Our Colorful Past: A History of our Miami Hotel
Rumba, dancing, gambling, Miami Vice, art deco . . . Miami Beach history is in every corner of The Clay Hotel, reminding us of the colorful layers belonging to South Beach's past.
Famous Moments at The Clay Hotel in South Beach:
- The Notorious Mafia Don, Al Capone - His gambling ring was located at The Clay Hotel in the 1930's.
- Desi Arnaz - Created the rumba craze right here, which swept the country up in a toe-jamming, dance frenzy right outside our door, on Washington Avenue.
- Don Johnson, Sylvester Stallone and Elton John have all experienced the special atmosphere at The Clay Hotel, and filmed their movies and music videos here, including the pilot for Miami Vice and numerous episodes.
The historic Clay Hotel in South Beach welcomes everyone from students to movie stars. Celebrities aside, The Clay Hotel's most important guests continue to be the visitors who come from all over the world to experience the international allure of The Clay Hotel's Old World ambiance and the sultry, tropical magic of South Beach. Step into Miami Beach's art deco style, perfectly preserved in all its pastel beauty and distinctive 1930's architecture when you stay with us.