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Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza
Ranked #13 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Oceanfront hotel”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Small but neat hotel. Art deco is in full force here. Lobby is pleasant and bright. Porch has comfortable seating. Parking is $35 dollars a day as there is no on street parking. Valet makes it convenient. Staff are accommodating.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

My family and I have stayed here more than a half-dozen times. The location is great and the people are great. It is not a resort, it just happens to be built in the middle of one - 14th and Ocean Blvd, South Beach, FL. There are one and two bedroom condo-type units - great with a family. Take a taxi from the airport- the LAST thing you need is a car. Check in, head out to a market, stock up on food and drink for the fam, load the fridge, head to the beach. Across Ocean Blvd. is only the greatest beach in the entire world. White sand, blue water, beautiful people. Enjoy!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

I've stayed here with my husband and kids (ages 2 and 4) and though the hotel has only a small jaccuzzi, its very well located, in the end of Ocean Drive and a few steps from the sea. As we were there in January, we didn't miss a swiming pool. The room has plenty space, which makes it a good option when you're travelling with small kids but still wants to stay on South Beach. And unlike other small hotels on the art deco district there is no bar on lounge on the lobby so it keeps quiet and with a family-friendly environmental you don't find many of the hotels around. Reception desk was very friendly when we requested information regarding Miami Children's Museum and other atractions for kids.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Beautiful art deco exteriors of the 2 hotels (Mc Alpin & Ocean Plaza) that make up the HGVC, South Beach. Even though the hotels are adjacent and have different historic names think of them as one hotel side by side. Hotel exteriors are so attractive that they are constantly being photographed from across the street. Location is the draw here...the hotels are in the most convenient but quiet location to all SoBe offers: the wonderful beach across the street and park and all the restaurants and action a block or 2 away. While the accommodations are updated the views probably won't be oceanview (but you didn't go to South Beach to sit in your room, did you?). We had a Mc Alpin 1-bedroom which was attractively furnished and generally well equipped. Rooms aren't huge as this is an historic property and buildings weren't built to maximize views. As others have noted it could have used more towel hooks or bars. Beach towels are provided at main desk in the Ocean Plaza Don't miss either hotel's 4th floor Recreation Terraces with jacuzzis and loungers. The Ocean Plaza also has a fitness room for the 2 hotels. Each hotel has complimentary laundry facilities. Don't miss: 90 min. daily Art Deco Walking Tour by the Miami Design Preservation League at 1001 Ocean Dr, outdoor dining on Ocean Dr., Espanola Way (recommend Havana1957 and Mexican across st.), and outdoor dining on Lincoln Road-many choices. Be aware that many restaurants add 18% gratuity automatically! If you study the outdoor menus a few minutes many of the hostesses will offer you discount cards of 10-15 or 20%. Also love the bike rental racks-about 100 within South Beach. We didn't use the hotel's valet parking but used the garage at 13th and Collins ($20 for 24 hrs.). Parking is frequently available at meters on Ocean Dr. at $1.75/hr. and there is a limit on number of hours. Reason for a 4 star rather than 5 was a security concern: although the McAlpin front door was supposed to be locked with key card entry only I found it not closed completely on 2 occasions and was able to walk in without using my card; staff indicated they would have it checked.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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hiltongrandvacations, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to your stay at our property. I wanted to let you know that our guest security is our number one priority, and we appreciate that you brought the issue to our staff’s attention. We have addressed it right away and repaired the faulty magnet that caused the door to release without the key card. Thank you again, and hope to see you again in the future.

Eva Borsos
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Our group of girls of 8 was out to Miami for a Bachelorette trip. I had arranged for 2 suites for 4 nights. Check in was at 4:00 pm, but we had taken a red eye flight and got in quite early around 7 am. We got to the hotel around 8 am and Vanessa our front desk/concierge said our rooms were available and it was next to each other. We were so happy! It was a great start to our trip. From there on out, we continued to have great service from the friendly staff. Our suites were spacious enough. The pictures on their website do not do them justice. The furniture's actually are not outdated as in the pictures. The bathroom products were from Thomas Roth's..so they were really nice. There was no view of course, but we were right across from the beach! The location of the hotel was perfect! It was quiet on Ocean Drive. If we wanted the action, we could just walk further down on Ocean Drive. All of us were able to sleep..so helpful after all 3 nights of partying! They have a jacuzzi/lounge area on the rooftop of McAlpin and a fitness center at Ocean Plaza. The taxi driver's were always confused of these names..so you should just tell them the street number. They do not go by the Hilton since there is another Hilton on Ocean Drive called the Hilton Bentley. If you wanted recommendations to anywhere, Vanessa is definitely your go to person. We wanted authentic Cuban food and she recommended Puerto Sagua Restaurant. The food was delicious! We did not use the elevator much at all. The elevator is small and very slow. We were on the 2nd floor so we used the stairs, so much faster! Overall all, this hotel has everything that you would need for a great girl's trip!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza

Property: Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza
Address: 1430 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4108
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 29,343 - ₹ 48,646
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza enjoys a premier address on Ocean Drive in the heart of the world-renowned Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Known for its local hot spots and activities, your anticipated South Beach experience will be full of sun-soaked beaches, trendy boutiques, and pulsating nightlife, and all just steps from your private front porch. Cross Ocean Drive and you'll find yourself on white sand beaches fringed by tropical palm trees and highlighted by the mesmerizing blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The one and two bedroom suites at the hotel reflect the historical elegance and timeless appeal of this classic motif which makes South Beach one of the most unique of all destinations. Each suite is tastefully inspired by the colors and designs of the Art Deco era and features a well-equipped kitchen with a stove top, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and all utensils. ... more   less 
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