If you follow me on Instagram you saw that I was recently in Miami enjoying my stay at The Julia Hotel with a few friends for a girls trip. Me, Chelsea, Shaunie, and Dominique had all been in communication through Instagram for months, but not all of us had met in person which made this trip even more exciting.
Chelsea and I drove down from Pensacola and used the hotel’s valet parking for my car. While Shaunie and Dominque flew in from New York and Indiana. Before we knew about the valet service available at the hotel we paid for the roadside parking which I learned was not easy to find a good spot, cost $4 an hour, and was rather confusing to pay for… let’s just say I’m not a fan of the Miami Beach parking app. So yeah, I was really happy when they told me about valet parking and instantly signed up for that. It was comforting knowing that my adventure car was parked somewhere shaded, safe, and just a phone call away from whenever I needed it. Thankfully though, we rarely used my car because of our location.
The Julia was just one street away from the beach where they had complimentary beach chairs and really cute lifeguard stands close by. The hotel was also just 10 minutes away from the two restaurants we went to, 15 minutes away from Wynwood, and only 20 minutes away from the airport. So we honestly only ever got the car out twice. Once for the day, we went to Dreamer and then for the day we left to go home.
When I found out we would be going to stay at The Julia I got so excited because I saw they had art installations in each room. Well, let’s just say that I was on cloud nine when I saw the fiddle leaf fig trees framing the front door. And it just kept getting better when I was informed about free wine at happy hour every evening from 4-6 and a Nespresso machine in every room so you can make your own espresso without even leaving your room. On top of all of the awesome amenities, their space was so aesthetically pleasing. They had pops of red amongst their beachy blues and neutrals. Simple shaker style cabinetry painted blue with cup pulls that continued the beachy vibes yet a pink staircase for an extra pop of color to bring back in that Miami vibe. They also had these beautiful antique mirrors, lantern style ceiling lights and fun half painted portraits on the wall. One of my favorite art pieces was the statue of Julia Tuttle – the mother of Miami – on the fireplace mantel in the lobby which had sea shells crowned around her head and chest.
Overall It’s safe to say that we had a wonderful stay at The Julia hotel with a staff that kept us entertained, cozy rooms to rest in, and a chic lobby for us to enjoy breakfast, happy hour and catching up on work together.