This hotel was an oasis of luxury after our stay in downtown Miami. Its a small boutique hotel with a resort feel (without being over sized), and has a tranquil poolside lounge area and easy access to the beach and city boardwalk. The beach has plenty of lounge chairs and bar service. The Essensia restaurant was divine - wonderful culinary creations that were healthy and delicious! We were pleasantly surprise. The location is not very close to other South Beach attractions and you have to be prepared to take a cab from the hotel, but the beach front location is well worth it. The rooms have all the up to date amenities, and beach towels are available by the pool. All in all we were very pleased with the truly zen ambiance!