This is Where The Party People Sleep (It Off) at The Clevelander
Hearing all about the new Clevelander offshoot at Marlins Park reminded us that the original South Beach hotel is mostly known as a party palace--a raucous place to enjoy cheap drinks and loud music outside, poolside, in the company of party animals.
It is of course a hotel as well--but we don't know anyone who has ever stayed there. Which is why we dropped by recently for a look around. We saw some cool bar and event spaces, beyond the most famous and populated space out front, and then we saw the rooms.
As you can see, they are pretty simple but not bad looking. There aren't a ton of bells and whistles, but then this isn't a designy hotel. It's more of a functional one--a place to sleep off all the booze. Which is why they have those blackout drapes.
Larger room categories have little living room spaces, providing more place for friends to crash.
And the bathrooms... well, as a staff member told us, they were designed to be "party proof".
Our visit was during the day, so we can't tell you what the noise level is like when the music's thumping downstairs--but you'd be crazy to stay here and expect peace and quiet.
During the week, rooms start at $195, although they're more than that for most of this month (Spring Break, y'all). On weekends, the rates jump to $350 or more and there's a minimum two-night stay. If you do stay mid-week, you not only save money on your room but on your party budget, too--by partaking in the hotel's half price drinks (from 4-7 p.m.) and $5 signature appetizers, available Monday through Friday.