Most hotels are pretty much the same, at least in terms of the basics. You check in, use the bathroom, sleep in the bed and make a cup of coffee in the morning. Of course the quality of hotels vary considerably but not the basics. Until you check in to the Marlin Hotel.
First of all the help you get at the front desk is extraordinary. Most of the time we spoke to Alex. It was like having a friend in South Beach. Not only did he explain everything about the room but he came up and helped us as well. He gave us restaurant suggestions and even predicted when it would rain and stop raining. We probably spoke with him for over an hour during our 3 night stay.I can't say enough about him.
Then there is the room. Unlike any we have stayed in and we have stayed in fine hotels throughout the world. You control the lights, TV and drapes with an Ipad. There was a large flat screen TV behind the mirror. Both the room and bathroom were very spacious. The shower was very large with a rain shower. Loved all of it.
The only drawbacks were that they parked your car 15 minutes away. But South Beach was too congested to want to drive through it anyway. We took cabs when we needed to. There was no coffee maker or tissues in the room which was a surprise because you get those even in cheap hotels. But Alex personally got them for us anyway.
All in all I recommend the Marlin Hotel for a unique experience in South Beach.