i thought that this hotel was very beautiful. we got a decent deal on it with our transfers to and from fort lauderdale so it was a good experience to get a good view of miami. you can see the ships from your hotel room. we were on the 21st floor. it was so high i wouldnt even go near the windows. we took the free trolley down town to the bayside market place where you can shop and eat there are good restaurants there. bubba gumps, chilis etc. i would stay there again but i do have to say miami is a very expensive place to visit.