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Hotels in Florida with Charging Stations

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Larry Chanin, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    I'm at a conference at the Hampton on SW 12th Street in Miami (Brickell), and they have two spots in their garage reserved for EVs with chargers (GE, but I didn't see what kind because I didn't bring my cable with me) where charging is free if you are at the hotel. The hotel is new and pretty nice for anyone coming to downtown Miami. I'm back tomorrow and will try to provide more details on the charging, if I can remember my mobile cable!
     
  2. Larry Chanin

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    #22 Larry Chanin, Nov 13, 2012
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    Thanks Josh.

    It was great meeting you down in beautiful Miami Beach!

    Regards,

    Larry

    Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown | 50 SW 12th Street - Miami, Florida 33130

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  3. miemrich

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    Vinoy Marriott Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL:

    I'm happy to report that the Vinoy Marriott hotel in St. Petersburg really
    has 2 J1772 chargers in their covered parking garages. One charger in each
    of the 2 garages. I was able to recharge my car over night and it was free.
    The charger provided 209V @ 30A and charged at 16 mph. Not very much but
    enough to fill up the battery to Standard Mode if you stay over night. The
    receptionist mentioned that I was the first customer as far as she knew
    asking about their charging facility.

    In addition there are multiple chargers along 5th Ave in front of the hotel
    (at least one from Chargepoint is free) but you have to park on the street.
     
  4. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Thanks Mike,

    It is troubling that these two chargers are not listed on the Chargepoint network. I gather that charging proceeded without a problem even though the rate was slow? Would you recommend this hotel to club members?

    Thanks.

    Larry
     
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  6. miemrich

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    Yes, Larry, I would recommend this hotel to our club members. It's actually a resort, a little old fashioned but very comfortable and clean.

    As Chargepoint offers 2 chargers for free directly in front of the hotel, I assume Chargepoint might see the hotel chargers as competition. And most people prefer to have their car inside a closed parking garage instead along the curb.
     
  7. Larry Chanin

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    I received this additional information from Dave:

    Larry
     
  8. NigelM

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    Mod Note: Thread made sticky by popular request.
     
  9. Muttley

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    The Rosen Shingle Creek is a great hotel. Stayed there last year with my youngest, and he said "it is nicer than the Four Seasons." Central location too.
     
  10. TampaLiam

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    Charged up at the Orlando Renaissance Sea World over the weekend

    Had my first overnight hotel charge this weekend!

    There are two free charing stations in the valet controlled area at the Marriott Orlando Renaissance Sea World hotel.
    Kim and I were catching up with my friends in the band Shinedown, spending the night in town, then finally using our Sea World season passes.

    The spots were ICE'd but that doesn't really matter - as the valet's move the cars as needed.

    This hotel is in a great location - very close to I-4, walking distance to Sea World. This lands it several miles past Disney exits and about 10 miles before Downtown Orlando.

    30A, picked up 14mph.
    Note that I had to back in. The cable was just a few inches too short to pull it off with a regular pull-in.

    Be sure to check out my other post on here from that weekend - which includes some photos and video of Shinedown members in the frunk, driving, etc ;)

    Discovered Shinedown's Zach Myers in my frunk.. then went for a short spin!Video/pics



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  11. ClearwaterBchSteve

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    Very cool. So the valets moved the ICE out of the way and let you back in?
     
  12. TampaLiam

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    Yup!

    I had them park it the first time as I wasn't charing. When I came back, I just moved it in as they pulled the ICE out.
     
  13. NigelM

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    When I was there previously they offered free parking to EVs also, as well as free valet. I'm going to merge the thread with this "Hotels" one in a day or two, but I'd like to give them the little bit of prominence before I do - they deserve it.
     
  14. TampaLiam

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    I did receive complimentary valet parking :)
     
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    Island Cottages 2316 S. Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, Florida 32136 (http://www.islandcottagevillas.com/)
    has just set up 50 Amp, 240 Volt charging station for hotel guests. A fabulous place to visit.
     
  16. Larry Chanin

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    Hi Bill,

    Welcome to the forums and thanks for the tip.

    Larry
     
  17. aviators99

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    I will be trying this out this coming weekend.
     
  18. Rodolfo Paiz

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    Just had a colleague who was coming to Miami on business stay at that Hampton. He was very happy with it... EV chargers, LEED certified, new, clean, good rates ($180) for the location, and good service... I think it's my new favorite hotel in downtown Miami. :)

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    Recently traveled to Orlando for an event at the OCCC (Orange County Convention Center). The center itself has four Chargepoint chargers that are free to anyone visiting the center. Although they are 30A chargers in theory (or late at night), overall I had to dial down the current draw to 24A because their overall electric grid is a little overloaded in daytime and higher settings sometimes caused the car to terminate charging if the voltage dropped below 203V or so. Generally, I got 210V/24A and about 15 rmph when charging, IIRC.

    Several nearby hotels also advertise Chargepoint chargers. Unfortunately, the Rosen directly across from the OCCC where I was staying did not. We had a fairly large group and made plans months ago, so I wasn't able to use the charger as a hotel-selection criterion.
     
  19. aviators99

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    So, I'm here at the Grande Vista. The GE charger works fine. Actually, the voltage seems lower than the Chargepoints I've been to. It's charging at around [email protected]
    You definitely have to be staying here to use it. You need to use your room key to open the gate to get there.
     
  20. Larry Chanin

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    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the update.

    Marriott's Grande Vista

    Larry

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    REMINDER:

    Here's a Map of Florida Hotels with Electric Charging Stations.

    Just click on the place markers or list for links to the hotels.

    Larry
     

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