Cadet Hotel

1701 James Ave | Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508  [SEE MAP]Miami Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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History buffs will enjoy hotel's art deco charm and military background, while shopaholics will appreciate property's proximity to the Lincoln Road Mall
Standard rooms here are tiny at 150 square feet

True to Miami Beach's art deco flair, the 34-room Cadet Hotel near South Beach features decorative touches from the time period. Built in 1941, the hotel housed United States Air Force Cadets from 1941 to 1949  hence the name. Despite its far-reaching history, rooms offer decidedly modern amenities, such as 600-thread count linens, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. If you're in the mood to relax outside your digs, schedule a treatment at the spa or retreat to one of the hotel's gardens. Thanks to its prime location less than a mile from the Lincoln Road Mall and the shoreline, you don't have to venture far to find food and fun. But if you want to stick close to the hotel, the French Pied à Terre restaurant is located on-site. Most recent visitors enjoyed the charming style of the hotel but concede the rooms are pretty compact. However, the hotel's unbeatable location and friendly staff helped soften travel blows. Keep in mind: The hotel has no parking, so plan accordingly.

Miami Beach, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 34 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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A former home to World War II air force cadets, this gem has been reimagined as an oasis in South Beach, offering the antithesis of the sometimes maddening jet-set scene with 34 distinctive rooms exuding understated luxury. All rooms implement art deco style and feature beautiful antiques hand-chosen by the hotel's proprietor.

Fodor's Choice

Lonely Planet


From paper lanterns hanging from ceilings to furry throw rugs; from clamshell designs encapsulating large mirrors to classical Asian furniture and, as always, a great art-deco facade, the Cadet has the aesthetics right. Check out the shaded verandah at the back, lifted from a fantasy idea of what a plantation should feel like.


The historic 34-room Cadet – Clark Gable's World War II home base – offers a different type of South Beach experience. The Art Deco oasis has a vibe that's more bed-and-breakfast quaint than SoBe cool.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1028 have reviewed the Cadet Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1028 reviews 4.0 (based on 1028 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Light and airy with art deco influences, the 31 guest rooms (and three suites) at the Cadet Hotel set the mood for relaxation with white and neutral tones and soft lighting. Amenities include 600-thread-count sheets, minifridges, bathrobes and flat-screen TVs.
  • Wi-Fi access covered by property's daily $15 resort fee

Standard room size150 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Cadet Hotel is located in downtown Miami Beach within a short walk of South Beach and the Lincoln Road Mall. Other attractions found nearby include Lummus Park, the Art Deco Welcome Center and the Fillmore Theater. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel's proximity to the Miami Beach Convention Center.
  • No parking on the premises
  • About 12 miles east of Miami International Airport
  • Car services and airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


The on-site restaurant, Pied à Terre, serves contemporary French food in a quaint, intimate environment. Rather than depending on one executive chef, the restaurant invites visiting chefs from France to bring their culinary expertise to Miami. Meanwhile, The Cadet Hotel's lobby bar serves wine, coffee and tea.
  • On-site Scotch Club features various scotch whiskeys
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesFrench

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


By the Cadet Hotel's two gardens, guests will find a small spa-style plunge pool, which accommodates up to 10 people. The area is shaded and offers limited seating.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas


    The on-site spa features a variety of massage treatments that engage all five senses. Unique treatment options include a hot stone massage and aromatherapy baths.
    • Spa open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The Cadet Hotel can host small private events or meetings in its gardens or restaurant. Business travelers will find that the property is conveniently situated within walking distance of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
    • On-site meeting planners available
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

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