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OUR STORY BEGINS...

1939

The Riviera Hotel Company was issued a building permit for a three-story masonry structure costing $103,000, with 22 apartment units plus storefronts along both streets. Architects were John and Coulton Skinner. The building was named the Riviera Hotel for its first ten years, as seen in City Directories through 1949. Its architecture is Art Deco, or “Moderne” in style, and takes advantage of its important corner location. Two sweeping facades on the east and south, with eyebrows and Racing stripes, meet in a chamfered corner, flanked at each story by a pair of octagonal lozenge windows. The corner parapet is built up, decorated with a bas-relief medallion, and crowned with a flagpole. A three-color chevron decorates the terrazzo floor at the corner entrance.

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1942

Within a few years of its completion, the Riviera was among the hundreds of Miami Beach buildings used by the U.S.Army Air Forces for military training. Tourists were turned away and hotels became barracks, restaurants served as mess halls, theaters became classrooms, and thousands of new recruits trained daily on the beaches, streets, and golf courses. Government records show that the Riviera at that time had 50 hotel rooms (apparently the original apartments were subdivided), with a capacity to house 185 soldiers, and was leased by the military for $11,500 per year. It returned to civilian use on May 20, 1944.

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1950

The Riviera was renamed the Bentley Hotel, which it remains today. Retail tenants in the building’s storefronts over the years included Burton’s drug store, a Kasdin drugstore, a beauty parlor, and several restaurants, but no major structural changes were made and the building exterior still remains largely true to its original design.

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2020

While the exterior continues to reflect our history, the interior of the hotel has gone through a beautification process. The freshly updated room décor of our oversized guest rooms honors the essence of Miami Beach!

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Guest Reviews

Neighborly
Neighborly
2023-11-22
This is one of my favorite places in the area. South beach can be tricky but this is one of the favorite places to stop by, just north of 5th which is close enough but close to the mature quiet side of south beach. The cleanest beaches in South Florida are Def something to experience & the Bentley is one of the best places to experience it.
Marky Mark
Marky Mark
2023-11-16
We love this hotel, but they priced me out of there hotel at 450$ a night. So we had to go to the Marriott 3 doors down.
Ekaterina Terekhova
Ekaterina Terekhova
2023-11-14
We had a corner hotel room on the second floor. The room was clean and enough modern. There were many mirrors, fridge and kitchen stuff, the bad was perfectly hard, AC worked perfectly, towels were clean and fresh. The bathroom had a perfect shower (good water pressure). WiFi worked enough fast. The stuff is friendly and polite. Thank you a lot! My rate is 4 because the pool was on renovation and we couldn't use it, one day we didn't have water in all the hotel for a few hours.
Dimitris Tsamados
Dimitris Tsamados
2023-10-29
Excellent location, very nice suite. Unfortunately, the swimming pool and part of the hotel under renovation/construction (once with construction work noise at 4am in the morning). No bikes available for kids.