Did the same in November (only one day) and loved the hotel. Here's some of my thoughts:
Water taxi was awesome. Great guides, not uncomfortable like some boats, and some even have bars. It stops within an easy walk (coming from a not in shape person) to a ton of resteraunts and shops on Las Olas and elsewhere. Shouldn't be a problem finding stuff near the route.
Area around the hotel isn't quite as good for eating. There is a shopping center with a grocery store and restaurants a mile or so up the road. Might be worth an uber if you don't want super overpriced breakfast (my one real complaint about the hotel). Hotel restaurant has decent if a bit overpriced food. Lobby bar had a half price wine happy hour.
Feel free to ask any specific questions :).