Surrounded by posh hotels, restaurants and boutiques, the Bancroft Hotel sits vacant at 1501 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. The building is a fine example of the Streamlined, late Art Deco style, eschewing decoration for Machine Age modernity.
Located just a couple of blocks from the beach, of course the entry terrazzo includes a wave motif:
According to the Miami Design Preservation League, the historic district in Miami Beach includes approximately 1,200 buildings, but I’ve found very little information about this one.
I did come across an amusingly negative review from a few years ago, and the back of this 1946 postcard boasts, “Private beach; Collins Avenue at 15th Street; new; modern completely fireproof; outside rooms; each with private bath and shower; elevator service; spacious terraces; patio; solarium; coffee shop; private parking space; European plan; open year round; newly added 60 deluxe terrace rooms.”