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“Art deco bliss right on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Avalon Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #87 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Art deco bliss right on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This lovely boutique/art deco hotel is a stones throw from the beach. I found it immensely frustrating to valet park, but that's because the street itself is very busy.

Once the parking attendant was able to take out car, we checked in and quickly made it to our 2nd floor room. The rooms were small but functional, with a fridge for my Bud Light Limes :)

The complementary breakfast offered fruit and breads better than most other places, but the woman running it is quite rude and always on her phone. Be sure to get there before 10.30am because as soon as 10.30 hits she puts her phone away and packs everything up!

Definately reccomend this hotel, its right amongst it on the beach and isnt far from better restaurants that don't rip you off along the strip. It is a short walk to most places in Miami Beach, as well as the 7th Street Beach access where I spent most of my time swimming and enjoying the Miami Sun.

Try and bring your own beach towels, as the towels provided by the hotel for beach use are simply white bathroom towels which are quite thin and not suitable for the beach.

Room Tip: Try and obtain a room that faces the ocean, you can at least see/hear the waves through the palm tre...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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12 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The hotel staff was amazing and the location on Oceans Drive is perfect. The rooms are extremely small in addition to the restrooms. Do not stay on the second floor, you will hear the kitchen staff and dishes all night. No swimming pool or workout facility available.

Room Tip: Do not choose the second floor.....you will hear the kitchen crew and dishes rattle all night
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

excellent staff - very friendly and helpful. Great location on south beach at 7th and ocean - a little bit away from the expected noise of the night life and easy few minutes walk down the side walk to restaurants and bars etc... About a 1/2 hour walk to lincoln road shopping. Beach right across the street and the desk will give you beach towels. no room view but expect that as I booked on priceline discount site. room nice and big with high ceilings - art deco but renovated to today's standards. Would stay again and would be very comfortable for longer than our one night stay. Light breakfast was included - fresh pastries etc...I can't say enough about the staff - treated you like family and were just very nice people. was great to experience south beach - wow drinks are huge at every restaurant!

Room Tip: swimming pool at sister hotel only on collins ave (we didn't try it) - ask for room with view an...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our next stay in South Beach will be at Avalon, perfect location on Ocean Drive and Art Deco district. Great seafood restaurant which possibly is one of the few not trying to rip you off on Ocean Drive. Staff was very helpful to find good alternative restaurants.

Room Tip: Ocean Drive is obviously a big party all night - pick a room on the back of the hotel if full night...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This hotel is clean and the location for Ocean Drive Restaurants, heritage buildings, people watching and beach is absolutely perfect. the rooms are obviously dated and no pool but staff is very welcoming and helpful and the restaurant is probably one of the best on the drive.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Like previous reviews, the location can't be beat. What made this hotel stand out was the great service from Jorge, @ the front desk. He made everything possibe for us. From getting us an early check-in, to providing us beach towels and recommending places to eat/getting supplies @ a better value, Jorge was our go-to man for all of our inquiries. We asked for the most quiet room possible, and were given a room @ the back of the hotel. Noise was never an issue. Rooms were on the small side (adequate for 2ppl) but the beds were very comfortable and plush. Cleanliness was as expected and complimentary bottled water was waiting for us in our room. Bathrobes were provided wich I really appreciated. Breakfast was continental and consisted of bagels, cereal, cold-cuts,cheese, orange juice etc, more than enough to start your day! The hotel had no pool or exercise room, but who really needs that when the beach is right across the street. The free wi-fi was fest and reliable. Overall, a good value for what's included in the price. Again, Jorge was amazing and we will return to the Avalon!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A cozy and not big hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are clean and bright. We stayed in a comfortable room with ocean view. Good sound insulation. There were no bothering sounds at night. Very comfortable beds. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant several times: delicious food and good service. At the reception you get full and detailed information about how to rent a car, what places to visit, how to get somewhere. Anna and Jorge from the reception became our good friends! They helped us a lot and we would like to thank them! Also we liked Ruben and liked talking to him!
We liked the atmosphere of the hotel and its location (in Art Deco district, just by the beach). Lots of cafes, shops, and bars nearby. We had a wonderful time there and we plan to return to this hotel next year! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avalon Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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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