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Hilton Bentley South Beach Hotel, Miami Beach

Editor's Pick
101 Ocean Drive
South Beach
Miami Beach , Florida
Tel: 866 236 8539 (toll-free)
Tel: 305 938 4600's insider take:

This high-rise condo/hotel (in the Hilton stable since September 2007) is in the slightly quieter SoFi (South of Fifth) district at the tip of South Beach, opposite Prime One Twelve. The 109 kitchenette-equipped suites are huge and chintzy, with heavy drapes, quilted headboards, and brocaded bolsters. Some have equally spacious balconies—you'll pay more for ocean views—and generously sized bathrooms. Order breakfast on the outdoor terrace between the two towers; there's a hot tub there, too, if you'd like an early morning soak. An Asian-accented spa opened in 2008 on the fourth floor terrace, where you can have treatments outdoors. And at Gaia Ristorante (opened in February 2009), diners can either order specialties such as rigatoni arrabbiata and veal scaloppine off the Italian menu, or have chef Gaetano Ascione prepare a customized dish.

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