Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Review: Unwind and Stay in Style

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Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Author’s Room With A View at Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort.

Colors, flavors, smells, and sounds blend on the sun-drenched coastline that is Miami Beach. Blending its multicultural heritage into an explosion of memorable experiences for locals and tourists, Miami Beach welcomes visitors in a warm embrace.

Make the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotels property, your home base. At the same time, explore everything from Art Deco architecture to historic buildings, elegant facades, neon signs, and, of course, the stunning soft white sand beaches as far as the eye can see.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort hosted my visit. However, all opinions are my own.

History of Hilton Cabana Miami Beach

The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort, located in the North Beach Resort Historic District, was previously known as The Allison Hotel and was constructed in 1951. The hotel’s post-war modern architecture, also known as Miami Modern or “MiMo,” showcased the inventive use of advancements like air conditioning.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Art Deco Lobby Decor.
Art Deco Lobby Decor. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

After almost 75 years, the hotel preserved its legacy while undergoing a thorough renovation that blends modern facilities with nods to its rich past. The restaurant’s name, Allison, also pays tribute to its historic roots.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Interior Hallway Decor.
Interior Hallway Decor. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Cabana Miami Beach is centrally located within the exclusive neighborhood of Millionaire’s Row in Mid-Beach Miami, just four miles from South Beach. Direct access to the beach is across Miami Beachwalk behind the property.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Miami Beachwalk and Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort Private Beach.
Miami Beachwalk and Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort Private Beach. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Miami’s classic art deco stylings blend with a relaxed, colorful Caribbean vibe, and vintage artwork brings a creative air to this boutique-style resort. Take a dip in the two ocean-facing outdoor pools featuring poolside cabanas, unwind on the private beach, paddle board in the Atlantic Ocean, and explore the 9-mile oceanfront Miami Beachwalk with complimentary bike rentals.

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Location

The resort is conveniently located on Collins Ave at 63rd Street near popular city attractions and offers 119 feet of Atlantic Ocean beachfront property. It’s also close to Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive, the Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour, and the Design District.

Close to South Beach

I took a rideshare to South Beach and enjoyed a stroll along Ocean Boulevard. I was entertained by athletes training on Muscle Beach, explored the Art Deco architecture, and was lured to the colorful restaurants where people go to be seen.

SheBuysTravel Tip: During my visit in February, heavy construction caused traffic delays in the afternoons and evenings. Consider using ridesharing services and allow extra time for travel in the area.

Accommodations

The enormous expanse of the lobby more than makes up for the one-car valet drop at the front of the building. The retro-futuristic landscape feels like stepping into a postcard from the 1930s.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Lobby Alcove
Lobby Alcove. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Artfully designed with warm tones and bold touches, the 231 refurbished guest rooms are simultaneously cosmopolitan, Caribbean, and Miami-relaxed. This was my first visit to Miami Beach, and I felt comfortable and at home at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Lobby Entrance.
Lobby Entrance. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Hotel Amenities

While I usually travel with my laptop, it was nice to know there was a computer and printer available if I needed it, as well as an ATM.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Business Center and Gift Shop.
Business Center and Gift Shop. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

If I were inclined to work out in a gym on my travels, the well-equipped workout room would have all the equipment I needed.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Workout Room and Gym Equipment.
Workout Room and Gym Equipment. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Here are other amenities:

  • Valet parking 
  • Two outdoor heated pools
  • Bar/lounge
  • Bicycle rental
  • Paid private parking nearby
  • Paid Internet
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Poolside bar
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet room
  • Concierge
  • Non-smoking
  • Sun loungers/beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Doorperson
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Fitness center with Gym/Workout Room
  • Private beach
  • Pets Allowed (Dog/Pet Friendly)
  • Wifi
  • Hot tub
  • On-site restaurant – Allison’s
  • Snack bar
  • Water sport equipment rentals
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Baggage storage
  • Convenience store
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • ATM on site
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Ironing service

ADA suites with a roll-in shower are available on request. Many accessible features are available throughout the hotel, including accessible routes from the public entrance to the swimming pool, business center, registration desk, elevators, and more.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub Handicapped Accessible.
Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub Handicapped Accessible. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Room Types

The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort has a room type for any budget.

  • Ocean view
  • Pool view
  • Suites
  • Junior Suite
  • City view
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Oceanfront Balcony.
Oceanfront Balcony. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Room Features

My oceanfront balcony king bedroom reminded me of cruise life. Recently, I took a cruise and enjoyed an oceanfront balcony cabin. The simplicity of the Hilton Cabana’s balcony with an unending view of the Atlantic Ocean was calming and relaxing.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Spacious King Bedroom.
Spacious King Bedroom. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

The in-room amenities included bathrobes, a hairdryer, toiletries, a coffee maker, free wifi, an ironing board, and iron.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Guest Room Bath.
Guest Room Bath. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Private balcony
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Housekeeping
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Laptop-sized safe
  • King bed or two queen beds
  • Room Service
  • Bottled water

Dining at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort

Enjoy an exciting fusion of Caribbean and Latin American cuisine at the signature Allison Restaurant & Bar. Play cornhole or watch sports on the big-screen TV with your cocktails; you’re steps away from good meals and entertainment for solo travelers, families, and couples.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Allison Restaurant & Bar
Allison Restaurant & Bar. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Dinner

I wanted to go light for my dinner meal, so I ordered the Simple Greens salad and an Arancini on the Starter menu. The salad was fresh and crisp local greens, artfully shaved veggies, and puffed rice with a citrus vinaigrette. The bowl was heaping with beauty, and I felt so virtuous ordering such a healthy meal. The arancini was a deep-fried coconut curry shrimp, saffron risotto, and roasted pineapple jalapeńo chutney ball, just the right size for a light main course.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Simple Greens Salad.
Simple Greens Salad. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Lunch

I ordered the El Cubano sandwich, mojo braised pork shoulder, country ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and dijonnaise for lunch. The bread was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just like a French baguette. I chose the tostones as my side dish. Tostones are a staple in the Caribbean and Latin America. These savory tostones, made with unripe green plantains, accompanied the sandwich perfectly.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - El Cubano Sandwich and Tostones.
El Cubano Sandwich and Tostones. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

Breakfast

The Coffee House is open from 6:30 am until noon. They make delicious fresh coffee beverages and serve them at the retro diner counter along with a made-to-order breakfast or sweet rolls and muffins, or you can take them to go. I was delighted to have my favorite breakfast–avocado toast with smoked salmon and a decaf latte.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach - Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon.
Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon. Photo credit: Julie Diebolt Price

How To Get To Miami Beach

Fly

Miami International Airport serves southern Florida and is about 11 miles away. Rental cars are available at the airport.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is about 16 miles away.

SheBuysTravel Tip:  There is no airport shuttle to the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. Taxis and ridesharing are available at the airports.

Drive

Interstate 95 transverses the state from north to south. Exit at Interstate 195, cross the Julia Tuttle Causeway and Biscayne Bay, and head east until you reach the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort.

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Train to Miami

Amtrak serves Miami station daily, with one train heading northbound and another heading southbound. The station is located approximately five miles north of Miami International Airport.

Final Thoughts

The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort is a great place to experience Miami Beach’s best. Whether you want to relax at the beach or the pool, dine on the property, or make it your base to tour the East Coast of Southern Florida, you’ll have convenience and comfort.

6261 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
Phone Number – 855-605-0316

Check-in is at 4 pm.
Check-out time is 11 am.
Major credit cards accepted
Currency is USD
24-hour cancellation policy

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Julie Diebolt Price is an award-winning professional photographer, educator, author, and travel writer. She writes about two things – photography and travel (along with a little food and beverage). Julie educates and mentors aspiring photographers. As a journalist who loves to travel, she creates memorable experiences and shares them with words and pictures.
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