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Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
Ranked #83 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Orange County, California
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76 reviews
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“Only consider if you are on a tight budget (and get a good deal)”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2010

Very basic place, and generally confused staff that does not seem well trained or versed in the field of customer service. They only assist with the very minimum required. Would not recommend it unless you are on a very tight budget and receive a good deal (<USD $100) Also note that the wireless internet connection is not realiable and only covers parts of the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2010

Bad experience for this hotel. We were seduced by the nice pictures and the location on the website, but when we arrived, the room with really dirty, sheets an pillow with yellow areas , Dust everywhere, we had a room on the corner of the street on the ground floor and we had to sleep with earplugs.
i don't recommend that hotel.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2010

We are just now about to check out and the room is 2 full size memory foam with nice white comforters and very nice pillows. The head board is over the top white leather great for proping up. Over stock mini bar with munchies. No dressor but small closet with shelves and safe. Full cable tv though not flat screen embedded in the wall. The hotel is really three hotel we stayed in the Maxim part that has a nice club-bar with over the top furniture. The seem to host a lot of events which gives it a good vibe. The pook area in the Maxim is very nice and secluded. The roof top pool is great for couples though it should be open later to enjoy the night.
When we arrived they let us look at two different rooms and choose. The Maxim has a very happening restraunt with big compfy leather chairs.

The cons are
Poorly made espresso drinks. ( I watched them make it and I can be a snob on that)
Bathroom was small and could use some attention to the nice old tile.
This was our first time in South Beach. and did a lot of research on the hotels and bought this one through a blind purchase and guessing we were getting this speciic hotel. All of the hotels we reviewed were within five block and built back in the Art Deco period so they are more limited in space.
We also parked for free one block over on the street

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2010

This was a good find. We lucked out and got a good price off of Venere.com. You need to print out your reservation if you book through them; the front desk did not have any record of it and there would have been a problem if we didn't have a printout. The hotel is very true to its image of 1930s glam / art deco. It has pop art all over the place and has a trendy feel to it. We booked a king deluxe room. It was clean and big enough for our bags. Free wifi internet; came in handy when booking stuff and buying Bob Sinclar tickets. The restaurant downstairs of the Dorset wing of the hotel is good.
The staff for the most part were courteous and responsive, especially the morning, afternoon, and evening shifts. The late night staff... well not so much, but it was okay. The evening staff gave us VIP passes to Mansion and Cameo. Having the VIP passes to Mansion really helped cut down the wait in line.
The hotel is two blocks away from Lincoln Street, where the most shops are at. This worked out well for me, since I had to carry all my wife's shopping bags. It was also a good place to eat and people watch. The clubs are further down, around 5th-9th-12th st. If you are with a woman, taxi it. There is a parking garage on 16th & washington.
The hotel is close to the beach, but we didn't bother because we went during the one week of 30-degree weather (0 degrees Celsius) in the last decade. Despite the crummy weather, we had a great time and would recommend the Catalina for honeymooners, as it's not too loud and it's clean. Someone who is less interested in shopping might enjoy a hotel down by 9th st or so. I didn't see anything like the horror stories of these little art deco hotels in SB here on TripAdvisor.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2010

Was there with my brother and our wives. Our reservation was made online, their website is cool and the hotel looks great. Once we got there, we found out they actually have another hotel right by the main one and our rooms were actually there. Maybe they'll revamp it, but at the time the place was depressing, very different from what we booked and not really clean. We were angry to the point of trying to find another hotel. After complaining a lot we waited for around 6 hours without a room, while their manager tried to handle the situation. At then end they gave us a upgrade to one of best rooms that was available. All in all our stay worked out fine after we settled in. So, just watch out!

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2010

I had booked to Catalina from Dec 30th to Jan 5th, but I gave up because I read some bad reviews in this website.
Fortunately I had to postpone the day I would back to Brasil and I could enjoyed the hotel from Jan 6th to 7th. It was really nice, since the staff, young guests, Maximes Restaurant , the location and the room (with microsystem, mini-bar, comfortable bed)
So, if you like to stay in a place with a lot of young people and a good location I really recomend Catalina Hotel in Miami Beach.
Have Fun!
Priscilla Pimentel

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sao paulo
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2010

Terrible.
I paid for 3 nights (12/30 - 01/02) , pack Maxine Deluxe room (King Size) and gived me a room for 1 people, very small bed and room.
Not going to waive my time talking about this hotel (disorganized, archaic, very expensive and rude employees).
My new year started very bad.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank julysp10
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Property: Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
Address: 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2007
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#58 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Catalina Hotel & Beach Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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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