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Avalon Hotel
Ranked #109 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
toronto
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5 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Art Deco hotel in the perfect location. Located right on Ocean Drive and 5th across from the park, beach and Atlantic Ocean. Complimentary WiFi, continental breakfast and beach towels.Rooms are clean and simple. Very comfortable beds and Egyptian cotton linens.
Service staff are lovely; a special thank you to Ana and Jorge at the front desk.
The restaurant A a Fish called Wanda offers tasty seafood dishes for dinner service; I recommend it.
My only feedback comment would be that it would be nice if the hotel offered a hot breakfast for their guests.

Room Tip: The elevator ( it is an Art Deco hotel) is slow, so perhaps a room on the second floor would be good...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in June. It is in a fantastic location opposite the beach and a great starting point for exploring the area. Plenty of restaurants and watering holes nearby and a laundramat 2 blocks away. The customer service was mixed with some very pleasant, courteous staff and several staff whom did not make me feel welcome (maybe they were just having a bad day?)The included continental breakfast was a great inclusion, however my room on the first floor near the restaurant was cramped and noisy as other guests made their way past at all hours of the night. The view from my room of the alleyway and kitchen entrance was nothing to write home about. In conclusion the hotel has a pleasant ambience, just dont accept a room on the first floor, I would have given the hotel 4 stars if my room was in a quieter location.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Orlando, Florida
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163 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Avalon for two nights the second week in July. First of all there is a public garage just a block down 7th St. Second the continental breakfast was included which is unusual for hotels on the Drive. Our room was very clean. We did have a problem with the toilet running, but that was very quickly repaired. We had requested a quiet room and got one. We were afraid of noise and music from the first floor restaurant, but it closes about 10, so noise would not have been an issue from an Ocean Front room.

There are a couple easy improvement that could be made though, one is the AC is vented to blow directly over the beds. Another is there is only one ice machine and one soda machine for the hotel.

Other than that we were pretty happy there.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was very nice if you are just looking for a place to sleep if u are going to be out majority of your stay this is the place. Ana was very nice great people person and also the young man with the glasses was very nice. I could have used more cable channels but I'm not complaining about the law and order marathon. Housekeeping very nice I would come and stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Central Florida, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We have visited South Beach multiple times and have stayed in several other hotels. This was, by far, our best visit, and this hotel was a large part of it. It was prime location for us: directly across from the beach (there are no rooms on the beach in this area), close enough to walk to party central near The Cleavelander and Mangos yet far enough away from the noise when you've had enough. It's a short and safe walk to and endless number and types of restaurants and shops. We drove here yet only used our car once and that was just for cruising.
This hotel is classic art deco in the Art Deco part of South Beach. It is not a resort, and it's not new. There is no pool or gym, but the larger hotels to the north cannot provide the unique/classic design, warm atmosphere, and ideal location this hotel offers. The staff was the icing on the cake. We had the good fortune to time our coming and going while Ana was at the desk. She made us feel like family to the point that we found ourselves saying we were "going home" when heading back to the hotel. She is friendly and knowledgeable and provided a lot of very sound and accurate information and recommendations. We only got to know Jorge at check out and found him just as friendly and helpful. I hope both of these exceptional staff members will receive the recognition they deserve for their exceptional service.
The entire staff from housekeeping to valet service to the restaurant staff was outstanding.
We will definitely choose this hotel for our next trip to South Beach.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is right in the middle of it all in Miami. The staff was very pleasant and let a check in super early after we took a cruise that ended in Miami. We only had 1 night but we def took advantage and really got to experience Miami. The beach is right across the street! Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Miami beach :)

Stayed November 2013
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Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are headed to South Beach this hotel is a great stay. Directly across from the beach and walking distance from shopping and great restaurants. We arrived on an early flight and were pleasantly surprised to have a room ready at 10:00 a.m. Really - you go to South Beach to be outdoors and this hotel doesn't have all the bells and whistles but is more than adequate to sleep. Noise was not excessive and breakfast was average at best. Traffic is CRAZY in front of the hotel so if you drive your take a taxi be patient. A cute place for a one or two night stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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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:
#79 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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