Avalon Hotel

Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Flamingo / Lummus area of Miami Beach, is near Art Deco Historic District, Ocean Drive, Mango's Tropical Cafe, and Amsterdam Palace (Versace Mansion).
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Avalon Hotel Miami Beach

      Great Hotel for that South Beach "experience".

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      The Avalon Majestic is actually 2 Hotels. We stayed in the Avalon, which was very nice. The room was bright, decent size and had a frig. Not much of a view, but who cares, you're in South Beach! The hotel is right across the street from the beach and they provide you with a towel. Breakfast was included. This helped to defray costs. It also had nice restaurant, although it was very pricey. The staff was nice and friendly. My only complaint was when we came back one day and our room was not made up. Other than that, I would recommend this Hotel for the beach loving visitor, on a modest budget.

      Not what they claim

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      This hotel almost deterred me from ever using Orbitz again. While their hotel faces the ocean, you must cross a (very very) busy street carrying beach chairs and any other paraphenalia you may need. The "standard room" on their website pictures a room with a clear ocean view, and states in the description "the ocean is outside your window".

      Ha! The standard room is cramped and faces a noisy street or alley. The manager indicated he could care less about our concerns, and pointed to the door, saying "well, you can always leave." Of course he hastened to add that he would still bill Orbitz for our 3-day stay whether we were in the hotel or not. So you want to stay in a noisy, dingy cramped hotel with indifferent management? Pick the Avalon Majestic

      Nice, Simple Hotel on the Beach

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      I stayed at the Avalon/Majestic for only one night and it was a good experience. The room was small and clean, with not much of a view, but it was a good deal at $100/night. The hotel staff was courteous and helpful. The breakfast was extensive. I would recommend it.

      Great 3 star hotel

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      if u need a comfy bed, tv and hot water, and complimentary breakfast, then this is your hotel. pick people need not apply.

      Not the best

      from

      Though the location is ideal right on ocean drive, this hotel is too small for two people to stay in. We were placed in the Annex part of the hotel, and were right by the door, which slammed all night long. It would have been ok had we not been facing the alley-therfore hearing garbage trucks in the morning. We didn't hear the usual street noise though which was good. I would reccomend staying at the Abbey Hotel down the way if you are looking for a nice room at the same price.

      Avalon: Good hotel with some important flaws

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      Reserved a room for New Year's 2003/4 via Orbitz online. when I arrived a the hotel, my reservation had been 'canceled' mysteriously, and the front desk girl offered to transfer me to the much less popular and off the beach property owned by the same management.I had a valid reservation number from Orbitz and stood my ground, finally got a room for my four nights over New year's, but left with the feeling that this was a tactic to push unsuspecting Avalon customers to the other empty properties owned by these managers. Other than this unpleasant check-in experience, the hotel was in a great location, reasonably priced with basic service (certainly not five star, can't be considered four star, and noisy as hell in the morning when the clean-up crews make an impressive symphony of clanging noise dragging chairs, washing sidewalks, banging pots and pans, etc etc - the noise goes right through the windows/walls).The restaurant in the hotel called 'A Fish Called Avalon' was clearly the best we tried on Ocean drive. We tried some other restaurants and got stung by a few, and alwasy came back to the hotel to eat. Very good (Recommend Bang Bang Shrimp and seafood risoto).

      The staff does NOT go out of their way to guide you into the SOBE nightlife experience. A good concierge who knows where all the hotspots are would be a major addition to the hotel.

      Depends on what you're looking for

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      My friend and I planned a quick weekend trip to South Beach June 2003.

      She had stayed at the Avalon years before and remembered it to be centrally located, and nothing fancy but clean. When we arrived, the girl at the front desk, although not rude, was really disinterested.

      When we got to our room we were disappointed because 1) the room was on the 1st floor (not the safest location for 2 girls travelling alone), 2) rooms were outdated and generally did not feel fresh and clean (actually kind of funky) and 3) that evening a guy came out from the restaurant next door to clean the dumpsters and sent bug and black debris flying towards our window (yuck). Luckily we overheard the front desk clerk telling another couple about the pool at their sister hotel the South Seas. The next morning we hightailed it over there - it was much nicer and they kindly arranged the transfer. We did return to the Avalon for dinner however, and highly recommend the restaurant. The food and restaurant staff was excellent and the location is perfect for people watching.

      Paper thin walls, otherwise OK

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      I stayed for a Friday and Saturday in October. My room was clean and freshly painted. The bathroom was tiny and the bedroom itself was small, but it is right on Ocean and in the active/fun part of town. My chief complaint was the very thin walls - there were some partying people in the room next door, so I was glad I brought my earplugs.

      Honestly, ask to stay on the 2nd or 3rd floor in a room with empty rooms on either side and you should be fine. There was also a fair amount of noise from the street, but if you can request a room on the non-street side you may be better off. I'm not sure I would bring kids to this area - there are nice restaurants and bars and good shopping, but I did find observe some prostitution.

      Loved Miami

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      I had a good time in Miami this time around but noticed the atmosphere changes alot on Saturday nights. Things get kinda crazy when the locals come out to party I suppose. I witnessed fistfights,drunk driving accidents (2 of them in the same night) and a police chase where the suspect ran away from cops on foot with helicopter following him. Alot of crazy stuff for one night. I stayed at the Avalon Hotel and found everything was great,room service,staff,ect. The other thing id like to mention is do not rent any scooters from star scoots on 6th and collins. The group I was with rented 5 scooters,all of us experienced riders and frequent customers of this place. We returned the bikes as normal but owner of place accused my friend of damaging the bike. The bike was damaged before we took it and sloppily repaired by the company. My friend was blamed and charged for the damages to the bike which he did not cause. Please do not rent from star scoots and thoroughly check every nick or scratch on the bike. The miami life is great otherwise,food,nightlife,people,ect. Just want to protect some innocent people like myself. Thanx

      Couldn't believe my eyes

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      A friend and I decided to leave south beach for one night and travel to Orlando to visit a friend...As we were leaving a maid asked what room we were in and if we were checking out and I said no we will be back to check out on Tuesday...

      Well, we returned on Sunday night to find our rooms dirty...The beds were unmade, towels where we left them on Saturday and trash still not changed,... I complained to the front desk who spoke to the person in charge of the maids and all he could say to me was that she forgot, she wrote that she cleaned them but made a mistake...I could understand once but not TWO days without going into the room...

      We checked out early and went to another hotel to stay... The didn't comp us or anything...Shame on your service...I will not return...

      TripAdvisor Reviews Avalon Hotel Miami Beach

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
       

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