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Review of Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Ranked #35 of 49 Hotels in Key West
Poplar Grove, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“It's nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Well, it isn't the nicest Waldorf property I have stayed at but it is nice. Our room was in a noisy section and it had a door to an adjoining room. There was always a lot of noise from the other room coming under the door. The air conditioning in our room did not work properly. It was either full on or off. There was no in between. The staff in the lobby listened to my complaint but nothing was ever done. Whenever we met our friends outside in the humidity they got a kick out of our fogged over glasses. The ice makers on each floor are tiny and don't produce enough ice to fill an ice bucket most of the time. The coffee machine in the room is actually a Nespresso machine. It is a nice touch but housekeeping did not keep it stocked with the pods so we still had to go elsewhere for coffee. On the plus side, the grounds are very nice. The pools are very clean. Most of the lounge chairs are comfortable. The location is great and the concierge desk is staffed by some great and very knowledgeable people.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for five days and every day was heaven. From the room, to the service, to the pool, and to the bar, everything was relaxing and perfect. We highly recommend it and will definitely be returning.

I definitely appreciated the separation between the adult and family pools. The only negative would be the lack of spa facilities.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I just left this gorgeous resort after spending 6 nights!! Before my arrival I was actually a bit skeptical because of some not so great reviews. I sure didn't want to be disappointed --- It was all I had hoped AND MORE!!!
The resort is to die for fabulous!!!--the service was perfect and my room was exactly what I had hoped for or even better.
I would absolutely recommend this resort.! You will only be disappointed if you think you are going to get something for less than what others pay for the same thing.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

My family and I stayed here during this past Fantasy Fest. We had secured a great rate and was upgraded to the ocean view side but without a balcony. This room was one of the very few rooms that were ocean view that didn't have a balcony so we were a little disappointed but the view made up for it! The rooms were nice. I really enjoyed the private beach with the swimming pier along with the two pools. The outside bar and restaurant are a little pricey along with the breakfast buffet which is $27 per person. We decided to go to the Southernmost Beach Cafe for breakfast. It's only about a 5 min walk from the hotel and they have amazing breakfast. Overall a great place to go for all meals and alcoholic drinks. The hotel is also about a 10 min walk to the beginning of Duval street but cabs are only about $7-8 bucks if you don't want to walk. Overall we had a great time.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Huntsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Casa Marina for 7 nights. It was our honeymoon so we splurged a bit and it was totally worth it! The Casa Marina was AMAZING. From the beautiful property, to the delicious restaurants, very nice rooms, tasty bar beverages, gorgeous private beach, great concierge service and finally - the most amazing beach service by Daniel and Adrian (brothers). Also, it was very nice and convenient to have Barefoot Billy's Watersports right on the property. My husband and I did the island jet ski tour and we highly recommend it. It is worth the money. We also rented bikes which made touring the city and getting around very easy. DO NOT rent a car. It is not necessary. Parking is limited and very expensive. We took a cab a couple times, but other than that we walked or rode the bikes we rented. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN!!

Room Tip: We didn't have a balcony room and it was totally fine! Save the extra money.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Thank you to the wonderful staff, wait staff, beach crew, etc at the Casa Marina! We were delighted with our stay. Everyone was helpful and eager to please! The Parrotheads love you! So do these "pirates"! Rooms were lovely , beach beautiful, grounds and pools great, love the hammocks and beach chairs, the food is delicious, and we were never without a drink in our hands.Can't thank you enough especially Sean on the beach chair patrol! Can't wait til next year!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Sarah F, Front Office Manager at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review the Casa Marina on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful resort, its service, and amenities, and we will definitely recognize Sean for your positive feedback. We had a blast having the Parrotheads here for MOTM, and we can't wait to have you back next year!

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Sarah Franks
Front Desk Manager
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Wow - what a great property! Stephanie in the concierge did a great job and Bob and Constantine at the pool made sure that our anniversary trip was memorable!

I would highly recommend this property and these folks to make a great trip!

Room Tip: Stay at Casa Marina instead of The Reach - better overall property. The breakfast on the terrace is...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Address: 1500 Reynolds St, Key West, FL 33040-4768
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#9 Spa Hotel in Key West
#12 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Mediterranean-inspired hotel sits on a 1,100-foot private beach a mile from Duval Street. Our historic beachfront resort combines 1920s ambiance with a chic, contemporary flair, features sophisticated accommodations, complete with LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, and an in-room espresso, coffee, and tea maker. Amenities include: two tropical pools, water-sports activities, spa services, poolside cabanas, Sun/Sun Bar & Grill serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and The Lobby Lounge for tapas and libations. ... more   less 
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Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Key West
Waldorf Astoria Key West
The Waldorf Astoria Collection
Casa Marina Resort Key West
Casa Marina Key West

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