Erika Mercado

Gale South Beach

  • Where:
  • Why:Work = pre-production for Art Basel.
  • When:November 2013
  • Who:Me myself and I. 
Gale South Beach Fun art in the lobby area.

Fun art in the lobby area.

Gale South Beach The linens in the rooms were heaven.

The linens in the rooms were heaven.

Gale South Beach Outdoor lounge area.

Outdoor lounge area.

Gale South Beach Mini bar choices.

Mini bar choices.

Gale South Beach Hotel room goodies for purchase.

Hotel room goodies for purchase.

Gale South Beach Roof deck pool.

Roof deck pool.

Gale South Beach Dolce restaurant, yummy!

Dolce restaurant, yummy!

Gale South Beach Delicious cocktails with some friends at the Regent Cocktail Club.

Delicious cocktails with some friends at the Regent Cocktail Club.

Gale South Beach Late nights at the Rec Room are a must.

Late nights at the Rec Room are a must.

Gale South Beach Hotel entrance.

Hotel entrance.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Leave them at home and have some cocktails.

  • Price

    The price is right for the location.

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Gale South Beach

Gale South Beach

1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL

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