I enjoyed my time at the Ocean Surf...North Beach is like South Beach was twenty years--kind of funky...if you want pretentious restaurants and clubs by all means go south of 21st Street but if you just want a cheap few days next to the beach this is fine. There's a porch where the guests can just hang out and eat and drink their own stuff instead of having to buy something from a vendor; most of the guests took advantage of this. The bus lines are all a block away so you can be in South Beach in a half hour. Good value. Mellow.
JJ Jazzy Jeff from Austin TX
The pink-and-aqua Ocean Surf Hotel, built in 1940, is across the street from the ocean in North Beach, two miles from Bal …More