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robkeane 79 posts

I’ve stayed in both the IC miami and the Bentley a few times, most recently was 2022.

Bentley was crazy cash price when we were there, I think around $700 a night. Unknown to me, we were their during springbreak. That year it got totally crazy, so much they curfewed the whole ocean drive the night after we moved over to the IC miami.

It’s never a $700 a night hotel, we stayed 5 nights on points. Not that there is anything wrong with it, its a decent hilton in a decent part of town. It’s at the very start of Ocean drive, 25 min walk or so gets you down to the busy end. So it’s nice and quiet. Room is a good size, it has it’s own area of the beach with beach service. You get beach loungers and a sun umbrella included.

That most recent time it was a credit for breakfast, as I recall the credit was enough for the buffet, but not the tip. Bentley has a small pool, and a decent greek restaurant that serves the breakfast. The restaurant is owned and run separately, but charges to the room.

IC miami is over the causeway in Miami itself. It has a really good lobby area with a nice vibe. Rooms are showing their age. Exec lounge provides very decent offerings as I recall, we stayed on points and paid for lounge access. We may have been unlucky, but each time we stayed at the IC, the pool (which is outside on 4th floor I thing) was really incredibly breezy.

We were previously in Miami in 2018, and stay in the same 2 hotels, and I was struck by how much things had increased in price. I think drinks at the bar had nearly doubled in price in the 4 years. The entire bar and hotel staff were all new, virtually everyone was let go during covid.

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