Nestled on the corner of quaint pedestrian friendly Española Way, The Clay Hotel is in the historic Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Beautiful beaches, famous Ocean Drive, and the Lincoln Road Mall are just 2 blocks away.
Pros: Location is excellent - 2 blocks form the beach! Parking is only $19 a day...an incredible rate for south beach. Room completely remodeled - beautiful and modern!
We will be back!Cons: Kind of weird not to walk through the lobby...you walk down the street with your luggage through the outdoor cafes' while people are dining. No elevator....so pack light!
Wall are thin (I read this in another review) but we laughed listening to the lady next door complain about her hairstyle...and her husband helping to style it...LOL
Disappointed Pros: Front desk agent was very friendly and she made the process smooth and easy. Cons: They didn't service our room for 2 days even after requested. No hotel extras such as robe, slippers, shaving kits etc. walls are extremely thin and you can hear everything next door to you. Someone walked in our room even with a do not disturb sign on. Wouldn't recommend unless you are desperate for a place to stay.
How i feltPros: The locationCons: -The room was advertised a a double budget. Got there it was only one bed. When i asked about it the front desk manager said he did not know what to tell me and no more rooms were available
-Saw two or so small roaches in the room
-There was a stain on the sheet when we first arrived
-The room had a really old musty smell
-Room was not cleaned everyday
Excellent locationPros: The AC was nice and strong. Room was nice. Location was even closer to the beach than we expected and, although touristy, in a really fun area with lots of restaurants. Also enjoyed the discount offered at many of those restaurants. Enjoyed having a safe to use to put our minds at ease. Recently remodeled room. LOVED having beach chairs and umbrella to use on the beach! That made our trip!Cons: The continental breakfast was full of cheap, simple carbohydrates with little else. We went twice during our week long stay. Housekeeping did not always restock our room with amenities, i.e. coffee, soap, etc. Would have been nice to have a dresser to put our clothes and the room was pretty small.
It worksPros: Location, responsive staff, decent priceCons: Wifi went out, breakfast was minimal for the fee, room we requested was not ready at check in.
Stuck me with a surprise resort feeCons: This was nowhere in my kayak booking info. It was not optional, and it was in the middle of a neighborhood blocks from the beach. It was ostensibly to cover the continental breakfast and wifi. These things were advertised as free in the add. Dishonest advertising and not worthy of my business for any repeat visits.
I would not recommend the hotel very oldCons: Hotel facilities does not represent what you see on the picture at site, very old and noise place. Does not smell good and poor maintenance on the walls.