For $864, I booked a room in October at The Villa Casa Casuarina, a luxury boutique hotel best known as Palazzo Versace.
I stayed in the Aurora Suite on the third floor, which is one of only 10 suites in the entire hotel you can book and one of the most affordable, with prices starting at $750, according to the hotel’s website.
The designer’s bedroom was one of the most expensive suites. Gianni’s Master Suite starts at $1,500 per night and is described as “the most desirable room in South Florida,” and is frequented by celebrity clients.
Source: The Villa Casa Casuarina
The hotel has a rich history as an elite host: The Spanish-style home, called Casa Casuarina when it was built in the 1930s, was a hot spot for the original owner’s Bohemian friends, according to the hotel’s website.
Its centerpiece was a king-size, four-poster bed topped with swans. The bed was soft, but firm – a perfect combination, in my opinion. I knew I was going to sleep a good night the moment I sat down.
Instead, the main source of lighting came from the lamps on the sleeping tables…
Back in the main room, I found a TV and coffee maker installed in front of the bed. At home, I don’t have a TV in my bedroom. Watching shows until I fall asleep is a luxury I only allow on vacation.
I realized that if you wanted to get away from the bustle below, the observatory is the best place to do it. I could clearly hear the nightlife going on in my suite until 1am, but I didn’t mind. I thought it was just part of the Miami experience.
Villa Casa Casuarina did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on the noise level.