I need an amazing play to stay in June for a romantic birthday weekend. We arrive in Miami on a thurs and leave on a sun. Would you stay in Miami or go elsewhere( keys etc). Please share your fav. Places to stay around there...beach is a must
South Beach Marriot is great. Closer to all the SoBe activity yet far enough away to not be bothered. If you like a more modern hotel right on the beach, try the Eden Roc especially if you can get an ocean front room. Really cool. Nicer ocean front rooms than the SoBe Marriott. A little further away from the activity but close enough to walk. It is also right next to the Fountainbleu Hotel.
I agree that it's the South Beach Marriott. I've stayed there many times since it opened in 2000 and always had a great time. It has a very good Concierge Lounge but unfortunately it's closed on the weekends (a major bone of contention with me since it's not a business hotel).
I have stayed at both the South Beach Marriott and Eden Roc and I think both are awesome. The South Beach Marriott is more 'boutique' while the Eden Roc is an upscale resort. If you drive up to Fort Lauderdale, there is a wonderful Marriott called the Harbor Beach. It has a phenomenal spa + the beach is more private than the Eden Roc - it is a full-scale resort with lots of great amenities. I have stayed there a number of times. Wherever you stay - ask for an ocean FRONT room (not ocean view). Key West is lovely, but a LONG drive from Miami.