I read all these reviews prior to going. It was a "gift" so we were staying here regardless. To tell you the truth - we were scared....Well let me say - we could not have been happier! We had been to SouthBeach a few times and always passed this Hotel. I always wanted to stay at this PRIME location and I knew this is where the "action" was. Of course it may be "loud or noisy or hard to fall asleep" but you are above the bars and restaurants!! Silence after 11 or midnight and a TON of fun before that!! The room was on 8 and was amazing....spotless...huge...great shower pressure (my pet peeve!) The staff was very professional and responsive to all our need. IT WAS COLD AND RAINED all 3 days - and we still had a wonderful time. Ask for a higher floor if you want it a bit quieter - but this is MIAMI and not the Everglades! PS - RAIN? try machine gun shooting at Lock and Load in miami....it was a BLAST!!