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If you follow me (Rick) on Instagram or follow our Travel On Points Instagram, you may know I had an interesting route to get to Las Vegas last week. I will report more on that adventure later. First, I wanted to share some details from my stay at The Confidante Miami Beach, which is part of the Hyatt Unbound Collection. I booked this last minute as I was on my flight to Miami.
I try not to pay cash if I can avoid it, especially this year. I booked a standard room for 15,000 points. Since I am registered for Hyatt's latest promotion and have the Chase Hyatt card, I will receive 25% points back, for a net of only 11,250 for one night. The cash price would have been $170 with AAA rate & resort fees so nothing amazing on my redemption. It still works out to 1.5 cents per point, so I am happy with the redemption. I will also hit my Brand Explorer which will earn me another Hyatt free night. Hyatt awards you a free Category 1-4 stay (which is up to 15,000 points) for every 5 different brands you stay at. This Unbound Collection property is my fifth different Hyatt brand.
Check in was friendly and efficient. As part of their COVID procedures, they have all doors secured and only guests may enter. I was issued a wristband so they could verify I was a registered guest. I received a small hand sanitizer and a bottle of water and I was informed I was upgraded to a balcony room.
The Confidante has a old school beach vibe, which I liked. My balcony room ended up having a partial ocean view! The room had old furniture, but with the vibrant artwork and colors you would expect at a beach location, especially Miami. The room itself was not fancy, but it was spacious. The bed was comfortable and fit my needs. There was a small fridge, although it seemed almost as old as the furniture. I was impressed with the large bathroom and as a taller guy, I always appreciate a great spacious shower. Be sure to check out the video tour of the room as well.
The pool area was nice and had plenty of space. The hotel has two pools, with one being adults-only. There was an abundance of pool chairs, which were socially distanced, as well as cabanas. Pool chairs were sanitized by staff after someone left.
There is a pool area bar which is where I had drinks and food. Staff were friendly, and prices were reasonable for a beachfront hotel. I ordered the burger special ($14) for dinner and adding a beer was only an additional $4. The food was very good and I was impressed!!
As this was just a quick overnight stay, I did not make it out to the beach area or explore other areas of the hotel. The Beach area advertises beach chairs there, with services available.
Although, I was here just for an quick overnight stay, I would return to The Confidante. I think the Globalist upgrades could provide some amazing room possibilities, once I reach Globalist. The staff was friendly and the room fit my needs for a great overnight stay. The location provided an easy $12 Lyft ride to and from Miami International Airport. Have you been to Miami Beach? Is it on your list of places to go? Come over to our Facebook group and let us know your thoughts.