Grand beach hotel is close enough to the action on South Beach, the taxi's are less than 10 from hotel if traffic is good. The city bus goes past the hotel and is 2$. The hotel is clean and the staff are friendly.
Drinks and food at the hotel are less than average. Don't eat here. The food at the bar comes in cheap plastic take out containers, not even on a plate. The drinks are all served in crappy plastic cups. When drinks are 15$ they could at least put it in a nice looking cup. Tip is included in the price, mostly included everywhere in Miami.
There is an adults only pool on the 11th floor, it is much nicer and quieter than the ground level pools. The ocean is steps away.
This hotel is also very close to FontaineBleue which has very good restaurants, clubs, and bars. I went to Blue bar several times, Liv twice and ate at the one of the restaurants. Talked to people at Blue bar that ate at the other restaurants there and said they were great.More