6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2016 11:58 AM by randomname RSS

Recommendations for SE Florida Stays (not Ritz Carlton)

buksmith Gold
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Hi, I have three nights to spend in South East Florida (not too far from MIA) and wondering what properties people have loved?  I don't want to spend much more than $500 per night so the RCs are out.  Looking at the Stanton in South Beach, the BeachPlace Towers in Fort Lauderdale, and the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa also in Lauderdale.  Any one of these better than the other?  Or does anyone have other suggestions?  Would love a concierge lounge if available to gold level members.  Beach front is better than not, but for a great deal/unforgettable experience I would stay elsewhere--even in Miami proper.  Many thanks for your thoughts! 

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Location Brand Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA Marriott Vacation Club Intl Marriott's BeachPlace Towers
Miami Beach, Florida, USA Marriott Hotels & Resorts Marriott Stanton South Beach
  • Re: Recommendations for SE Florida Stays (not Ritz Carlton)
    peymanagement Platinum
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    We stayed at harbour beach resort and found it excellent. It is right on the beach. Resort so probably no CL. I was a silver at the time so I can not comment on upgrades etc.

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    clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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    BeachPlace Towers is nice if you want a villa with a kitchen or a guest room with a kitchenette.  Right on the beach except that you have to cross A1A which is typical of hotels along the Ft. Lauderdale Strip.  Great views.  No CL since it's a MCVI, but lots of restaurants, shopping, bars, and entertainment in the BeachPlace Towers complex.  Parking is $12 or so per day.  I was upgraded to an ocean view.  I've also stayed at the RC right next door, and if you time it right, you can get a room there for under $500, so maybe worth checking that out just in case.  The Ft. Lauderdale RC is a beautiful property and very luxurious.  BeachPlace Towers is more moderate, but still a great location and I enjoyed it.  If you are a MVCI member, you can sometimes get a discount at the BeachPlace Towers.  When I stayed, I paid $84 for a guest room (not a villa) at BeachPlace Towers in July (off season and with a MVCI owner's discount) and $250 - $299 for the RC Ft. Lauderdale in October during the boat show - got a great rate through a professional organization I belong to.  Have also stayed at the Four Seasons in downtown Miami for only $259/night (in Dec.) which is very reasonable, but that one is not on or near the beach.

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    superchief1 Platinum
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    I also highly recommend the properties on Singer Island near West Palm Beach. The Marriott Singer Island Resort is an all suite hotel, and the Marriott Vacation Club has two locations: Ocean Pointe and Oceana Palms. All are on the beach. I like Singer Island a lot because the area is less congested but still has good restaurants available within a 15 minute drive. Parking is free at the two MVC properties.

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  • Re: Recommendations for SE Florida Stays (not Ritz Carlton)
    buksmith Gold
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    Thanks, all, for taking the time to reply.  I couldn't figure out how to make all of the answers helpful--it made me mark one of them as "correct" and the others helpful. But they are all helpful and I appreciate it.

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    mikiegfla Platinum 4 Reviews
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    Although I live outside of Ft Lauderdale, my wife and I check into the South Beach Marriott every so often for a little getaway and I highly recommend it. As a Platinum, I've been treated to oceanfront rooms when available. The property is on a wide expanse of beach and has a great CL.

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  • Re: Recommendations for SE Florida Stays (not Ritz Carlton)
    randomname Platinum 7 Reviews
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    Look at Turnberry Isle, an Autograph property.

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