I went to Miami with my boyfriend for 4th of July this year. It was his first time, so we opted to stay on South Beach. We ended up with Avalon Hotel through Hotwire, which was listed as a 3.5 or 4 star. The hotel is nothing to write home about: it's very old and shows clear signs of use. It certainly was not my ideal location. I'm more accustomed to updated, newer furnishings. To be an older establishment, it was maintained as well as possible. Front desk attendant Ana and another man who's name escapes me were phenomenal. They really understand the concept of great customer service. Location of the hotel is great if you're really looking for South Beach action. Unfortunately, I was looking for more relaxation so music blaring at 2am and loud, drunken screams outside of my window was not ideal. This was of no fault of the actual hotel. All in all, I would not stay at this hotel again b/c it was a little old for me, but I would definitely recommend it to someone who isn't concerned about that. The customer service alone gets it a gold star in my book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wecome to The Avalon Hotel This iconic Art Deco favorite is known for its Ocean Drive address in the heart of South Beach. When staying at the Avalon, you will be in the middle of the South Beach action with its bustling sidewalk cafes, Art Deco buildings, amazing shopping, and unforgettable nightlife. As you enter the Avalon you will step back to a relaxing time, where our welcoming and seasoned staff will pamper you. In the evening, the Avalon lobby and terrace magically transforms into A Fish Called Avalon Restaurant, for over twenty years a culinary Miami Beach institution. Enjoy candlelit tables, nightly live music, fresh local seafood and other culinary delights created by Chef Kal Abdalla. For glamorous people-watching, there is no better place than our outdoor terrace right on Ocean Drive. Our guest rooms are light and fresh, with luxury linens for your comfort. Flat panel TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi will keep you connected, while waffle-weave robes and organic toiletries help you relax and rejuvenate. Avalon guests are treated to a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Other amenities include complete business center, and beach towels. Guests of the Avalon also enjoy pool, beach, and restaurant privileges at the South Seas, our sister oceanfront property, just a short stroll north along the oceanfront boardwalk. • An Art Deco boutique hotel• Oceanfront in the heart of South Beach on famed Ocean Drive• 10 blocks to the Miami Beach Convention Center• 15 miles to Miami International Airport• 10 minutes to the Port of Miami ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Miami Beach
- Avalon Miami Beach