A week before Hurricane Irma devastated areas across Florida, I spent a day in Miami during an overnight layover on my way back to Bermuda from Mexico City (which was affected by two earthquakes shortly after).
Thanks to Jetsetter, I found a great rate at the Langford Hotel, which opened in 2016. It’s recognized as Miami’s first historic hotel – once known as the Miami National Bank – with a mix of historic and modern decor. The Langford offers small bites at its stylish rooftop bar, Pawn Broker, with indoor and outdoor seating, eclectic drinks, music and a panoramic view of downtown Miami.
I stayed in the Deluxe Queen that included a seating area with a small couch, spacious bathroom, large flat screen tv, small refrigerator with a minibar equipped with snacks (for a fee) and a robe with slippers in the closet. The Langford is in walking distance to a few restaurants and shops including Whole Foods and CVS. I didn’t have much time, or energy to do much exploring but apart from Whole Foods, I managed to stumble into one of the best café’s I’ve ever dined in.
This quaint café offers a variety of french cuisine that will have you leave content with a smile on your face! After a long day of traveling, my brother and I were looking for a hearty meal. Some of the nearby restaurants were closed and this gem was a 2 minute walk from the Hotel Langford. The family owned business obviously prides themselves on excellent customer service and quality food. Everyone was extremely friendly and the woman who served us reviewed the daily specials in depth to help us decide on which entree to choose from the many options listed on the featured blackboard. My brother and I sipped on two large glasses red sangria, while reviewing the menu until I ultimately decided on the rack of lamb, he ordered the roasted duck. We were amazed by the entire meal, right down to the plating. The food was so good and the restaurant was so inviting, I went back for brunch the next day before I headed to the airport. Whenever I think about my next visit to Miami, I think about going back to this restaurant. If you’re ever downtown, check it out! You won’t be disappointed.