A cluster of stately buildings casts soft shadows over its sprawling perch on Washington and 11th. Flora lines the perfectly manicured grounds, and from the semi-secluded pool, guests sip cocktails and revel in the scenery and solitude while gazing upon the lurking passersby from this green menagerie. Welcome to Washington Park Hotel.
THE SPOT: Washington Park Hotel | 1050 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
THE STATS: 4 buildings, 181 rooms, one pool, beach access, Martone bikes, local tuk tuk that’ll take you wherever you want to go (within reason).
PERFECT FOR: A South Beach group staycation. There are plenty of rooms and pool chairs to go around.
THE STAYCATIONERS started off their staycay the right way with a compulsory visit to 1821 Salon, where the girls got a sneak peek at Bumble and bumble’s newest products before their unveiling. There were mimosas. There were selfies. There were balm-to-oil masques applied and shine mist magic a-sprayed, leaving the girls’ hair primed and ready for the festivities to come (read: taco fest at Bodega).
If ever you’re looking for the most sexual tacos in South Beach, THE STAYCATIONERS know just the place. After a few too many, the crew headed back before hours (after hours?) for a quick photo sesh in the Mexican-inspired reverie that is Bodega’s back room, accessed through an unsuspecting outhouse door. Something in the air made it seem only fitting to order an entire bottle of Avión Reserva 44. Garçon, these glasses might not be necessary.
With an abundance of Instagram light and a bed fit for three delicate ladies, the loft-esque vibe of THE STAYCATIONERS’ room was just right for an impromptu shoot before heading out to lounge at the pool. The Avión bottle resurfaces. The fiesta continues.
The Reserva found its way to the hotel grounds, serving as the perfect party favor for poolside pre-dinner cocktails. THE STAYCATIONERS took it easy before heading back out for a well-deserved family meal up the street.
There’s no better way to end a staycation than with a pot of epic tea cocktail courtesy of Byblos. The scenery wasn’t too bad, either. Now if you’ll excuse us, there’s Persian cotton candy to be eaten and tahini puns to be dreamed up.
After a staycation rife with cocktails and a little too much sun (can you blame them?), THE STAYCATIONERS wrapped things up with the cleanest of meals from DIRT. Leaving things on an Instagrammable note, as always. Until next time, Miami.
Keep up with THE STAYCATIONERS as they take over new hotels in new cities each month. This round made possible by Bumble and bumble, Avión Reserva 44, 1821 Salon, ASOS, 6 Shore Road by Pooja, Vanity Projects Miami, Birchbox, Bodega South Beach, Byblos Miami, DIRT, Style Mafia, IORANE, N-DUO, Mint & Rose, and last but not least, Washington Park Hotel.