Try to book a hotel in South Beach at the last minute during Boat Show weekend. Very painful for someone like myself that hates searching for the best deals. With no more SOBE hookups I had to bite the expensive bullet. Through Hotels.com I found Lords South Beach on 11th Street and Collins Ave. I booked it because it was one of the cheaper boutique hotels and the yellow and white colors just popped right off my computer screen.
I really wanted Dionne to have an authentic South Beach experience. When we arrived we were greeted by a very cute bellman. The reservationist said “Welcome to the Gay Hotel”! Then I read our room key, see attached pic. Dionne and I laughed that we were officially a pseudo lesbian couple for the weekend! Next, we were delightfully given free drink tickets (we had Mojitos of course) and a free steam at the local Equinox gym. The lobby was artfully chic and so very SOBE art deco. Dionne was thrilled beyond belief. I was happy to have kicked her birthday off right.