Z Ocean is located where Ocean and Collins meet, about 100yds from South Beach itself. We really liked this smaller contemporary hotel where we enjoyed one of the penthouse rooms that came with two patios (one accessed by a spiral staircase to an area with jacuzzi, wet bar and double lounge) two T.Vs/audio, and an espresso bar in the seating area.The staff is particularly friendly as is Mickey the concierge, who sent us to a new Cuban restaurant that we would never had found on our own. The hotel is pretty quiet at night since it only has a breakfast/lunch restaurant, but the nearby hotel Betsy has a good restaurant (the Betsy itself is a little stuffy as is their bar). For drinks we walked a block to the large Lowes Hotel which has a great bar with entertainment and two restaurants, or to Lincoln Rd which is non-stop restaurants and shopping. South Beach is huge and clean, and the hotel provides chairs and umbrellas from a beach kiosk. This was an easy vacation. A direct flight from Boston and no rental car needed since everything is walkable or if needed, taxi fares are very inexpensive.