Urbanica The Kaskades Hotel

A forest of trees beckons you approach Urbanica, the verdant growth almost covers the low-rise Art Deco hotel. Situated in South Beach, not directly on the beach but mere blocks away, a nautical theme carries through to the rooms, featuring understated style in a spa-like, minimalist ambience.

The hotel, just up the street from Collins Avenue, is near the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Miami Beach Golf Club, and the New World Center, featuring the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, with famed orchestra conductor Michel Tilson Thomas as its Artistic Director.

Visit: 300 17th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139; 305-673-0199; www.kaskadeshotel.com