Indian Creek Hotel

In Central Miami Beach, the 66 studios at this hotel are painted in shades of pale blue and yellow. Overall, the lobby feels like you've stepped off Miami's streets into a country B&B.

By Jane Wooldridge, Monday, May 4, 2009, 3:18 PM

Indian Creek Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $109

'Hood Central Miami Beach, one residential block from the boardwalk and overlooking the pretty Intracoastal Waterway. Getting to the South Beach scene requires a taxi.

The Vibe In the cozy lobby, piped-in chamber music and colorful canvases on the corn-silk yellow walls create the impression that you've stepped off Miami's streets into a country B&B.

Rooms The 66 studios and one bedrooms are painted in happy shades of pale blue and yellow, and decorated with white bedcoverings and wave-colored runners.

Plus The hotel has a swimming pool, a leafy tropical garden, and the popular restaurant Creek 28 (which serves affordable Mediterranean dishes). In addition, 4 one-bedroom units are available.

Minus Uses window-based air-conditioning units, which can be noisier than a central system. Also: Located two blocks from the beach, by day this is a high-traffic zone.

Free Wi-Fi? No; a charge of $6 per day applies for Wi-Fi in rooms and public spaces, but you can print out airline boarding passes from a hotel computer at no cost.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Double rooms from $109.