We're headed to South Beach for the first time in August to celebrate my boyfriend's 25th birthday. We'll be there for 3 nights and I have spent the last two weeks researching hotels. Every time I think I've picked one, another review comes along and changes my mind. We are currently booked at the Marriot Stanton. Is that super far from everything else that is South Beach or is it walkable? The rooms are renovated and the bathrooms are super nice which is very important to me. I'm looking to spend no more than $1200 for a room for all 3 nights. We don't want to be somewhere that is super small or super quiet. We get a Marriot discount so that's why we are booked there now. My other options are Loew's and Z Ocean. Any input/suggestions?
Also, I keep reading mixed reviews about Mango's. Any thoughts? We are looking for something fun to do and will be visiting King of Diamonds one night. I found Mango's in my search though. Is it a complete rip off?
Last question - my bf is a steak lover. I really wanted to go to STK but I know that the Miami location is closed. Any recommendations on steakhouses? So far, I'm reading terrible reviews about customer service Prime 112 so I'm leaning towards Capital Grille. Is the crappy service at Prime 112 worth the really great steak that they may have? Any place with amazing ribeyes would be perfect. Pricing for the birthday dinner doesn't matter, we just want great steaks! Thanks!