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The Clay Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1438 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #112 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Only thing I like the most about this hotel is its location. It is located perfectly on the esponala avenue and washington avenue and less than a mile from the beach. Room was clean but small. I would recommend this place to those who doesnt care much about luxury yet stay close to the beach.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off just for one night (coming straight from the airport) before starting our driving trip around the southern states, so we wanted to get a feel for the real miami beach even though we would only have a few short hours that night and the next morning - The hotel delivered on this, both in terms of location within a short walk of all the beach, the Art Deco treasures, and bars and restaurants (ideal to grab a bite to eat after a late arrival in the lively but very safe feeling - lots of families about - street next door) and in terms of being a characterful place itself. The rooms were basic but OK, albeit corridors were a bit sad and scruffy. The staff were helpful enough (cot we got was a bit rubbish, as no mattress available, but muddled through) but to be honest could have been a bit more cheery to match standards of service elsewhere in the USA. Generally a good bolt hole.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned home to Sweden after 2 wonderful weeks in Florida! Me and my fiance stayed for 4 nights here and it was just great! We asked for a quiet room with a balcony facing Espanola way and we also got that which was just perfect. We stayed in block 5. Clay hotel have several rooms in different buildings on Espanola way/Washington avenue/Dregel avenue. We had valet parking for $18 a day. We got help to carry our bags. Free wifi in the whole area of Espanola way! Every thing was good and we did not have any problems. The staff was friendly and helpful if you needed them. Location was perfect with 2 blocks to public beach and shopping, restaurants were all in walking distance. Price for the room was very good in this area so highly recommended! Hope to be back again!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Me and my friends decided to go on a fun trip to Miami and needed a hotel with great location for some beach, some drinks, some fancy dinning and some shopping. This hotel was ideal for that. Its located right at Española Way (which is a pedestrian street that comes to life at night with so many cool restaurants). Beach is basically 3 blocks way (lets say a 10 minute slow walk), Lincoln Road is within walking distance too. The only downside of The Clay is that parking is expensive and even you have in-and-out privileges, its a valet parking and only available before midnight. Therefore we had to take a cab to go clubbing due to the unavailability of valet at after 12am. They are renovating the place so there was noise sometimes and hallway a little dirty, but nothing extreme.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel was part of a vacation package we bought. Spent the first night there, then we changed to a more suitable hotel for us. The rooms themselves were ok, clean etc. But we had to carry our luggage(and they werent light or few!) up the little narrow stairs to the upper floor(3rd I think) and one had to exit the main building, walk through the street to get there. No elevator. Also no pool...or breakfast. If you are looking for a clean, budger hotel, in the middle of South Beach, I would definitely stay here. We appreciate more "out of the way" location, breakfast, pool and maybe a little more service so we skipped the other night and went elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were a little concerned what this place was going to be like given some reviews but was pleasantly surprised. Our room was in the 500 block which meant that we had a quite room which had been recently refurbished. The room was a food size with a nice bathroom. Valet parking was reasonable at $18 p/d.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for two nights, and I must say that it's really nice...clean, kind personnel, small rooms (but that's not an issue). The only bad things are that there is no elevator and if you got heavy bags it can be a pain....and the windows are too thin to cover the outside's racket (going on all day and night long!!). Loud music almost 24h on in the various other places around the hotel. when you reserve the room, ask for the rooms in the building out of the espanola way, otherwise you're not going to be able to sleep.
for the rest, the location of the hotel is great, in the Deco District, very close to Ocean Dr. and the Lincoln Road Mall. I would recommend this hotel to people that have no big expectations on hotels but just need a nice place to rest and be comfortable going around.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1438 Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
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Ranked #112 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Clay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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