Everything you ever wanted in a party-hard Miami Beach vacation.
Imagine your publication-appropriate fantasy of a wild weekend in South Beach — that’s what The Goodtime Hotel delivers. Pastel pinks and palm fronds lead out to a massive pool deck filled with statuesque people. From the lobby painted in foggy murals of the Everglades to the Ken Foulke-designed library, every detail in The Goodtime is there to entertain.
The hotel is the combined brainchild of Pharrell Williams and a team of Miami nightlife veterans that brought us the club LIV, among others. So, no matter when you go to The Goodtime Hotel, there’s a party vibe. That vibe is strongest during its destination pool parties, where the likes of Steve Aoki and the Chainsmokers have headlined. But the fun also extends into random weekends and weekdays; Miami’s cool kids are always hanging around.
Anchoring the south end of South Beach.
When he opened The Goodtime Hotel with Pharrell, Miami nightlife vet David Grutman was looking to revitalize the area of South Beach along Washington Avenue between 6th Street and 8th Street. Thus far he’s succeeded, creating an upscale attraction and creating a buzz in the micro-neighborhood. The hotel sits only a couple of blocks from the beach, with high end restaurants and cool local bars a short walk away.
See this guide to plan your stay in Miami. And here is a look at things you can do near The Goodtime Hotel Miami without getting in a car:
- Stroll the colorful buildings of Miami Beach’s Art Deco district. The landmark strip of hotels starts on Ocean Drive, just a block from The Goodtime. You can take guided tours with the Miami Design Preservation League.
- Lay out on the beach South of 5th Street. SoFi, as the locals call it, is a quieter, classier stretch of sand than you’ll find near the hotel. It gives you easy access to Nikki Beach, too.
- Grab a picnic and take in the sunset from South Pointe Park. Miami Beach’s southernmost tip has spectacular views of the ocean, Fisher Island and the Miami skyline, with grassy hills providing an elevated vantage point.
- Enjoy outdoor craft cocktails at the Broken Shaker. One of Miami’s top cocktail bars, it sits behind the Freehand hostel and allows you to savor the warm breeze under banyan trees.
- Learn some South Florida history at one of South Beach’s many museums. The Jewish Museum of Florida lives in an old Synagogue south of 5th Street. The Wolfsonian on 10th Street blends art, design and Miami culture for one of the most fascinating museums in the city.
Small but well-designed spaces that create a quiet respite from the party.
As is the case with a lot of South Beach hotels, the guest rooms at The Goodtime Hotel skew a little small, like “no closet” small. That doesn’t mean they don’t feel like a vacation, it just means that if you’re the type who likes to unpack and spread out, you may find the spaces a little confining. The guest rooms maintain the hotel’s meticulous, Florida-inspired design, and, with views of the surrounding streets and art deco buildings, they have a distinctive sense of place. Each room comes with green-striped bedding and a green, leopard-print daybed as well as a robe, an in-room safe and a 55-inch flat screen TV. You won’t find any in-room coffee, though, or free coffee in the lobby. If you need your morning cup of joe, budget to spend $7 at the cafe.
The Goodtime offers the following room types:
- Queen Room: Looking for a place to crash after raging at the downstairs pool party? The Queen room fits the bill, with reasonable rates and a comfortable Queen bed pushed into a corner. The room’s only 180 square feet, so don’t expect much else, not even a closet. But it will come with either an ocean or city view.
- Two Queen – If you’re traveling with a friend this room’s the move, with two Queen beds and the same pastel, mid-mod design spread over 375 square feet.
- King Room: For couples, splurge and go for the King room. At 320 square feet, it has enough space that you can both easily access your suitcases, and the larger King bed doesn’t hurt either.
- King One Bedroom Suite: The Goodtime’s junior suite has a little more room to walk around at 620 square feet. Brass-colored fixtures in the bathroom and walk-in rainshower are nice touches, but you still won’t find a closet. Some of these rooms also sit on the hotel’s corners, which offer larger views.
- Arigato Suite: The prime room in the place is 1600 square feet of quirky luxury. You’ll have an oversized King bedroom, huge master bath, and separate living area to entertain the new friends you meet at the pool.
One of Miami’s best pools and a fabulous middle-eastern restaurant.
If there’s one thing people know about The Goodtime, it’s the reputation of its swimming pool. While, at first glance, it looks like a mere elevated South Beach pool deck, the Strawberry Moon pool parties here have made it an instant Miami landmark. The pool’s Metal palm trees and splash fountains show up all over Miami Instagram. During the quieter hours, you can book poolside massages, then wade into the water with a glass of champagne. Check with the hotel to see what pool parties are on tap during your visit. A-list DJs frequently stop by and the fun typically starts on Friday afternoon. Yes, there are loungers and beach chairs.
While it’s not a stately collection of vintage tomes and old wood, the library at The Goodtime is equally as inviting. With luxe tropical furniture and plush pastel décor, it’s become as much a drinking lounge as a place to read. You likely won’t get work done, but you will take some fantastic pictures.
The Goodtime Hotel’s signature restaurant serves a menu of Mediterranean delights, from an array of dips like hummus and spicy feta to Turkish pides – a pizza topped with pepperoni and spicy honey. Where Strawberry Moon truly excels is its grilled meats. Branzino, kebobs and even the Kansas City Bone-in NY strip come with complex flavors like adjika butter and chickpea tabbouleh. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner.
If the pool scene has you thinking, “I should just start having green juice and acai bowls for every meal,” look no further than The Goodtime Hotel’s ground floor. There, you’ll find Pure Green, where cold-pressed juices and healthy entrees are available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Between the elevators and the swimming pool you’ll find a quick, grab-and-go coffee shop, where you can stop for a light breakfast pastry and a latte. It’s also got fresh-squeezed orange juice, and a collection of bottled waters and sodas.
The Goodtime’s fitness center is small, much like the rooms. But if the weather isn’t oppressively hot you can step outside to its MyBeast structure, perfect for pull-ups, swings, and other core work. You can also mount one of the hotel’s Peloton bikes, or take a HIIT class at the F45 studio downstairs.
The Goodtime offers an array of spa services, but they are available either poolside or in your room.
Valet parking is available for $50 per night.
What is the Goodtime Hotel Miami’s address?
601 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
What time is check-in at the Goodtime Hotel Miami?
Check-in time is 4 PM and check-out time is 11 AM.
What are the amenities at the Goodtime Hotel Miami?
Two outdoor pools, fitness center, spa, meeting spaces, free Wifi, cleaning service, concierge service, room service, 24-hour front desk, designer toiletries, dry cleaning service, business center, free wifi, air conditioning, bicycle rentals, ATM on-site and express check-in is available.
What languages does the staff speak?
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.
Is the Goodtime Hotel Miami pet friendly?
What’s the cancellation policy?
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type.
Is this a boutique or a Marriott?
It’s managed by Marriott and under the Tribute Portfolio hotel group.