If you're looking to be dropped right in the middle of the center of tourist world in South Beach and experience Ocean Drive right out your door, you've found the place. Its location on the northern-most stretch of Ocean Drive keeps you away from the chaos further down for when you want to retire from the party life, which was nice considering I didn't actually party too much at night while in SoBe.
The rooms are spacious and for the most part clean. If I wanted to be a total critic I could note several things I wasn't too impressed by, but the good outweighed the bad and the bad was too petty to even matter. If you're a total neat freak who's used to her immaculate, magazine looking hotel room at the Westin, you might not be down for this place. If a few dirt stains on the curtains and scuffs on the walls doesn't bug you, you'll be able to relax in the room just fine. The shower was a bit odd in that the minimalist aesthetic was taken to the point where the shower wall (or lack thereof) wasn't very practical. That said, be prepared to use the towels double duty as bath mats. House keeping came at odd times, around 4-5pm, so if you're taking a siesta around then be forewarned if you want turndown service. Aside from a few picky things I noted on, I really felt comfy hanging out in the room. The wall of mirrors is a very nice perk when you're trying to get ready for a night out and your significant other is hogging the bathroom.
The beach towels you get for free (well, which are included with the resort fee) from the front desk are alright for drying off and bringing along, but I would definitely invest in a thicker/bigger towel to lay on in the sand.
The complementary drinks are alright, but I went for the $4 up-charge to have a Bloody Mary which was well worth it. I definitely wouldn't hold your breath for the free breakfast, but that's the restaurant's feedback (Purple Penguin) and not the hotel.
All in all, if you're in your 20s/30s and want somewhere steps from the beach and nightlife, and you're not going to freak out if you see a stain on a white curtain then you'll have a great few nights at this place.
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