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The Clay Hotel

2.0 of 5 1438 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a budget hotel. I would not consider this a backpacker's hotel although I've seen it billed as such. There are much nicer hotels for the same price. My room was noisy from the thin walls. The free breakfast is down the street and ends at 9 AM and it's a battle to get a seat although it comes... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My college-age daughter and I stayed at The Clay. Great location and very accommodating staff. There room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was typical, but we were there more for the location. We hope to be back.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I stayed at this hotel 3 days while in SOBE and thought it was decent for the money and location. Some things I want to point out about this hotel though is that it is not super shiny and does not have brand new features. There was some mold growing in the shower, and the tiles in the bathroom could... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went there just to sleep only, bathroom was really small and toilet was so close to the wall that you will need to seat on it sideways. Breakfast is in a small restaurant about 1 block away. When I reviewed my bill I notice a charge for a resort fees, I contacted front desk and the informed me that... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A 'boutique' hotel, which means smaller rooms, but the location more than makes up for that. Our room was a bit away from the reception area, and you may end up walking down Espanola Way with your luggage, but it adds to the charm of South Beach. You are two blocks from the beach in one direction, two blocks in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Can't fault the hotel. Very basic rooms but has everything you need if you're on a budget. Excellent location and a clean room. Perfect for what was needed on our trip. Would highly recommend this hotel if you're looking for a cheap and clean hotel in an excellent location on South Beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We stayed in the Clay Hotel for 2 nights in the end of November'14 and we were really pleased with the place! Our room on the second floor, a little bit further away from the reception and a little walking distance on the Espanola Way, was big enough and clean and everything you needed was there (safe, tv, little fridge,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is an excellent place to stay if visiting South Beach. Convenient walk to the beach, Lincoln Rd, Ocean Drive, etc. The room was small but very clean and comfortable, and the fridge was helpful. The continental breakfast was appreciated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the classic feel of the public rooms and the modern updates in our modest room. We asked for an interior room and had no issue with noise. Staff is friendly and helpful. Location is central -- making most of SOBE easily accessible. Very modest breakfast was included. Not fancy upscale but definitely good value. We'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The exterior is old and characteristic of the area. The inside is modern, clean and inviting. Friendly staff were helpful and informative. Just a short walk from the beach front and the amazing Art Deco hotels that line it. You must visit "The Carlylse" which was where scenes from the films 'Bad Boys' & 'The Birdcage' among others were filmed.

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Address: 1438 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Clay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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