We absolutely loved the Catalina! It's only a block from the beach, an easy walk to the Lincoln Road shopping area, and just a few blocks more to the South Beach nightlife scene. A very mixed crowd comes here - young singles on the weekends, and young families with strollers during the week. Also, some who always have their laptops (wireless available there for $15 a day) glued to their hip. The service was just wonderful - the staff was always there to hold the door at breakfast so you could take your morning coffee (free) outside. A free Happy Hour drink was also offered to guests at the hip and edgy Spy Bar next door. I loved the lobby, the pool area, the front porch, the decor, the free airport shuttle, and have nothing to complain about. Well, OK, one thing. The drink prices in the Spy Bar were high - we almost fell over the first night when 2 drinks cost $22! But across the street at the Delano and National, they were even more. That's 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:
- Catalina Hotel And Beach Club
- Catalina Hotel Miami