My husband and I have stayed in South Beach a few times now and this is by far our favorite hotel. The price is one of the most reasonable in South Beach for what you get. Check in was a breeze and the employees at the front desk were so pleasant and accomodating. The rooms are clean and well appointed. The pool is large with plenty of seating. The staff at the pool help you find chairs and bring you towels. They also continually refill the large coolers with lemon and plain water throughout the day and bring frozen grapes as a mid-day snack. The hotel grounds back up to the beach so you can access that as well. We didn't go on the beach but chairs and umbrellas there are for rent, they are not included in the fee for the room. We had lunch as we relaxed by the pool and the food was really good. I recommend getting to the pool as early as possible as it fills up by noon. Perhaps one of the best features at the hotel is the free wine hour from 5-6pm. They served two different varieties of wine and sangria each day and it is complimentary. There are plenty of chairs, couches, and pillows to relax on while you sip your vino. If you are interested in renting bikes there is a rental station in the back of the hotel near the beach access. You can rent a bike for as long as you like but 30 minutes is $4, a great value. If you sign up for the Kimpton rewards program you can get free wi-fi and $10 off your mini bar bill. It is free and a great deal! Valet parking was easy and quick, the fee is $34 a day plus tax, but it is south beach so you'll pay that or more at most hotels. The location of the hotel is great, right next to the SLS and the Delano, within walking distance to Lincoln and Ocean Drive.
If I had to complain about one thing it would just be that so many hotels now a days don't put doors on showers and the water tends to go on the bathroom floor. This was very minor and it certainly wouldn't sway my decision to stay here again.
We can't wait to stay here again, this will definitely be our new go to hotel in Miami!