Loved the spacious, well designed rooms, balconies and luxurious marble bathrooms with a big bath, rain shower and double basins. So much more value for money than staying in SoBe. I loved the sleek decor throughout the public areas. The service makes you feel like the staff really care. The 2 big pools surrounded by lovely day beds and cabanas are fantastic, as are the very pampering staff. It's so nice that they bring around fresh fruit and waters etc.. The whole hotel has lovely extra touches, including free drinks and nibbles in the evening. The bed was really comfortable.
It cost about $25 in a taxi to get to SoBe, which we did each evening, but it was nice to stay away from the hustle and bustle. It was great as a couple as the hotel felt quite secluded and the pool was not very busy, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if you want to meet people. It may get busier once it has been open longer. However, the bar seems to get very busy on Friday and Saturday nights with a dressy crowd, presumably of locals.
The rooms facing the water have mixed water and city views, but in fact the city views are quite interesting.
We paid around $180 for the ocean view room on the net, but I believe the hotel would have matched any internet price and also given us loyalty program points and free wireless (which we didn't need given the computer in each room).
The breakfasts were great - fluffy good quality croissants and divine chocolate buttermilk pancakes. The rooms service menu is wonderfully healthy. The food was good, but not exceptional.