The new hotel is in a safe quiet location in North Beach, which for us was much nicer than the scene in South Beach. I loved that we could walk from our hotel to breakfast, to the beach and through the local park. You could check in for the weekend and have a nice quiet getaway without driving anywhere. We checked in late and the restaurant was still open, I loved the pizza, it looked pricey at first but it was not considering what you get. Our room was simple modern and clean very Ikea which I like. This hotel doesn't have a lobby or anything like that but the pool area although small is really nice for relaxing. The bakery around the corner is addicting, Sazon was awesome great cuban food and there are other nice local restaurants huge park on the beach and a noodle shop in walking distance.