My wife and I spent two days at the Avalon in May 2013. Although our room was somewhat small, it was clean and comfortable. The biggest advantage of staying there was the location. Walk along the sidewalk in front of the Avalon at night, and you see a flurry of activity and a wide variety of nice restaurants with both outdoor and indoor seating. Cross the street from the Avalon during the day, and you are at a nice park behind which is beautiful South Beach. The sand there is white, and the water is turquoise, beautiful and warm. One very positive aspect of the Avalon is the people who work at the front desk. Jorge and Ana were extremely friendly and accomodating. There was one time during the day when a group of teenage girls from the beach came into the hotel, trying to find a bathroom that they could use. They started to exit when they didn't see one, and in a very friendly way, Jorge stopped them, invited them in, and told them where the restroom was. I would normally have expected employees to discourage non-patrons of the hotel, but this was typical of Jorge's and Ana's desire to be of service to people. If staying at the Avalon, I would recommend leaving your car with valet parking when arriving, then forgetting about it until you leave. There is a lot of traffic and very little parking on the street, and there is plenty to do within a short walk of the hotel.
- 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