I got a chance to stay at the Hilton Bentley in Miami for 3 days and I think that this is a well deserved 4 diamond hotel. This hotel offers all suite accommodations and it is located right on the beach. This hotel is also walking distance to great restaurants and bars.
We drove to the hotel from the airport as I flew into FLL. As you pull in, valet service greets you and takes your car as you check in. If you can avoid renting a car, I recommend it as parking is $35 a night. The check in process was fast and the front desk staff was very friendly.
When I got to the room, I was welcomed with a personalized note and refreshing waters.
I was also impressed by the room because of the kitchenette with stainless steel fridge and granite counter tops, a comfy sofa that converts to a sleeper, a standup shower and yes…a bidet (beday).
Now as a Gold Member from my Citi Hilton Reserve Card, I received free internet and free all American Breakfast for me and one guest which was great! They had a variety of fruits and pastries and they had the standard scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and pancakes. They even had a made to order omelet station.
Right outside the restaurant is the pool area with plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing. There is also a pool side bar area to get some adult beverages.
I also received 2 free mojito coupons and a 20% discount card for the hotel restaurant which we gladly took advantage of.
So how did I get this hotel that usually costs $300+ a night during the holidays?
Well I had gotten the Citi Hilton Reserve card which gave me 2 free weekend nights and Gold status. I had also gotten the Amex Hilton card which gave me points to get the 3rd night. Since this hotel is a category 9 hotel, the points could range from 50k-80k depending on the season. You have to book this hotel during the holidays well in advance since award nights run out fast! I also stayed here on forth of July and it was a perfect location to watch fireworks on the beach. I was able to get this night for 50k points and it was well worth the points.
Overall, I had an enjoyable and low cost vacation and I would definitely go back once I rack up more Hilton points.