I've been here 6 years ago alone. The hotel looked good back then. It's located at collins avenue which is very busy. Great cars wherever you look. It's a 100 yards from South Beach. Unfortunately I was there when it was hurricane season. Very bad weather. Across the street there's a fine restaurant which belongs to the hotel. Watch out for nasty bugs that sting, i spent one night in hospital! The violence in Miami Beach is exaggerated but there are a lot of smaller neigborhoods near like Little Havana and Cuba, you better stay away from there at night. A lot of daytrips/ Make a cruise and visit the Everglades. Or take a tour to see houses of famous people like the Versace house. Miami Beach is great.