Blanc Kara Boutique Hotel South Beach is one block away from the beach in the SoFi area of South Beach. The Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach Marina, the Art Deco Welcome Centre and Lincoln Road Mall are very close to the hotel. Lots of restaurants, bars, club and entertaining places may be reached on foot quickly from the Blanc Kara Boutique Hotel South Beach. Lumus Park/Ocean Drive are just 10-minute walk while Nikki Beach is around the corner.
"Lovely hotel in a quiet street"
We really have a great time,so close to the beach and restaurant.The room was clean and comfortable. We have a room with terrace and its was quiet.But be aware the door could blow and there you are outside.The staff was helpful. We will stay here next time
"Boutique hotel offering good value in a quiet part of SoBe"
This hotel is located in a quiet area, a 10 minute walk away from the lively part of South Beach - it is also only a block away from the 2nd St stop on the 150 Airport Express bus route. My room on the ground floor had a large comfortable sofa, cable TV, a double bed with a firm mattress, and pillows that were almost solid (please provide some softer pillows!) The small kitchen area was equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine (pods replenished each day), kettle, toaster, microwave, hob, pans, tableware, dishwasher, and a noisy fridge-freezer. The ensuite shower room had a rainfall shower with good pressure and temperature control, good towels, and two bathrobes. The free wifi was fast, and the a/c performed very well (but it was almost as noisy as the fridge). In the closet I found an iron and ironing board, and a safe that could hold up to a 15 inch laptop. My room rate included a simple but filling French-style continental breakfast of yogurt, a large croissant, hard boiled egg (which I asked to swap for cereal), orange juice and tea or coffee.
"As good as advertised"
read reviews on trip advisor and decided to give it a try, and its location. It exceeded our expectations, we got the terrace room, the terrace itself was big and just wonderful, it opened up the room even more. Big living room, nice kitchenette, nice bedroom and nice bathroom and shower. Having sink and refrigerator gave us more options, like we read here their is a market de playa 4 doors down, convenient store with everything and excellent coffee. The staff was great especially William who answered our questions and even printed boarding passes for us. The location was excellent, half block to beach and great restaurants all around, Big Pink, Prime one twelve, and primo pizza with excellent brooklyn style pizza and sandwiches. Morning walks to the point pier and walking distance to shops and everything. I really love this south end more than up by 7th and 8th street, much more quiet and still can walk everywhere. Reviews said noisey but I get up at 4am and go to bed at 9-10pm and had no problem with noise. Yes ted hideaway and story across street but I didn't hear them with air on and windows closed. This is not a luxury hotel with those amenities but it just as advertised, big room, big terrace and convenient to everything south beach has to offer!!We really loved it, my wife and I !!
"Nice clean friendly pleasant stay"
I stayed there for a couple of nights and everything was perfect as it should for this class of hotel Big rooms with little kitchen, but I didn't use the kitchen at all, but still I had the possibility. The room even had a espresso maker! It is a good location and easy to find Uber cars really quickly, you never have to wait longer than 2 minutes and still it's walking distance to most places Nice restaurant around in less than 5 minutes walking distance
"A cute boutique hotel in a great location..."
I stayed at the Blanc Kara, for four nights, over the New Year's Eve weekend. As expected, the 31st and 1st had higher priced rates. The old, boutique hotel is on the corner of 2nd Street and Collins Avenue. This is at the far southend of the peninsula that is the city of Miami Beach. For perspective purposes, the older boutique hotels on Ocean Drive (just one block to the east), are located from about 6th-15th Streets. The large, commericial, multi-story hotels (Ritz, Loews, W, etc.) begin at 15th Street and go north from there. The Blanc Kara is located generally in a residential area. There is one restaurant directly across the street (The Big Pink) and one nightclub just a few hundered feet away. It's about 1.5 blocks from the beach. The first thing I noticed upon arrival at the hotel is that there are only about 1.5 parking spaces dedicated to the hotel (marked valet). I was thankful there were no other cars. I was surprised and disappointed that there's no bellhop or cart to assist with luggage and you must carry your luggage/belongings up three stairs, to the front door of the hotel. I had to lug a large suitcase, a cooler, a case of water, three beach chairs, and a beach bag. Needless to say, it was quite the workout. I met William (front desk) the first night. He was very kind, engaging, and considerate as was his co-worker, Suzy. My room was #306, on the top floor. The room was quite large, had ample closet space, I loved the stocked kitchen (although no toaster), the black out curtains were very convenient, and the bath was well stocked. This is an older hotel and certainly the age shows (cracks in the marble bathroom floors, etc), but this should be expected at a boutique hotel. The lack of sound proofing, however, was somewhat troublesome. I literally could hear my neighbor snoring, through the wall. The king size bed was comfortable but the memory foam top was terribly hot. The a/c unit was truly the loudest hvac unit in a hotel room I've ever experienced, I had to put in ear plugs and a pillow over my head. I drove my personal vehicle from my home in the Tampa area. My car was "kept", via valet" at a parking garage on 5th Street and Washington Avenue, about three blocks away. I never accessed my vehicle during the entire trip. The traffic was horrific the entire weekend and there's no parking, any where. I walked, biked, and Ubered every where. The parking/valet charge is $28 plus 7% tax, per day. I was aware of the charge at the time of booking, so I certainly wasn't shocked. Overall, I had a very good experience. If I return to Miami Beach, I'll stay in the multi-story, large, luxury hotels with a pool; but, I have no regrets with my stay at Blanc Kara.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM