We spent two nights at the Raleigh and thoroughly enjoyed it. Its location is excellent near the beach where it has its own amenities, and there is a large walled garden behind the hotel with a beautiful swimming-pool, a restaurant and numerous sun chairs and sofas. A wonderful place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner - we really enjoyed our breakfast there.
Our room had a direct sea view, but was not particularly large. It was rather old-fashioned and would benefit from a thorough refurbishment and new furniture and carpets, especially as the old carpet in the room was slightly smelly.
The hotel staff were all very helpful, friendly and service-minded.
We had free wifi in the room and were also allowed to use the hotel bicycles free of charge - a wonderful way to visit Miami South Beach on the cycle path along the beach and the docks.
The Raleigh is not cheap - due to its amenities and reputation - and we paid around 550 US dollars per night for an average room in terms of overall quality.
Nevertheless we would definitely recommend the Raleigh because of its friendly staff, its location and its amenities, in particular the walled garden, the beach facilities and the free bicycles.