Hotel Review: Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach Part 2
Last time, I reviewed the Partial Ocean View One Bedroom Suite at the Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach. As great as the rooms are, the best part of the hotel is actually its location and beach club. Maybe it’s just me, but I really like that you can be in the ocean one second, grab something in your room 5 minutes later, then be back in your beach chair shortly after that. In addition, the restaurant, gym, and spa facilities are also nice.
How You Can Do It
We booked two nights using the 2 free weekend nights that comes with the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card. The card gives you 2 free weekend nights after spending $2,500 within 4 months and also gives you free Hilton HHonors gold status, which means you’ll get free breakfast and the resort fee waived if you are on an award stay. Paid stays require the additional resort fee, which includes Internet access, two mojitos, and rentals (umbrella, chairs, and towels) at the beach club. Booking the free nights at this hotel actually requires a small workaround, which I’ll explain in an upcoming post.
During peak winter season, the Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach can easily go for $700+ before taxes and resort fees. Like the Conrad New York, the Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach is an extremely attractive option for using the Citi free weekend nights. If it was cheaper, I would just pay for the hotel with the Barclays Arrival credit card and redeem part of the 44,000 miles signup bonus to get the hotel stay for free.
The terms and conditions are not clear as to what is considered a “weekend night.” Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are definitely considered weekend nights, but there are reports that Thursday is also considered a weekend night. This recent Hilton Weekend Rewards promotion also defines a weekend as Thursday through Sunday night. If that’s the case, both of you on the honeymoon can open up a Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card to get 4 free nights at the Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach! This theory is an unconfirmed educated guess by me but at the very least, you’ll get 3 free nights.
Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach
The Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach has some great facilities. I like that the lobby has free workstations with Internet access and printers. The breakfast buffet at the De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant was tasty and had a large selection. The gym/spa area also looked nice and had a hot tub that wasn’t crowded at all, which brings me to my next point. The reason the hot tub and pool wasn’t very crowded was probably because the beach is literally 30 seconds away!
The Main Point
The biggest selling point of the Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach is its location and great beach club. The beach chairs, towels, and umbrella provided are good quality, and you can order food and drinks straight from your beach chair. I recommend a pitcher of their signature mojito. By now, you’re probably all ready to book your free award stay at the Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach, and I’ll show you how to do that in the next post.
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