We booked this at the last minute through an online booking site since we wanted to spend more time in the Miami Beach area. The price was MUCH cheaper than the boutique hotel at which we had stayed the previous day. When we booked online, the web site said we were staying at the Catalina. We get there are are told that we are actually staying at the Dorset, situated right next door, that is a bit fancier that the Catalina. Cool! The Catalina group of hotels is actually made of three hotels situated next to each other on Collins Ave.
The room was very nice with a minimal feel to the furniture: very IKE-ish. Bathroom was very clean. The Dorset also has a rooftop pool and bar with sunbeds. It is staffed with a bartender and an attendant who is there to set up your bed, get you towels, etc. Dude is a riot! The sun beds have misters to keep the heat down.
The Catalina group of hotels also have free alcoholic drinks from 7 ot 8 pm, that means you can hit the bar at any of the three hotels during that hour :)
The hotel also has beach chairs available at the beach itself. Some hotels have folding chairs that you have to lug to the beach yourself.
Two of the three hotels have restaurants: one is a japanese fusion cuisine place while the other serves more general fare.
We loved this place and plan on staying again the next time we hit Miami Beach
- Also Known As:
- Dorset Hotel Miami Beach
- Dorset Miami Beach