The Raleigh is a great value in South Beach and on the beach but not too far from everything. I booked a room that was very clean, with a very dated bathroom though, for just over $100 a night. However the first night the hotel was booked. They asked if their apartments just around the corner would be okay. I agreed ( over the phone).
I would say to avoid the apartments. They were next to a loud bar and were not secure at all. I checked into the National instead for the night.
The front desk staff was great.