My Wife and I stayed at the Marlin this past week after conducting some online research and reading the positive recommendations on Trip Advisor. Our experience could not have been more positive! I travel extensively on business and have stayed at hundreds of different hotels of all monikers. This is the most unique and interesting hotel you could ever imagine. Everything in the room is operated from an IPAD which is more than a gimmick. The lights, the illuminated art, the motorized curtains and the Television that doubles as a mirror when not operating all give the room a "cool" feel. Upon check in we were greeted by Erica who was inviting and helpful. The owner Walid was very personable and told interesting stories about the history of the hotel, the rennovation and the hotel's dual function as a recording studio that has recorded famous artists such as Sting and U2. All in all, if you want a terrific romantic stay right on South Beach go no further than the Marlin!