El Paseo Hotel

A Bewitching New Hotel in a Part of Miami That Doesn’t Feel Like Miami at All

Española Way Gets New-ish, and Here’s Where You’re Staying There

By Ginger Harris ·
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Española Way, as you may know, is a pedestrian-only street in Miami Beach that looks like something out of a highly Instagrammed Spanish vacation and has a history that involves Al Capone and Miami Vice.

The El Paseo Hotel, as you may not know, is the new hotel there that you’re about to stay in for no reason other than the fact that you can.

In conjunction with the area’s revival, it’s taking reservations now for a June 6 opening and looks like this.

Black and white pictures canvassing the walls tell the story of how these seven villas transformed from 1920s Bohemian-style apartments to their current incarnations.

Which is something you’ll discuss at social hour in the library, where gratis wine flows. Or as you meander to the courtyard or balcony to watch passersby enjoying the boutiques, restaurants and bars lining the street below.

But first, you will have checked in at the Mediterranean-meets-French-meets-Spanish lobby, and you will have received a pair of video sunglasses that sync with your phone and help you capture moments in a way that’s probably weirder than it needs to be.

Your Deco-forward room’s gauzy white curtains and balcony will call. You and your date may even end up foregoing the bustling street below and staying there all night instead.

We trust you’ll make the right call.

On a typical Wednesday, Ginger Harris is likely seeking reposado tequila, squeezing her way to the front of a concert or jumping on the back of an Indian motorcycle. That’s just Wednesdays, though.

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El Paseo Hotel
405 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
855-417-8483
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