I think you cannot have it both ways, when it comes to hotels (you can, but it comes at a higher price)... This hotel is located where it is located precisely because it is meant to be an oasis of repose away from the insanity of Miami and Miami Beach. We picked this versus the downtown regency after reading some of the reviews and there was also a Tattoo convention in it the weekend we went (same weekend as Justin Bieber concerts and the marathon!). The hotel is nicely appointed, the gym is nice and clean, so is the pool, the restaurant was an amazing discovery and the rooms are great, think Hyatt Place, just bigger and nicer and better. All of our service requests were met quickly and satisfactorily and the staff, from the management down, was very pleasant. Special kudos to our server, Edwin, who was on point and great during our dinner. Would go back in a flash to have a quiet oasis after running around Miami all day.