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“Fun Time in South Beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Avalon Hotel
Ranked #101 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Oxnard, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fun Time in South Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Markhcooley
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

My note to The Avalon:

Thanks so much for being part of our fantastic South Beach experience! We were guests at The Avalon last Tuesday through Friday and we enjoyed every minute of our vacation.

What we loved about your hotel: Rooms were clean, staff was GREAT, enjoyed the fact we weren’t “hassled” for food like other hotels on Ocean Drive. We didn’t have to pay for things like beach towels and storage of our luggage before check in and after we checked out. We enjoyed the breakfast, things are not cheap at South Beach, this was a big help.

All in all, a 10 out of 10 from the Avalon, we will be back to South Beach and we will definitely be staying with you again, we will also spread the word via Trip Advisor, AAA and others.

Thanks again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HJS100
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New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Avalon from May 11th to May 17th. All in all, we enjoyed our stay here and would highly consider staying again. In my opinion, a few things could transform this hotel into the best affordable art deco hotel on South Beach.

The pros:
- upon arrival, we were granted our request for a room that was on a high floor and near the back of the building. the room also provided us with a partial view of the ocean. I am a light sleeper so I was worried that the noise from Ocean Ave. would keep me awake. this hotel seemed to attract casual guests to their restaurant so outdoor noise wasn't much of a problem.

- an outstanding staff and housekeeping crew. each person we saw here greeted us with a smile and a "good morning" or "good afternoon". our room was cleaned very well during our stay.

- free continental breakfast on the outdoor patio. this saved us a lot of money. Ocean Avenue is very overpriced since it is such a popular tourist destination.

- free beach towels. we visited the beach everyday so this was a very helpful amenity.

- a working business center which i used to print out our boarding passes.

- in our room, fresh orchids, IPOD clock with charger, an easy to use safe and a nice shower head.

The cons:
these are few, but would greatly benefit the hotel in my opinion.

- a noisy air conditioner that would wake us at night. updating these would be a plus. a steady hum versus a variety of clinks and clanks please :)

- no artwork/bare walls. i cannot speak for other rooms but our room needed some decorating on the walls.

- old curtains had stains upon inspection. in my opinion, the carpet is an ugly design.

- the furnishings and lamps were both dated and/or worn out. a small section near the bathroom window needs painting.

- the restaurant seemed like a very nice option, but was very highly priced (like most on Ocean Avenue). a discount for guests would be a great idea.

To the Avalon staff, thank you for having us during our stay, you did a great job!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank transitrock
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

In a time where quality of customer service is rapidly deteriorating, it was truly a pleasure to stay at this hotel and receive exceptional customer service. Jorge and Ana were extremely professional and helpful at all times during our stay. Their five diamond customer service is the reason why I will stay at the Avalon Hotel each time I return to South Beach. I recommend this hotel to all that are searching for hotels in South Beach; impeccable customer service and great location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AceP4P
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

It's located opposite the beach and in a very busy area of Ocean Drive.
Upon arrival, the staff are very friendly and made us well aware of all the info on the hotel. The beds were extremely comfortable and the room was small but nice.
The wifi depended on what side of the room you were on which was a little frustrating. As it is located in a busy area of ocean drive you could hear the noise on the streets easily and late into the night.
The food in the restaurant is really good and definitely worth trying. There is a lot of competition on that street and it is full of restaurants and bars inviting you into their establishment.
Would go back there as the staff were really attentive and the location good.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank HRHEire
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to spend a few nights in crazy South Beach. The location is perfect. Right on Ocean Drive, just a short walk to the beach and to shopping. I rate this hotel as a good value not because of the actual property but because of the amazing staff. Just the best, most helpful staff imaginable. On all levels from bellhops to reception just wonderful service. George at the desk needs a raise. This guy is amazingly nice and helpful, a real asset for this establishment.
The rooms are comfortable and clean. Pretty much the status quo for "art deco" hotels. Nothing to complain about at all.
Oh, and the restaurant has some of the best food you will find in Miami. Stay here without reservation...

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JoeC965
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly located, staff friendly and helpful, special mention for George, Ruben and Ana for their exceptional service. Rooms comfortable and cool. The only negative I would say would be the hairs in the bathroom that where there when we arrived and still there when we left. Ocean Drive very expensive for food and drink, in fact for everything, 3 days is quiet enough time. Speak to George for places to eat.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karen K
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Property: Avalon Hotel
Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
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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:
#77 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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