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“Modern and perfect if you want to check out Miami!” 5 of 5 stars
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Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132-1180 (Downtown)   |  
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Alesund, Norway
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“Modern and perfect if you want to check out Miami!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

When we arrived we where met by a friendly staff. We also got a warm chocolate chip cookie! The rooms where comfortable, big and modern. We also got a nice view towards the "river". The only negative thing I can think of about the room must be that the balconydoor was very hard to open. Right by the hotel, a free Trolley has a stop. So if you want to see some of Miami, you can take the trolley, and jump of any stop you want. Got a positive experience staying at this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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miabs_ds, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hello n0rwegians, thank you for your comments regarding the friendliness of the staff, we take pride in welcoming all of our guests. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the signature warm, DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies. Hope to have you back with us soon.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We had booked 2 standard doubles for our party of 8. Upon arrival at 12:30 pm we were upgraded to 2 bedroom condos in the penthouse bayside!!! No wait (till 3:00). It was wonderful after a flight and transport from Fort Lauderdale. They were gorgeous and so spacious. We felt like royalty, all the amenities you could want with amazing beds and a view to die for. In the morning we watched our beautiful cruise ship pull in to port. You are a mile or less from the port. Fantastic. Local taxi charged 26.00 for ALL of us to go to the port. You are next to a public transportation hub so taking the bus for 2.00 to South Beach was easy, interesting and inexpensive. Our only complaint was lunch at the sports bar, food was not up to the standards of the hotel. But breakfast at the little steak house was definitely redeeming. Although we were looking forward to our cruise, we sure hated to leave this wonderful hotel. We will be back, as we are planning another cruise for 2014. This time I would like to stay longer and get to know Miami a little better. Also, pool and hot tubs are beautiful, pool at hotel next door looked dirty.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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miabs_ds, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hi travelindawn, thank you for staying with us and very happy to hear that you enjoyed your upgrades. Thank you for your great review of the hotel and we definitely look forward to your return for your next pre cruise stay, thanks again.
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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed here the night before and the night after our cruise. While we didn't stay on the condo side, we were still very pleased with our room. The pools are beautiful, large and are deep enough. The pool deck looks out over the Biscayne Bay, the marina and the Cruise Docks. I would definitely stay here again.
The rooms are big and clean and the staff is nice! The beds are comfortable with down comforter and pillows and high count linins. Our room had a great water view and a 50” flatscreen TV and we fount the hotel very quiet. . The hotel has a big pool and Jacuzzis that is shares with the condo so the users are more upscale then most hotel pools. There is a marina behind the hotel and has restaurants and shops right off the lobby. There are a store selling a variety of sandwiches, fruits, snacks and a Starbucks in the attached mini shopping area. In the morning we went to the “Deli restaurant for breakfast. A delicious breakfast served by waiters in crisp white shirts and ties at around $7. No need to go too far!

Cons:
Balcony sliding door did not function so you could not go outside.
The $29 parking fee

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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miabs_ds, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Hello Knowsgoodfood2, thank you for staying with us for for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have you back soon.
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here the night before and the night after our cruise. While we didn't stay on the condo side, we were still very pleased with our room. The pool are is really beautiful and looks out over the water. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fburgfoodie
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, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hello Fburgfoodie, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for staying with us. Happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the pool and that you had a good stay with us. We hope to have you back very soon, thanks again.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Amazing place! Loved it. We were on the 30th floor (condo not the hotel). Would second it no matter what

Pros - Spectacular views, beautiful suite with spacious 2 bed, 2 bath, massive living..Awesome pool in the 10th floor

Cons - Nothing other than the $29 per day valet parking but there is nothing you could do since there were no other options..

Still a great place

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank madmax69
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, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hello madmax69, thank you for staying with us and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Very happy to hear that you were able to stay in one of our condos, we hope that you'll stay with us again very soon, safe travels.
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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Stayed here a coupe of years back and loved it so decided t stay again. This time they "upgraded" us to a 2 bedroom condo over in the Grand residential building. I am completely blown away that I'm getting all f this for $130. 2 bedrooms, 3 tv's, full kitchen, washer and dryer.

Now even staying on the hotel side like we have done in the past is still an exceptional deal but staying on the residential side is just above and beyond. Wish I was staying more than one night.

Now on the negative is the fact that we have to pay $25 for valet parking. It's just a hassle and an un-needed expense in my opinion.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank bgtimber75
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, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hi bgtimber75, thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for staying with us as well. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your upgrade to one of our 2 bedroom condos. Hopefully next time you can stay longer than one night. Thanks again.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Nice one night stay before leaving for Bahamas. Would have preferred a higher floor because we were right over awning with garbage from higher floors thrown on it. Despite that, nice view of harbor and Port of Miami.
Room was nice, balcony was small but functional. The sliding door going out to the balcony was very hard to open.
Went for late night dip in jacuzzi, was having great time until ran out by a gang of huge roaches.
Room service was great. Wife and I split delicious omelette. Overall nice stay.

  • Stayed June 2012
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1 Thank hmitch73
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, Director of Sales at Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hello hmitch73, thank you for staying with us and for your comments. I've informed the security/maintenance staff regarding the garbage on the awning below your room. Other than that, I hope you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have you back soon.
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Property: Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
Address: 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132-1180
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#35 Family Hotel in Miami
#37 Business Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
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