The hotel is steps away from Ocean Drive, the well known strip where all things happen. Great restaurants. Great entertainment. It is also a stone throw from the white sand beaches where fun in the sun can be had. Collins drive is the street that the hotel is on which is awesome for anyone that loves shopping (like I do) this is a shoppers dream. Some history about this hotel (taken from their website) The building was developed in 1939 by L. Murray Dixon, a principal architect who defined Decoration South Beach design. Nestled in the heart of the city's celebrated Art Decoration District, The Marlin Hotel remains a signature South Beach landmark. In the 1990's, the hotel was transposed into a tropical retreat for some of the world's most renowned recording artists and performers. Music legends like Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Gwen Stefani and many more have made their way to The Marlin to stay, play and produce their music at property's in-house recording studio. Definitely highly recommended. I will definitely book here again should I have the opportunity to return.