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“Jorge is the best” 3 of 5 stars
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Avalon Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #115 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Porto
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6 reviews
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“Jorge is the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The location is great and has a wonderful employee there Jorge Porro that helped us with everything he is great great ! The best! Poor breakfast and old rooms need repairs for the price that we paid is Expensive because the rooms are not worth it! Very noisy! But great location

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Firstly, we arrived in Miami with our two children during "Urban Week". If you have young children, avoid this at all costs. During this week Ocean Drive is closed to traffic and replaced with thousands of people parading up and down wearing almost nothing and drinking heavily. The bars and restaurants play loud hip-hop all day and well into the night.

The Avalon, rather than joining in with Urban Week, simply closed their bar and restaurant to the revellers, which was disappointing but understandable. Unfortunately they didn't close their rooms to them too, so the corridors were pungent with the smell of marijuana. The room was clean but very tired. Breakfast was a basic continental spread of not particularly good croissants, fruit and cereal. The restaurant and bar is a different matter, however. Very, very nice seafood and an excellent bar serving probably the best mojitos in South Beach (I samples quite a few).

In summary, I would highly recommend the restaurant and bar. They really are a cut above most of the others on Ocean Drive, but give the hotel a wide berth if you're looking for any level of luxury.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a clean hotel with amazing staff. Especially Jorge is the best concierge that we have ever seen. He's given us insider's tips about everything from restaurants to lounges to local hang-outs. We are very thankful for his help. He is amazing.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank nur e
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

nice hotel at Miami Beach. location and service is great. nice rooms but air condition was very noisy.
plus for simple but nice breakfast included. valet parking available, making parking in a busy area smootely.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I read the Yelp reviews prior to booking and most said great staff and great place to stay however, the only thing was the noise from the streets. Well that is correct. But you are on the strip in the heart of it all so what else would you expect. Rooms are small, however, super clean and staff was AMAZING... Thank you to Jorge and Ana!!! For my first time to Miami I could not have picked a more perfect spot to stay. There were 4 of us on this trip and we all agreed we will end our vacations in Miami!! And we will stay at the Avalon. If you are someone to spend most of your time in the hotel this is not your spot however, perfect for the average travler. One other thing to add... Although we did not eat at our hotel in the evening it is amazing how elegant it turned into at night. With beautiful intimate table settings and soft music playing it is a must to eat there. It really did out do some of the other hotels along the strip. Thank you Avalon for a GREAT stay. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in early May. Showing up Sunday evening we had to go around the block 3 times before we could park to unload & have the valet take the car. The first floor has a 1/2 flight of stairs to the rooms, but there is an elevator to higher floors. The walls were paper thin, we could hear everything outside, in the next room and in the hallway. Note that this is a party area, so plan to bring ear plugs unless you too will be out late closing down the clubs! The room was tiny & poorly laid out. Our friend's room was mildly better, but still not much room to manuever. Breakfast was nice. The hotel restaurant is excellent! The staff at the front desk seemed to fluster easily, but eventually got everything done. They did get distracted at chek in and accidentally gave us the keys to the wrong room. [Sorry to the guy in the towel we walked in on!!] It was corrected quickly and they were very appologetic.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Spent a week here and loved it....the hotel staff was so nice and gracious the european breakfast hit the mark great coffee also....just have to cross the street to get to the beach. The room was clean and could walk to a ton of places. Loved the live music at night and also the dinner that was served if we wanted to eat at the hotel....we had a 2nd floor ocean drive/corner room enjoyed live music every night if we opened the window. We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Avalon Hotel
Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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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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