US$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 28 Apr 2015 Check-out 29 Apr 2015

The Clay Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1438 Washington Avenue, Miami, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
14 reviews
Great location and great little area and hotel.

Loved the location and it was a basic, clean, and good location hotel. See full review

  • corkie
  • 18 Feb 2014
Nice hotel

The hotel is about 100 meters from the ocean and in the street beautiful area . The only problem is... See full review

  • MIRIAM H.
  • 10 Mar 2015
The Clay Hotel Miami Beach is a very affordable historic hotel in the heart of Miami Beach. Built in 1925, it was once part of Al Capone's gambling ring. It is in the heart of the boutiques, shops and restaurants which make up South Beach. The shops and nightlife on Lincoln Road are within walking distance, along with the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Convention Center and the Bass Museum of Art. Just a little further away is the Miami Beach Golf Club.
General

The Clay Hotel Miami Beach offers tropical outdoor courtyard areas, fully equipped kitchens and washer-dryers to make longer stays very comfortable. There is a 24-hour front desk, housekeeping services and wake-up calls. The multilingual staff can make reservations for trips to the Everglades National Park, or offer directions to the Seaquarium and Parrot Jungle Island nearby.

Valet parking offered for the hotel guests at the daily rate of $ 19.00 from arrival time till 11 AM the next day ( check out time ).
Location

The Clay Hotel is in traffic-free Espanola Way, a charming enclave of South American style restaurants and hotels tucked away from the main thoroughfare. It is just two blocks from the oceanfront, the Art Deco hotels on Ocean Drive and the lovely Lummus Park.

The Clay Hotel is only 2 blocks from the white sandy beaches, in the heart of the Art Deco District. The quickest way to get to the Clay Hotel from the Miami International Airport is either by taxi or Super shuttle, the airport van service. If you prefer to use public transportation, you may use the following directions: From the airport take the J bus to 41st St. and Alton Rd. Transfer to the C bus to 15th St. and Washington Ave. From the Greyhound station at Bayside Market take the C bus to 15th St. and Washington Ave. From Amtrak take the L bus to Lincoln Rd. and walk 3 blocks south along Washington Ave.
Dining

There is no restaurant on-site at the Clay Hotel but there are a choice of cafes and eateries right outside the hotel.
Rooms

Rooms range from single, double and family size to VIP and all have air conditioning, refrigerators and satellite TV.

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The Clay Hotel Rooms

BUDGET - HOTEL
Our budget room consists of one full size bed and a private bathroom. The room includes: Air conditioner Satellite TV Telephone Voicemail Refrigerator Complimentary WIFI access.
STANDARD - HOTEL
Our standard room consists of one queen size bed and a private bathroom. The room includes: Air Conditioner Satellite TV Telephone Voicemail Refrigerator Hair dryer Safety deposit box Complimentary WIFI access
DELUXE- HOTEL
Our Deluxe room consists of one queen size bed and a private bathroom. The room includes Air conditioner Satellite TV Telephone Voicemail Refrigerator Hair dryer Safety deposit box Electric kettle Microwave Complimentary tea and coffee Iron Ironing board Complimentary WIFI access
FAMILY - HOTEL
Our family room consists of two full size beds and a private bathroom. The room includes: Air conditioner Satellite TV Telephone Voicemail Refrigerator Hair dryer Safety deposit box Complimentary WIFI access

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

25.7868 -80.1321
Area served
Miami Beach
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport
Area description
Located on the vibrant Espaola Way of Miami Beach, Florida, the Clay Hotel brings a rich tradition of hospitality and history to this unforgettable part of South Beach. Known to many as "an oasis on South Beach", our hotel is in the heart of the famous Art Deco district and just two blocks from the oceanfront.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Clay Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MIRIAM H.
Business
N/A
10 Mar 2015

Nice hotel

The hotel is about 100 meters from the ocean and in the street beautiful area . The only problem is there is no elevator . The continental breakfast eating in a restaurant close to the hotel The rooms are small but the price is very low compared to that area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael
Business
N/A
17 Jan 2015

Fun Time In South Beach

We stayed at the Clay hotel for two nights prior to a cruise. The location was amazing - very close to the beach and many types of restaurants such as Mexican, Italian, and ice cream shop on the historical Espanola Way. Our building was in the process of being renovated so the room was very new and clean because of this. A few things were missing in the bathroom however, such as somewhere to hang wet towels, and there wasn't much counter space for personal items. There were no elevators which made it really hard for us to carry our luggage up and down the three flights of narrow stairs. When arriving at the hotel we were charged $16.00 for Wi-Fi and breakfast. The Wi-Fi was great but the breakfast was not. We arrived at the restaurant for breakfast and were given a plastic container with a banana, bagel, yogurt, and juice. The second morning it was a banana, croissant, yogurt, and juice. We ended up going to another breakfast place and paying more money for better food. Overall our experience was great and would stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grazyna
Business
New York, NY
8 Jan 2015

Perfect location and very nice staff!

The room was small, but newly renovated and clean, and most important: as I asked - quiet! Location on Espanola Way - so sweet! The staff was supper helpful providing information, letting us store rented bicycles for 4 nights in the luggage room, and always providing quick service. Very nice stay in Miami South Beach!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mexican, Cuban, Brazilian - all restaurants on the Espanola Way had a charm and fine food.

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LFPC
Business
Lagos
30 Nov 2014

Nice Hotel

Very good value for money. Nice location, close to the beach and entertainment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Renathe
Business
Oslo
16 Jul 2014

Nice hotel with a good location

Nice and clean hotel in the middle of Espanola way. Only 2 blocks from the beach with a large variety of restaurants and bars just outside the door. I have stayed here before and it was even better this time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Amazing frozen Margarita at Oh Mexicana

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
corkie
Business
Canada
18 Feb 2014

Great location and great little area and hotel.

Loved the location and it was a basic, clean, and good location hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clayq
Business
Melbourne, Australia
16 Feb 2014

Great base for exploring South Beach

The hotel itself is quite basic (converted hostel), but the location can't be beat and the staff are very helpful and friendly. It has all the necessities needed to explore South Beach, I would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Volk
Business
Munich, Ger
8 Feb 2014

Decent location and that seems all..

The clay is famous for Al but the location was the only positive, poor dirty rooms, loud air conditioning and very very thin walls in a loud party district! I would not recommend esp with kids!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mother of the groom
Business
New York City
1 Feb 2014

Wedding party

We got in late because our flights and Amtrak were way delayed. We hoped to spend more time out on the town. The location was great, the front desk service was great; guy was very attentive, friendly and smiled the whole time. The only thing was our towels were damp when we got into our rooms and we had no iron. Also, windows nailed shut and no ventilation in the bathroom. Felt kind of trapped. I took away points for room comfort for this reason. Otherwise, I would stay at the clay again. I actually plan to this summer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clay Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WAS.K
Business
Dc
5 Aug 2013

good vication with friends

the clay hotel is a good hotel very decent and reasonable..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

the location was good,hotel was just two blocks away from the beach and not far from the famous street like the ocean drive

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