We recently stayed at The Catalina for three night during the Sobe Wine & Food Fest. We stayed in The Dorset Building in a B room. Our room was clean had plenty of space and the bed was great (The website clearly tells you the size differences in the rooms, so it is important to check before booking). The location of the hotel is also very convenient to Linoln Rd and many other hotels, shopping and nightlife.
One should keep in mind this is quirky boutique hotel and not a luxury resort, but that being said, there were quite a few amenities at a very reasonable price. Although we did not take advantage of it, there is a nioghtly happy hour in the three bars. The hotel also offers free wifi, bike rentals, beach chairs and towels. This is included in the $15 a day resort fee. This is extremely cheap compared to many other hotels in the area. We did eat at Maxine's, the food was very decent, large portions and very reasonably priced (an 18% gratuity is added to all bills, as it is everywhere is SOBE). We did not eat at Kung Fu, but did have a few cocktails after returning from our events. The bartender was very friendly and poured a great drink.
The most pleasant part of our stay however was the rooftop pool and the staff. Robert was by far the most personable helpful staff member I have come across anywhere . He went out of his way to make sure everyone was comfortable and happy. He was quick to clean up anything that people dropped or discarded, was always making sure guests had fresh cold water and towels. Anything anyone asked for he did his best to make happen. Robert was also very funny and made our time at the pool very enjoyable. He is an exceptional staff member. I would also like to say how great Steve and Diana at the rooftop pool were. Both were quick with drinks, food or anything else you needed. Both also were fun and made sure everyone was having a good time. This staff was what really made our stay great.
We will definately be staying here again in the future.
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Good Afternoon Ashley,
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Thank you for taking your time to post your positive feedback on Trip Advisor for all of our future guests to read. I am extremely glad to read that you had a great time while staying with us! You were here for the SOBE Food and Wine Festival I see, how was that? Did you have an amazing time? I see that you got to experience some of our great amenities such as the complimentary cocktail hour from 7-8PM. All of our guests love that one! ;) You also got to be serviced by the one and only, Robert. He is amazing and everyone loves him and the fantastic service that he provides to our guests. We hope to see you again sometime before the SOBE Food and Wine Festival next year!
Have a great day!
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