Goodtime Hotel, Miami
Pharrell and David Grutman recently opened the Goodtime Hotel in Miami. Y'all know I love the word trendy, but I don't know how else to describe this hotel other than to say it fit's Pharrell's personality. The hotel is located on the 600th block of Washington Ave. On the 3rd floor of the hotel, you will find the Strawberry Moon, restaurant/bar and pool. Per the website, "it was designed to transport guests into a classic Miami Beach Art Deco era, with a touch of energy and style from old world Havana, Cuba and Beverly Hills". Rooms range from $200-300 per night based on dates/room type.
Either way, I'm here for it and definitely plan on staying here during my next trip to Miami. I will provide a review after my stay.
Glass Light Hotel and Gallery
The Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk is exactly what Norfolk needed. The hotel is a trendy boutique hotel nestled on the corner of Granby St., a few blocks from the Art District/Neon District. Sometimes, when I travel home, I book at least 1 night stay there because I love the decor, location and customer service. I was definitely in need of a "staycation". When I originally booked the room, it was 190+tax per night. I usually try to avoid third party bookings so I'm not sure why I booked with Booking.com. About 2 days before my stay, I went online to look up something for the hotel and noticed the rates dropped to 140+tax. I reached out to Booking.com to see if they would honor my price match, which they did. Take note for future travel plans...
Anyways, back to the hotel. They have the dopest art work. The restaurant/bar area in the lobby area has trendy furniture, glass bunnies and fancy light fixtures. There is a small gallery on the first floor as well as art and glass sculptures on every floor. I even had a glass carrot on the counter in my room which I thought was a cute little touch. The staff are always super friendly, my room was clean and the bed/pillows are comfy. After dinner and drinks at Saltine, which was a block away, I had a great nights rest. :)
All pros for me. My only con is that the restaurant was only open for breakfast, which I hope is only temporary due to Covid. If you are ever in Norfolk, be sure to check them out!
Chantel is a healthcare professional, restaurant owner and Independent Travel Agent. She enjoys taking advantage of all that life has to offer.
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