In March, my wife and I stayed at The Savoy, a real gem on Ocean Ave in South Beach on the quiet stretch just below 5th. Decent interior courtyard with sitting areas, small pools, lounge decks with terrific views of the beach and ocean only 50 yards away. Older establishment, no flash, but it's wonderful to walk out Savoy's back gate directly to the beach. Best rooms (also most expensive) are "Ocean View suites" on 2nd and 3rd floors. Decent breakfast (good choice, reasonably priced but not included in the room rate). Staff were very helpful.