It feels a bit like falling down the rabbit hole at the Whitelaw Hotel. Approach from the street in the daytime, and it's got the classic trim lines of many of this neighbourhood's deco landmarks. Through the doors, though, everything changes to an over-the-top blaze of bold colours, baroque furniture and heavy beats. Whitewashed Marie Antoinette-style chairs frame a lobby of dripping black chandeliers, teal ceilings and fuchsia graffiti murals. There are patios in the front and the rear that bob to beats often provided by live DJs, and drinks are poured by the lobby bartenders.
Compact rooms are magenta cubes with cartoon-like white leather headboards, a mini-bar-as-nightstand, and a sound system. Bathrooms are tight and clad in granite. The main goal for guests here is not spending all day in the room, but rather trotting downstairs for happy hour, or up to Collins Avenue, which in this part of town stocks many popular clothing and accessories brands in cute deco shopfronts. Only a short walk away, the bass thumps deeper at what is essentially an all-day party along Ocean Drive, which is just across from the beach.
From the press:
"Decor that can only be classified as 'brothel nouveau'" -- Lonely Planet
"The Whitelaw is a place to let loose and get loud. Guests who value sleep might want to pack earplugs" -- Travel + Leisure
24-hour front desk
Complimentary airport transfer
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Iron and ironing board
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children up to 12 years old stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant’s cot/crib available on request free of charge. No extra beds available.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a $200 refundable security deposit. Refunds will based on the condition of the guestroom at checkout.
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