Looking for a hotel in South Beach or Miami Beach but it is a harder task than i initially thought, would not want to pay more than 150$ per night with taxes. I have been looking in Orbitz and Expedia some weeks now and using trip advisor to see the reviews etc and cant understand how come 90% of the 3* places get totally awful reviews... so thats why im not up for bidding on a 3* hotel rather have been trying a 4* one. It is just wierd that basically below the 150$ margin all the places in south beach get very bad reviews. Started up by bidding in priceline for a 4* in south beach and miami beach with some rebid zones, have been going up to 110$ so far, am willing to go higher but as there is still time before the trip i thought i would take it slow considering the fact that someone in this board won 4* in miami beach for 95$ just some time ago. while doing the research in tripadvisor i started to wonder if may be trip advisor is used for fights between hotels e.g. one hotel writes a bad review for the other one etc. as it seems illogical that every cheaper than 150$ place in south beach is dirty, with rude staff etc. Or is South beach really that run down place. Should i be looking and Ft. Lauderdale instead may be? just want to spend a week in Florida with first part 4-7.march in a nice beach resort whereas the rest of the time i would spend driving across florida including key west etc.