We stayed at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront for four nights in late December. Due to an uncharacteristic cold snap, we didn't get to enjoy the beach, the ocean, or the pool, but we still enjoyed our stay immensely.
This hotel had been remodeled in recent years, and they did so with great attention to detail. The result is a very modern hotel room with appointments worthy of the Hilton name. I will say that I was surprised that it had an old-style "tube" television, but it was still a decent picture. And pay movies were between 12.99 - 14.99, which is quite a lot... but hey, in both cases, these are easy things to overlook. Who the heck stays in a beachfront hotel to watch movies on television, no matter HOW chilly it is outside?
Nicely decorated rooms with comfortable beds, and a bathroom with granite appointments (and a tub with shower massage) were completely up to and beyond our expectations. The restaurant food and service was excellent, and they kept the pool bar open past dark despite the cold temparature and the fact that nobody else was out at the pool. This just shows that they're willing to go the extra mile!
One of the nicest things about this hotel is the shuttle service which runs between the Hilton and the Doubletree suites which sit a little further south along the beach. On call and readily available, the shuttle took us to a nearby Raw Bar (Bunky's) and was there five minutes after we called for it. Did I mention that the shuttle is free? For a small town that lacks for public transportation, this absolutely rocks.
In summary, amazing stay for a reasonable price. We will definitely return!