I'm been coming to South Beach for the Last 15 years. It's changed a lot. We had a group of 6 coming down for a family get-away.. We found a large townhouse called the Zen Lofts but it was only available for 5 of our 7 nights.. The booking agent suggested we stay at a Shelborne Townhouse for the 1st 2 nights in Miami then move to the zen lofts. I've actually stayed at the Shelborne Several times but I had no idea they had townhouses there.. The unit we stayed is was located right off the lobby. Unit L6- We we first arrived we were a bit concerned due to the townhouse being right across from the lobby bar and the music from the bar was really loud. Once we got into the unit you couldn't hear a thing.. The unit doesn't have a view... (looks out on the side street) but it was really spacious (I would say about 1500 sq ft) plenty of room for the 6 of us. Also, there was a full kitchen with a stove unlike the smaller studios I've stayed in at the Shelborne. 2 Queen beds upstairs and a queen sleeper sofa downstairs. The pool was clean and the pool staff really nice. I know in reviews I read people complained about the high resort fee. We book through sunspot Miami rentals and they didn't charge us any resort fee.. I had use of the wifi, pool, towels, lounges and even got a free umbrella and chairs on the beach. While we only stayed here for 2 nights before moving into our zen loft (I'll post a review on that one later) it was great.. There was a rocking pool party on Sunday and we got in without a problem even though we were in a private rental and hadn't booked through the hotel. The renovation looks great (I was last here a year ago and the place was a construction nightmare) .. Only downside is valet parking is insanely expensive we drove a block west and parked in a lot and paid 1/2 of what the valet was charging.