Maybe as reward for us waiting so long, Sam could do $6 room rates on opening night? Yeah, we know. We'll keep dreaming.
How Much Did It Used to Cost to Stay at the Ritz Plaza Miami Beach?
That's how much it used to cost to spend a night at the Ritz Plaza Miami Beach when the hotel first opened in 1946. Before that, it had been known as the Grossinger Beach Hotel but it always had air-conditioning!
Thanks to our Man in Miami crush, Gregg Rory, who sent this ad to us, we learn that the hotel's $6 rate included complete breakfast and a deluxe full course dinner. At no extra cost, guests also had access to "continuous gaiety" such as weiner roasts, entertainment, water shows, movies, dancing, game nights and a free dance lesson.
The rooms also included radios, private baths or showers, circulating ice water on every floor and free WiFi. Hah! Kidding of course.