Rental Types: Old Florida
With its ideal intracoastal waterfront location, Frenchy’s is a must on the Gulf Coast. Formerly known as the Olympia, the motel recently underwent an extensive renovation. Luckily, its 1960s charm remains intact. Its 16 rooms showcase nostalgic charm in everything from its oversized lampshades to the bright patterns on the bedspreads.
A vintage motel built in 1947, the Hotel Palms offers a unique retro getaway. The hotel seamlessly blends vintage cool with a casual beach vibe, with its bright, geometric patterned exterior and surfboard-decorate coffee shop. Its 11 rooms offer throwback touches such as bunk beds, record players, and more geometric patterns.
Built in 1951, the Magic Beach Motel is situated just steps away from Vilano Beach, right on the Atlantic Ocean. This art deco gem was renovated in 2012, but kept its retro vibe: vibrant colors, round windows, and famous flamingo decor. Even the original murals have been beautifully restored by local artists.
Architect Morris Lapidus designed this modernistic hotel and it was built in 1954 and is still considered an architectural wonder