What We Love
- The exceptional on-site dining at A Fish Called Avalon, a seafood restaurant with live music and a breezy terrace
- The location in the heart of Miami on world-famous Ocean Drive, with easy access to beaches, shops, museums and legendary nightlife
- Extra amenities available through the hotel’s nearby sister property, offering additional beach, pool and restaurant options
What To Know
- Located in Miami’s Art Deco District, meaning it can get a bit noisy from the nightlife
- Guestrooms are on the small side
An oceanfront throwback to Miami’s Art Deco heyday on Ocean Drive, with beach-towel service
Where the ocean meets the street in sunny South Beach, Miami’s Art Deco golden age lives glamorously on. With its beachfront façade set off by a 1955 Oldsmobile and canopy of umbrellas, Avalon Hotel recreates the thrilling style of its home city’s vintage era on one of the city’s most famous thoroughfares. Orchids are always in bloom in the lobby and guest rooms, and the bright electric blue of the hotel’s neon marquee never diminishes.
Although ever-popularattractions, like Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall and countless bars and clubs, are within walking distance, as long as you’re a guest here, there’s plenty to dazzle you closer to home. Through the property and its sister hotel, South Seas, you can enjoy beach access and towel service, plus full pool privileges. And at the hotel’s lobby seafood restaurant and music venue – winner, along with the hotel, of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – you’ll find magic right at your front door.
In each of Avalon’s tastefully decorated accommodations, you’ll find a comfortable space in crisp whites and bright colors. Each bed is piled with plush spreads, each bathroom boasts refreshing amenities and soft waffle-weave bathrobes and an artful orchid makes for a glamorous work-desk centerpiece. Choose from a quiet abode with a double bed in the Classic Double room or, in the Partial Ocean View Queen room, a queen bed and a glimpse of the glittering Atlantic.
If you’re in the mood for fresh local fare, you’re in luck: A TripAdvisor favorite is right downstairs in Avalon’s beautiful Art Deco lobby. At A Fish Called Avalon, you’ll discover an impressive menu of seafood dishes, a notable wine list, live music and a breezy terrace for al fresco dining.
The Avalon Hotel is located in the heart of Miami’s Art Deco District, only a 20-minute drive from the airport and a short walk from the Versace Mansion, the Miami Beach Boardwalk, shopping districts and an array of museums. Outdoor adventurers will enjoy extensive local options for windsurfing, parasailing, paddleboarding or golfing.
How to Get There
I have never placed a review on Trip Advisor, but having just completed my third wonderful stay here in three years I feel compelled to share my feelings about this place with everyone. The Avalon is perfectly located across from the volleyball courts at 7th and Ocean Drive. The beach is just another 50 yards away. The staff is so helpful and friendly, especially Jorge and Edith who are genuinely concerned with the quality of your stay. Their rates are quite reasonable and their food is great. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The Avalon has earned our trust and our respect. Thanks for all that you do!
Two couples on our way to Key West stopped overnight here to see South Beach. Reasonable perfectly adequate rooms in a great location. Probably aimed at a younger crowd but we had a great afternoon/evening. Rooms were clean and the beds were fine. An old Art Deco hotel and that was fine. The breakfast pastries were exceptional. Valet parking made it easy. We would have been happy with the Avalon on a longer visit.
We were very very happy with our stay at the Avalon. We arrived too early to check in, but Customer service representative, George did everything possible to make our wait enjoyable! I've literally never been treated so well upon check in. He provided us with sun screen so we could wait on the beach, and as I side note, I noticed the Guest Services person the next morning gave early arrivals beach towels and complimentary breakfast! George also made sure our room was ready early. This is just beyond any customer service I've ever experienced. Usually when I arrive early at a hotel treatment varies from fairly rude to VERY rude. Nothing more.
The room was bright and sunny and clean with retro artwork. It had ALL the amenities. Safe, robes, great toiletries, plenty of towels, mini fridge, beach chairs, beach towels,bottled water and of course a great view (be sure to choose a room with an ocean view). The bedding was inviting and comfy. There were plenty of pillow choices.
Even though Miami Beach is known for it's nightlife, it actually wasn't too noisy! The windows are pretty well insulated. (I always use earplugs as well).
The location is amazing! Right across from the beach, and in the heart of the action. I can't recommend this hotel enough.
Beautiful Art Deco hotel on ocean drive. Central for everything Miami Beach has to offer.
Very clean rooms and great staff.
Reasonablbly priced valet parking, which is a must.
I heard other guests complain it was noisy by my wife and I slept well so no complaints from us.
We would definitely stay here again.
I chose the Avalon for it's perfect location in South Beach on Ocean Drive. The staff let me check-in early, provided me with a room upgrade, and went out of their way to accomodate my every need. There are a lot of choices when it comes to Art Deco Hotels along the iconic Ocean Drive, but I was very glad to have chosen this property for my stay.