El Paseo hotel is a remnant of Miami's history. The hotel was originally built as apartment buildings in 1925. Taking elements of European charm it was fashioned after the Mediterranean Revival style. Traces of Spain, Italy, France and Morocco can be found in the clay tile roof, alluring balconies, and rounded archways.
The 1950s and 60s saw an influx of Cubans into Miami. These vibrant people were drawn to the charismatic charm of the El Paseo. For a quarter of a century the building was called the Española Way Art Center. A number of influential artists of the time called this building home, including familiar names such as Kenny Scharf, Miralda, and Craig Colemcharan.
El Paseo is located on the vibrant Espanola Way, a playground for the artistic soul and lover of music and latin flavor. This area is enchanted with movers and shakers of the past and present, making it easy to find yourself fully immersed in a feeling of bohemian bliss.
The landscape that adorns the property highlights the key features of the El Paseo. Complementing the old Spanish European architecture, the plants and flora add a subtle beauty that allows you to appreciate this world of its own, right here in Miami Beach.