The hotel is fantastic. There was no fridge or microwave but these may or may not be available on request, you should ask the hotel, I can't remember if they are or not. They were offering cold beer for $2 each when I stayed so that was good. They offer valet parking (if you take a car PLEASE see the tip I've provided with this review) and they have staff to take your heavy bags to your room (no elevator).
I was served by a very friendly latin girl upon my arrival (I think her name was Elaine) and she was very welcoming and polite. The hotel throughout was clean and the room was near immaculate (there was a slight stain on the floor but it is clear it had been cleaned since so didn't gross me out)
They use key cards for the room so this gave the impression of a very secure environment and there was no smell in the room... no damp, nothing foul etc. Included in the room is a TV, a very luxurious, comfy bed, a coffee maker and an ipod compatible radio. Its fairly no-thrills when you think about it, but the design and simplicity made this a very enjoyable place to stay.
Other reviews suggested that the walls are paper thin so I must've been lucky as I heard nothing either side of me. The room I had was fairly small but, as I was travelling solo, this wasn't of concern to me.
This place is located very close to Bal Harbor Shops, its very luxurious so if you are on a tight budget, forget it (think Saks Fifth Avenue, yes it even has one of those there so dig deep into your wallets, but it also contains affordable restaurants). The best place to go for food and drink is Harding Avenue, it has an array of banks, restaurants and a CVS pharmacy, which sells foodstuffs and drinks. All these venues are a 5 minute walk from Daddy O, over the 96th Street (Kane Concourse) bridge.
I haven't added photos as the camera I used to take them suffered an untimely demise in an incident I suffered at the Everglades.
If I visit Miami again, this will be where I stay without a second thought. A special thanks to Elaine for the service she provided :-D
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- Newly renovated in March 2010, our small, stylish boutique hotel provides guests with a sophisticated yet personal experience along with convenient access to South Beach hot spots, dining, shopping, nightlife and beaches. ... more less
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