The family hotels in Miami Beach, Florida - they still exist

Family hotels in Miami Beach

Miami Beach hotels on Collins Avenue in South Beach

Miami hotels on Collins Avenue are usually outside the South Beach party area. Once upon a time, they were the kind of hotels that were typical of Miami Beach - back then thirty years ago, when mostly families with children and retirees headed to Florida to soak up the Florida sunshine. Some because they are for a few weeks escape the weather at home wanted, and the others because they planned to do so for the rest of their lives. At that time nobody thought of the drug barons who would later stretch out their arms to the metropolis on the Atlantic.

Owner of a family hotel in Miami Beach
Owner of a family hotel in Miami Beach



The hype of the young and beautiful who shape the image of South Beach today could not be imagined at the time. Most of these family hotels have now disappeared from Miami Beach, being replaced by bars and hotel palaces that are solvent. You can get the city fathers to bypass building codes and allow high-rise buildings to be built - much to the dismay of the Miami Beach conservationists who want to preserve the flair of the old Art Deco houses.


Lovingly received: the flair of the forties © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Lovingly received: the flair of the forties


Many Miami Beach hotels on Collins Avenue are family owned

Some of these hotels have been run by the same family for generations, lovingly nurturing the flair of bygone times. You still remember how retirees once shaped the picture in South Beach.


Cozy: the lounge at the Richmond Hotel © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Cozy: the lounge in one of the Miami hotels on Collins Avenue in South Beach


The charm of Art Deco

Art Nouveau furniture underlines the character of these hotels. We feel transported to a different time, also in terms of the other areas of the hotels. At a time when everything was not as fast-paced as it is today. The lounges are reminiscent of old Hollywood films, in which Lauren Bacall lolled on a divan while Humphrey Bogart went on his adventures.



Pool in Miami hotels on Collins Avenue in South Beach
The icing on the cake: the poolside restaurant in a Miami Beach hotel on Collins Ave.


Eating by the pool

What we appreciate most about our Miami Beach hotel on Collins Avenue is the poolside breakfast restaurant. Every morning we enjoy breakfast under palm trees and with a view of the pool landscape. Then we set out to do more in Miami and the surrounding area. We take our time for this breakfast. Because what could be nicer than starting the day with good food, in the sun and blown by the winds of the Atlantic.


Breakfast at Miami hotels on Collins Avenue in South Beach
Breakfast at a Miami Beach hotel on Collins Ave.


Have breakfast at Miami hotels on Collins Avenue in South Beach

We eat our way through the menu of the breakfast restaurant. First there is a breakfast with eggs, bacon, fried potatoes and toast for petar and an omelette with spinach, bacon and cheese for me. The next day I treat myself to a waffle with butter and a pot of maple syrup and Petar has a stack of pancakes with berries. The third day we start a little less calorie-rich with a bowl of seasonal fruit. There are strawberries, pineapples, oranges, kiwis and blueberries that are so crunchy that they will burst in your mouth.


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Rooms in Miami hotels on Collins Avenue in South Beach
Room in a Miami hotel on Collins Aveenus in South Beach - small but cozy


By the way: Many of the hotels in Miami Beach on Collins Avenue have direct access to the ocean. If you don't want to swim in the pool, you just have to go through the gate at the end of the pool area and you are right on the sandy beach and the Atlantic Ocean. What more do you need for a beach vacation in Miami Beach?




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Source: On-site research supported by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

The family hotels in Miami Beach, Florida - they still exist

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.