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“Good location for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1732-1756 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #89 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Dallas, Texas
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18 hotel reviews
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“Good location for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Good location at a better price than most others in the area. Short walk to the beach and nightlife. Two restaurants on the property with nighttime entertainment. Staff has a whatever sort of attitude so dont expect the best service. What most people fail to tell you on these reveiws is that in the South beach area 18% tip is added to your restaurant bill, so when a server is already getting 18% why should they even try to give good service. This is something I totally disagree with. You should only get what you earn. There are plenty of pizza places and little places to eat all around if you want to keep it simple.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Hello there mark b,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and all of our future guests! The Catalina Hotel is located in the heart of South Beach, just blocks away from all the action that takes place. We offer 2 restaurants here at the hotel. They both offer something different to satisfy every taste bud. :) The majority of the bars and restaurants on South Beach include a 18% gratuity though it is not mandatory. You can simply cross it out and put the amount that you feel is desired. We strive on providing outstanding service, so it pains us to read that is not what you were given! I will make sure to share your feedback with the rest of our team, so that they are aware. We will work to make sure that this never happens again!

Katrine
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel is in a great location within walking distance of South Beach and Ocean Drive where are the bars and clubs are.

The rooms themselves are small but chic, as with the decor throughout the hotel.

Definitely check out the live music in the foyer and happy hour at the bar. Also there is a nice rooftop pool next door which is a good tip to visit.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Good Afternoon gazpott,

We appreciate the time you took to share your feedback with us, and our future guests! We are located in the heart of South Beach, just blocks from all the action. We are indeed a boutique hotel therefore our rooms are a bit smaller then your average hotel rooms. We have rooms that are more spacious for those guests who need something bigger. Our Living Large room is 245 sq ft, and our El Grande room is 280 sq ft. Please come back again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have to admit that I don't often write reviews but after my experience at the Catalina Hotel &Beach Club, I just had to. The staff here were super sweet and fun.!!! I found myself enjoying happy hour and connect four in the lobby more than going out to Ocean Drive!!!! Moses, Johnson, and Tyrell were sweethearts, although they never beat me in Connect Four! :-) The amenities that come with this hotel, (free airport shuttle, happy hour, beach towels and beach chairs) were great and the staff were always available to help and answer any questions. I loved the bamboo pool!!!!!!! Overall the staff and the vibe at Catalina made my trip worthwhile!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Good Day erodriguez2207,

We are delighted to read that you had such a great stay here with us! Our staff strive on providing an outstanding time to each and every one of our guests. I am glad that you were able to experience that! I see that you were able to take advantage of the amenities that we offer. I will make sure to share your positive feedback with the mentioned staff! We hope to see you again soon!

Katrine
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had reservations at this Hotel on Memorial weekend. The hotel itself was beautiful. It looked like a nice entertaining hotel with a lot of amenities. However, it just wasn't our cup of tea to stay there that weekend. Juan Arias the front desk supervisor was extremely apologetic and accommodating to go stay at the Riviera South Beach Luxe Hotel (their sister hotel). It was less traffic and less hectic and drama. We wanted to thank him by writing this review. We appreciate it and the Riviera hotel was absolutely friendly and welcoming!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Hello maria K,

There is nothing that we love to read more then lovely 5 star feedback! Memorial Day Weekend is a fun filled time around here. There are so many events and things going on. I am sorry that it wasn't your cup of tea. Juan Arias our front desk manager is absolutely wonderful! He is always making sure that everyone is having a killer time, and that they are well taken care of! I am glad that he was able to make accommodations for you at our sister hotel, Riviera Suites. We hope that you would give us a try another time! We would love to have you!

Katrine
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Eleuthera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I'm rather surprised by all the negative feedback this hotel has attracted; I was sent here by my company for two nights and I have to say my experience was nothing but positive. The courtesy shuttle was late, but only by 15 minutes so really not a big deal, and when i arrived everyone was super friendly. The room wasn't ready as I arrived 5 hours early, and after sitting at the bar with the very friendly staff, a room became available but it was an upgraded room, but they gave ti to me anyway. The room was great, wooden floor, great decal, chandelier and high ceilings. very retro. It was NOT expensive despite the upgrade and apart from one dude with slicked back ginger hair on the front desk who was a total tool (being very creepy and sleazy with a bunch of girls while I waited patiently) i will now always return to this hotel as I visit Miami often.

Room Tip: Don't go the very basic - choose a room in the right hand side building where Maxine's is
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Good Day OOS79,

Thank you for sharing your honest and positive feedback with us, regarding your recent stay! We do offer a complimentary R/T airport shuttle. We do the best that we can to get to our destinations on time. Sometimes there is unexpected traffic jams, or accidents. I see that we were able to provide you with an upgrade I am glad that you enjoyed your room and the style of it. We offer unbeatable prices, in a great location, with great money saving amenities to go with. Please come back again! We would love to have you!

Katrine
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Mascotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Our stay here was great because of the location but also because of the bartender they had. She was awesome! The other bartender during the day was not very friendly. I'm so glad that we had Chloe most of the time that we spent at the bar. She was so friendly and so professional all in one! :-) We really enjoyed her company 2 nights in a row before we checked out. Honestly, Chloe was the only employee there that was so friendly and helpful. The other employees should learn by her example.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Good Evening nsmith325,

We are delighted to read your lovely feedback, regarding your recent stay! We are located just around the corner from all the hottest things to do here in South Beach. I will make sure to speak with the bar staff so they are aware of your feedback! Chloe at the Red Bar is absolutely wonderful! She is an expert at mixing some delicious cocktails! We would love to have you stay with us again in the future. Please come back soon!

Katrine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Good location basic hotel but good service handy to most things to like lincoln mall bars clubs pubs and the beach the staff were good and any request were actioned quickly of o go back there would book again

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Hello OutdoorAdventure_70,

We value all of our guests feedback! We are delighted to know that you had such a great time here at The Catalina Hotel! We are conveniently located in the heart of South Beach. We strive on providing outstanding service, so we are delighted to read that is what you were given! Please come back for another memorable time! We would love to have you!

Katrine
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Additional Information about Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

Address: 1732-1756 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Catalina Hotel & Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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