The Gabriel South Beach is the sort of property that gives you everything you'd want out of a trip to sunny South Beach: smart luxury, art deco history, and a great food and beverage program. Plus, it's just steps from the ocean. The guest rooms here are modern and airy, designed to mimic the surroundings. Architecture enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that the property was once home to the historic Park Central and Imperial Hotel, and still bares the name upon one of the four buildings, all of which have access to two incredible swimming pools. 

What You Need to Know 

The Look of The Gabriel South Beach

The hotel occupies four Art Deco buildings decked out with a midcentury-modern-inspired color palette and vintage furnishings. The lobby features velvet lounge chairs and lacquer marble tables. Above the lobby is an almost-secret mezzanine area that's flooded with natural light and outfitted with hundreds of books; it's the perfect place to escape for a pre-check-in cup of coffee. 

Artful touches continue with a large, colorful mural leading to a glass-bottom pool. Speaking of, both pool decks are equipped with custom woven lounge chairs and seating. The ground-level pool feels like a leafy sanctuary and offers food and drink service. 

The other common areas, which include two restaurants and two bars, boast modern decor and artful accents. Rooms and suites have a clean, crisp aesthetic with tropical-inspired touches such as palm-patterned walls, rattan furnishings, and beach-y-chic accents. 

The Vibe at The Gabriel South Beach 

Modern and lively with a distinct retro-esque flair you can't help but love. Plus, with two bars, really great food, and two pool decks, it makes sense why guests tend to stick around the hotel throughout the day (and night). 

Who Will Love The Gabriel South Beach 

With its design-forward aesthetic and posh public spaces, the property is a hit amongst trendy, hip travelers, including couples and small friend groups searching for a fun place to stay in South Beach. Additionally, Hilton Honors members can book the property with points. 

Who Might Not Love The Gabriel South Beach 

Huge partiers. While the hotel is located off Ocean Drive, the vibe is overall relaxed and higher-end. You won't see a lot of bachelor or bachelorette parties here, think more along the lines of couples, small groups, and the occasional family. 

Best Amenity at The Gabriel South Beach 

The rooftop pool deck is buzzy, with a glass-bottom pool perched six stories high overlooking the South Beach shoreline. But, the ground-level swimming pool is a serene space surrounded by lush tropical foliage. 

Money Matters

What's Included at The Gabriel South Beach  

Amenities include beach access (including beach chairs), shuttle service to downtown Miami, rooftop yoga classes, and use of the fitness center.

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Gabriel South Beach 

The property charges a $40 resort charge per night, plus tax, which includes all of the above amenities plus wifi, towels, daily activities and events, in-room movie, two-hour beach bike rentals, and tickets to Wynwood Walls & Bass Museum. Valet parking costs extra, too. 

How to Get a Deal at The Gabriel South Beach

AAA and AARP members are privy to discounted rates, as are senior citizens and government and military personnel. Check the offers tab for the most up-to-date deals. 

The Sweet Season

Enjoy the splendors of South Beach — sans the crowds — by visiting in the summertime. Sure, it's hot, but you'll be right by the beach and the pool, where you can easily cool off.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Gabriel South Beach

The Gabriel is located on Ocean Drive in the heart of South Beach, surrounded by some of the city's best shops, restaurants, bars, and museums. Wynwood Walls and the Design District are also nearby. 

Nearest Airport to The Gabriel South Beach

MIA is about 10 miles away (approx. 20 minutes by car).

Nearest Public Transportation to The Gabriel South Beach

The Washington Av & 9 St bus station is seven minutes from the hotel.

The Bottom Line

The Gabriel checks all the boxes for an art-centric and tres chic stay with serious Floridian flair.