39 Boutique Hotel in Miami is so easy to relax all day, it is perfect to explore the city of Miami. Right, when you get off the elevator you are greeted with a board of things to do, tours, and unique places to visit around Miami. If you want to explore the outdoors, head to Oleta River State Park and feel a world away from the hustle of Miami. Want to travel to Cuba? Head to Little Havana and grab some amazing Cuban food at Versailles Restaurant. That is one reason why I love this boutique hotel in Miami because they encourage their guests to move beyond South Beach and explore neighborhoods such as Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and more. Check out some more things to do in Miami like Art Basel or visit the Everglades when you are in town as well.
A note on Covid Safety:
I felt safe at this hotel the staff as well as the guests were following the Covid protocols while I was there. Also, I was happy to see many people following the guidelines wearing masks even while walking on the streets. Of course there is an inherent risk when traveling during this time, however I love when I find hotels, especially boutique hotels following guidelines to keep their guests and workers safe!