This was my second visit to Miami and so I suggested Essex House because I thought it was a good location just off Ocean Drive and behind the Clevlander bar.
September was much quieter in general than when I last visited in the April time and so the hotel was extremely quiet.
The rooms are basic and there is no hotel safe! The rooms also smell quite damp and musky. I know it is an older style deco hotel but they need to do some work in the rooms to get rid of this.
Breakfast is very ample and included. I would also highly recommend the Japanese restaurant downstairs where we had a fantastic meal.
I think if you want to be on Ocean Drive in a good location then you should opt for this but there is no hotel beach access and the pool is shaded so I would call this a party hotel in season!