Freehand Miami


Freehand Miami

Upscale hostel is just beachy...

We’ve featured quote a few upmarket hostels recently on We Heart, but surely none with the pedigree of Freehand Miami: the Sydell Group owned hostel – which means it hails from the same stable as New York’s spectacular NoMad Hotel – has been visually crafted by film-set designers (Zoolander, The Age of Innocence, The Pallbearer…) turned interior specialists (Standard Hotel, Royalton Hotel, Ace Hotel…) Roman and Williams.

Opening – surely not by coincidence – just in time for Art Basel Miami Beach, which kicks off 6th December, Freehand is a reinvention of a 1930s Art Deco building formerly known as the Indian Creek Hotel, just a block from the beach and featuring all the amenities you’d expect from a hotel, but at hostel prices. And damn, it’s good looking.

The guest rooms have a coastal feel; a maritime blue theme and timber, continuing into the public spaces, that while not rough or ragged somehow has the feel of driftwood. Custom art pieces adorn the walls of the accommodation, both shared and private, and the venue – at 62 rooms and 252 beds – isn’t going to be feeling claustrophobic either; plus there’s a swimming pool, a courtyard, and even a bocce court. The competition had better up their game…

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