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Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Barclays Arrival, Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, Credit Cards, Hilton, Hotel | 0 comments

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.

 

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach prices

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach prices

 

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.

 

To apply for the credit cards discussed and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page

To apply for the credit cards discussed in this post and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page

 

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!

 

Hilton HHonors diamond and gold members receive a complimentary breakfast buffet, which includes a variety of cold items

Hilton HHonors diamond and gold members receive a complimentary breakfast buffet, which includes a variety of cold items

And a range of hot items

And a range of hot items

The gym is right next to the spa and has a locker room with a sauna

The gym is right next to the spa and has a locker room with a sauna

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach hot tubs

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach hot tubs

Just past the De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant is the hotel pool with chairs

Just past the De Rodriguez Cuba restaurant is the hotel pool with chairs

As well as cabanas for free use

As well as cabanas for free use

Exiting the pool area will take you straight to the beach and the ocean

Exiting the pool area will take you straight to the beach and the ocean

Miami South Beach to the left

Miami South Beach to the left

Miami South Beach to the right

Miami South Beach to the right

The beach club for the property next to Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach

The beach club for the property next to Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach

Hilton Bentley Miami beach section

Hilton Bentley Miami beach section

Hilton Bentley Miami beach club

Hilton Bentley Miami beach club

The beach club is actually run separately from the hotel but Hilton HHonors diamond and gold members receive complimentary chairs, towels, and an umbrella. I don't remember the actual prices, but it's not cheap.

The beach club is actually run separately from the hotel but Hilton HHonors diamond and gold members receive complimentary chairs, towels, and an umbrella. I don’t remember the actual prices, but it’s not cheap.

Hilton Bentley Miami beach club is full during the peak winter season, but it doesn't feel crowded

Hilton Bentley Miami beach club is full during the peak winter season, but it doesn’t feel crowded

The weather was around 80 degrees and made for a fantastic day at the beach

The weather was around 80 degrees and made for a fantastic day at the beach

Best part is the hotel is literally 30 seconds away so you can easily go to the bathroom or go to your room and come back if you like

Best part is the hotel is literally 30 seconds away so you can easily go to the bathroom or go to your room and come back if you like

 

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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