Spent a great long weekend at the Courtyard. True to previous reviews the staff was great at checkin and was able to move our room to an ocean view with balcony. Also enjoyed great monitors and fish tacos at the tiki bar.
The location was a bit away from all the great restaurants and shopping but an easy taxi for under $10. As we wanted an oceanfront property I thought the $13 per chair plus $19 for umbrella was excessive. I understand there is not a resort fee but on average those run $20-25 per day not $45. Thus although a nice hotel it brought the rate over other nice oceanfront properties closer to the main drag so consider the whole package prior to making your reservations in Miami Beach.