I wish I could do 4 1/2 stars. This hotel was very nice & the front desk staff was great. I asked tons of questions about directions and South Beach & nightlife and he answered everyone with insight & patience. The hotel itself was nice & clean and about 30-40 min from South Beach. Close to restaurants & shopping areas as well. It was sort of a neighborhood hotel, I don't recall seeing other hotels nearby. Only negative was the dampness of the room...but I think that is due largely to the Miami weather.