We needed a place to stay for a couple of nights after a long flight from the UK and before a drive across to the Gulf coast. We picked this hotel as it was such a short drive from the airport. It really is in an excellent location, away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach but only a 10 dollar cab ride from there if that is what you are after. The room was lovely with a sitting area at the front as well as a comfortable bed. Our room was next to the elevator but this did not disturb us. The tiki bar was in a lovely spot just by the beach and had an excellent happy hour until 7pm. We ate at Carrabas both nights and both meals were excellent. The breakfast buffet was included complimentary for us via our travel agent and was very good, although I am not sure I would have paid 36 dollars for 2 each day if it had not been included. I had been a bit concerned at the price of the valet parking before we got there but it seemed not unreasonable when we were there compared to other places along the beach and it really made life so much easier when you arrived after a long journey. All the staff at the hotel were very friendly and very efficient, I could not fault them. It is a shame about the building work going on around the pool area. It did not affect us as our only full day was the Sunday when no work was carried out. But it did start early on the Monday morning and would not have been very relaxing if you were sitting around the pool. However once it is finished I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others and I would definitely go back.