Would've given this hotel 5 Stars had it not been for the few mishaps in the room. I'll start with the positive.
Great Location!! Beachfront property. Has guest only pool and jacuzzi areas. Wasn't far at all from South Beach fun and there's shop and restaurant aplenty nearby. Definitely a plus to have Starbucks right next door! :)
Fitness room was a tad small but its great for what you need to do & go. I didn't go to the Spa but its quaint also.
Valet was the way to go for us as street pkng is a challenge as many already know. There were some beautiful cars to admire at the hotel. Ferraris, Bentleys, very nice eye candy.
We ate at the hotel's restaurant for lunch on the terrace-food was great! Had moonlit drinks and apps one evening in the outdoor fireside seating. Very picturesque with the fountain and waves crashing in the background. They have cute cabanas also, I presume you can eat in them or even get a spa service. Wasn't back to the hotel in time enough to inquire.
Before we left, tried the breakfast buffet which was Awesome. Well worth the $25/pp. You would spend that anyway for a la carte items. The waffles were yummy, yogurt & granola were fresh, custom egg white omelettes & crisp bacon (major plus!) and an array of other items to choose from.
Now for the room. Very comfy when we finally got in! It wasn't ready until hours after we arrived :( So doublecheck enroute to the hotel on rm availability. Hotel staff were very friendly though.
For some reason the TV didn't want to work even after the tech came to tweek it. The sound would go up automatically then you couldn't turn the TV off. Sometimes it wouldn't cut on with the remote or manual button. Weird....
The patio door was stuck so couldn't go out and enjoy the morning sunrise or get a lil fresh air. The tech came by the next day and fixed that.
Was wondering why the comforter was so thin, thought maybe it was just sheets doubled. as Marriott usually has plush comforters -feather down, etc. Nope turns out it was a duvet with nothing in it. Requested a new one and it was delivered quickly.
Overall I enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay here again!