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Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza
Ranked #13 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Alpharetta, GA
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

We spent our spring break here and had a great time. The location is hard to beat. The property is at the north end of the Art Deco district so you are out of (but can easily reach) the more party focused scene.You are an easy walk to the shopping and dining at Lincoln Road or farther down in South Beach for a more local flavor. We liked The Front Porch, the little gelato spot on Espanola Way, and Puerto Sagua.
The rooms are nicely decorated and clean. I would prefer every other day housekeeping though. The staff was very helpful and friendly, especially with kids. We really enjoyed the hot tubs in the evening and hanging out on the couches on the porch. It is such a great walking town and we spent so much time swimming and boarding, I did not use the small fitness center.
The beach is superb. There is a nice playground a block south as well. My son wanted his picture taken at each of the different lifeguard stands and met quite a few nice kids to play with.
We hopped on a double decker bus tour one day and I would not recommend it. We had a blast on the Pirate Duck though.
You do not need a car if you fly in. We drove down and only used our car the first day to get groceries. Miami Beach gets better every time I visit. Loved it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, United States
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Good location. Old building 'turned into' a Hilton Grand Vacations resort. Not what I expected having been to many in Orlando and Hawaii. Not the same. Staff was friendly but sometimes hard to find. Internet/wi-fi was terribly slow and you always had to reconnect daily. Extremely poor. Elevator was tiny; hard to use with family. Area is truly geared towards 20-30 yr old crowd. Loud partying at night, cars cruising by rev'ng engines, etc. Not a 'family' place. Beach was very nice and with the nice location, it can be a family beach hotel (not resort).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kevin E. K
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hiltongrandvacations, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for visiting us and we appreciate your comments. Our South Beach property is a very unique historically preserved property. Guests of all ages and walks of life enjoy this property for its location, proximity to shopping, dining and world famous beaches. Our wi-fi speed depends on how many users utilize it any given time, and unfortunately our guests do need to re-connect in order to release the bandwidth to others when not in use. Hope to see you again in the future.

Eva Borsos
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I have been visiting South Beach for 15 years and consistently stay here at least once a year because the location is outstanding: on Ocean but on the quiet end. Walking distance from the hustle and bustle that is Ocean between 5th and 12th and also Lincoln Road. I LOVE that its across the street from the beach but not ON the beach like the other big resorts. I get the taste of the REAL Miami when I am here: mix of locals and visitors. The only downside is that only 4 rooms have ocean front view and have only been able to enjoy that when I get to stay with a group to book the two bedroom. Other than that, love it!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andres G
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Always a pleasure coming to this hotel. The staff is amazing and so helpful. The rooms are great, my little apartment love it. The roof top is perfect at night. All in all a must have Time Share. The only one worth buying. :)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Smitherswow
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Miami Gardens, FL, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

I recommend this property as a Wonderful Cozy Hideaway, yet still near the happenings of South Beach. Everything you need is within walking distance. Reasonably priced Restaurants, Great Nite-Life Experience ad/or just chilin' on the ocean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Acquanetta B. B
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N. St. Paul, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a nice art deco style building up to Hilton standards. It is across the street from a small park that borders the ocean. Great beach access. Tons of dining, shopping and beverage options within a short walk. The staff are great, especially Alex. South Beach is a great spot, super clean, nice sand beach, warm water, etc. A good spot for family and even better for singles or couples. The only negative was some late night noise after the bars close.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Upper Marlboro, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Lovely historic properties right on Ocean Drive, a quick walk to the beautiful white sands of Miami Beach. The adjacent hotels are fully renovated, in the tasteful art deco style of the period for the area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
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:
#6 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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