Stayed here with a few friends over Memorial Day weekend a while back. We arrived on a Thursday to beat the crowds. They offer a shuttle service to and from the airport which is advertised as free but when you check out they add some type of service charge which would equal the amount you would probably spend on a cab anyhow. (again I am unsure if this is still the case). There's a nice pool and they have an area of the beach (across the street) to use as well with towels and whatnot.
The place itself was very nice, everything was clean. No issues with the staff whatsoever. I even spoke with someone in the marketing department about a package deal prior to booking and they were very helpful. There are restaurants. The only thing I ate there were some french fries, but they did give me a voucher for a free meal upon check in which was nice of them. They had a very good happy hour deal going at the bar. (I don't know if that's always the case) Our room had the most comfortable memory foam mattress I have ever slept on in my life... But you don't go to South Beach to sleep anyhow. At night the place has plenty of music and transforms into somewhat of a lounge.
The prices were competitive with similar hotels in the area and they have a few offers going on that may attract you. Overall I don't think its a bad place at all. My only gripes are that I wish they would inform you of that service/checkout fee and the lights went out one night we were in the room but it took about 15 minutes to get somebody in there to fix them for us, and they gave us each another voucher for a free meal.
They require a credit card on check in and this caught a lot of people off guard for some reason so you can expect a line if you go during a busy time of year.
We spent 5 nights there and enjoyed ourselves. Memorial weekend is a crazy time to go there. I'd probably return in early fall or even winter when things are quieter and less crowded on South Beach.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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