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The Clay Hotel

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1438 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed here for a day. This hotel is situated in the city center. If you are a foodie, this place is a heaven as it is situated in the Spanish street. The hotel is very old but maintained very well. There is no elevator and even though the front desk is at the road side you actually have to... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is right in the middle of South Beach. The staff was very courteous and helpful, we would have like a pool but we were there only one night. The rooms are small but all we did was sleep there. The breakfast was nothing to write home about and they were really understaffed. I felt sorry for the girl... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at this hotel for 4 days and I had a pleasant stay. I figured out that I could just park my car on the street myself instead of paying damn near $30 per night to park. The hotel offered free breakfast but I am clearly not an early riser. The restaurant inside the hotel was excellent and the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clay hotel is not nearby the beach and its located just beside the city roads. It's very noisy and breakfast is worst. Rooms are small, very old furniture's and not well maintained. Very poor room service. Not a very good place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the hotel!The check in was very smooth,fast.The room was very clean and remodel.For us was the perfect size room,3 of us.Th location was just perfect,just 5 minutes from the beach.We stayed for 4 nights.There were restaurants all over the place,very nice.Even if the hotel was on a busy street,Espaniola Way,in the room was very quiet.I'll stay at this... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all.. It may have been great in it's hayday when Al Capone stayed here, but the clay hotel has nothing to make me go back. The photos on their website of what the rooms look like are misleading, housekeeping comes every other day, my credit card was charged before we checked in. All in all a terrible place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was nice, rooms were clean. Nothing fancy about it, but it met our needs. Air contition was too loud, so we had to turn it on and off during the whole night. (Too hot - too loud...) Valet parking took quite a while, but as we weren't in a hurry, it was alright. The location of the hotel was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We are in our 50's. The hotel looked better in person than in the pictures. It is an older hotel that has character and history. The service was excellent and we were able to get into a room early. The room was clean and the bathroom looked like it was recently upgraded. Our 2nd floor room was half a block... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and it was the worst experience in our 3 week stay in Florida. We had prebooked and prepaid for our 2 nights. When we arrived to check in we were ignored for ages. When they finally got to us we were given a bill. We told them we had pre paid and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place is fun and funky loved it. great location to everything. Neat Tidy Tiny Rooms with all you need. No escalator was a bit of a hassle but they sent the security man to help out. We were in aback room so no noise at all. loved it. Will come back.

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