"Great retro environment ...great breakfast"
Really enjoyed our one night stay,would stay again. Lovely lady's at front desk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a great trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, very helpful stuff, very clean, and good food. Toooooo old hotel. Everything in the hotel looks old and cheap.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved every bit of it....the only thing was i wish the bathroom was a bit bigger....ie...counter space and I wish it had outlets...other than that....i was happy with our stay.....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The front desk persons were very nice and accommodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, nice staff"
Free wifi, complimentary breakfast and wifi. Plenty of beach towels for the pool. Great staff and located right in the middle of everything. Would stay here again for sure!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Oldie but a goody"
This hotel was a little older, but it was very clean none the less. The staff was more than nice! They were prompt and extremely helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, simply on the polite nature of every staff member I encountered.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Avalon hotel"
the hotel was okay. But I was very upset that the elevator didn't work for our whole entire stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel close to the beach and a we loved."
It was really nice, everything about this hotel and the breakfast was delicious and helth. I recommend and for sure will be back soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Location & Staff!"
This hotel is located perfectly on the corner of 7th and Ocean Drive. The staff is very knowledgable and accommodating. The elevator wasn't working for most of our stay but the stairs weren't bad. There is complementary wifi and continental breakfast each morning until 10:30am. The room comfortably fit four young women for two nights. Excellent hotel […] and would definitely stay there again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, nothing more"
Great location. The hotel is small and old, but the room is clean. One thing that upset me most was the expensive valet parking.Genuine Expedia guest review
had wonderful time the staff was wonderful would love to come back soon enjoyed the complimentary breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very noisy hotel with below average breakfast"
The hotel was not bad overall, the room was relatively clean. What was really disappointing is the level of noise. Book this hotel only if you plan on staying up all night and are ok with listening to someone else's pounding music. During my stay two nights in a row I woke up to the disturbingly loud music coming from the car parked outside the hotel, […] and anotehr night the loud music was coming from upstairs. I called the frontdesk, the lady was not very nice stating that in order for her to take care of that, I must inform her, otherwise she has no way of knowing what is going on. The music could actually be heard in the lobby, that is how loud it was. She went upstairs, banged on the door, however not much had changed. I also did not like that they were chargin 105 dollars at checkout for some kind of security deposit, which according to them would be refunded within a week if nothing was damaged. Never had this experience in any other hotel, but I guess that does say a lot about the clientelle of Avalon. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and quality customer service!!1"
It was a great stay! The room was clean and the customer service was great! Even had a Keurig. Continental breakfast everyday and the location is right across the ocean-- great access to the beach! The staff there is soo friendly and willing to answer all your questions-- especially Anna, she was the best . The rooms are a bit small but tidy and wo […] rks. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved this hotel and the area it's in. If your going to stay here your probably going to need valet because it's ridiculous trying to park yourself, it's 20+ bucks a day but hey it's south beach and your going to pay for everything. One negative thing I would say about the room was that one morning I woke up to use the restroom and there was a dead […] waterbug on the floor and a live roach in the tub. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pay for location"
Paying for location on Ocean Drive Had to wait til 3:30 to check in. Valet parking was very expensive, that should be included in price considering how much they charge. Hotel clean but outdated. Staff very friendly. Be prepared to stay up all night because they party till morning on that street. Free breakfast wasn't bad Best part was just walking […] across street to go to beach. Lots of restaurants near by, pricey & just ok food Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Sorry to say we did not enjoy the Avalon Hotel and had to move to another hotel which we lost money on what we had already paid. We had relatives here from Italy who wanted to go to Miami, so we drove from Il. and I have never seen such disappointment from anyone as much as they were. It was very noisy, they had a quad room which was just as big (small) […] as ours, the carpet was dirty, had to pay valet parking for 2 nights although we checked out after 1 1/2 days, we had pre-paid for 3 night stay, and lost money. We checked into a different hotel and had to pay another 2 nights valet parking. So, all in all, we did not like this hotel, and would like to get a refund of at least l day, $200 +. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ocean drive hotel"
The hotel is very conveniently located if you want to be right on ocean drive and a few steps from the beach. Rooms are not very big but if you stay one or two nights they are ok.Genuine Expedia guest review
Expensive on weekend nights . Clean room but nothing fancy .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed at avalon hotel for a couple of nights. The room was clean and everything in good conditions. The staff was very friendly and helpful all the time. The location is very convenient because you can walk around, you can go to the beach or shopping. There is also a Walgreens (pharmacy/store) where you can get all kind of basic things.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location on Ocean Drive. Staff was so nice!"
Room is old & simple with some cracks but for the price, location & awesome staff... The cracks can be overlooked.Genuine Expedia guest review
Most uncomfortable hotel ever. Our room was next to the elevator (loud drunks all nite long), above the kitchen (voices and clapping dishes all nite), paper thin walls (snoring from neighbors) plus a surprise extra $27 charge for parking. NEVER AGAIN!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
there was too much noisy from outside that i could hear so clear. I think first floor is not suppose to be a room for guest.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great staff. Restaurant is fantastic!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just in front of the beach"
Clean room even if not so large. Very kind stuff. Very suitable if you want to stay in south beachGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just in front of the beach"
Clean room even if not so large. Very kind stuff. Very suitable if you want to stay in south beachGenuine Expedia guest review
"CLOSE TO BEACH & SIGHTS"
CONCEIAGE WAS EXCELLANT.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Service at this hotel"
We had a great stay, short the partying couple next door that stayed up til 6am...This was not the hotels fault. The staff at this hotel was some of the best that I have ever encounteredGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderfull hotel with extra nice staffs."
I will recommend this hotel for anyone. Especially the guy work at the lobby his extra nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the hotel! Service was probably the best I've ever had and hotel is near everything in South BeachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
everything was perfect! Front Desk (sorry forgot his name) was exceptional!!!!! He helped us with everything from finding a store to getting Miami Heat game tickets!.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ana is wonderful"
The front desk host Ana could not have been more accommodating. When I checked I. She remembered I had made a special request. She looked it up and noticed I had asked for the quietest room regardless of the view. I confirmed this fact and she placed me on the back of the hotel in the quietest room ever. It was perfect. When looking for a place for […] a quiet martini away from the hotel she made the perfect recommendation. Later when I discovered I left my cell phone charger in my room, I called Ana and she made sure it was waiting for me upon my return to pick it up. I love Avalon and will definitely return!! Ana you are the best!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in a good location."
Great staff. Terrible parking situation everywhere but valet parking worked good. The parking is Little pricy and crowded. Neighboring rooms were a bit noisy at 3:30 am. Overall it was a good experience. Great food and location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"First time visiting SouthBeach - Perfect"
Loved the location - we had a king ocean view and loved the room and the location of the hotel - very easy to walk everywhere and literally steps from the beach - we ate at the the restaurant outside at the Avalon both nights because the food was so excellent and perfect for people watching - we also had lunch at a place the concierge recommended - […] so happy we took his advice - breakfast was perfect for us I have no idea why anyone wouldn't be happy with free coffee oj apple juice oatmeal toast bagels English muffins hard boiled eggs pastries croissants yogurt and more - we would defiantly stay again - clean room comfortable bed no problem with noise staff very friendly and accommodating - we used the valet service and that was also a good call - Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location and helpful staff"
I booked the hotel the last moment and had no expectations at all. I ended up loving the experience. The location was perfect - on Ocean drive just across the street from the beach. Breakfasts were included which was a pleasant bonus. The room and the hotel overall were quite lovely. The staff deserves special praise! They were more than friendly, without […] their help I wouldn't be able to enjoy the stay as much as I did! Avalon is definitely the hotel I would advise to stay while in Miami! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"You pay for the location."
The hotel is located in a beautiful area right on ocean drive. However, that where the compliments stop. My biggest problem was how dirty this place was. I stayed 6 nights and whenever I asked housekeeping for new sheets and to clean our room they did a poor job. Our sheets were never changed once, they didn't vacuum the floors or properly take out […] the trash in our rooms even once. We took showers after coming back from the beach and sand was left in the tub, which housekeeping never cleaned. The rooms are small and cozy, the bathroom is small and no no ventilation system at all. The breakfast provided by the hotel was mad of cheap packaged foods. I'm not a clean frwak, but it was disgusting how unsanitary the housekeeping staff was even after we complained to the front desk on 3 separate days. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mom daughter escape!"
The front desk is very accommodating and knowledgeable, check in was super fast. We felt very safe in the Avalon. Their location is ideal! Right on Ocean Drive.. Easy access to the beach where chair rental is available, yet far enough away from the super loud bars so you are able to get a little serenity!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel has free wifi and breakfast and is in a perfect location. For dinner, their restaurant A Fish Called Avalon, has live soft music and is away from some of the crazy nightclubs. It is very elegant with outdoor seating under the palm trees. The beds are super comfortable, and they have large safes that can hold a laptop and more, plus a small […] refrigerator with comp bottled water. The only thing that could be better is the carpeting. That needs to be replaced, but I'm sure it takes a beating from the beach. The front desk staff and housekeeping couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Easy access to ocean beach and shopping. Plentiful breakfast at convenient hours. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. No lobby for relaxing outside of room. Adults best fit for this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel . Perfect location on oceans dr."
Loved my stay there . I always go there . Its not that fancy but it is clean and has the perfect location from the beach actionGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location is the only positive thing"
Depending on the receptionist, the service went from okay to awful. One woman working the desk treated my friends and I like we were children when we asked for beach towel which is supposed to be a free service. She wrote down exactly how many my room took and demanded that we return exactly that in the afternoon or she would charge my room. We noticed […] she did not write down anyone else's names/rooms except for ours. When we asked her to call us a cab for the airport she pretended to but never follwed up with us. She told us to walk down another street and to hail our own cabs. Our room was tiny and hardly fit 4 people like it should have. There was literally a foot of space to walk through the beds. The free breakfast is not even worth eating. The hotel itself smells weird. The only good thing about the hotel is that it is across from the beach. The bad part is that it is in a row of toursity hotels that gets very crowded. If I were to ever come back to Miami I would stay on Collins or Washington not Ocean Drive and definitely not at the Avalon Hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is not bad but it could be better. Definitely needs upgrading. The amenities say there's a refrigerator in the room and it's actually in the closet. It's 1 of those college fridges. I liked that was directly across the street from the beach great location. The only thing that really bugged me was that I paid extra for an ocean front room […] but when I got in my room and open the curtains I was looking at the top of a tree. I could barely see the water at all. So I paid extra for nothing. This is great hotel if your not banking on an ocean front room. Please don't pay extra for it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Old beds old picture old old old everithing is oldGenuine Expedia guest review
"older historic hotels always have small rooms."
Great location. Nice hotel. Friendly staff. Room was tiny. Parking was expensive - I recall $25 a day. Prices for everything in SB are nutz. I paid $25 for a 12 pack of Bush lt at Eternity Beachwear next to the Avalon. The room was supposed to be $171 per nite but the bill added up to $475 for 2 nites + parking. I think there's an extra usage fee they […] charge for beach towels or whatever. The beach & Lumous Park are nice but they are offset by the snobby attitude by most of the people showing off up & down Ocean Dr. Glad I saw SB - won't be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Bad Service in a Great Location"
The Avalon is in a great location on Ocean Drive. We stayed in a room opposite the beach. Of course the pictures were much better than the actual view but it was still beautiful. However, the service at the hotel was not so good. There was no one to help us with our bags when we got there. The rooms are clean but we didn't have a phone and when I spoke […] to someone at the reception about that nothing was done about it. Then I called to ask for help booking a bus to Orlando and the receptionist tried to skim some money from me by claiming that a one way bus trip to Orlando is $80, the online fee is $35. Apparently booking anything through the reception is a big no-no, don't book cabs, bus rides or tours through the hotel receptionists. They have shady deals with some operators that has them charging the client more than 50% of the price so that they cab get a cut too. Also the hotel says they have an all inclusive breakfast but this is a lazily put together breakfast, dry croissants, no eggs, bacon nor sausage. The cheese was tastless and felt weird. The only things that were edible were the 3 choices of fresh fruits and the tea. Even the orange juice had a weird taste. This is a nice hotel in a great location with great potential if run better. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centrally located for all acitivities"
The Avalon Hotel is great. Personnel is very responsive and eager in helping. Parking only via valet at a cost of $27 per day which adds additional cost. However, this is a very charming hotel and we recommend staying when in South Beach. Right across the street from the beach. Rooms very clean. The Seafood Orzo Patellla in resturant is to die for!!!!! […] We will deifinitely return Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Room was not very nice and smelled like mildew. Staff was very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel perfectly located"
My husband and I stayed here for one night. The location was perfect for the beach and all the other amenities of South Beach. The hotel rooms whilst a bit on the small side are clean and comfortable. We found the breakfast to be delicious and plentiful with the hotel staff friendly, helpful and very professional.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place in South Beach"
Fantastic location with very friendly and helpful staff. And it's on a path of Ocean Drive that does not get too noisy. But all the fun is 2 mins walkGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location and friendly service"
The price is reasonable for the excellent location and the staff was very warm and friendly. It is a bit shabby, and the walls are paper thin. The room was very tight for four people, but we were just there for one night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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