-Great location right at the beginning of the Ocean Drive restaurant area and directly across from the beach (although it's a 4 block walk to Bentley's stretch of the beach).
-Nice rooms. Spacious with lovely marble floors. The bed was extremely comfortable.
-The rooms are well equipped. I was impressed with the fully stocked liquor and snack bar. The items were very reasonably priced for a hotel. There was also a fridge, microwave and sink.
-Excellent housekeeping staff. The rooms were very clean.
-The Bentley Beach Club chairs were very comfortable and the food and drinks were excellent and reasonably priced.
-The complimentary breakfast was quite good and could be eaten on the nice little patio overlooking the beach.
-Although the beach is across the street it's a 4 block walk to the Bentley Beach Club.
-The hotel needs to renovate the hallways, which are very grubby looking.
-The website is misleading in terms of the pool area, which in reality is quite run down and not very large. The pool is only between 3 and 4 feet deep. While doing laps in the pool I kept scraping my knee changing direction.
-The hotel sign is not easily seen from outside and to get to the lobby you must take an elevator. To get to your room you must walk down a different hallway and take a different elevator. This doesn't seem like a big deal but gets tiresome very quickly.
-The temperature in our room seemed to fluctuate constantly even though we did not touch the temperature dial. Each morning we woke up feeling extremely warm. The air conditioning was also very noisy.
-There is no shelf in the shower to place your toiletries on.
-The phone was ancient and very dirty (although generally speaking the room was extremely clean and the housekeeping staff was excellent).
-The key cards were very temperamental.
-There was one front desk staff member who was very warm and welcoming while another that we dealt with was not exactly welcoming and our presence seemed to be a nuisance to him.
Overall was just an ok hotel. Probably wouldn't stay there again to be honest.
- Also Known As:
- Bentley Hotel Miami Beach
- Bentley Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at Bentley Hotel South Beach in Miami’s South Beach, guests love to make themselves at home in our stylish, sophisticated, and spacious suite accommodations which have been designed to reflect the beauty of the beach just outside our doors. All you need to do is check-in, kick off your shoes, unpack, and relax. We will take care of the rest. Every comfort is right at your fingertips including European styled kitchens or kitchenettes, Italian marble bathrooms, mini-bars, a telephone with voicemail, high-speed wireless Internet access, in-room safes, plush terry bathrobes, individual temperature controls, and daily housekeeping services. Escape to the beautiful Bentley Hotel & Beach Club, recognized by Official Best of Florida, as the “2010 Best Boutique Hotel in Florida”, the Bentley Hotel & Beach Club offers luxurious amenity-rich suites, an award-winning rooftop pool deck and exclusive Bentley Beach Club access. The Hotels prime location on South Beach’s Ocean Drive is also only a half mile away from Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Beach Convention Center. ... more less
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