While The Hotel Chelsea isn’t as well known as some of the bigger boys in Miami Beach (the Fontainbleau or Gansevoort, heck even The Clevelander), like a hot girl’s semi-attractive friend, it makes up for its short-comings by trying harder to make sure you are having a good time. Located blocks from the beach and spitting distance to the hottest clubs like B.E.D. and Mansion, this is the spot if your bachelor party is looking to club it up while in SoBe and stumble home. And to make it even easier, the front desk attendant will put you guys on the VIP list and get you access to almost all of those clubs (the hotel has a unique relationship with the South Beach nightclubs that grants it this special amenity).
The rest of the hotel is fine, nothing to write home about, but that’s not why you chose this place. Now get to the bottle poppin’.
Take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle and save some cash earmarked for a $500 bottle of Absolut in one of the aforementioned clubs. Just make sure you have printed proof of your reservation to show the driver.
Best Feature: Complimentary happy hour from 7PM to 8PM starts the night off right.
Good Place to Party?: Happy hour on the patio is a good way to start but after that you’ll want to hit up a livelier scene.
Pool Scene?: There is none as there is no pool. The beach is two blocks away though.
Nearby Eats: There’s a full menu at the creatively named spot here, The Lobby. We’d suggest elsewhere. Anywhere.