Love the Boulan Hotel – kind of….

photo 4 BoulanDuring Swimsuit Week in Miami all the regular hotels were full and I had to try something new.  A couple of weeks ago I’d seen this hotel (it has the name on the roof in huge letters).  The price was good and there were rooms available and the location was amazing.  It is right on Collins across from the Setai hotel between 20 and 21st St.

It is actually a condo-hotel.  I guess people own the units and then rent them out when not in use. My room was enormous with a kitchen, living room, and one and a half bathrooms.  I even had a big balcony overlooking Collins Avenue!

Cons:  This is not a full-service hotel.  The front desk is very limited and their IT system is terrible.  They didn’t have my reservation for the first day I arrived, luckily there was a room available.  And then when I checked out they charged me the same rate for all three days (the higher weekend rate) instead of the weekday rate I’d been quoted.  Plus to get to the restaurant you have to go outside and walk around the block.  And to get to the pool you have to ride what is basically a service elevator.  Strange.

So if you can put up with some quirks and aren’t in a rush, Boulan is a great option.

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