We found this small hotel thanks to others' recommendations on TripAdvisor. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Our room was actually a suite: the first room had two beds, fainting couch, television, etc.; second room was a dining room; small hallway off the dining room with closet leading to full bathroom; final room beyond the dining room was a kitchen which included another door to the outside.
All guests shared a shaded patio area with chairs and tables which ran the length of the hotel. The hotel is within easy walking distance of everything in South Beach.
We had no plans when we drove into town and stayed the first night at the Best Western - mistake!! Happy to have found Villa Paradiso and lucky to get their last room that day! (They have only 18 suites.)
I will recommend that you NOT take a car to South Beach. Traffic was horrible and it was a NIGHTMARE to find parking. If you drive to the area, park some place out and take a taxi into South Beach. You'll thank me for it!