$128 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 18, 2014 Check-out: Dec 19, 2014

The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

4 stars
1736 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
544 reviews
Awesome staff

The people who work here are so much fun. They are friendly and helpful. The bartenders and waiters... See full review

  • Melanie in Miami
  • Nov 27, 2014
nice hotel

convenient and nice, the hotel staffs were really nice See full review

  • chris980
  • Nov 18, 2014
Stylish South Beach hotel with free happy hour and bustling nightlife

When in South Beach, lounge, dine and cocktail like the locals. The nightlife sizzles at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, thanks to two rooftop pools, three bars and two restaurants, including the people-watching hub Maxine's. The Catalina celebrates its boutique style with bold design elements such as stark white seating and linens and sumptuous red walls and lamps. Poolside beds reflect South Beach's quintessential luxurious approach to everyday living.

Highlights
  • Two rooftop pools, three bars and two restaurants, including South Beach favorite Maxine's
  • Free shuttle from Miami International Airport
  • Free happy hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • VIP passes to South Beach clubs
Rooms

Who says white has to be boring? The hue makes a dramatic statement when paired with red walls or damask-print. Floor-to-ceiling curtains lend softness to the rooms, where Tempur-pedic mattresses, 300-count Belgian sheets and goose down comforters are standard amenities. Space isn't an issue. Each room holds enough square footage to accommodate an in-house masseuse.

Features

 


The hotel hands out VIP passes to the hottest clubs, but the property is a nightlife magnet on its own. Visitors can sample sashimi in Kung-Fu Kitchen & Sushi or mingle with other singles at the rooftop pool. Go ahead: Order a cocktail from the cabana bed.

 

When it's time to catch a flight home, guests can cut their travel time via the free airport shuttle. An in-house system also enables visitors to modify, buy and confirm their flights from the hotel lobby.

Transportation
  • Miami International Airport (12 miles)
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (27 miles)
Attractions
  • Lincoln Road
  • Ocean Drive
  • Collins Avenue
  • Art Deco Historic District
  • Downtown Miami
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
Business
  • Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access available
Policies and fees

Credit card is required upon check-in. No cash deposits are accepted. The hotel will authorize your credit card at check in for up to $100 per night of stay in addition to nightly room rate. Please understand that if you are using a Check Card, this authorization will limit your card use for up to 10 days or until your issuing bank releases the authorization hold.

Resort fee is $15 plus tax per night payable at property and includes airport pick up from Miami International Airport, complimentary happy hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily and two beach chairs and beach towels per day.

Must be at least 18 years of age to check in.

Valet parking costs $32 a day.

Please be advised, the airport shuttle's last pickup from Miami International Airport is 6pm on 12/31/11.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club Rooms

In the Mix - Double
Your coming to South Beach to have a good time but don't want to skimp on comfort. You like to have some extra room and a desk to send a few emails to your colleagues back at work who aren't as lucky as you. More mature in design, these rooms feature 2 double beds, dark wood and ivory furnishings with Tempur-pedic mattresses, 100% cotton linens, and spa bathrobes. 190 square feet - perfect for 4
In the Mix - Queen
Your coming to South Beach to have a good time but don't want to skimp on comfort. You like to have some extra room and a desk to send a few emails to your colleagues back at work who aren't as lucky as you. More mature in design, these rooms feature 1 queen bed, dark wood and ivory furnishings with Tempur-pedic mattresses, 100% cotton linens, and spa bathrobes. 190 square feet - perfect for 2
Living Large
You're coming to South Beach to work but will be sure to make time to play. You're looking for a quiet, spacious, comfortable room where you can work and relax. You expect your room to have a desk, a plasma TV, complimentary wireless and daily newspaper delivery, in addition to our legendary Tempur-pedic mattresses, 100% cotton linens and spa bathrobes. When it's time to relax you are an elevator ride away from our rooftop pool.
On a Budget
You're on a budget and you need a clean room to shower and a comfortable bed to sleep between beach, bar and restaurant hopping. For the young at heart and backpackers in spirit. We wouldn't exactly call this a hostel - as they still come fully loaded with Tempur-pedic mattresses, 100% cotton linens, spa bathrobes and the Catalina signature red & white decor. 125 square feet
2 Queens Better Than One
Your coming to South Beach to have a good time but don't want to skimp on comfort. You like to have some extra room and a desk to send a few emails to your colleagues back at work who aren't as lucky as you. More mature in design, these rooms feature 2 queen beds, dark wood and ivory furnishings with Tempur-pedic mattresses, 100% cotton linens, and spa bathrobes. 190 square feet - perfect for 2

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool
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Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Maxine Restaurant & Bar
The Maxine Restaurant at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club is open and serves breakfast all day long! The Challah bread French toast is already known to be the best on South Beach. Located in our North building the restaurant, caf, and bar is a great place to people watch while enjoying cocktails and delicious treats.
Kung Fu Sushi
Kung Fu Sushi is an eclectic mix of sushi and Asian food with a real kick. The menu ranges from Seabass to Japanese Red Snapper Rolls, and you'll definitely want to cleanse the palate with signature sake cocktails like the Tokyo Rose or Japanese Jade. The delicious and affordable fare is served amidst dcor that is just as impressive. Partnering with famed artist Lebo to showcase his work, this sexy mod-Asian bistro will offer a complete experience for your senses. As the choice of unique establishments offered becomes increasingly limited in Miami Beach, travelers can continue to rely on the South Beach Group as the source for lifestyle hotels and restaurants that are always original and interesting.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (544)

Ratings and reviews for The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
544 out of 544
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.4

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Art Vandacore
Business
FL
Mar 7, 2014

Ok hotel

The hotel is fine. Happy hour great. Had a bad experience with Valet, but c'est la vie!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MLW86
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 4, 2014

Below Average Experience

My husband and I just returned from a 3 night stay at the Catalina Hotel. While the hotel served its purpose, I would not recommend staying here unless you're below the age of 25 and/or your only intention while in Miami is to party. I would have found this hotel acceptable 5-10 years ago, but as a person in my late 20's, this is not the kind of hotel experience I was looking for. The hotel looks modern, cute and chic on the website, but once you see it in person, you realize it was made to look modern in the cheapest way possible. Honestly, the worst part was the smell. Not only does the hotel itself have a strange stench, but our room also had an unpleasant smell of its own. We even bought an air freshener to try and mask it, but that didn't really do the trick. There was definitely a drainage issue in the shower, and the shower would flood over a little bit into the bathroom floor. The water temperature was also very difficult to regulate and was usually *very* hot. A couple of other things to note: -The location of the hotel is good. It's about a 5 minute walk to the beach and only about 1/2 mile from the Ocean Drive strip. We walked everywhere and never took a cab. -Our room was small, which we expected, but that didn't really bother us. -The hallways of the hotel were very dark - not really a huge deal, but just kind of strange. -The mini fridge in the room was very dirty. The door was clear, so it was obvious that it hadn't been cleaned in quite some time. A quick swipe of Windex would do the trick, but it was clear that no one had bothered to do that in a while. All in all, the hotel is a bit run down and could just really use a deep cleaning. As I said, it served its purpose, but we spent the least amount of time possible in the room. The location is good, but don't expect much from the hotel if you end up staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Irachka
Business
Brooklyn, ny
Mar 1, 2014

Great location

Because of the great location this hotel was awesome. The rooms are small but also comfortable nothing really bothered us at all because we were there not to stay in the hotel but to enjoy all sorts of activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
E. Islandguy
Business
Boston
Feb 26, 2014

Great location

The location was great, close to the beach and right in the middle of the nightlife. The property is made up of three separate buildings. It has a fun style, but like most hotels in the area, it is an old hotel and you can sense it once you get away from the lobby. Good food and a fun staff. I would visit again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mr. carter
Business
michigan
Feb 26, 2014

the stay

It was okay, the rooms are smaller then they appear.staff was great. Excellent bar and music. Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
klc1977
Business
Des Moines, Ia
Feb 23, 2014

great location but otherwise not impressed

First off the location to the beach and some shopping and dining is great! The hotel itself is just ehh. From reading other reviews I wasn't expecting much and didn't get much. The check-in process was slow but the front desk people were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are super small. We had a king size bed(which was comfy) and it took up most of the room. No dresser and the bathroom was tiny. The hotel is past due an update. To us it wasn't worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lincoln ped mall is close for dining and shopping

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Review of The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mister H
Business
Hamptons, NY
Feb 22, 2014

Great Stay

Hotel is in the perfect location. Rooftop pool is perfect to lay out. Overall, an amazing trip. I will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bskis
Business
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 15, 2014

Dissapointed

This hotel reminded us of the old western hotels where there was a grand façade to make the property look larger and more impressive. Considerable attention to detail has been made on the exterior bar/restaurant areas of these three connected properties. However, our room was very small, the bed worn out, air conditioning barely functioning and bathroom the size of a postage stamp. Upon our arrival the safe didn't work and it took two requests to have it fixed. The toilet wouldn't flush as the valve constantly stuck and needed to be replaced - no response to our requests for repair, Hence for three days we had to take the top off the tank and do manually. The bathroom door had improvised hinge pins which resulted in our not being able to leave it open. Renovations were just done cheaply and did not measure up to the price charged or expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Grillfish - great dinner and service.

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Review of The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
js austin
Business
austin
Feb 14, 2014

pretty good

I loved the great location, and super nice desk staff, door men- really good manners.The beach staff rude, and the GM not helpful when escalated an issue with my room. Couldn't sleep, loud people, super loud AC. The rooftop pool was a nice bonus. Really nice to have good restaurant with live music right there.Concierge very helpful. Nice guy. Some waiters super nice, others not so helpful. Couldn't find the shuttle from MIA, so had to pay for one. Bed super uncomfortable, old. Great place for 150 a night but would be really upset if I paid the 300 they were asking. Didn't know there was a free town shuttle until last day- that would have been handy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

taxis are rude, crazy driving, won't get out of car or help with bags, and won't take you around town refuses.

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Review of The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Christy 30th trip
Business
Dallas, Texas
Feb 12, 2014

Great girls trip

It was an ok hotel. .. It was very close to the beach. ..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The restaurants close to the ocean were really nice and offered lots of variety. ..

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