We booked Loews as a second choice hotel as the first one we requested was not available and we were so pleased with our second choice!! This hotel is in the heart of the South Beach area, only a 5 min walk to Ocean Drive and 5 mins to Lincoln Road (restaurants and shops). It's definately one of the more upmarket hotels on that stretch of beach and it has every amenity needed.
The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and were happy to accomodate our room change because our first room had a view of a wall!!! The only thing we would warn everyone about is that the poolside gets very very busy and we would recommend going down early to reserve loungers (they keep them for an hour). Also the drinks and food at the pool bar/restaurant are expensive compared to buying them from outside. Saying that Miami is very expensive compared to other parts of America we have been to but it's buzzing and there are loads of restaurants and bars to try. We saw the July 4th fireworks on South Beach and they certainly know how to party! Loews is by far one of the best hotels on South Beach.