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Beautiful Hotels for Comfort and Accessibility in Miami - 2023

This past Memorial Day weekend, I attended the Afro Nation Festival in Miami with my friend Alyssa. We had been planning this trip for months and talking about going to this festival nonstop til the day finally arrived.

I love afro beats & amapiano music and this was the only place to be in Miami that weekend! I swear every Black/African person in town was there for the festival or the celebrity afterparties. It genuinely felt good to be in an energetic space with my people and no BS was happening. Especially on Memorial Day Weekend! (IYKYK)

During my visit in Miami, I stayed at a new-to-me hotel/condominium called Nomada Destination Residences. The pictures of this hotel sold me on booking my room here, with modern decor and resort style amenities. I was ready to wake up with a view of the city every morning! Plus they had good reviews so I was willing to take the chance.

Thankfully, I've been having some good hotel experience in Miami these past couple months and I want to share 2 of my favorite Miami Hotel locations from this year. I'll definitely be staying at these locations again and continue to explore new spots in Miami that you can stay at too.

I qualify a hotel, hostel, or condominium as my "favorite" based on:

  • Location

  • Amenities

  • Staff Service

  • Cleanliness

  • Decor

  • Price

This is based on my experience and you may have a different experience at these locations, but let this be a guide to help you choose where you'll be staying in Miami on your next trip.


Photos of the Nomada Residence Premier Condo, Pool View, and Gym

Nomada Destination Residences

3900 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL


  • Near the Miami Design District & Midtown

  • Lots of shopping, restaurants and outdoor seating areas accessible, within walking distance

  • 15 minutes from the Bay shoreline

In-room Amenities (Premier Condo)

  • 1 beautiful private bedroom with balcony access overlooking the Bay & neighborhood

  • Full kitchen, washer & dryer, walk-in closet, glass shower, full wall bathroom mirror, living room with queen-sized pull out, kitchen bar, dining table, balcony, cooking utensils and more

  • Never had to call the front desk for anything because it was already supplied in the condo

Property Amenities

  • Gym and bike workout studio

  • Rooftop resort-style pool and bar

  • Game/lounge room

  • Free private parking garage & secure building access

  • Unbelievable view of Miami

  • Everything was working properly, clean and available for us to use

Staff Service: (I wasn't pleased!) Ok, I have to be real here. We arrived early and couldn't get into our room, someone checked out late from our room so we couldn't check in early. It took 3 staff members for us to get an understanding of what was going on with the room. With that being said, I think some of the staff at the front desk need a refresh on customer service best practices and how to treat customers.


  • I saw blonde hair in my shower and I'm not blonde so...

  • Very clean bedroom area

  • The kitchen was spotless

  • Property was clean overall


  • Lots of white, black, with gold fixtures

  • It felt very "homey, but better than my home"

  • Lots of light and big windows in the room

Price: $1,000 for 4 days/3 nights; more than what I normally pay for a long weekend in Miami but worth every penny.

Overall: 8.5/10!


Sonder the Abbey

300 21st St, Miami Beach, FL


  • 2 block aways from the boardwalk in Miami Beach

  • Lots of restaurants, bars and public outdoor space accessible within walking distance

  • 5-minute walk from the beach

In-Room Amenities (Double Queen Room)

  • 1 beautiful private room with windows overlooking Collins Park

  • Closet with full length mirror, glass waterfall-style shower, 2 queen beds, large flatscreen TV, lounge area

  • Complementary bottle of water

Property Amenities

  • Lounge area and workspace in the lobby

  • Complementary coffee and tea

  • Lobby microwave

  • Secure building entry using a passcode or your phone

  • Complementary secure luggage storage

  • Everything was working properly, clean and available for us to use

Staff Service: This Sonder location has some of the friendliest people I've met while staying in Miami. On arrival, our room wasn't ready yet and we had lots of luggage with us. Although we couldn't check in yet, Maria (who worked at the front desk) was kind and caring towards myself and my mother. She made sure we were comfortable despite our wait, and gave us some suggestions of where we could go while we waited for the room to be ready.


  • The room was spotless and squeaky clean, 10/10.

  • No stray hairs in the bed or shower from the previous guest which I am always surprised by.

  • Downstairs lobby was clean, including the coffee/tea station.

  • Hallways were clean, but this is an older building and you can tell in the hallways.


  • Minimalist decor with white and tan colors, new-looking wood furniture

  • Bathrooms had black marble-like tiles and white countertops

  • Lobby decor was simple, had a homey-feel, designed for working guests


  • $400 for 3 days/2 nights; average for what I would pay in Miami Beach.

  • Unbeatable price for the location

Overall: 9/10!


Hopefully you decide to stay at these destinations and have a great experience like I did. Share this post with your friend who loves traveling to Miami or Miami Beach and let me know what they think!

Talk soon,

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