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700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#119 of 241 hotels in Miami Beach
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Welcome 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 are in the middle of the South Beach with its bustling sidewalk cafes, Art Deco buildings, shopping, and unforgettable nightlife. As you enter the Avalon, step back to a relaxing time, where our welcoming staff pampers you. In the evening, the Avalon lobby and terrace magically transforms into A Fish Called Avalon Restaurant. Enjoy candlelit tables, nightly live music, fresh local seafood and other culinary delights. Our guest rooms are light and refreshing, with TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi keeping you connected, while waffle-weave robes and other amenities help you relax and rejuvenate. 10 blocks to the Miami Beach Convention Center• 15 miles to Miami Int'll Airport, 10 minutes to the Port of Miami
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Classic
Art Deco Style
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Victor G wrote a review Oct 2021
Boston, Massachusetts43 contributions9 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the Avalon for a short vacation on Miami Beach. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Avalon. The main reasons I chose this hotel initially was the location (right across from the beach), the fact that they provide beach towels and beach chairs, and the cost. The service was exceptional. All the workers there were very friendly, helpful, and flexible from the front desk reception (George), to the folks serving breakfast, the manager & waiter (Alejandro) at the hotel restaurant, and the cleaners. I didn't expect much from the advertised breakfast but it was very fresh, tasty, and filling each day. I also liked that the hotel restaurant is not open every day/night so that we were able to sit out on the patio for breakfast/lunch or whenever we wanted to take a break. The overall atmosphere at the hotel was more relaxed and subdued compared to the neighboring hotels. Note that the rooms in this hotel are on the small side as this is a historic, art-deco hotel. This was fine with us but don't expect large rooms like most modern, newly built hotels. Some of the negatives of this hotel are that the walls are very thin and unfortunately we were unlucky to have very noisy and inconsiderate neighbors. Our first night we had a neighbor with a deep, loud voice and later that night another neighbor above us suddenly started playing music loudly at 4 am. The second night another neighbor thought it was a good idea to crank music at 11:30pm which seemed to come through the walls and bathroom vent which amplified the sound like a speaker. The front desk tried to call the room but the guests would not answer. The front desk would not go to the room to tell them to turn down or stop the music so I'm assuming that is the hotel policy. I don't blame the hotel for guest behavior and appreciate the hotel moving us to a different room that night and the following morning we moved our belongings to that room as well. We didn't have any problem the remaining nights. The hotel gives bottled water each day as part of the resort fee but they are the mini-ones which was pretty lame. Other hotels have ice water dispensers in their lobbies for the guests and I hope Avalon does this in the future as we would most likely look to stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from A L, Marketing at Avalon Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Victor, thank you for staying in our classic Art Deco hotel while visiting beautiful South Beach. We're really pleased knowing you had a wonderful time and very much appreciate all of the details you've left on our welcoming services, central location and many value added. We value your feedback for improvement as well. See you soon again. Best regards,
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NYCin2009 wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Recently stayed at The Avalon Hotel and could not have been happier! For many years we stayed just to up the road and would often pass this hotel and admire the Hotels iconic “1955 Oldsmobile 88” parked in front, so cool! We had friends that booked the hotel and decided to join them for the weekend after being cooped up with COVID. We are so pleased we went as the hotel was just what we needed; A truly genuine caring service team, very nice clean room and some of the best food at Fish called Avalon restaurant in the hotel. Above all they handled COVID protocols with such grace and made us feel comfortable knowing how clean the hotel is. Would highly recommend and look forward to a December visit for my birthday.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from A L, Marketing at Avalon Hotel
Responded Nov 16, 2020
Dear NYCin2009, we're super glad you visited us recently and you were assured by out COVID protocols, that means a lot to us during these precarious times. Thank you for giving us a try this time around, we couldnt have been happier serving you and it's lovely reading your praises on our service, cleanliness and inhouse restaurant. Whenever you're ready for another getaway, you know where to find us. All the best from us.
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Penny T wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had an absolutely lovely evening at the Avalon. The service was extraordinary as was the food. Our waiter was amazing (so sorry I did not catch his name) and so knowledgeable about all the selections. We sat out on the porch with a lovely view of Ocean Drive. Thank you for a terrific memory!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from A L, Marketing at Avalon Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Penny, wishing you a Happy Anniversary again and a special thanks from us for your trust in our establishment for your special evening of celebration. Thanks for all of the wonderful details you've provided and best of all, we're honored to be a part of your 35th anniversary memory. All the best,
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Fiona M wrote a review Oct 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
The challenges for hotels and restaurants on Ocean Drive since Covid hit, have been monumental. The drive is closed to vehicular traffic from a half block away, and parking can be a bit difficult when you have physical mobility limitations. The Avalon is a small and older hotel, which has maintained it's historic charm throughout the development of the monstrous "brass and glass" hi-rise development of the Miami waterfront. The rooms are smaller (think 1950's and 60's) with comfortable beds and pristine linens. Who goes to Miami Beach to sit in a hotel room anyway? Towels and soap/shampoo are plentiful. Beach chairs and towels are provided for you free of charge. Breakfast, which is included in your reservation price is a choice of 2 lunch boxes. We found this odd, but realized you could take your breakfast box anywhere you wanted, beach, room, terrace or indoor dining room (on white table cloths). People leaving early for flights, took their lunchbox to go. Convenient concept actually. The staff are warm and friendly throughout the hotel...and very helpful. Avalon has managed to keep a standard of exceptional service throughout some very difficult times. If you stay at the Avalon, make reservations to eat at their restaurant "A Fish Called Avalon". The cuisine is superb, and you may choose to dine indoors or out, on their beautifully lit terrace or 'street arbor' on Ocean Drive. The food is outstanding! Mr Cruize the Brazilian-born guitarist and singer provides an amazing backdrop to dinner. He pulled out all the stops on our 2nd night there and his playing was magical...especially his own compositions. Looking around the dining area there were people of all ages and from all over the world absolutely captivated by his amazing talent. Avalon is a gem of a hotel and I personally hope it never changes. I would however like to see the elevator fixed soon!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 4, 2021
Dear Fiona, WOW, just wow, you've made our day with your detailed and kind compliments of your stay with us. Thank you so much for putting your trust in our hotel and restaurant as you visited beautiful South Beach. We're tremendously pleased you had a memorable vacation and would love to welcome you back. Best regards,
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Cmarie1997 wrote a review Jul 2021
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Exceeded our expectations! Family of 4 (kiddos 12,9) We had the best room on the corner with a view of the ocean and Ocean Dr. The hotel is only 3 stories high and so charming. The breakfast and coffee was great on the patio of the hotel every morning. Walk to the beach and use the provided chairs and towels. You can definitely hear the music and sounds of Ocean Dr from the room but it didn’t bother any of us. The staff was always so nice. Fast wifi. Can’t wait to come back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 29, 2021
Dear CMarie, we love reading your review! Thank you for trusting us with your family's precious vacation time, it's a true pleasure knowing we delivered an all around memorable stay. We very much appreciate your detailed comments on all that you enjoyed and cannot wait to welcome you back to create more beautiful Miami memories. All the best,
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PRICE RANGE
$138 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
avalon hotel miami beach, avalon miami beach
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaMiami BeachFlamingo / Lummus
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avalon Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Avalon Hotel?
Nearby attractions include South Beach (0.3 miles), Ocean Drive (0.09 miles), and Lummus Park Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Avalon Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Avalon Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Avalon Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Avalon Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avalon Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Latina 1986 Latin Restaurant Miami Beach, Havana Vieja South Beach, and Mama's Tacos.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avalon Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Avalon Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (3.6 miles), The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (1.1 miles), and Art Deco Historic District (0.3 miles).
Does Avalon Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.