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Miami's Top Hotel Pool Scene: #4 The Raleigh
The Raleigh's pool is filled with giant inner tubes for your carefree floating pleasure. And as we all know, inner tubes are almost as cool as topless women. "Almost" being the operative word in that last sentence.
If this column were titled "Top 5 hotels in South Beach I'd stay with my girlfriend, if I had a girlfriend", the Raleigh would occupy the pole position. But for the sake of this assignment, it's not as "South Beachy" as the Delano, or the other properties at the top of this list. And by that I mean - not a lot of guys trying to look like big time drug dealers and not many women walking around like hot, skinny, big time drug users.
At the Raleigh, you'll feel as though you're tucked away from the world, but it could easily be located in any tropical location around the world, because there's nothing specifically "Miami" about the property. The good news is Wi-Fi is available for free by the pool, and there's a wood burning pizza oven right next to the deep end, mmm pizza and the pool. The better news is the staff is friendly without being sugary corporate. And don't forget about the inner tubes.
Photos from the Raliegh Pool scene after the jump.