If your not going to stay in South Beach then Sunny Isles Beach is a very good location to access the Miami area. Plenty of restaurants and services in the immediate area surrounding the Golden Strand Resort. As stated the pool and beach is a plus. The kitchen, living room and bedroom in the unit I stayed in was furnished with what I consider the bare necessities, period! All of the funiture should be replaced to enhance the stay of their guest. The rooms were clean even though we experience ants in our kitchen. Again, the place was clean. Expect a charge of $20 for parking and $10 per day for a resort fee.
Why did I rate it a three? For the beach, pool and cleanliness. Take out one of the aforementioned reasons and we're talking a rating of 2. Would I stay here again, probably not due to the out-dated furniture and bare necessities provided by the resort. This location is surrounded by millon dollar + condos and very upscale timeshares. The Golden Strand is caught in a time warpMore