We stayed at the Bentley, although we booked through VRBO, as the suite we stayed in was privately owned within the hotel. We had a 5th floor, 1 bedroom with a balcony and ocean view overlooking Ocean Drive. There may have been a few minor cosmetic issues and a minor issue with some furnishings, but this is not the forum for that, as it's privately owned. However, I can attest to the great customer service provided by the staff at the front desk, most notably Louis. He was very personable, and quite accommodating as well. Every evening it was a pleasure to stop by and visit. He went out of his way to ensure my family (wife and 19 yo daughter) were enjoying our stay. Likewise, Maria was quite helpful too. The maintenance staff and others were always very pleasant and outgoing. This includes the valet staff as well. That service is an extra cost, a necessary evil if you will, for staying on Ocean Drive. The food and drinks at the attached restaurant were good as well, and that's not just the martinis that were in me talking. They offered 2 for 1 drinks well beyond happy hour. The location of this property is right at the very beginning of the Art Deco hotels on Ocean Drive (5th Street) and is a relatively quite section to stay. This is nice, as you can walk a few short blocks and be at the more "party going" section, think Clevelander's. But this is far enough removed that when you went to crash, you can do so with out having to hear constant bass and yelling from spring breakers. The only downside was that the pool and rooftop veranda is under construction, which was a letdown. We were told this would be completed before we made our reservations, but when it came time for the trip, it had still not been finished. I can say without a doubt though that it ended up not being a huge deal. As a side note, the construction crew did not start abnormally early, which was quite nice as we were located right next to the would be pool. Check out went very smooth, at a very early hour 4:45 am, and again the clerk (sorry I didn't get his name) was quite helpful and polite. This after quite and obviously trying night, which we discussed. He called for my cab, which was arranged the night before by Louis and that went like clockwork. As a last note, if you are looking to stay on South Beach and want to avoid hassle of parking and dealing with heavy traffic, you definitely don't need a car is you stay here. That should factor in as well when choosing to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recognized by Official Best of Florida, as "2010 Best Boutique Hotel in Florida", the Bentley South Beach's prime location on Ocean Drive is only a half mile away from Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Beach Convention Center, and five miles away from the Port of Miami, making it a convenient overnight pit stop. Bentley South Beach's all-suite hotel offers a variety of room categories including large balconies with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Miami Beach. Guests can choose from a Junior Suite, One Bedroom Suite or Two Bedroom Suite, all featuring a kitchenette, wet bar, Italian marble bathroom, plush terry bathrobes, a fully stocked minibar and room service. The accommodating and personable staff strives to make your stay at Bentley South Beach both memorable and effortless. Located along Ocean Drive, guests of Bentley South Beach have the luxury of enjoying our rooftop with a pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, or venturing across the street to our exclusive private beach club, featuring beach access, lounge chairs and towels. Located on the ground level of the hotel, Picciolo Italian Bistro showcases flavors of Italy for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers great people watching along the bustling street of Miami’s famous Ocean Drive. Menin Hospitality Perks program is available to all guests, which offers up to $100 in food and beverage savings to the restaurants and bars in the Menin Hospitality collection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bentley Hotel Miami Beach