I just read someone else's review to think through my title. 'We're glad we didn't stay anywhere else'. I can say the same. Beautiful hotel and super friendly staff made us feel at home and well looked after on my first visit to South Beach (which is pretty crazy).
1) The air conditioning was fierce. Most of you probably love it but it was too much for us.
1) Super friendly staff including Bradford (the person, not my home town) and an Italian woman (I think) who kept pulling us to the front of the queue to get back in the hotel (we were there over July 4th).
2) A perfect location for a Perfect Manhattan. Thanks to the pool bar staff.