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Life House Little Havana

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed in the Life House Little Havana at the end of January just gone (2019). I had never been to Miami before. From the minute we checked in we were made to feel right at home by the staff - a relaxed communal vibe was presented to us. Normally you stay in a hotel & unless sat in the hotel bar you are not really going to interact with people. At the Life House it forces you (if you want) to converse with other guests you would never normally get to meet. On the Saturday night they put on a BBQ & being in Little Havana you don't feel like you are in America, you feel like you are getting a holiday within a holiday. Little Havana as an area to stay is a must. It has the best bars, restaurants & people. Our favourite thing to do when we woke up was to walk to the local bakery & get a pastry & a cortadito coffee - we felt like locals! You can walk to downtown Brickell & we used Uber to get about. Why you should stay here: not a typical hotel (in the best sense - but you will have to discover that for yourself), the wonderful staff (Vana, Andrea, Luzmary & top pastry chef Francisco), the area, the beds were extremely comfortable a great sleep was had every night and if you want to experience 5 star service then you absolutely should listen to my review and I'm sure many others. We plan to go back either Little Havana or their new South Beach hotel. This is a a special thank you to Vana for her generosity & it was a pleasure to meet you. All the way from the East End.

nice neighborhood in little havana. convenient location for seeing other parts of the city as well. my room, which was a king suite, was very clean, spacious, well-appointed and tech friendly, the bathroom was spotless and ample in size, and the bed was extremely comfortable. the common areas were also very clean, welcoming and aesthetic. easy digital check-in and tech-friendly in other ways too. the staff were very amicable and helpful. the hotel gave off positive energy, but seemed relaxed and low-key. lastly, the garden in the back was very cool. (the roof patio was not quite completed.) i look forward to staying there again on my next trip to miami.

Very quaint hotel!! Enjoyed staying at a smaller hotel: beautiful, lovely room and service was outstanding! The patio area was relaxing and exactly what I needed before leaving Miami. Only downside is the noise, you can hear your neighbors talking, but this would not keep me from returning.

Buyer beware: this hotel is not yet finished as of 2/24/2019. I booked this place because of the stunning photos... the photos of the lobby are real but the bedroom & the roof top bars are far from reality. We had the bunk bed room which look big in the photo but tiny in reality. The roof top bar photo is entirely fake as it won’t be ready till April 2019. The location of the hotel is in a upcoming neighborhood... so don’t be surprised to see bars on most of the surrounding houses. Also, there is no decent place to eat in walking distance. I can deal with all the above... life is, after all, an adventure. But I cannot stand the service, especially at the hefty price I paid for per night. First, we got there early at 10 am. Ok they told us the room will be ready at noon but it was not ready till 1 pm. We stayed there for 2 nights. The room was not made up at all, only the trash cans were cleared out. We asked for early breakfast because we have to catch a flight the next day. The breakfast didn’t show up. And there was no coffee in the lobby as promised. When I asked the receptionist about the coffee, he just shrugged. Seriously for the price I paid, it was not worth it. Property owners think they can make a room looks good in photo needs to realize amenity, service & good management is what would make your investment return.

Excellent hotel will be even better when rooftop bar and restaurant open soonI was told in April. Excellent service by vana with check in and Andrea was delightful even going out of her way to make us tea overall great experience able to park our rental car out front. Little havana is ok only a couple streets up from hotel went to the famous ball and chain club had drinks with live music that was nice but probably would not walk area late at night. Excellent stop over before or after a cruise to check out Little Havana during the day and then relax in hotel with roof top bar and restaurant coming soon with a beautiful view I’m told. Overall excellent experience will go back to check out rooftop in future

We had a lovely stay in this hotel with our 2 year old daughter. Vana and her team were so nice and helpful. The matress and bedlinen were amazing. The room is well furnished and the bathroom is beautiful. There is a nice backyard to chill. We had a queen size but fyi it's a bit small to put a baby cot, you'd rather book a bigger room (but it was our fault we didn't know). The neighborhood is really nice with many restaurants in the Area (dolce provision was amazing).You are about 10-15min walk from calle ocho if you wanna discover the heart of little havana. Each morning they will give you breakfast directly to your room including yogurt with fresh fruits and cereals, pastry and orange juice. You have all day long a complimentary coffee in the lobby. We are looking forward to come back and see the pool on rooftop.

Great staff and awesome services, one of the the premium hotel in Miami I ever visited. Stylish and modern decor with beautiful artwork, Also have friendly and helpful staff. Very peaceful place to stay. This was an exceptional find.

Stylish and modern decor, beautiful artwork throughout, comfy beds & linen, friendly & helpful staff. Very peaceful place to stay. The surrounding area is cute with plenty of places to eat. Defiantly would stay here again,

Was looking for a stay in Little Havanna area after our cruise. This was an exceptional find. We arrived very early and were going to check our bags and explore. Before we could complete checking our bags the room was available! Room was very nice. Great shower and amenities. Wonderful garden space to enjoy a drink or your breakfast. Staff was very friendly and provided great suggestions for food and drinks. This will be top notch once their rooftop pool and restaurant open. Very easy and safe walk to local restaurants and live music venues.

This was our first time in Miami and we couldn't be happier with our choice of where to stay. As soon as we got in Vana welcomed us with a smile and checked us in right away. She invited us to their happy hour from 5-7 to meet other guests staying here too. We joined and had a great time! She also recommended things to do nearby and showed great interest in us and made us feel welcomed. Andrea and Chonsee also were amazing. Extremely helpful with great attitudes. I would definitely recommend staying here if you're visiting Miami. We truly loved it. Will definitely be back.

528 SW 9th Ave Miami FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Brickell City Centre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Little Havana, Life House Little Havana is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Calle Ocho Walk of Fame and Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center. This 33-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center.


In addition to a restaurant onsite, there is also a bar where you can enjoy a drink. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to noon.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an MP3 dock, a coffee maker, and free bottled water.

Property features

Guests of Life House Little Havana enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. If you drive, take advantage of free offsite parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and access to locker space. Additional amenities include express check-out and a gift shop.

Room options

Classic Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom

Full 4 | Sleeps 8

Design Double Room, Non Smoking, Private Bathroom

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 29 reviews

Life House Little Havana

528 SW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33130