We had previously visited South Beach a couple of years ago staying in one of the "art-deco" hotels on Ocean Drive which was very nice but this time we wanted somewhere quieter so, based on favourable tripadvisor reviews, we selected the Villa Italia and we were not disappointed in any way. The hotel is not large and is situated in a quiet area and our room was on the top floor at the front - there are only 2 floors. The room was very spacious, well fitted out with modern furniture and also very clean, as was the bathroom. As previously mentioned by reviewers the daily resort charge includes a continental breakfast which was perfectly adequate to start your day.
Another plus point was the excellent reception personnel who were all friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure you had no problems and also recommended restaurants and local transport information and made you feel at home.
The airport bus (No 150) stop (in both directions) is only a couple of minutes walk from the hotel.
We would certainly stay here again and have no hesitation in highly recommending the Villa Italia.