Our experience with the South Beach Marriott was an excellent one. We planned a small (11 people) wedding and the hotel was more than accommodating. Every single person who we encountered was pleasant and professional. When an issue arose with a lost bag the management was quick to acknowledge the problem and took suitable action in making things right. As for the property, it's nothing to write home about. The views are nice but the building does show some signs of wear and age. There is apparently an older basement wing of rooms that are not very nice, but we did not see them. It is kept very clean. Of the hotels in south beach it IS BY FAR the nicest. Drinks are expensive, but so is everything in south beach. Deco Blue was better than we expected.