Miami is a little different than most cities when accessing high crime areas. It does not have a certain section or side of town that is known for being worse than any other like most large cities do. Instead, it has "pockets" that freckle the entire urban area. For example, you'll find Coral Gables to be very upscale and safe feeling, but just across the boundary street, it's a completely different picture. The same is true for the popular Coconut Grove area. One turn south at the edge of the district, and you'll find yourself in a very seedy area that you will NOT like. I suppose the good news is that I have not seen any high crime stories on the news that involve this hotel.