After searching for a hotel in Miami beach I decided to go with Hotel Urbano. I thought the location was going to be a hurdle for me, but I actually really enjoyed the area. It's a 12 min walk to Vizcaya Gardens, which is a must see. Its a 20 min walk to Brickell Village/Downtown Financial District where there are a variety of cute restaurants and shops, and a 5 min cab ride to little havana. If you aren't into walking you can hop on the trolley for free to get to downtown and Vizcaya Gardens. If you do not have a car, expect to pay an arm and a leg to get to and from Miami Beach and the airport.
Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. My room was cozy and clean. Pool was clean and a relaxing spot to soak up some sun. My only disappointment was the non-working flat screen tv in my room. I was looking forward to indulging in some late night trash tv, but wasn't able. Front desk said they would look into it. I guess that meant "look into it" after I checked out, because it never worked. Overall I would recommend Hotel Urbano if you are looking for a more laid back type of a Miami experience.
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