Not packed in a bus. Not herded with a group. Self guided walk is the SAFEST way to sightsee while observing SOCIAL DISTANCING!
Colony Hotel, Miami

Colony Hotel, Miami

Built in 1935, The Colony was another design of the Floridian architect Henry Hohauser. The Colony was one of the first art deco buildings in South Beach after the horrific hurricane of 1926 practically wiped out the city of Miami. The building's facade underscores the Art Deco style - simple and symmetrical. The bold geometric elements like the inverted "T" in the front of the building bears the hotel's name and the horizontal eyebrows above the windows give a little extra shade to the guests as they looking into the ocean.

Beautiful during the day, the Colony truly comes alive at night when the glowing neon lights up, illuminating in electric blues and bright purples. The Colony's iconic blue glow has been a symbol of South Beach since it was born in 1935.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Miami, Florida within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Colony Hotel on Map

Sight Name: Colony Hotel
Sight Location: Miami, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Miami, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Miami

Create Your Own Walk in Miami

Creating your own self-guided walk in Miami is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Miami South Beach Walking Tour

Miami South Beach Walking Tour

Visiting Miami you are very likely, at some point, to end up in South Beach, one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts. This trendy and quirky neighborhood attracts the rich and famous and youthful for almost a century, and is generally a fun place to be. There are no shortage of things you can do in South Beach – enjoy the beach itself or the historic Art Deco pastel architecture along...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Miami Introduction Walk

Miami Introduction Walk

The coastal sunny city of Miami is a world-class destination for tourists, rich in sights and public venues. Currently ranked the third-richest in the United States and the eighth-richest in the world, the city was off to a humble start on July 28, 1896 with a population of just over 300 people. Miami owes its existence to a woman and is the only major U.S. city founded by a female. Julia Tuttle,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Art Deco Tour in Miami

Art Deco Tour in Miami

Take a tour to visit the most astounding constructions and places of interest in the Miami Beach Art Deco District. The buildings were built by famous architects and their design is worth to be admired. Aside from this, the tour will help you learn new things about the history of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Miami Celebrity Homes

Miami Celebrity Homes

Environmentalists may worry about rising sea levels threatening to subsume Miami Beach someday, but that doesn't stop North Bay Road, a.k.a. Millionaire's Row, nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, from housing some of the hottest real estate on the planet. And the secret for that is out, says Christian de Berdouare, a chicken restaurant magnate and a longtime resident on the upper part...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Little Havana Food Tour

Little Havana Food Tour

Often dubbed the “Capital of Latin America,” Miami could have been just another deep-South city in Florida if it wasn't for Cuban revolution of 1959 that sent waves of Cuban refugees to Miami swiftly transforming the city's central neighborhood, once known as Riverside, into Little Havana. The strong Cuban influence here is felt primarily in an eclectic mix of traditional eateries...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


16 Uniquely Miami Things to Buy

16 Uniquely Miami Things to Buy

One of America's most iconic destinations, Miami, Florida is a magnet for tourists, both inland and foreign, who come here each year in their millions. Each one of them is determined to pick up something memorable to revive the experience time and time again, that is well worth it. If...