Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thompson Ocean Drive - The Gatsby setting in South Beach

Rooftop Penthouse

(Formerly the Hotel Victor)

We had the joyous experience of touring the hotel before some renovation for the new name and face on South Beach. Our tour with Denise was exquisite, starting with the Penthouse Rooftop. The large bathroom for two is beautiful and superb with all the trimmings and the unbelievable rooftop deck with a lounge for your evening of sunsets. You can see most of the rooms in our pictures here and any of the others on their website. From poolside standard suites that make anyone melt with comfort to the King Suites of luxury, you will be able to get away from the busy streets, sea of people, and engulfing night life of South Beach. Thompson Ocean Drive gives you the ability to enjoy fantastic food (Bice), the best views of the beach, and the seclusion of romance all in one easy location in the middle of all the hustle and bustle that is Miami Beach. This 90 room get away is for any Gatsby.

Spa V is a 6,000 sq foot rejuvenation center in the basement. Andre' took us around from the waiting room of relaxation to the steam room of silence. Your tension eases as soon as you hit the floor in the elevator. Your senses are at one with the environment and the staff does everything but carry you to your massage table. Truly the best feeling of "tranquillo" we saw all weekend. That is the mindset of South Beach locals and customer service, "You must feel tranquillo here or it isn't a vacation."

Standard Room with a view


Thompson Ocean Drive 
1144 Ocean Drive 
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The finer things are always enjoyed

The perfect evening started with 1/2 shell oysters and Bufala Caprese on the patio over looking the boardwalk of movement. People, kids, dogs, and bags roll by over and over as if on the largest baggage claim in the World. The people watching was of the utmost satisfaction and the food blew us away. The gnocchi sorrentina and yellow fin tuna were melting on the plate before we could eat them from indulgence. It was an easy night of rest after this meal for royalty.

The lobby is inviting...

***February -  March is usually 100% full and booked in advance

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