Taking the red-eye to Miami is always a wonderful experience, especially if you worked all day before and go straight to work after you arrive. (Warning: Irony!) I didn’t sleep much on the plane and hoped that the hotel would let me check in early. With family in town as well I tried to get a hotel close to theirs in Miami Beach. I booked “The Confidante” in Miami Beach and my Hyatt Globalist status would give me some great perks there.
First of all the resort fee gets waived for eligible rates. Eligible rates are basically all rates which earn World of Hyatt points. I booked the cheapest room available with an AAA-rate. This was a great deal because the resort fee of $30 would increase the rate tremendously. However, I still had to pay for parking $44 dollars a night. Besides that, I would also get free breakfast in the morning for up to two adults and two kids. This is a great benefit as well because the buffet is $24 plus tax or you can go a la carte. More about that later.