we ended up at this hotel completely by accident -- and i'm so glad we did! upon arriving in Miami we learned that the hotel we booked was under construction, and worked with the rental agent to find other suitable arrangements. She was able to help us secure a 2 bedroom, 4th floor apartment at the Edgewater, and it was wonderful! HUGE master bedroom with lots of closet space, second [smaller] bedroom opening out onto balcony with table and chairs, and 2 bathrooms, beautifully renovated; modern, comfortable leather sofa, flat screen tv in living room and large kitchenette, with fridge and microwave with separate small stove top range. The selling point on the hotel, however, is the staff: they could not be nicer. we were there for 4 days, and every shift, every person, from housekeeping to valet to front desk person, was top notch - very pleasant and knowledgeable. only negatives were very limited ocean view from our balcony, and no pool - vastly outweighed by the positives, including daily breakfast and happy hour (served on the beautiful rooftop terrace), and the hotel offers towels and beach chairs for use at the beach right across the street. also, this place seems relatively quiet for south beach - possibly because the space next door is licensed as a late night club but was vacant during our visit. The Edgewater is was a wonderful getaway right in the middle of it all - highly recommended!