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Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
Ranked #89 of 214 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed 3 June 2009

My experience at the Catalina Hotel was absolutely fantastic and I thought the facilities they provided were second to none. With 2 pools, comfortable seating areas, complimentary pool & beach towels and free use of sun loungers on the beach you have everything there for a true South Beach experience. The staff were extremely helpful when I checked in and gave me lots of information about activities around the area and evening entertainment.

I also tried both of the restaurants and the sushi one in particular was divine! The location is ideal for people who want to be right in the heart of South Beach although not sat right on the beach front (2minute walk) and you can walk to the busier bars and clubs in around 5minutes so is also slightly secluded. Easy access to downtown Miami too - straight across the bridge.

The free happy hour is crazy but true and is nice for the guests of the hotel to get together every day for that. The hotel also provides an airport shuttle every 2hours which is extremely helpful or if you miss that there are other shuttle options for a small cost at the airport.

The rooms were lovely and very spacious - I stayed in both the Maxine and the Dorset which are styled very differently and both were wonderful. I liked that they provided iPod speakers in the room with radio which is playing when you come in.

I thought the whole stay was extremely good value for money and I would definitely recommend this hotel to others. I travelled on my own but I would recommend this for couples and friends travelling together.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

Had a great time at Catalina. We had several rooms the Dorset Building on the 2nd and 3rd Floors. Check-in was easy and quick...Rooms were very clean. Also Quiet at night when you want to sleep. All of our friends enjoyed the daily happy hours at the hotel bar. Rooftop pool in dorset building was cool. You cant beat this location!!!! Right across the street from Delano, Shore Club, Raleigh and Setai. Why pay triple the price when you can stay at a great cool hotel like the Catalina/Maxinne/Dorset. Highly Recommend as I come down and stay here every month and always here!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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CatalinaGM, General Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2009

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay. We hope to remain your home in South Beach!

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Reviewed 3 June 2009

I have been staying at the Catalina for over 18 months for a project I was involved in building on South Beach. I found the Catalina one of my most favorite stays -- funky rooms, great beds (dorset has temerpedic mattress's) and a roof top pool where a great time is just awaiting. The wait staff are always smiling and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 June 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Dorset, part of the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club for one night after a cruise. The staff were extremely accomodating and friendly. The pool was great, free happy hour a huge bonus. Our room was clean and decorated in a very cool modern way. We had a great time and would love to go back with friends on our next trip!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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CatalinaGM, General Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2009

Thank you for your review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Catalina and hope to see you back soon. Please do not hesitate to contact a hotel manager if there is anyway we can be of service.

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Reviewed 1 June 2009

I have never stayed at a hotel with such attitude. Upon checking in we were told, very rudely, that our room wasn't ready, when I asked why the response was "Relax, you're on vacation. You want a clean room, don't you?". When we asked for towels at the pool we simply told by the pool attendant that the front desk was too busy. Probably because the lobby is full of people partying and very slow and confused hotel staff. Hotel is very dark and dirty. Smells of mold and is very damp.
It is one thing to be partying in South Beach, it is another to walk down to the lobby/dinning room to have to push your way through the dance party and people humping each other on the dinning tables.
Never, EVER again!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

Address: 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2007
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#58 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $190 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Catalina Hotel & Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Catalina Hotel + Beach Club is all of this and more. With a decidedly European jet-set vibe and a splashy beach club where you can get poolside manicures and pedicures, the Catalina Hotel + Beach Club also offers two restaurants, two pools, four bars, a media library, a rooftop terrace, a Japanese Koi fish pond and a Zen garden. In addition, the hotel boasts a dedicated library, which can serve as a meeting space for small groups. IMPORTANT -- Credit card used for booking must be the same credit card presented for payment at check-in. The name on the credit card must match the name on the reservation and the card holder must be present along with a government-issued photo ID. Holiday and Special Events require a non-refundable prepayment 30 days prior to arrival. No early departures are allowed. Reservations are completely non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. Events include but are not limited to: New Years (12/26 to 1/3), Boat Show (2/12 to 2/16), Winter Music Conference & Ultra (3/15 to 3/31), Memorial Day (5/21 to 5/25) & Art Basel (12/3 to 12/9). A mandatory daily resort fee of $20.00 plus tax ... more   less 
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