Went with a friend for a long weekend and we really enjoyed our stay. The property is truly beautiful...you don't need to go anywhere other than the beach and pool. The hotel is indeed situated within easy walking distance to the SoBe Deco district and Lincoln Road shopping area. While the hotel food, beverage, service fee etc., is a bit pricey all in, it was delicious and we enjoyed quite a bit of it! There are places nearby the hotel (within a one or two block walk) that you can easily purchase beverages and snacks if your wallet needs a little break. A french bakery 1/2 block up toward Lincoln has delicious coffee and food - we enjoyed their breakfast items in particular.
Our room was extremely comfortable and very clean (stayed in the main tower - high floor - recommend it). We arrived early and our room was ready for us - which was a wonderful way to kick off our much needed (and long saved for) vacation. We were also upgraded to a beach view and were able to hit the pool in a flash. Two very big, smiling thumbs up!
We found all of the hotel staff completely friendly and professional. These folks work very hard - and we noticed. We even needed to call for a night time sink repair, which was handled quickly and efficiently.
Special thanks to our check in assistant Mercedes, who was extremely helpful. Dennis and Phil at Nautilus bar were wonderful, we really appreciate their fun personalities and willingness to answer questions and provide recommendations.
Had a great time and would definitely plan another stay.