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“Secret hideway on South Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1430 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Miami, FLorida
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107 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Secret hideway on South Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

I recently had family from Spain in town and they were anxious to experience South Beach. A family member has a timeshare and they used it toward the rental of the Hilton GV @ Ocean Plaza, The hotel staff was very friendly and greeted us promptly upon check in. The rooms were amazingly spacious and newly refurbished. We had a total of 3 rooms - 2 of 1 bd room each and a 2bdrm suite overlooking ocean drive. The kitchems included all the essentials and the bathrooms were very comfortable in size. Looking at this hotel from the outside (conserving the art deco look) you would never know how accommodating it really is. Would highly recommend this location to any families traveling with children.

One more note.. although it is located on Ocean drive, it is not mxed in the middle of all the craziness that comes with SOBE. The beach across the street is family friendly and quiet.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

First of all I stayed here through a trade with RCI, a timeshare. For the value you just cannot get a better place. You are in the middle of the Art Deco district and across the street from beautiful South Beach. You walk a few steps out of the hotel and good restaurants, shops, and bars are all next door. It simply cannot be stressed enough, location, location, location!

It must be said that this is no 5 star hotel, but I don't think any exist on Ocean Blvd -which is where you want to be. It is, however, clean, roomy, nicely updated, and very comfortable.

Lincoln street is around the corner. Lummus Park is also across the street with a playground for the kiddies. Plenty of bike paths if you care to rent a bike (about 10 bucks for 2 hours). South Beach rents chairs (10 bucks each) and umbrellas ($10) so it can get a little pricey. Some ladies go topless on SB, but pretty low key; no oogling or impropriety happening.

Also, the staff is great. Alessandro and Alex in particular were very gracious and accommodating. There was a small hiccup with our reservation and they stored our luggage, gave us a place to change into our beach attire, freshen up, gave us some cold bottled waters. They called us as soon as everything was figured out and checked us in early.

Will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cornwall, UK
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

Have just returned from HGVC at South Beach. What an amazing property.

The beautiful hotel is in a prime location just accross the road from South Beach and a good range of shops & Restaurants are all within easy walking distance.
We travelled with a 2 year old and a nine month old baby.

The hotel staff were absolutely great and nothing was too much trouble. The Art Deco supermarket is located two blocks behind the Hotel and has everything you need for food and drinks in the room.

We had a one bedroom suite which are extremely nice and this easily accomdated our family. Unit facilities included Dishwasher DVD player and a LCD TV in both the living area and bedroom.

This property does not having a swimming pool and this is the only potential negative point but with South Beach so close it was not a problem.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

This hotel has it all, located at the "quiet" end of South Beach, two older art deco hotels combined to make for a great resort.
No restaurants, but there are dozens nearby, most of which AUTOMATICALLY add the tip/gratuity, probably because some cultures only tip for good service whereas in the USA you tip for abysmal service.
Lots of beach access, roof top jacuzzis, sun deck, front porch is a great people watching spot and place to sip coffee or cocktails (bring your own).
I am a HGVC mamber, and I WILL be back!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dublin ireland
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35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

Spent 3 days here in early October. The location is excellent and the quality of the hotel itself could not be faulted. If you are visiting South Beach and want a good hotel in a great location this is the place to stay.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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tampa fl
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

This fairly new addition to the HGVC facilities was a nice surprise. Everything was very clean and new and quiet. The property is right across the street from the beach and within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and entertainment areas. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. There is no parking on site - so either plan to spend $35 a night for valet, or search the streets for metered parking every 4 hours.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laguna Beach, California
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93 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2009

Overall the hotel is great. The location is fantastic. Right across from the beach and towards the quiet end of Ocean Drive. Although the hotel does not have dining facilities. It's is right next to two great restaurants next door (BLT Steak and the Front Porch Cafe). Starbucks is about a half a block away.

Rooms are clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful (from the valet parking, front desk to maintenance). Kitchen is fully equipped (and new) with everything you would need for a short stay including coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge. Bathroom is clean and modern. Beds are comfy and furniture is modern deco.

It's not Hilton luxury by any means, but it does the trick.

We stayed in a two bedroom suite (#2300) with a lovely view on the third floor. We asked for that room in advance and had no issues getting it when we checked in.

We had no trouble finding parking across the street and the cops never checked the meter! There is valet parking and a garage nearby if needed.

Very good value for the money. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach

Address: 1430 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#13 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at South Beach 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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