There Will Soon 'B' Another Place with Free WiFi in Miami, The B Hotel
The Big B coming to SoBe. Or is that SoB?
If you're like us and have enjoyed the B Ocean Hotel in Fort Lauderdale experience but not so much the location, you won't have much further to travel to switch it up as B Hotels have just announced their second location will be in Miami Beach.
The one-lettered hotel brand will take over the Continental Oceanfront South Beach Hotel, a 250-room budget property at 18th and Collins. The hotel will be open during the renovation and rebranding but it won't officially b-come a B Hotel until Fall 2012.
That's a ways away but we're still rather excited by this news. For one thing, B Hotels has free WiFi so we can add this hotel to our list of hotels in Miami doing it for free. Second, we dug the personal touches during our B Ocean stay from the friendly staff, to the stuffed tortoise on the bed, the cotton candy in the minibar, the premium cable channels on the TV and the mood lighting in the lobby.
Sure, there were a few kinks during our stay (the elevator, for one) and no, the B Hotel brand is not as luxe as the W brand but B is pretty affordable, under $300 a night.
Also, since there's been a lot of chatter recently about building up a brand, B Hotels is doing good so far with their second hotel announcement within a year. Now the question is-- where will they go after Miami Beach? New York, SF, Chicago? Hopefully, somewhere outside of SoFla.