We came to the Mandarin for a group event and had a delightful stay. The hotel was organized and accommodated our group's unique needs with a pleasant attitude. The pool area is beautiful and the staff is extremely attentive without being overbearing. Rooms live up to the 5 star standard. The bathrooms are particularly beautiful, with romantic soaking tubs and a separate large shower. Note that the beach is lovely but it is worth the short drive to South Beach if you enjoy ocean swimming or have young children who like to be active on the beach. The hotel beach is geared toward sun worshippers and relaxing.