The Julia Hotel is located at the quiet southern end of Collins Avenue. With just 29 rooms, it's also one of the newest boutique hotels in Miami's hip South Beach neighborhood.
The Julia was a condominium building before it was converted into a boutique hotel. During renovations, the historic building's Art Deco facade and Cuban tile floors were spared. The hotel has only been open six months, so it came as no surprise they were still putting the finishing touches on the landscaping beyond the front patio overlooking Collins Avenue.
The lobby is calm, cool and cozy, which is quite the contrast to the vibrant South Beach neighborhood.
A wave of calm washes over you once you enter the pale mauve and grey guestrooms. The Atrium Twin and King, with 20 foot ceilings, are the most spacious room category. The Flagler King and Twin have lower ceilings but are just as light.
The tiled bathrooms feature spacious walk-in showers and bathrobes.
There is no restaurant on-site, however, the hotel is within walking distance of all the popular South Beach restaurants. A complimentary spread of pastries and coffee/tea/juice is served in the lobby each morning.
Rooms have Nespresso coffee makers and bottled water.
The hotel also offers a complimentary wine and cheese hour in the lobby each evening.
Parking is difficult in the area, so you'll do best in South Beach if you get around by ride sharing apps, by Citi Bike, or on foot. The Julia hotel is a five minute walk to the beautiful beaches of South Beach.
The hotel has a deal with the Boucher Brothers stand at the beach, which means two towels and chairs are included with your stay.
If you want to go to the beach on the day of check-out, kindly ask the hotel staff to store your bags. Then, you can continue to use their beach chairs until you have to leave for your flight home.
Outside of South Beach, shop and dine in the trendy Wynwood and Design District neighborhoods.
Depending on traffic, these two neighborhoods are a 20 minute taxi ride away from the hotel.
The Julia is an adults-only hotel and is best for couples and solo travelers.
The Julia is located at 336 Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami. The hotel is approximately a 30 minute cab ride away from the airport.