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1950s - aerial view of the Sea Isle Hotel at 30th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
1950's Courtesy of Stan Meade

1950's - aerial view of the Sea Isle Hotel at 30th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida


Thank you to Stan Meade for contributing this great old image and Jeff Levine for identifying the location and the photographer as Ernie W. Skog.


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Guest 12-May-2014 20:54
The picture is the Whitman, later the Robert Richter, on one side is the Saxony and the other the Versallies. The Sea Isle was a little further south. The Saxony, the Sans Souci and then the Sea Isle.
Andrea MacDonald 11-Sep-2013 01:43
Actually after visiting other sites, I think this is the Whitman like other comments suggested. Sorry! The Sea Isle was next door according to a diagram i've found online.
Andrea MacDonald 11-Sep-2013 01:31
When I lived in the UK, we came to Miami and stayed at the Sea Isle. The year was 1979 or 1980. It definitely is that hotel. We also went to a restaurant called Sambos, which was down the street (north). I tasted my first waffle with maple syrup! Yum! I was 13 at the time. Now 46.....wow....how time flies.
Guest 02-Jul-2013 01:06
We stayed in the 1960's not the 1950's!
Guest 02-Jul-2013 01:05
My family stayed at the Sea Isle Hotel for many years at the end of August in the 1950's. I remember playing Volleyball on the beach, swimming in the pool and enjoying the ocean. We met the same families every year and became a family. The youth counselors came back to the hotel in the evening and we would hang together. Great memories were made at this wonderful family hotel. Miss the good old days!
Guest 23-Feb-2013 17:15
This not the Sea Isle.... The Sea Isle was on 30th street and Collins Ave, it's now called The Palms Hotel. The picture shown is of the current Versailles Hotel/Condo on 34th street and Collins Ave.
carol miller 29-Sep-2012 04:20
was the Dolphins Den in this hotel back in the early 70s ?? lolamiller77@yahoo.com
David Tanner 18-Sep-2012 16:04
That is the Whitman Later the Robt. Richter , taking up 33rd to 34th Sts.. There is no boubt adout it.
David Tanner 18-Sep-2012 15:51
That is the Whitman Later the Robt. Richter , taking up 33rd to 34th sts. There is no boubt adout it.
Guest 22-Jun-2012 01:30
That picture looks more like the WHITMAN, built 1926 & later becoming the ROBERT RICHTER in the mid 50's, somewhere around 33rd St. the top of the building is wrong for the SEA ISLE.
liz 28-Jan-2012 17:22
My 91 year old dad says the hotel was used for housing air corps guys in flight school training at the start of WWII... He had a room in 1943 on the 4th floor. They had to be able to evacuate the hotel (drills) in 1 minute. The entire hotel had been leased to the government!
Don Boyd23-Jun-2011 05:08
Thank you guest for confirming that it is the Sea Isle. I removed the word "possibly" to make it definite.

Don
Guest 22-Jun-2011 23:59
That is definitely the Sea Isle Hotel. We stayed there many year during the month of August. Loved that hotel and the beach was wide with a volleyball net.
Eugene Ritchie 02-Jan-2011 18:25
I stayed at The Robert Richter with my parents and brother Dave in 1960. My father was a union man who received 2 weeks vacation every year. It was July (yes, very hot), an exciting time in America and the world: CASTRO, Kruschev and Kennedy. For me it was a coming of age: at 12 I started to become interested in girls:). Thanks for the memories as I write this 50 years later from an apartment somewhat north of the Richter.
Betsy Peacock 12-Oct-2010 22:45
Looking for anyone who might have known a bookkeeper at a Miami Beach Hotel in 1953. I've recently learned that my biological father was a bookkeeper at a Miami Beach Hotel in 1953. Wish I had a name, but Florida is a closed adoption state! Someone out there may remember..........Contact me at Boodles1953@aol.com.
Betsy Peacock
Vin 15-Jan-2010 20:05
It is definitely the Whitman Hotel later renamed The Robert Richter Hotel on 34th Street, Miami Beach