"Comfort with style"
Catalina was a nice, affordable, hotel in the midst of everything! My room was small but comfortable. Staff was great, especially Eddie and Jimmy. Hotel shuttle was on time and convenient. The only issue was hte first day the phone in my room didn't work. It took a day of waiting to make it happen. Also, the roomtop pool wasn't working! Other than that, […] it was nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Hello, Thank you for your wonderful positive feedback! I am very glad to know that you had a great time while staying with us! We are definitely located in the heart of South Beach, within walking distance to all of the hot spots. I will let Eddie and Jimmy know of your kind praise! They are both great assets to our team, and all of our guests love them! The hotel shuttle is a great amenity that all of our guests love, as it saves them money. Who doesn't like to save money?? :) Unfortunately the rooftop pool was closed for a short period as there was a guest that brought glass cup and ended up breaking it inside the pool. Due to this we had to drain the pool completely to remove all of the glass so that no one got hurt. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future!
It was ok.. the only think that bother me was the people in the front desk they were so grumpy.. But other than that it was ok..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Good Afternoon, Our goal is to make sure that each and every guests has an amazing time with us! I am sorry that your stay with us was just "Ok". I wish that you could have been a little more specific in to who at the front desk was grumpy, so that I can address this issue. We are constantly trying to improve our services and make sure that we provide the absolute best to all of our guests. Thank you for taking your time to post your honest feedback!
"One of the best place to stay in SOBE"
I have stayed in Catalina a few times and can't seem to go anywhere else any longer when staying in South Beach. All the rooms aren't the same but they're all clean and staff has always been friendly and available. You also have chairs at your convenience for the beach which is a huge plus for me. I have yet had lunch there but they have a good selection […] of breakfast to chose from at a fair price. Tip: the hotel offers shuttle from and to airport. Make sure you ask about it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Good Afternoon, Thank you for your 5 STAR FEEDBACK!! We absolutely love it when our guests send us praise!!! I see that you are a loyal returning guest! :) Our staff works hard to ensure that all of our rooms are clean and that our guests get the best service! We do offer chairs and towels at the beach for our guests to enjoy, and saves our guests some money$$. The next time you stay with us you have to try the breakfast at Maxine's Bistro & Bar. It's amazing!!!!!!!!! My all time favorite are the breakfast taco's with fresh squeezed orange juice. So yummy!!!!!!!!
"so close to the beach! great prices"
so close to the beach. love the look. love the music. cute room.s comfy beds. quick service. free bike rentals was cool. gorgeous pools!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Good Afternoon, More positive feedback from our previous guests!! WE LOVE IT!!!! We are indeed very close to the beach and we offer complimentary chairs and towels for our guests to enjoy! It seems to me like you were content with everything that the hotel consisted of- our decor, the music, service and amenities. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future!
"1 block from the beach w/complimentary beachchairs"
Stayed there from June 14-16 2013. Hotel is live! First room we got was in the maxine building, horribly small and building itself looked dirty. Then we got upgraded to a cleaner nicer bigger room in the catalina building and we were all very happy! What a difference! Loved the catalina building its clean and nicely designed. Concierge Mike was very […] helpful and friendly, felt like ive known him foreverrr. Hope he still works there next time I come. Free drinks from 7-8pm is a plus. Many nearby shops and restaurants to check out. Would definitely stay at the catalina again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Hello Esther, We love positive feedback and we value yours! Our hotel does offer rooms of all sizes to accommodate all of our guests and their needs. Some guests are here to party and use the hotel just to sleep. So they don't mind if the size of their room is small. While others would like a more spacious room for their vacation. I am extremely glad to know that we were able to accommodate you to a room that was more suitable for you. Mike is definitely one of the best Concierges here on South Beach, and we are very glad to have him on our team! I will let him know of your kind praise! I see that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary cocktail hour! Who doesn't like an hour of FREE drinks?!?! :)
"Pleasant hotel near the beach and shopping strip"
This was my first vacation ever and it was such a delite to stay at the Catalina Hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Good Afternoon syn, Thank you for taking your time time to post your honest feedback! Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your first vacation ever!!!!!!! We are extremely glad to know that you had such a great time while staying with us! Please come back for your second vacation!! We would love to host your stay! :)
"Great location & amenities!"
Great location!! Located one block from the beach and a few blocks from the bustling nightlife of south beach. The hotel staff was great. There is a 24 hour restaurant attached to the hotel which was probably one of our favorite aspects. The pool areas are great and if you are going for the beach it is a great beach area. You get two complimentary chairs […] on the beach and the beach area itself is by hotels, so it is mostly hotel guests and not really the locals. Stayed here because of the prime location and free airport shuttle. However, an additional perk was the free Happy Hour from 7-8 every day. It really helped you make new friends. The morning after we checked into our room we discovered that our shower was broken. Called the front desk and the maintenance man was up within 10 minutes and had it fixed. If you are looking for a place in Miami that allows you to relax and enjoy the night life at the same time, this place is it! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Hello Sam, We absolutely LOVE 5 star feedback! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us and our future guests! I am very content to know that you were satisfied with the location of our property! Our staff is great and they are always eager to provide our guests with outstanding service! Maxine's Bistro & Bar is open 24 hours for all of our late night munchie needs. :) They have an endless wide variety menu. We do indeed provide our guests with 2 lounge chairs and towels to enjoy the beach, as well as other wonderful amenities such as the complimentary cocktail hour. It is definitely a perfect time to mingle around and get to know your temporary neighbors. We hope that you come back to stay with us again soon!
"better and better"
have stayed at other southc beach group hotels and this is one of the best experiences i've had. the staff was by FAR the best this stay in comparison to other stays at whitelaw, chelsea etc. would def. stay here again for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Hello Dee C, We are glad to see that The Catalina Hotel is the best hotel out of the other SBG hotels that you have tried!!! Our staff is always eager to assist and accommodate you with all of your requests! We would love to host your next visit to South Beach!
"Hotel sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Asked for some hot water, they told me to come down to the restaurant, they gave me a cup of hot water, most hotels give you a thermos of hot water, delivered by housekeeping. Asked for some ice and it never came. A lot of noise from surrounding rooms. They charge a $35 Valet fee to park your car for the night, so leave your car at home. Also add a […] service fee, so be prepared to pay extra. I booked for 2 nites, would not let me cancel my last day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"AWESOME party hotel!"
The rooms are VERY small, but that's OK because you don't really spend that much time in there anyway when there is so much more on offer! Great location with a 24 hour bar / restaurant right on your doorstep. The roof top pool is what really makes this place - get there early to get a good spot and enjoy the action all day long!Genuine Expedia guest review
"great roof-top pool"
I was satisfied.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Good Afternoon Evie, The Rooftop Pool is great and we are very glad that you thought so too! Come back and have another memorable time with us! Thank you for your feedback!
"great for girl getaway"
Very cute hotel, fun bar and great rooftop pool. Wish we had more time. The only challenge we had was opening the room door. We had to go down stairs repeatedly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"New York family"
I guess during a different time of year(not Memorial weekend) this hotel would have been a better chioce for me ,my husband and 14 yr old.However it was full of rude,ignorant young adults.The rooms are so small and the showers in the budget friendly rooms are pretty gross.i actually had to change my room three times and had to pay an additional $45 […] because it was just not approriate for us.With that being said I may go back just would opt for the rock star suite... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"modest expectations met"
pros: descent price right across the street from the Delano and the beach. valet parking, nicely stocked mini bar with mini fridge, comfortable bed and tastefully decorated room. cons: the floor had a slippery film on it that felt gross on bare feet (salt air? soap residue?) the bathroom had some water damage near the baseboard and could have used some […] paint and art. I wouldn't try eating at the restaraunts on site again. service with a frown took forever and 18% tip was already on the bill. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Catalina Hotel & Beach Club Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking your time to post your feedback on your recent stay with us! The Catalina always offers the best prices!! A lot of our guests choose to stay with us because of the price as well as the location of the property! I will definitely make sure to inform the Director of Housekeeping about the slippery film that was on the floor. I apologize on the restaurants behalf about the service that you received! This is very unlikely that we hear something like this. The gratuity that is included is never mandatory here, and everywhere else. You do not have to pay the gratuity that the restaurant feels you should pay. You can simply cross it out and correct as you think what is deserved. We hope to have you stay with us again soon!
This hotel is nice, great area, restaurant was fine, pool area a little too much shade for my taste.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I honestly think I would have felt more comfortable in a motel 6. The room I stayed in is so small and you literally hear peoples conversations as there walking by in the hallway. The hotel location is perfect, it's just a block from the beach and there are alot of shopping stores surrounding the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"IT WAS AVERAGE"
Of course most hotels dont look like the pictures and this was the case. The celing was red as in the pictures, lol. But the room was really small, no chair or table...nice bathroom. I personally would not stay because of the room size. Because everthing was white it needs to be cleaned all the time, this room needed a lot of cleaning around the borders. […] I was really scared to put my suite case down on the floor open. The beds were very comfortable. The lobby was nice and the hotel staff was great. Overall I give the hotel a 2.5 because of it not being so clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent location, will return. Just wish they had Kleenex tissues in room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Strong mildew smell in washroom. I stayed in room 124. Holes in the shades. I think they should be motel status.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was in a great location, but rooms were a lot more run down than expected. Our air conditioning broke and it was miserably hot in our room. The front desk told us they would take a look at it...and at 4am told us it was fixed and it was not. My friends and I stayed up all night because the heat was unbearable. All they had to say the next morning […] as we were leaving was "sorry". NEVER staying here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a very trendy place to be. Great food options at the hotel (Kung Fu Sushi and Maxines). Two different pools (1 trendy pool with music pumping and 1 quieter pool) cater to different crowds. Also, the complimentary lounge chairs and airport shuttle were great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Got the job done! Great location"
All we were looking for was a place to getting ready and a place to crash....perfect hotel for that! Good location....lik 2 blocks away from Lincoln road and lik 5 blocks away from ocean drive. Definitely a young party hotel....music from lobby blares all night too FYI. Roof top pool is quaint and super cuteGenuine Expedia guest review
"TINY WHITE ROOM NOT ON THE BEACH"
I was disappointed that the hotel is NOT on the beach side of Collins Avenue (I should have done my research). Also the rooms were very tiny and white. All it needed was a straight jacket and we could have made a Jack Nicholson movie. Some pretty shady ladies were hanging around the hotel posting up next you and making small talk; which in my younger […] days might have been fun, but for a married guy served as a source of anxiety. Will not stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"do not stay here!!"
The issues were long and extensive - starting with the hotel shuttle from the airport, which we were told was every hour on the hour, but no one at the hotel bothered to tell us when we called days in advance, that we had to be at a certain terminal to make the shuttle. secondly, when the shuttle finally arrived an hour and a half later, it wasn't big […] enough to accommodate all the passengers hence we had to take a taxi at our own expense to the hotel. when we mentioned it to the concierge they seemed not to care at all and were unapologetic. the room was fine, however the first morning there we were woken up at 800am by workers repairing the roof above our room - hours later the entire floor smelled like tar or gas from the work being done on a Saturday morning at 800am!!!!! the following sunday we were gone from our hotel room for 8 hours and the hotel staff hadn't cleaned the room or replenished the towels etc - when we contacted the front desk to have it done it then took another 2 hours. we left on Monday, we arranged for the shuttle back to the airport and it was late again and again we had to take a taxi to the airport in order to make our flight again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for couples and girl's getaways!"
Great hotel and location for our girl's getaway weekend! Loved the chic, artsy decor and the beds were some of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! Loved the little "Red Bar" and the morning bar manager, Adrienne, is a gem! Great customer service and really made our stay fun and exciting. Our room was right next to the bar so we knew it would […] be loud (especially since it was the weekend) but we managed to sleep just fine. Would highly recommend this hotel for couples and girl's getaways. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not for anyone over 30"
Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. 20 something crowd and 20 something atmosphere. If you over 30 or can afford the Raleigh a cross the street stay thereGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but service just not there"
Waited 2 hours for food to be served at the hotel diners. Hope management will do something about the service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great location, rooms are fair, but the beds are uncomfortable, don't plan on sleeping.....music plays downstairs all night........great party! Nice breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modest hotel for everybody."
Cozy small hotel. It has two restaurants with local and Japanese cuisine. Friendly staff. But slow and unstable Wi-Fi. Two blocks from the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
If you like to ride bikes they do have free rentals included with your stay. The happy hour is nice and it is also complimentary. The valet parking is expensive. $25 per day to use the valet and the resort fee is $15 per day as well. You need to consider these charges, when budgeting for this hotel. In a prime location near the beach and shopping a […] rea. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Too cool for school."
The location was great, however, there were many little things wrong. Did not seem as though it was being run by grownups. I dig the hipstery vibe, but indifference by the front desk was not appreciated. The upstairs pool was ok, the downstairs quiet pool was very pleasant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was worth more then the coast to stay"
I liked the rooms I've stayed in a lot of expensive hotels on south beach and for the price there rooms were even better then the expensive hotelsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Room and Great Location"
Staff is awesome!! The DJ in Maxines is the best DJ I've heard in a LONG time!! The room was awesome!! I will be staying at Catalina my next trip to Miami!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a nice and clean room. I was Very happy about the bed and it was quieter than I thought it would be. BC and I were satisfied with everything. Thank YouGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only if you here to party. No couples/family"
Location: In the Middle of South beach, and across the street from beach. Amendities: Run down, and not on par with room rate. Valet: $35.00 night, with super slow service. Rooms: clean, but little seedy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a bad hotel"
For a couple nights stay, the hotel is adequate. Most of the staff was helpful except the one young man up front who seemed indifferent. The rooms were clean but had a musty odor which never went away. The bathroom smelled a bit Like sewage. Maybe that has more to with Miami's system then the hotel. There is a 35.00 valet charge to park your car over […] night which is pricey. There is limited pay parking on the streets and if u do get a spot prepare to pay 1.75 per hour!!! You cannot park past 3 am so one is forced to pay for a parking spot. The pool was decent and adequate. I suggest you going online and checking out the room prices first because the hotel will charge you more and it really isnt worth more then $120 bucks per night! Oh, and prepare for a noisy night as people tend to party, come back intoxicated and can't seem to keep their voices down. Overall, it wasn't a bad experience and would recommend it for a short stay Definitely not a place for families with small children Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Don't do it!"
not a good experience. bad service, rooms very run down, could hear everything going on in other rooms and bar. I suggest that you spend more money and go across the street, it will be money well spentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near the beach,Lincoln rd and other prime location"
I had to wait over 35 minutes for the hotel to recieve and process my reservation! I watched at 20 people check in without a problem! Besides that my experience was great! I really enjoyed my stay at the Catalina hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rude staff, unclean and SO LOUD"
We booked through hotels.com and were only staying one night. The staff put us in the LOUDEST room ever, literally we were screaming to hear eachother. Also when we walked into the room there was garbage in the toilet and the trash hadn't been taken out. When I called the front desk they told me they were totally booked and couldn't move us, so I looked […] up to see if I could book a room on their website (where it appeared there were many openings.) I actually heard the front desk whisper to one another not to move us because we were only staying one night. I don't expect much, but this was a pretty ridiculous experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Action filled spot!"
We have to thank the exceptionally courteous staff at the Catalina Beach Club-- especially Juan who upgraded us to a nicer room in a quieter building---- the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club is actually 3 buildings, all with street front bar/restaurants - live music, comfy seating-- a lot of fun-- the middle building is where the music/free happy hour […] is and it is definitely a younger crowd (my friend and I middle aged!)-- but the north building proved to be way quieter and it was a pleasantly decorated place, great room with very comfortable king bed, and pull out sleeper sofa (not so comfortable, but handy) Also, 2 pretty pools-- we thought the bar at Maxine's Bistro, one of hotel restaurants, had best mojito in town----For the price this was a great deal and short block from beach with beach chairs inc (chair and umbrella rentals $ if hotel doesn't include-- good to know as South Beach isn't cheap- lots of hidden costs it seemed)-- at any rate, this is close enough to the bars and restaurants on Ocean Drive-- like 5 blocks down and one block over-- would stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Miami meets Looney Bin"
I chose the Catalina based off of pictures and decent reviews. When I arrived I found that the hotel was spread over three older hotels and most of them needed updates. Their restaurants were better than their hotel service. The check in was frantic and the night we stayed our neighbors were fighting so loudly that the cops were called. I enjoyed the […] area and food but would not recommend staying if you need any amount of sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"room size and staff"
Last minute reservation. The room was really small and the staff didn't want to be helpful with anything. However it was a real party hotel and that made up for everythingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not great customer service"
They sent me to a sister hotel due to over booking over 20 blocks away. The valet parking takes 30 minutes to bring your car. They wanted to charge me $60 to switch to a double bed room vs king. The only thing exciting was the Rooft Top Pool and Bar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location the Best Value for the Price"
I have stayed here twice now. I would have to say for the price the value of what you get can not be compared. They have free airport shuttle, free drinks from 7-8 and free wi fi. The location is within walking distance to everything. The Ritz and Delano is just across the street The beach is also across the street and they do have have beach area at […] the beach. We found all the staff to be very nice and and right there when ever we needed something. for $200 more a night we could have and considered staying at the Ritz but did not see the value in that. If you are looking to be in the heart of all the restuarants, beach, shopping and still on a budget I would recommend this place. I have no problem in paying luxury and top of the line if i see the value. Here I just did not see staying accross the street to worth an added $1200 to the trip. How i determined that is by also considering if i had to pay for wi fi, taxi, difference in drink prices at the pool etc. the differnce would have been about $1200.00 for 4 nights. Also note there is a difference in rooms You will want to stay in the D rooms the hallways in Maxines are dirty so if you can overlook look the hallways in the Maxine building for the savings you should enjoy your stay. The D buildings is much more updated and nicer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for college students"
Looks like a night club not a hotel not comfortableGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a getaway with friends"
I stayed at this hotel during spring break with friends. We enjoyed our stay here although we didn't have very much light in our room. I also requested a 2 double bed room and when we got to the hotel our rooms weren't ready and we were told the rooms are first come first serve so therefore we got stuck with a King size bed room. Tyrell is the concierge […] & he was a HUGE help during our stay at the Catalina hotel. The bartenders were amazing and made us feel very welcomed. But the staff in charge of checking in and out were very rude and didn't explain the fee's and deposits proper way. She never apologized for the confusion and lack of communication during our stay which made us feel very uncomfortable. This hotel should be considered for adults only since there is a live 24hr DJ on the main level and is directly on the strip of Miami. I was kind of uncomfortable sitting at the bar at 2am while watching children ran around in the lounge area, or going for a late night swim while children were steady splashing water towards our way. Besides that, everything was great and we had an awesome mini 3 day vacation ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little find!"
What a fun place! Love the rooftop pool, rooms were comfortable, great location. 3 separate buildings with 3 different restaurants a little something for everyone. Not too expensive and the one hour happy hour can't be beat:-) Pleasant staff. Buildings are a little older and could use some tlc but otherwise clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Rooms Need Improvements!"
The hotel rooms need improvements.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ok hotel for the location"
I called when I landed to see if they could make a note that I was early and if a room opened up early I would take it. I had to be somewhere at 4pm and check in was 3pm and I was nervous I didn't have enough time. The person on the phone would not make a note of my name - so I showed up at 3pm and they told me there wouldn't be a room until 3:40pm. […] Obviously this was not ideal. They ended up putting me in room below the class I paid for and didn't compensate me.They told me I could speak to the manager if I had a problem, so I said ok - please let me speak to the manager, the employee immediately followed up with "he is too busy right now", I could see the manager sitting at a desk in a small room off to the side. The carpets in the hotel are very dirty and my foot stuck to something sticky on the area rug in my room. I didn't take my flip flops off after that. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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