Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach
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... pay extra. In Florida insurance is never included as it's a job fault state, but we didn't want to risk it. We were upgraded to a bigger car as they were late and managed to set off just after 9am. It's an easy drive to Orlando, about 3 1/2 hours straight up the main highway, there are quite a few tolls to pay though, the most expensive being nearly 16 USD. We stop off for a quick break along the way and manage to get to Universal Studios just before 1 pm. It's 17 dollars to ...
... to name a few! We got great views of the city skyline and even hit a glimpse of the stadium where Miami heat play! After the tour, we explored downtown Miami. There was plenty of stores, markers, restaurants and bars. We opted for Italian since we couldn't get it last night and have been craving it for most of the trip. We shared a bottle of wine and pizza before our mains- I had Portabello mushroom risotto. ...
... life... A ferry to Fisher Island was a highlight the resort is super swish. Up at 7 today after a fab nights sleep and an easy day on the beach, sunlounger, kindle and water Today was spent on a sun lounger under a huge umbrella covered in sun factor 50!! Still a few pink bits!? How??? A few cocktails on the beach to finish the day off before a delicious salad and bead tea a few glasses of wine and then ...
Once again we boarded and departed on time for our flight to Miami. We were above or in the clouds for the entire journey. The flight was very bumpy, one of the worst I have been on in quite some time. Because of those storms we were re-routed a couple of times by air traffic control. That meant we would be late arriving. We did not think that was going to cause us any problems because we had a two-hour window.
At one point the ...
... the golden oldies like 'It's a small world' stand the test of time - very sweet. The live shows were just brilliant - audience participation for both Monsters Inc and Nemo were priceless. And there were Disney Princesses as far as the eye could see. Heaven for little girls. The food, however, was atrocious. Beyond bad. There were very few options besides cheese burgers, turkey legs and corn dogs at either the parks or the resorts with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Bentley Miami/South Beach Miami Beach
Housekeeping needs major help!
Come on guys; get your act together!! Help is needed very badly at the Bentley Beach Hotel in Miami Beach. Had to wait until about 4:30 for my room, when checkin is at 3pm. Kept being promised, and promised just a few more minutes. Now I understand why! During my stay had requested services for my room...never happened, called Housekeeping for toothbrush, never showed up, called for turndown, never showed up, called for a blanket, never showed up, called for towels, never showed up...had to go to front desk for towels...very kind and extremely sympathetic to the situation. New hotel, needs major help in housekeeping. Will never reach 5 star status as they claim if this continues! Ever hear about the Help Wanted's.
This is a beautiful boutique hotel. As of this writing (March 2005), the Spa and restaurant have not opened. We had 2 rooms.One was the one bedroom "grand" suite. It had beautiful furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen. The other room was the efficiency room. It was of course smaller but again had beautiful furnishings and a fancy flat wall TV. Both bathrooms were full marble and beautiful.
I found a great grand opening deal on Expedia and I'm so glad I jumped on it. It was the cleanest room I have ever stayed in (maybe because it was brand new). The bedding and towels were top notch. The bathroom was huge and marble throughout. The location was perfect for our interests. It is at the quieter end of South Beach, but within walking distance to all of the art deco hotels/bars. It's really close to Joe's Stone Crab (another place I'd recommend). The hotel is on a beautiful stretch of beach with comfortable lounge chairs. The desk staff and concierge were really nice and helpful. I should mention a few things that could be improved: the breakfast was expensive and served on an extremely windy patio on the 4th floor; housekeeping was unresponsive to requests for additional towels; the shower did not have a curtain (intentionally) and water got all over the floor. These things did not bother us because the postive things outweighed them. I know this hotel will be a lot more expensive when it's fully up and running. I hope I can afford to stay there again some day!! It made our first trip to Miami memorable.
My wife and I just returned after four nights at Bentley Beach. She was on business for a non-profit so the $195.00 rate was a must. I am sure that prices are likely to double because the property has a lot to offer. Our room #613 was facing west, but the skyline is quite nice and you can see cruise ships heading out to sea. Also it was amusing to my wife to see the steakhouse below continue to take diners well past 1:30 in the morning. The room had a small kitchen and a surround sound DVD player with a plasma TV. Top of the line I would say. Bring your favorite movie. The location was better than I expected. You are right next door to the Nikki Beach Club, and a short walk to reasonably priced Big Pink restaurant. Also near is Tavern Opa which is greek and quite lively as guest dance on tables while bellydancers move about. Also Joe's Stonecrab has a takeaway store that is quite nice. Many of the more popular nightclubs are within a walk if that't what you enjoy.The Beach area is every bit as nice as National and Sagamore, be sure to tip Pedro the cabana manager, he works quite hard.
Amazing room, views and location
Although this condo/hotel is still working out the kinks, it is truly amazing. we stayed in suite 905a (corner unit) only way to go, it had a huge balcony ocean and inlet views, flat screen tv, marbel bathroom the whole 9. When we got there they did make us wait 45 min past check-in, but made it up to us by having a bottle of complimentary champagne waiting for us in our room. we got an amazing rate of 195 per night on expedia, my advise is book early in the high season (at least a month in advance). Beware some rooms have small balconys, request a 05a line or another corner unit and you won't be dissapointed
Booked a two-night weekend stay. Arrived Fri night at 11pm to be told that they really didn't have any rooms. Sent us to the Doubletree where the spring break crowd was overflowing. Bentley told us they had booked a suite for us, the DoubleTree didn't even have suites. Told to call back the next day to see if they had any rooms for the following day. Called to talk to the reservations manager, put on hold and hung up on three times. Finally got to him to hear they had no rooms for the second night either. Told not to worry that "it happens a lot to a lot of people". Said he would send out a voucher for a free weekend in the future, of course never arrived. They have quite a lot to learn about running a first class hotel.
I just returned from a weekend(2/25-2/28) at the Bentley Beach Hotel in South Beach. It has only been opened a few months and it shows.
Can't wait to go back
This place is going to be the next Delano when it is fully up and running. We stayed there during the Food Festival, and it is the perfect location, big comfortable suites and great staff. Location is perfect, on the beach and near all the action but not right in the middle. We go to Miami each year for a few days, and this will be the place we stay.
Just opened, and already 5 Stars!
Because the hotel is having a "soft opening", we got a great rate, but the place is so nice and location is so magnificent that we will pay full price. Also like that it is smallish. We had a one bedroom suite which was perfect for our 4 day visit. It is in the hot new area called SOFI (south of fifth) which is a great location, just next to all the action without being too far or in all the chaos. I loved the fact that it was ocean front, and our room had a balcony. Liked the fact there was a full kitchen too, sometimes it is nice just to eat in and enjoy a great bottle of wine while listening to the ocean! This place will be the hot new location once it is up and going full steam.
Bentley Beach Hotel-Great Spot
Spent two nights at the Bentley Beach Hotel mid-February. Great location; oceanfront, within walking distance of all the South Beach action, without being in the midst of the craziness. Beautiful rooms (we had a one bedroom suite, with seperate living room, kitchenette, jaccuzzi tub, large ocean view balcony). No restaurant on the property, but plenty of choices within a short walk in any direction. Friendly, attentive staff. Will definitely stay there again, later in the season when it is a touch warmer, and more conducive to beach activity.