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“Strategic position, basic accomodation”
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The Clay Hotel
Ranked #102 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Milano
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11 reviews
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“Strategic position, basic accomodation”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

The position is great, the room are very very basic. I stayed there in January 2012 and the structure was already old compared to the pictures in the website.
I don't think I would come back again there and neither I'd suggest it to people who look for comfort and good level of service. It's ok for young people who don't want to spend a lot and can close an eye on certain things.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Childers, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed in the Clay hotel, booked well in advance. Very helpful staff, especially when organizing. A cab tonthevairport. The hotel has a Spanish influence. Room clean, wifi, and easy to access. We were in Espanola Way, which was closed to traffic at night, with heaps of al fresco restaurants and bars. Music, food and wine! We tried several for food and found all great. Not too expensive. Bars good too. People friendly. There was no noise in the hotel at night. We loved it and would stay there again. Only 15 minutes from the airport.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lund
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Clay has a perfect location on Espanola/Washington ave. That´s about the best in this hotel. Though the staff is not too bad. Helpfull and quite efficient. But the rest is not that good. The place is quite worn down, low standard in the rooms and lobby. No elevator and a nightmare if there would be a fire. But as allways you get what you pay for. I´m not shure if I would stay here again. But probably all the places in this price range are the same.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

The location is fantastic. Restaurants / bars and beach nearby. The hotel is quite old. Loud air conditioning wall unit. No elevator. Room and bathroom was clean. A bit noisy at times. Service was good. Great place to crash for a night or two.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Bristol,Uk
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Set in pretty Espinola Way, The Clay is superbly located for South Beach, Art Deco Historical area and a stopover pre/post cruise. Seems as though the redecorating in the hallways has been going on for a while, and maybe a while more. Rooms are ok with both ceiling fans and air-con. In-room fridge is great for shop bought beers, also a safe . Not easy without a lift to access 2nd/3rd floors if you've got a lot of luggage.Jerry's Diner is nearby and open 24hrs,we had breakfast which was enjoyable and reasonably priced. There is easy access to the beach, bars and shops/restaurants 'til your hearts content .Lookout for the LOCAL Bus, 25c anywhere. Also the Miami Airport-South Beach flyer stops about 2 blocks away at Lincoln Rd Mall, $2.35 one way.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

I was in Doral , Fl for a seminar, ready to return to my home in AZ Sunday. My flight was cancelled. So I decided to try out the South Beach area, choosing to be stranded there rather than Doral. A friend knew of the Clay hotel and I thought: I'll try it. I was delighted with the price, the room ( I had a kitchenette). It was clean, no frills, no mal odors and couldn't have been in a better location. The air conditioner was on too high (both in temperature and I couldn't reach it!) and the handyman came and adjusted it for me promptly. I finally got a flight out and my transport came at 4AM. It was a bit scary to be rolling my suitcase down the street in the dark to the front hotel door, but when I got there , the lobby had a warm welcoming glow and very nice desk people. I would stay there again, definitely!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Stayed at The Clay Hotel on the 27th April 2013. Newly renovated room was good. Previous occupant had vomited in the Room and it stank of Vomit. Used half a bottle of cologne and a tin of deodorant to no avail. The cleaner would have noticed this all day yet chose to put a guest in it ..... was awful. Cooking from downstairs choked the hotel rooms out, was like sleeping in a fast food kitchen. No towels in room had To go ask for towels. Renovations going on which I appreciate has to be done at sometime but..... At least warn guests and maybe offer a discount until finished.Noise from patrons downstairs means no Sleep till about 3:30 am never before that.
Bottom line ...... Would not recommend.... Sorry.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Clay Hotel
Address: 1438 Washington Ave, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4110
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
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#13 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Clay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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