800 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, Florida USA

Beach Paradise Hotel

Construction date: documented 1958*

Current name:

The Hotel @ 800


Gilbert M. Fein


Praver & Schulman Corporation


Ocean drive hotel, Miami Modern.

Continuous balconies uniting all units of same story at second and third floor levels in east elevation; Floor slab of balconies are prolonged to the side elevations where they become eyebrows; Bulky stucco railings are molded in geometric diamond pattern openings; Metal hand rail added on top of stucco railings; Railings overhang in northern part of elevation on all levels

Open to the public:


Historical Summary:

Bliss Engineers (Engineer); Original site structure was an apartment building's parking garage (1925-1957)

Significant Owner(s):

Schulman, Goldsmith & Fichtenbaum (original)


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at Local level : Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue District, 1986

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development

Associated Files:

Architectural Description:

This is a 3-story domestic building in the Miami Modern style built in 1958. The building is rectangular in plan. The structural system is concrete block stucco. The foundation is spread footing. Exterior walls are stucco and pre-cast concrete. The building has a flat roof. Double sliding doors stand as openings for the hotel units in front elevation (2nd and 3rd stories); Openings on ground floor are in large glass double-doors from roof to floor; Openings on ground floor of building side in glass and are broken down geometrically; 2nd and 3rd story openings in side elevation consist of triple horizontal-sliding windows. Open South porch on ground floor level; Open north porch is elevated (access through steps); Railings of upper floors also shaping porch space; Both porch spaces covered by slab of 2nd story floor. Wall openings in glass and glass double door in lobby; Terrazzo flooring in lobby interior and on porch; Green coffered wooden ceilings in interior of the building opening towards the North porch; Elaborately crafted wooden bar furnishing (classical in style, marble countertops).

* Date source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

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