I stayed at the Starlite Hotel in South Beach for Ultra Music Festival in March 2013. I have to say I was really expecting the worst after reading so many negative reviews. But it was definitely better than what I had read. Sure it might be a bit dated but for the price and location it worked out very well for me. I was not really in the hotel very much as I was at the festival most of the weekend. The location couldnt be better for south beach, so many food options close by.
The hotel was a little bit loud but what do you expect, its south beach on spring break.
It was a bit a hard to sleep in just because so much light came in the room and the blinds didnt do much. but other than that, i cant cant complain. I would definitely stay there again if i was doing a miami trip on a budget.More