Erika Mercado

Gale South Beach


by: Erika Mercado

  • Why

    Work = pre-production for Art Basel.

  • When

    November 2013

  • Who

    Me myself and I. 

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Highs + Lows

  • Location, location, location – being able to walk everywhere is key.

  • The best places to go in Miami are all at the Gale, under one roof (The Regent Cocktail Club + Rec Room). Easy breezy.

  • Music at the Rec Room – vinyl throw backs mixed with classic 90’s and so much more.

  • Room service – my AM coffee came in a paper cup.

  • The closets are small, almost non-existent.

  • No spa on site.

: 47/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique luxury hotel.

  • Vibe

    Tropical retro.

  • Location

    Right in the heart of Miami Beach, Collins and 17th.

  • Rooms

    87 rooms.

  • Music

    It’s like a jukebox, a bit of everything.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Development team = Crescent Heights and Architects ADD Inc

  • Pool/Gym

    The pool is located on the roof, which gives you a full 360 view of Miami. The fitness room is basic but all of the equipment is up to date.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Dolce Italian.

  • Bar

    Yes, two to pick from -The Regent Cocktail Club or the Rec Room. The Regent Cocktail Club bar and lounge serves up Miami’s best cocktails – hands down. Perfect place to start off the night or end the night. Behind the bar are world-renowned bartenders, who have major credibility in the cocktail world. Rec Room, located in the hotel’s basement, is a tropical hub with the best music collection in Miami. On any given night DJ’s will be spinning vinyl classics mixed with soul, funk and 80’s.

  • Wifi

    Yes and it's free.

  • Children

    Leave them at home and have some cocktails.

  • Price

    The price is right for the location.

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Gale South Beach

1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

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