The Angler’s Hotel – Boutique Chic in Miami
I arrived at the Angler’s Resort in Miami on a hot August afternoon. A short walk through the lobby led me to the bar area, where there was a solo guitarist giving Carlos Santana a run for his money. Beautiful locals were surrounded by beautiful décor. This place just said “Hi, I’m swanky.”
I was escorted to my room by a very nice man who refused a tip. When I got inside I wondered “What is that scent?” I thought a cabana boy would come walking out at any second, but alas, it was just the air freshener. A handwritten note from the manager along with a yummy cheese plate and bottle of something intoxicating were at the end of the bed. Oh the bed…big and comfy with lots of pillows! There was no time for that, because I had to walk out onto MY OWN PRIVATE PATIO overlooking the pool and cabanas. I still had not seen a cabana boy but remained hopeful.
After connecting to the complimentary Wifi (it worked well and was easy to access) I strolled the grounds. Each nook and cranny of the hotel outdid the last. There was even a fountain with live fish and turtles. The hotel entrance has an amazing tree-covered area that is perfect to sit and people watch, so that’s what I did until it was time to get ready for dinner.
I ate dinner inside the resort at its 660 restaurant. The 30-something Columbian chef made amazing dishes that were almost too pretty to eat. Almost. When you’re there, I highly recommend the pandebono – Colombian cheese bread with guava butter. Keep that coming.
After my long day of travel and taking in new sites, I returned to my room. The person who provided turn-down service had my bed all ready and even lined my shoes in a row. After a hot bath and a cold soda from the mini bar, I was ready for a good night’s sleep. And I got it.