I was pleasantly surprised when my son and I pulled in front of Hotel Catalina and during our stay there for 7 nights.
The temporary parking to check in and out and the assistance we received was great. The registration process was painless and
the assistance to find our room, give us a tour, explain the how the equipments in room work, and inform us to the amenities at the hotel and neighborhood were all phenomenal.
Checking out was quick and without problem. The staff were pleasant and helpful. I am recommending this place to my friends and family.
You can't get any better location than this place for its price. With the beach across the street and the hotels' amenities many of them free; such as bicycles, beach towels, beach chairs. The Catalina has good entertainment when going out at
night. You can be surprised at times. Great mix of a crowd and most importantly everyone was nice. Not a bad bone in the place. When I go back to south beach I'm booking my hotel with the Catalina again.
Checkin and they hit you with an extra $15 a day for.........what??????? Claim that it is clearly listed on web........not so.
Room had noisy a/c, closet door off track where you could not get to hangars, a clogged bathroom sink with poor
drainage, and a concierge
(juan) who dropped talking with me to accommodate a person who decided to interrupt our conversation. I ended up forgetting about him and luckily concierge Tyrell was very good and helpful.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Decide to eat a big lunch. Many restaurants offer half price lunches and will kill you with dinner menu prices.