We are in Miami on conference and was looking for a good place to stay. Tripadvisor recommend the Essex as a colleague ad written a good review. So trusting in the system we booked it. The Essex is a great hotel in easy reach to most of the places you need to get to in Miami Beach. Rooms are clean ours was onto the back end of the hotel so noise levels are good. Saturday night there was a lot of noise but Sunday was a lot more quite. Staff are trendily and help full. The breakfast is a simple but good start to the day. Get up early if you want fresh fruit as they do run out as we found this morning. But coffee and pastries keep coming. Happy hour each evening is worth dropping into for a free glass of wine or beer and a good look around Art Deco reception room. Wi if is a bit slow in the rooms but is strong around reception with loads of places to sit. Also grab some of the home made lemonade it's very refreshing.