My boyfriend and I decided on staying at Z Ocean after reading through so many mixed trip advisor reviews for hotels in South Beach. While initially put off by the entrance to the hotel, we did find that it was really well situated for getting around South Beach. The hotel isn't directly on the beach but there was beach access quite literally 3 minutes walk away and great beach services that were shared with the Betsy hotel. The hotel itself had a good restaurant for breakfast and lunch (not too pricey either) and had a nice calm pool area with very friendly and attentive staff. In general, we were very impressed by the level of service offered by everyone at the hotel. The hotel concierge, Mickey, was great for finding tickets to the Miami Heat and for suggesting other things to do in the area. The rooms themselves were nice and clean, with balconies offering sun loungers. The bathroom, which wasn't perhaps private enough for our own liking all the time, did have a lovely wet room/shower. The few minor issues (one unclean pillowcase at arrival and a fellow guest talking loudly by the pool area at 2am) were dealt with very quickly and professionally by the staff. Having never stayed in South Beach before, I can't really comment on the value of the hotel with regards to price but I think it was fair with regards to rooms and services and would definitely recommend the hotel strongly based on our experiences with its staff.