We spent one night while in transit from the Caribbean home to Boston. What you should know about this review is that we got an excellent opening special price (under $150, as I recall, for a new King room with balcony, city side) and that we were traveling to this high-design boutique hotel hot spot with ten-month old and a just turned 4-year-old boys. Children seem perfectly welcome - at least at this stage. I saw at least 3 other families with babies and we were only there for less than 18 hours. Our room was ready for early arival, as requested by email ahead of time. Check in was easy. Bellman so friendly that you might think he was an owner. Warm welcomes all around. Small ornate lobby with some large scale art. Elevator access requires a room key - which I always like. The room key system was fully functional during our entire stay. The room was over the top in design - with tons of stone and marble, paintings, leather, sculptures. A big flat screen TV and King four poster bed with super soft mattress completed the picture. Still - very well designed, at least for a week long stay . One might find that the closet and overall sq footage might seem cramped for longer. The babie's crib (real wooden crib - not a Pack-n-play) was ready and made up with nice all-white linens and tiny down comforter. Cozy and safe. The super efficient kitchenette was spotless. While we didn't plan on cooking - there was a microwave, two burner stove, dishes and a pot and skillet. The only real down side was that the small frige is already stocked with the usual mini bar drinks and nibbles - which would be impractical if you planned to utilize the kitchen for breakfast or food/bottle prep for babies or kids. The bathroom is, to my eye, GORGEOUS.... with double vanity, large and high-quality toiletries, great mirrors, glass shower, separate toilet, and robes. The 15th floor pool deck was actually hard to find/access. We ended up asking at the restaurant on that level after wandering the floor for several minutes and encountering several locked doors. Pool service is friendly - towels and advice on sun position. Freash water available - literally hundreds of chaises, chairs, and beds. The layout, decor, and views were great - though the huge hot tub was actually too hot (I can only imagine what their energy bills are!). Friendly and efficient servers will deliver salads and sandwiches - very good and not bad value. We also had room service that night - it was hit or miss - Food arrived at least 40 minutes later than promised with a disappointing Caesar salad, a very good burger, average pasta, and great kids meal. Check out at 6 am was simple - though there were times when I noticed that the front desk staff was overwhelmed. That may be because they have to collect valet parking charges, answer all phone calls, and man the small sundry store on top of standard front desk chores. We will definitely be back but probably not with the kids - it was stressful trying to make sure the baby didn't slip and buump his head on the stone trash cans and that the 4 year old didn't break any pricey lamps or sculptures. My husband pronounced it the most child-incompatible hotel we had ever booked - but I found that the staff's welcoming vibe made me more comfortable there with the kids than we have felt at some "family resorts." Location is good - for Brickell. Right near river bridge and art walk and parks. There are a few restuarants around and also - the hotel car is avail for complimentary local trips or discounted rides to the Tides on SoBe. Overall - a very nice experience and I definitely MUST try the spa next time.