What It’s Like to Stay at the Versace Mansion Hotel in Miami

For $864, I booked a room in October at The Villa Casa Casuarina, a luxury boutique hotel known as the Versace Mansion.

The author sits in her bedroom suite.

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I stayed in the Aurora Suite on the third floor, one of just 10 suites in the entire hotel you can book and one of the most affordable, with rates starting at $750, according to the hotel website.

The door to the Aurora Suite in the former Versace Mansion

The doors to the Aurora Suite are closed.

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One of the most expensive suites was once the designer’s bedroom. Gianni’s Master Suite starts at $1,500 a night and is billed as “the most coveted room in South Florida,” and is frequented by celebrity clientele.

Kim Kardashian poses in front of a mirror in one of The Villa Casa Casuarina's suites.

Kim Kardashian poses in front of a mirror in one of The Villa Casa Casuarina’s suites.

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Source: The Villa Casa Casuarina

The hotel has a rich history as host to the elite: the Spanish-style home, named Casa Casuarina when it was built in the 1930s, was a hotspot for the original owner’s bohemian friends, according to the hotel’s website.

A view outside the former versace mansion

A view of Versace Mansion’s exterior.

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A four-poster king-size bed topped with swans was the centerpiece. The bed was soft, but firm — the perfect combination, in my opinion. I knew I would get a good night’s sleep the moment I sat on it.

A wide shot of the Aurora Suite in the former Versace Mansion shows the golden bed with lamps on either side

A view of the bedroom side of the suite.

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Instead, the main source of lighting came from lamps on the nightstands …

A night stand with a cord phone, a lamp, and an alarm clock in the Aurora Suite in the former Versace Mansion

A nightstand on one side of the bed held a phone and a remote.

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Back in the main room, I found a mounted TV and coffee machine in front of the bed. At home, I don’t have a TV in my bedroom. Watching shows until I fall asleep is a luxury I only allow myself on vacation.

Side by side photos in the versace mansion show the coffee set-up

A view of the coffee amenities and TV.

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I realized that, if I wanted to get away from the hubbub below, the observatory was the best place to do it. I could clearly hear the ongoing nightlife in my suite until 1 a.m.,

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