The best thing about this hotel is that it is in a great location if you want to be on Ocean Drive. It is right across the street from the beach. I feel like they really tried with this hotel - you can see a lot of personal touches like robes in the bathroom, newer TVs, and they are renovating rooms. The room was small but clean. The room had a lot of really nice, thoughtful details. Someone is really trying to make this hotel seem upscale. There is a tiny shop downstairs, which is convenient.
However, the air conditioner in our room consistently emitted a small engine roar after running quietly for five minutes and was so incredibly loud that we couldn't run it at night (and I am not a light sleeper). Consequently, our room pretty much felt like a sauna. We finally figured out that the noise happened after turning the air conditioning off and then turning it on again. When we left the air conditioning on all day and came back (we wanted to cool the room down so we could turn it off while we were in the room because of the noise), the sound would dim down to a dull hum, which seemed wasteful, but that is what we ended up doing. However, even with the noise down, the air conditioner didn't really work that great.
Other things that weren't so great about this hotel: there is only one ice machine - it's on the fourth floor, which was under construction. The afternoon staff are not that friendly; they feel kind of scornful. The maids and the morning staff were pretty nice.
We had dinner downstairs at Casablanca. I don't know what breakfast and lunch are like, but I would not recommend dinner. The drinks and appetizers were really good, but the entrees were really, really bad. Just completely bad.
Most of the other things I would overlook, but I wouldn't go back to this hotel just based on the air conditioner not working. Miami in the summer is a miserable experience without a functioning air conditioner.
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