Masa and I love to stay at gorgeous hotels. On most vacations we will try to find a fancy hotel and stay for at least a night and do average mid-level hotels the rest of the time. Why do we love staying at fancy hotels? Well, for Masa- it makes him feel like he’s a VIP. As for me, I love walking into a hotel and being in awe of the lobby, and nothing is better when you open the door of your hotel room and its absolutely gorgeous.
In March, Masa and I stayed at the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach Florida. Masa choose this hotel and he did a great job choosing it. Its a very artsy and sophisticated.
The lobby was amazing. The columns and staircase are all over sized and very chic.
We went to check- in,which took FOREVER- I would say we were standing there and waiting for at least 30 minutes as our room was not ready even though check- in is at 3pm and we were there at 4pm. However, we did get upgraded from a King Suit to a 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom suite with a full kitchen. Our room was huge and I loved the wallpaper.
My sister and brother-in-law actually live very close to the hotel and they stopped by to say hello. My brother-in law told me the hotel use to be a condominium which would explain the two bedroom/two bathroom suite.
Our view out of the suite was breathtaking. We were on the 26th floor and you could see the Miami skyline in addition to boats and cruise ships floating by.
We really had a nice time at the hotel. It was Masa’s first time on South Beach and we did it in style! Our hotel room was entirely too big for us but it was fun feeling like millionaire!
Something weird did happen while we were staying there. A man was pacing up and down the hallway and asked us if we had any extra sheets in our room. What would you need extra bed sheets for?! Where they making a sheet fort?