Estancia: Quintessential hourly-rental motel in Miami featuring “the chair” and a couple (incredible) themed rooms.
Location: 7685 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33126
Cost: $130 for 3 hours for theme rooms
Our Overall Rating: 4/5
Please understand my overall rating here takes into account exactly what type of place this is. I’m not rating this as a weekend-away on my honeymoon, I’m rating this as the 3-hour stay that it was and is meant to be, in my opinion. We got the Jungle themed room – and while we weren’t able to see the other themed rooms – this one was incredible. Some of the most elaborate detailing I’ve ever seen. Animal busts, murals everywhere, light show, and more foliage than I can even understand. It was phenomenal. Not super clean, and not necessarily romantic (I couldn’t even get myself to get into the jacuzzi after I cleaned it) – but wow it has lots of potential for a fun afternoon.
Cleanliness Rating: 2/5
The room is spacious and has a door leading to the outside so the good news is, it’s not stuffy. The bad news is, it doesn’t feel like the surfaces are very clean. I wasn’t even worried about all the “dust” in the foliage, really just worried about taking my shoes off. lol
Favorite Room: Jungle room all the way.
Booking Info: You can call ahead but I’m not sure they’ll take a reservation over the phone. We had to book in person and were lucky to get the Jungle room as most other theme rooms were taken. Arrive earlier in the day for your best chances.
Episode: Featured in our Florida episode