We were in Ashdod to attend a wedding of some friends of the family. Ashdod has only two Hotels; i.e. the Miami and the Orly. The two hotels are across the street from each other and our friends warned us to stay away from the Orly. The Miami was totally UNACCEPTABLE; i.e. filthy dirty and in a major state of disrepair.
We originally intended to stay four days and checked out after the first night. We moved to Ashkelon and stayed in the Holiday Inn at about the same price. The Holiday Inn was luxurious as compared to the Miami.
Recommendation: Don't ever stay in the Miami. A new hotel is under construction in Ashdod and should be considered instead. We heard it will be available in 2010. Until then consider staying in Ashkelon or Tel Aviv.