To ensure a top-class visit to Miami’s South Beach, stay at the Bentley Hotel and Beach Club. This boutique hotel is consistently named among Miami’s best hotels. In fact, in 2010 it won an “Official Best of Florida” award for its views, amenities, and customer service. The Bentley caters to celebrities, high-powered executives, and other jet-setters on holiday. Situated along a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beach, this eclectic landmark blends the best of luxury, art deco architecture, and contemporary conveniences such as high-speed internet and modern kitchen appliances. The Bentley Hotel is conveniently located at the junction of Ocean Drive and Fifth Street, an upscale beachside neighborhood featuring trendy shops, exclusive restaurants, and an active nightlife.
Rooms at the Bentley Hotel
At the Bentley Hotel, rooms are referred to as studios (junior suites), one-bedroom suites, and two-bedroom suites. Ample room is provided for comfortable computer use and entertaining. Each suite is equipped with a kitchenette, a fully-stocked refrigerator, and a mini-bar. These are restocked daily if needed. Additional perks include plush cotton robes, Italian marble bathrooms, and three voicemail lines. Rooms with private balconies are available.
For the ultimate Bentley Hotel experience, reserve the penthouse suite. The spacious bedroom, tastefully decorated living room, and expansive kitchen create a luxurious beachhouse-like atmosphere. Step onto the terrace for sweeping ocean views and private sunbathing.
Guests at the Bentley in South Beach are granted access to the exclusive Bentley Beach Club. Located a short walk from the Bentley Hotel on Ocean Drive, the premier club provides plush chaise lounges, beach beds, cabanas, and beach umbrellas on a private stretch of beach. Butlers serve cocktails and entrees, and water sports equipment is available.
Guests also visit the Bentley for its famous spa treatments. The Bentley Hotel Spa, located a few blocks away at 101 Ocean View Drive, provides Asian-inspired massages, body scrubs, manicures, and facials. Services can be provided indoors or outside in a cabana.
On site at the hotel, rooftop access lets guests enjoy a breathtaking ocean view, bar refreshments, a sparkling swimming pool, and a relaxing Jacuzzi. The deck can also be rented for private receptions.
The Bentley’s Bellini Bistro is located in the hotel lobby. The restaurant features fresh seafood and pasta, a gorgeous patio, and an excellent wine and cocktail list. It’s perfect for people-watching and romantic candlelit dinners.
The Bentley is ideally situated for the active traveler: shopping, restaurants, and nightclubs are within an easy walking distance of the hotel.
To start, the art deco district is a unique architectural attraction. Running from Fifth Street to Fifteenth Street, this district is renowned worldwide for its hundreds of examples of art deco apartments and hotels erected between 1923 and 1943. The well-preserved district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For pedestrian-friendly shopping, Bentley Hotel guests can stroll six blocks to Lincoln Road. The Lincoln Road shopping area, known as the Rodeo Drive of Miami, has one-of-a-kind cafes, high-end boutiques, and fine restaurants. The area is also home to Mynt Lounge. This exclusive nightclub on Collins Road has a strict door policy and routinely draws A-list celebrities.
As for family entertainment, a number of options are just a few minutes away. The 38-acre Miami Seaquarium is a must-see. It features Lolita the Killer Whale as well as sharks, manatees, sea turtles, fish, and – surprisingly – birds. Eight educational shows are performed daily. For an extra-special treat, sign up for Dolphin Odyssey, the Seaquarium’s interactive dolphin program. Visitors who are 52” and taller are invited to don wetsuits and swim with the dolphins in Dolphin Harbor. Miami Seaquarium is just three miles from the Bentley Hotel.
For more wildlife fun, check out Jungle Island. This interactive zoological park is located just two miles from the Bentley Hotel between South Beach and downtown Miami. Visitors can watch wildlife as diverse as a 900-pound liger (a lion-tiger hybrid), penguins, lemurs, and boa constrictors. Jungle Island also recreates a Florida Everglades habitat, letting visitors experience the area’s flora and fauna.
Nearby museums include the Jewish Museum of Florida, which focuses on Jewish culture from around Florida, and the Miami Children’s Museum, a hands-on museum that fosters learning through play.
510 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139