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Review: Corona Beach House Miami – Priority Pass Lounge

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I had just flown from Vegas to Miami aboard AA’s 757 with lie-flat seats and visited the Flagship Lounge, but I was HUNGRY when I arrived. When I think about it, I only had a tiny bit of yogurt on my flight and a glass of champagne in the lounge because they were in the midst of replenishing food, and the menu here looked pretty good. As a result, Dave and I headed over to the Corona Beach House before taking our business class flight to Buenos Aires aboard AA’s 777-200 with Super Diamond seats. In a sentence…it hit the spot.

Corona Beach House Miami Details:

  • 6:30am to 10pm
  • Concourse D, near gates D23, 24
  • no Take out
  • Can only use once per 24 hours

Here’s a list of cards that offer Priority Pass access:

Details of Using your Priority Pass – $30 a person and gratuity is included

The full details are below, but we were afforded $30 per person, and unlike many Priority Pass lounges, the tip was included. Amazing.

 Cardholders can use their lounge visit entitlement to receive US$30 off the bill. Each US$30 deduction represents a single lounge visit within the Cardholder’s existing lounge visit allocation for which the Cardholder will, where applicable, be charged. E.g. if a Cardholder registers 1 Guest they will receive US$60 off their bill which will be charged as 1 Cardholder visit + 1 Guest visit on their account. Only 1 card per visit per Cardholder will be accepted and at point of registration. 2. The US$30 is valid for the purchase of any meal and/or drinks excluding ‘To-Go Orders’ and ‘Grab and Go’. To be eligible, all Cardholders and guests are required to show a valid Card and and a MIA Outbound Departure Boarding Pass with confirmed same-day travel before placing an order. 3. US$30 is non-transferable & cannot be exchanged for cash substitute or refund if the final bill is lower than US$30 per person. 4. Cardholder is responsible for the balance if total final bill exceeds US$30 per person. 18% gratuity is automatically added to the final bill. 5. Free Wi-Fi is limited to 45 minutes and subsequent usage is subject to payment. 6. Priority Pass and its Affiliates Companies shall not be liable should the offer value be less than Customers lounge visit entitlement. Customers who pay for lounge and guest visits are advised to review program Conditions of Use prior to accessing the offer.

Here’s a look at the menu

I ended up having an impossible burger with fries and a beer. Dave had the same and our bill came in under the $60 total. It was totally what we wanted: bar food, quick, easy, and best of all…completely free with a Priority Pass.


Ordinarily I’d have pictures of the food, but I hadn’t seen Dave in a long time and we just got talking, toasting, and stuffing our faces so much that by the time I realized…everything was half eaten. But, trust me…if you’re in the airport, it’s a fun little pop in/pop out restaurant that was quick with tasty food and I will definitely hit up it the next time I pass through the airport.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based. 

Welcome Offer

60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months

80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

Super solid welcome offer.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

  • 3x on dining
    •  including eligible delivery services for takeout
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
  • $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Primary rental car coverage is my favorite

There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

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